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Food and Cooking

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    November 27, 2014

    15 Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs Share Favorite Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving dinner is cool and all, but let's face it, Thanksgiving leftovers are really what make the holiday great. Since you'll probably be eating turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes for two weeks after Thanksgiving anyway, we checked in with 15 Valley chefs and restaurant owners to see how th ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    11 Things We're Grateful for in The Phoenix Food Scene

    Saturday Mornings at Singh Farms It's impossible to overstate how wonderful it is to spend a Saturday morning at Singh Farms in Scottsdale. Located on Thomas Road just east of the Loop 101, this farm practically hides in plain sight. Venture inside a desert oasis full of fresh produce, eggs, and br ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    Pringles' New Holiday Flavors Are Still Weird

    The Guilty Pleasure: The annual batch of limited-time holiday Pringles flavors. Where to Get It: Walmart for the new ones, your favorite grocery for the others. Price: A buck fifty, give or take. What it Really Costs: I'm starting to wonder who the hell comes up with these flavors. The people respo ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    Over Easy vs. Texaz Grill: Chicken Fried Steak Showdown

    Is it a breakfast food or a dinner entree? Some questions about chicken fried steak will really never be answered, but there's one thing a lot of people agree on: It's delicious. From the texture of the creamy gravy hitting the crunchy breading to the blend of spices that hit your tongue on each bit ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    Franco's Italian Cafe in Scottsdale: Classic, Sophisticated, and Delicious

    I rarely eat in Italian restaurants. Raised on basic Italian fare, I'm put off by menus featuring chicken parmigiani and "gourmet" versions of pasta fagioli (peasant food, made with white beans and macaroni in a watery tomato broth, but invariably Italian-­Americanized with veal and a half­-dozen ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    The Upton Opens Today in Former Petite Maison Space in Scottsdale -- Here's the Menu

    In the blink of an eye -- ok, more like two weeks -- the little house that was once Petite Maison has been transformed into a sleek, vibrant new restaurant. Called The Upton, the new dining destination features the talents of former Petite Maison sous chef Chris Schlattman, who's teamed up with co-o ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    15 Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs Share Favorite Ways to Cook a Turkey

    It's tough to have a great Thanksgiving dinner without a great turkey, and with so many different options for preparation, who can decide? We gathered some insight from Valley chefs on how they like to prepare their turkeys.

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    November 24, 2014

    3 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Sip Coffee & Beer House Today Though there's no shortage of great restaurants and shopping destinations in Old Town Scottsdale, the area was really lacking a cozy, chill hang out spot until Sip Coffee & Beer House opened its doors earlier this year. The new-ish coffee shop and bar offers happy hou ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company on Bad Publicity, Bullies, and the Best (and Worst) Thing About Owning a Restaurant

    Amy Bouzaglo Chef, owner Amy's Baking Company 7366 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale amys-baking-company.myshopify.com In the back corner of an unremarkable Scottsdale strip mall there's a quaint and extremely tidy restaurant owned by a married couple. The wife, a blonde who considers herself an Arizon ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    10 Best Places for Tamales in Metro Phoenix

    Tamales are a tried and true Mexican dish, with South American versions making their way onto the metro Phoenix restaurant scene, as well. There's nothing quite like unwrapping a steaming corn husk with the tips of your fingers and finding moist masa stuffed with either spicy beef made with red chil ... More >>

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    November 24, 2014

    15 Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs Share Their Worst Thanksgiving Nightmares

    We can all relate to a Thanksgiving horror story -- the time your mom forgot to turn on the oven or the deep fryer blew. But it's different at a chef's house, right? Think again. We've been talking to some of Valley's top chefs and restauranteurs and they've got some stories that are going to make y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Olivia Wingert of Souvia on How to Brew Better Tea

    Souvia Tea isn't the kind of place that commands attention, but when you visit you might not want to leave. Located in a strip mall in north Phoenix, the shop is quiet, clean, and unassuming. Its soft, sweet aromas, floor-to-ceiling tea cannisters, and myriad steeping devices kind of make walking in ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    5 Places to Eat and Drink on Thanksgiving Eve in Metro Phoenix

    Crudo On Thanksgiving Eve, chef Cullen Campbell and the Crudo crew will host the second annual Put a Bird on It Party. In keeping with the avarian theme, the bar will serve drinks such as the Duck Duck Moose, made with Ayelsbury Duck Vodka, Hum Botanical Liqueur, lemon, and maple syrup, and the Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    With New Menu, Chef Kelly Fletcher at The Revival in Tempe Has Finally Hit His Stride

    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, and dish about 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 item ... More >>

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    November 21, 2014

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: An Updated Field Guide to Airport Dining

    Heading home for the holidays? Yeah, us too and that means a trip to the airport. We had our share of delays and cancellations due to last winter's horrific weather back East and this year's winter travel season is not looking much better so far. The good news is that there are even more local res ... More >>

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    November 20, 2014

    3 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    NovemBEER Festival Saturday, November 22 Did you get your tickets yet? If not, don't worry. There's still time because we know you want to be there this Saturday for New Times' first NovemBEER Festival. The brew-centric fest will go down at the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix from noon to 5 p.m. ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Revo Pizzabar in Tempe: Fast-Cooked Pizzas and a Full Bar -- and It Delivers

    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, and dish about 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 item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    German Osio to Open Kale & Clover in North Scottsdale Later This Year

    Local restauranteur German Osio, the man behind such spots as Local Bistro and SumoMaya, has plans to expand his collection of dining spots by one later this year. In December, Osio and the Osio Culinary Group team plan to open a fourth restaurant called Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen at 20511 N. ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    Noble Eatery: Jason Raducha and Claudio Urciuoli to Open Wood-Fired Oven Focused Restaurant

    If you're a fan of artisan micro-bakery Noble Bread, then you'll be happy to hear the duo behind it -- baker Jason Raducha and chef-partner Claudio Uricuoli -- have plans to open a lunch restaurant in Central Phoenix later this year. Called Noble Eatery, the new dining spot will be located at 2201 ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    5 Metro Phoenix Restaurants That Your Vegetarian Friends Won't Hate

    We've all been there: You are trying to figure out a place to meet your friends for food, but you get stuck trying to please both the carnivores and the herbivores in your crowd. The meat-eaters have choked down tempeh at all the usual vegan haunts, the vegetarians have spent countless nights consum ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    At Southern Rail in Phoenix, Chef Justin Beckett Does Southern Fare with Finesse

    At first glance, there's plenty about Justin Beckett's Southern Rail to suggest it's going to be just another pileup of overworked dining trends. There's the rustic­-meets­-Steampunk décor, the open kitchen, the communal table set with mismatched flatware, Homer Laughlin diner ware, and dishtowel ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Barrio Avion: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza Has Opened a Restaurant at Sky Harbor Terminal 2

    Just weeks after announcing her plans to open a second restaurant at The Yard in Phoenix, chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has unveiled a new fast-casual concept in Terminal 2 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Called Barrio Avion, the restaurant takes a cue from Tinta Mexicana, a concept Esparza designed f ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Blasted Barley Beer Co. and Restaurant Is Now Open on Mill Avenue in Tempe

    Heads up, Tempe! You've got a new dining destination that also will serve its own house-brewed beers -- eventually. For now, the new Blasted Barley Beer Co. pours 30 craft beer varieties and a menu of elevated bar fare courtesy of executive chef Jason Shaw. The restaurant and brewery has taken ove ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014

    Happy Hour at The Beverly in Scottsdale

    We'll admit some skepticism when the people behind The Vig took over Mabel's on Main. After all, they had big shoes to fill with the former Aaron May concept being known as an Old Town hotspot for craft cocktails for years. However, with some modest upgrades, the already moody, luxe, vintage-inspire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    10 Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Metro Phoenix

    Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own advent ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    3 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Spiga Cucina Italiana Monday, November 17 This week north Scottsdale will welcome a new dining destination to the scene when Spiga Cucina Italiana opens its doors to the public. The new restaurant comes courtesy of Toronto-based restaurateurs Paula and Fernando Esteves (Spuntini Ristorante) and lo ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Cooks and Corks at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale Offered a Beautiful Setting and Upscale Cuisine

    On Friday night, hundreds of food-loving Phoenicians headed to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North to celebration the kick-off of this year's Scottsdale Culinary Festival at the Cooks and Corks event. More than a dozen local chefs participated in this year's event, serving top-qualit ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    5 Best Ethnic Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    Earlier this year, New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for ethnic dishes in metro Phoenix. See also: 12 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix Best Ramen: Hana Japanese Eatery A wise chef once told us that there are as ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    Fez on Central Moving to New Expanded Location Early Next Year

    After nearly 10 years at 3815 North Central Avenue, Fez is on the move. The restaurant -- known for its specialty cocktails, approachable food, and impeccable style -- will relocate to a new spot in the early part of 2015. In addition to offering a slightly larger dining room, Fez's new home will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Paz Cantina in Downtown Phoenix: Solid Tacos That Could Use a Little Heat

    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, and dish about 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 item ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    Phoenix Baristas Throw Down -- with Coffee

    The term "Thursday Night Throwdown" means something special. No, it's not some sort of MMA Fight - the events (usually) result in very little physical violence. A TNT, as we coffee folk are wont to call it, is an ultra-nerdy latte art competition and community-building exercise for area baristas. An ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    The Cultured Pearl (Formerly Pearl Sushi Lounge) Is Now Open in Scottsdale

    Even if you never went there yourself chances are good that you've at least heard of Pearl Sushi Lounge. The now defunct restaurant was generally well-known among Scottsdale-ites as "that place with happy hour all day, every day"...which is probably the only reason people might miss the scene-over-c ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    10 Tips for Baking Vegan Pie (and a Recipe for Dark Chocolate Mousse Pie)

    When you think of vegan and gluten free baking, you may be under the impression that limited options exist that could fulfill such seemingly restrictive parameters. Yet, the opposite could not be more accurate. Whether you have adopted an animal friendly lifestyle, have dairy and/or egg allergies, o ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    10 Places to Order Holiday Pies in Metro Phoenix

    We are all about that pie here at Chow Bella. With our annual Pie Social just around the corner we've definitely got pie on the mind. But don't worry, the pie love doesn't have to stop after the event this Saturday. Plenty of local restaurants, bakeries, and chefs will have pies available for pre-or ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    5 Veterans Day Dining Deals in Metro Phoenix

    We're thankful for our veterans and active military members 365 days a year, but today local businesses are giving a salute to vets by offering a handful of special Veterans Day deals. Here are five local dining and drinking spots where military members, active and retired, can cash in on a special ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Fizzy Yellow Beer Is Not Your Enemy

    Several months ago, I took part in a judging competition for a local craft beer festival. As often occurs at such ceremonies, we began the day by tasting a calibration beer -- one brew, given to every judge, that helps beer-tasters adjust their scoring so it's in line with everyone else in the room. ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Short Leash Hog Dogs Is Now Open at Union at Biltmore -- and It Has Doughnuts

    Short Leash Hot Dogs second brick-and-mortar restaurant is now open inside Union at the Biltmore Fashion Park. Unlike Short Leash Short Lease, the restaurant's semi-permanent pop-up restaurant that opened in a different spot at Union earlier this year, the new restaurant is going to be a permanent f ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Meet the Jackfruit

    I don't eat meat. I also don't eat fake meat. I also don't expect you to care about what I eat, or to change your own diet because of what I have to say. But I will note that the meat-free market largely lends itself to the development of super fake foodstuffs -- oddly textured, unnaturally formed, ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Happy Hour at Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

    Second Story Liquor Bar sits above Old Town Scottsdale's Gelato Spot off of Scottsdale Road just north of Indian School. Tommy Plato owns both restaurants, but SSLB is clearly a labor of love. Pulling in the talents of Josh Brascher, a relatively young and very up-and-coming chef, in the kitchen and ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    10 Best Restaurants for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix

    You might not realize it, but we bet you could go for a plate of fried chicken right now. It's true. We know because it's impossible (for most of us) not to enjoy a well-prepared plate of fried chicken. There's something deeply satisfying about picking up a piece of crispy meat that's covered in a c ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Everything You Want to Know About Pizza, According to Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground

    "Pizza is life and life-affirming," says The Pizza Underground. And who could disagree? By extension, The Velvet Underground could be described similarly. That's why, with songs like "Pizza Gal" and "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice," The Pizza Underground is one of the best combinations of things ever ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Nathan Brown, Menu Designer for US Airways, on What It Takes to Make Airplane Food

    Nathan Brown Menu Design Specialist US Airways Every year, thousands of people eat Nathan Brown's food. They consume the meals that he's crafted in locations far and wide...and high. That's because you won't find anything he's created at a brick-and-mortar restaurant or even in a roaming food truc ... More >>

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    November 10, 2014

    Welcome Chicken Donuts in Phoenix: Asian Fried Chicken and Kick-Ass Artisan Donuts

    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, and dish about 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 item ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Wild Game Sports Grill Brings Smoked Wings and Happy Hour Deals to Central Phoenix

    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, and dish about 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 item ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Free Tamale-Making Classes at All Ranch Market Locations

    Every year you probably say to yourself, "I'm going to learn to make tamales for the next holiday season." Then the just before that year is up, you conclude that it's too much of a task and you're not sure where to even begin. Now, none of that matters, thanks to the Ranch Markets around the Vall ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Here's the Brewery Lineup for the NovemBEER Festival on Saturday, November 22

    Mark your calendars now, beer lovers, because you're not going to want to miss this. Later this month New Times will host the NovemBEER Festival, the grande finale of the month-long celebration of all things carbonated and boozy. The event will go down on Saturday, November 22 at the Arizona Cente ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    International House of Food in Phoenix: Don't Pass It By

    For the past two years, we've been eyeing a restaurant on Van Buren just west of Seventh Avenue. There are bars on the windows and the building doesn't really look inviting. Then there's the name: International House of Food. The painted lettering on the building promises American, Mexican, and Chin ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Barrio Urbano: Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza to Open Restaurant at The Yard in Phoenix

    "It almost feels as though I am destined to never open a restaurant from ground-up," chef Silvana Salcido Esparza wrote in a message to Chow Bella on Thursday night. Yet again, she'll be taking over a space abandoned by a shuttered restaurant. This time Esparza's taking her talent and unique brand ... More >>

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