Anyone who thinks of French fries as just a side order clearly isn't going to the right places. But don't worry, our love of fries compelled us to put together a list of all the best places to have a gourmet fry experience. We went outside the box on this one -- meaning sauces and toppings are encou ... More >>
Jobot Coffee Shop Hooray for Jobot opening on Roosevelt Row in October, 2010 The Valley of the Sun saw a lot of activity in the restaurant world in 2010. More than 100 new restaurants opened and fewer than 50 closed their doors for good, according to our tally. Here is our Restau ... More >>
courtesy of Brendan McCaskeyEven if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you ... More >>
Carol BlonderAustin Chantos Pastry Chef Austin Chantos grew up eating hearty midwestern meals in central Illinois. He still favors the flavors and kind of cooking his chef father provided for the family: biscuits with gravy and one- pot meals filled with meats, vegetables and potatoes. Austin gl ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: James Mulhern, What Are You Eating? Forest Hamrick of La Hacienda at the Fair ... More >>
Forest Hamrick, the chef de cuisine at La Hacienda, has a thing about tacos: keep it simple. "As long as you have the flavors that just kind of explode, the simpler the better," Hamrick says. "The more stuff you pile into it, it really takes away and you don't really know what you're eating." Today ... More >>
Chef Forest Hamrick, a nursing school dropout, abandoned the sickly when he was tired of school and has been feeding the healthy flavorful modern Mexican at La Hacienda for five years (well, seven, minus the two-year hiatus).
Chef Forest Hamrick grew up 20 miles from the Mexican border surrounded by Mexican food and people who loved eating it - the perfect recipe for La Hacienda's Chef de Cuisine.
A quick look back at the new restaurants that opened in January. In CenPho we now have La CondesaLa Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop and The Main Ingredient Ale House. Scottsdale welcomes Culinary Dropout, Oakville Grocery, Touch of Thai, Beauregard Food Co., and La Hacienda at The Fairmo ... More >>
Wasn't it just New Year's Eve? Weren't we just shivering in our sweaters and jackets? All of a sudden it's March, and it feels like summer's right around the corner. No complaints from me, buddy. I love this time of year, not only because of the balmy weather, but because there's so much to do ... More >>
By Michele Laudig After months of speculation, the Fairmont Scottsdale's upscale Mexican eatery, La Hacienda, has finally closed. Although scheduled to be open yesterday, management made an "out of the blue" staff announcement that the decades-old restaurant would not serve dinner after all, says ... More >>
Courtesy of Scottsdale Culinary Festival Hail to the chef: Kevin Binkley gets gets props from the Culinary Hall of Fame Tomorrow marks the start of the 29th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival, and it's looking like one hell of a foodie marathon. What sounds like a six-day blowout is actuall ... More >>
This is my kind of democracy: For the first time in the history of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the public is invited to cast votes to decide who'll get get top honors at the 2007 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, April 12, at Marquesa at the Fairmont Scottsd ... More >>
Satan's Angel has taken her flaming tassels out of retirement, to the delight of a new generation of burlesque fans