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Ethnic and Regional Cuisines

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Beefy Red Chile Tamales from The Tamale Store

    Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Valley. This week: Red Chile Tamales from the Tamale Store ¿Como se dice?: The holiday sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Punjabi Spices at The Dhaba

    Trying to follow spices in an Indian kitchen can get complicated real fast, and it gets even more difficult when breaking apart the vast regional differences. We're breaking it down at The Dhaba with Punjabi flavors from North India.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Top 10 Worst Mexican Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    In the Valley there's amazing Mexican food from the mom 'n' pop hole-in-the-wall to blow-your-mind haute cuisine, Mexican-style. You would think that with such a wealth of delicious and accessible Mexican food on every corner, there would be no need for a "Worst Of..." list. You would be wrong. Wh ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012
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    March 14, 2012

    Five Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake This St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday -- yes, it's on a Saturday this year! Hooray! Time to drink copious amounts of green beer and get completely shitfaced with a bunch of "Irish" strangers at some sort of big St. Patty's Day party, right? Right. Okay, drinking tons of green beer isn't the only th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Pho House Is Your New Favorite, Er, Pho House

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. Share a few photos, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfyi ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 8, 2012
  • Dining

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Watch This: The Story of Sushi

    The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo. Clear four minutes of your day and hit play on this amazing little video. The Story of Sushi tells a sad tale of the sushi industry and the future of our oceans if we continue on the same commercial fishing path. Created for Portland's Bamboo Sushi, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Cheese Enchiladas from Carolina's Mexican Food

    Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This week: Cheese Enchiladas from Carolina's Mexican Food ¿Como se dice?: Cheese e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Spice Up Your Life at Baiz Market

    If you're looking for a way to spice up your life, you can't go wrong at Baiz Market, a Middle Eastern grocery with its own restaurant, Al Hana.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Top Five Japanese Restaurants in Phoenix

    Jamie PeacheyCherryblossom Noodle Cafe.​When many people think about Japanese food they immediately snap their fingers and say, "Oh! You mean like sushi?" They are not wrong of course, but Japanese culinary traditions stretch far beyond raw fish on rice. Luckily for us the Valley is home to so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Campechana Tostada: Mixed Sea Critters from Mariscos Sinaloa

    Erica O'NeilThe campechana tostada from Mariscos Sinaloa, packed with octopus and conch.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Windy City Favorite Mia Francesca Now Open at DC Ranch

    On the heels of the news that Portillo's is bringing its Chicago hot dogs, Italian Beef, and drool-worthy cake shakes to the Valley (woo-hoo!), another Windy City favorite has announced its foray into Arizona, as well. Known as the pioneer of the neighborhood trattoria and a Chicago institution for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Five Favorite Thai Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    ​The Valley is home to more than a few Thai restaurants. Grabbing a mediocre plate of pad thai is easy enough, but finding quality Thai is another matter entirely. Below are some of our favorites. They run the gamut from an upscale Scottsdale joint to a Mom and Pop eatery closing in on its third d ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Vintage 95 Wine Lounge: Happy Hour Report Card

    ​The Spot: Vintage 95 Wine Lounge, 95 W. Boston St., Chandler, (480) 855-9463. www.vintage95.com The Hours: 4 to 6 p.m. every day, 4 p.m. to close Wednesdays The Details: Just down the block from Urban Tea Loft and The Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, Vintage 95 offers different daily specials s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Fiesta Grill, in Tradiciones' Former Space, Is a Disappointing First Taste

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. Share a few photos, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfyi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Chef Peter Deruvo of Cuoco Pazzo

    Cuoco Pazzo ​Cuoco Pazzo may translate to "crazy chef," but the only crazy thing we noticed about Chef Peter Deruvo is his crazy humility and true passion for providing his guests with great food.   We sat down with Chef Deruvo in this week's Chef Talk to hear how he's handling his two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Masala Dosa from Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen

    ​ ​Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Masala Dosa from Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen The Basics:Imagine an unsweetened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    $10 Lunch at Delhi Palace Cuisine of India

    ​​Buffets can be hit or miss, and we've had far too many bland entrees overcooked under a heat lamp to claim the title of buffet buff. But one of our favorite lunch time destinations just happens to be a buffet that's finger lickin' good and easy on the wallet. Delhi Palace Cuisine of India off ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    $10 Lunch at Habanero's

    ​Resolving to tighten the belt in 2012? Food-wise, this post won't help you much. But money-wise, yes. Here's a delicious, low-priced lunch option in North Scottsdale for Mexican food lovers. Here's a hint: Check out Habanero's Mexican Grill's daily specials white board. On the day we visited, th ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2011
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    December 21, 2011

    10 Chinese Restaurants in Metro Phoenix Open on Christmas Day

    Ando Muneno Peking duck (sans head) for Christmas dinner? Check out our list of places to get your fix.​ Peking duck, the holiday classic from "A Christmas Story."​Nothing beats kvetching about holiday commercialism over a plate of orange chicken and fried rice. To honor this grand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Top Ten Places to Snag Your Holiday Tamales

    Flickr- Big Rick Crappy Photos A Southwest holiday must: steamed tamales wrapped in corn husks. ​'Tis the season for tamales! If you've spent any time in the Southwest you know we do cocoa and cookies around the holidays just like everywhere else, but that the holiday season just isn't the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Panang Chicken with a Bang at Thai House

    Amy Morris​If you find yourself near the 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in Scottsdale, Thai House is a good bet for a filling Asian meal under $10. Lunch specials are only $6.95. There are several main courses to choose from when creating your own lunch. Some of the options are familiar, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Caramelos from Mickey's Hot Dogs

    Erica O'Neil Caramelos! Two crispy, buttery tortillas packed with carne asada and melty queso blanco.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2011
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    November 30, 2011

    Tamales 101: 10 Tips from a First-Time Holiday Tamale Maker

    ​For some, the Holy Grail of Holiday Cooking is the croquembouche. For others, it's the perfect latke or maybe the whole turkey-and-fixin's line-up. But tamales have always topped my holiday bucket list. Maybe because "Tamale Day" has long been described by friends in hushed tones -- romant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Nobuo Chef Fukuda Joins Chef Jason Alford for Omakase Experience at Roka Akor

    Fans of omakase, the expression used at sushi restaurants to leave the menu to the chef, have an opportunity to treat themselves to an early holiday gift thanks to a unique event at Roka Akor in Scottsdale. On Monday, December 12, Roka Akor will bring together chef Nobuo Fukuda, James Beard Award-w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Wrapped Goodness: The Twelve Tamales of Christmas from Los Sombreros

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 17, 2011
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    November 14, 2011

    Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen in Chandler

    It's tough to find a restaurant that's 100% vegetarian, but when in doubt, look for a place that serves authentic Indian food. Why? India has the highest population of vegetarians worldwide. For a spicy vegetarian fix, look no further than Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen in Chandler, AZ.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Murg Makhani, or Butter Chicken to You and Me

    Ando Muneno​ ​Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Murg Makhani from India Oven (1315 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa) The Basics: Mur ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Roasted Vegetable and Bean Tostada with a Fried Egg

    Jennifer Woods​Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using butternut squash and green beans.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Lunch for $10 at Nobuo at Teeter House

    Courtesy of Justin Eats​A common misconception seems to be that delcious -- as in, James Beard-award winning delicious -- food will never  be reasonably priced. Not true, and we've got proof! For this week's $10 lunch, we enjoyed the charming digs of the Teeter House at Heritage S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Lunch for $10 at Republic Ramen and Noodle Bar

    Lauren Saria​Ramen (when it doesn't come in noodle-brick form out of a package from the grocery store) is a Japanese dish made of wheat noodles served in a flavored broth. The dish has been a part of both Chinese and Japanese cultures for decades and thanks to Nissin Foods, in the early 60s it mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    The Posidon Adventure: Latest Dare to Dine Challenge

    Labeled "Greek" but advertising discount pizzas, the exterior of Posidon Greek Restaurant & Market does not inspire confidence. ​Every town has a handful of sketchy restaurants. Often it's the joints that look the most questionable that hold the secrets of culinary enlightenment. Then ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Beef Stew Review: Tilted Kilt vs. Seamus McCaffrey's

    Lauren SariaIrish Beef Stew from Tilted Kilt ​Open since 1992, Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant has become a downtown Phoenix landmark serving cold brews and traditional eats for years. They've got an impressive selection of drinks and serve food early and late. So when "Irish pub" chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Lunch under $10 at The Siamese Cat Thai Restaurant

    ​Located just up the strip mall from the Department of Economic Security office, The Siamese Cat Thai Restaurant doesn't exactly scream, "Great food, here!" But take a step inside (no really...hurry on in, no need to dally in the parking lot) and you'll find some delicious food at great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Chop PHX: Banh Xeo

    ​​Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Banh Xeo The Basics: Authentic Vietnamese restaurants tend to have menus that can best be desc ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011
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    September 19, 2011

    Vitamin T Breakfast Starts Today: Buenos Días, Señor Ham & Egg Torta

    Sara Dalton​Wake up, downtown Phoenix, your Mexican breakfast is ready. Vitamin T, celebu-chef Aaron May's home of tacos, tortas, and tequila in the Cityscape building, officially opens for breakfast today and my does it look tasty. Think smoked ham and oven-roasted chicken tortas, a breakfa ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Hibiscus Quesadillas from Los Sombreros

    Wikimedia Commons- Thelmadatter A bright and beautiful pile of dried hibiscus flowers, ready to become jamaica or quesadillas.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Pho Ga from Da Vang

    Ando Muneno Da Vang's Pho Ga. ​ ​Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburbian-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Pho Ga (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Chicken Soup) from D ... More >>

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