Fossil Creek

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    December 6, 2013

    The Hourglass Cats Make You Miss Summer With A New Video at Fossil Creek

    The Hourglass Cats released their video for their single "Sense," on Monday. The video is their first from their May 2013 EP, 432. The video is a plotless ode to the summertime day trips that Phoenicians take to get out of the sweltering Phoenix heat. "I mean, obviously, it's an Arizona thing," say ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Top 5 Things to Eat This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market Saturday, November 16 With a huge variety of colorful produce and just about every other type of vendor you can imagine, it's no wonder why the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market is one of the busiest in the Valley. Last weekend we headed out to take you on a vis ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Crudo in Phoenix Rolling Out Brunch this Sunday

    The Valley has plenty of joints offering familiar brunch dishes like pancakes and omelets. But the newest spot for one of our most favorite weekend indulgences has neither -- nor would you expect it to. Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell's home of modern Italian food in Phoenix, has announced it will star ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    5 Ways to Experience Arizona, Agri-Tourism Style

    Arizona is not just a barren, dust-covered state. Take some time this summer to check out all the bounty our state has to offer. From lettuce and peaches to goat's milk and grass-fed beef . . . This state can be delicious. Agri-tourism is on the rise, and visiting farms and ranches is a great way t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    10 Easter Dining Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Whether or not you celebrate Easter, with the holiday falling early this year (Sunday, March 31), a seasonal brunch or dinner is the perfect way to kick off spring. The following 10 restaurants are our top picks for Easter dining, thanks to menus that highlight local greens, succulent lamb, and fres ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Ahwatukee Farmers Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: Ahwatukee Farmers Market, open Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. See Also: - Ahwatukee Farmers Market: Giant Peppers, Petable Dogs and Squeaky Cheese Curds - Sri's Fruits and Vegetables -- and a Chili Cookoff! -- Sunday at Ahwatukee Farmers' Market - Gilbert Farmer's Market: What We Boug ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Forget Candy! Five Way to Celebrate Halloween in Metro Phoenix with Food and Alcohol - Eight Best Neighborhood Bars: Best of Phoenix 2012 Cibo Hallowine Can't celebrate Hallo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Quiessence Celebrates Goatober This Week. Get Your Goat -- For a Good Cause

    Chefs Greg LaPrad and Tony Andiario at Quiessence have put a $37 goat meat special on the menu this week, and they're doing it for a good cause. According to their recent email newsletter, goat dairies -- which are in the business of making goat cheese from a mother goat's milk -- have no use for ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Ten Favorite Arizona Summer Festivals and Adventures for Food, Wine, and Beer Lovers

    Summer travel season is here -- so we've made you a list of food and drink adventures. It might be stretching it a bit to call them all day trips -- if you do attempt them, be sure to bring along a designated driver! Cheesemaking Class at The Fossil Creek Creamery, Pine -- Just north of Payson ( ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Lon's Arizona Wine Dinner and Black Bean Soup in Today's Eater's Digest

    The Dragon's Kitchen​ AZ Wine and DineTomorrow, November 17th, Lon's at the Hermosa will be hosting an All Arizona Wine Dinner -- and when they say "all" they really do mean all. Not only will all of the wines be from Arizona -- even the roasted beets and the lamb chops will have been Arizona born ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Arizona Biltmore Celebrates 82 Years of Afternoon Tea With, What Else, Afternoon Teas (And an Updated Menu)

    ​Since its opening in 1929, the Arizona Biltmore Resort, located in Phoenix near 24th Street and Camelback Road, has been carrying on the 200-year-old English pastime of afternoon tea. Now, in its 82nd year, the Arizona landmark is planning to delight tea freaks and the infusion-curious alike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Michael Hodgins' Perfect Food Day

    Michael Hodgins​Michael Hodgins has been one lucky corporate chef with a "wild" side (riding his motorcycle on weekends like a Wild Hog) and a penchant for endurance sports (probably a good idea for a food professional).

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Tamales, Produce, Dairy and Food Trucks at New Saturday Morning North Central Phoenix Farmers' Market

    ​ There's a new Saturday morning farmers' market perfect for the North Central Phoenix post-soccer family crowd. It's called the Central Farmers' Market and it's weekly on Saturday mornings (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at the CrossRoads United Methodist Church on the SE corner of Central and Northern.

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    October 5, 2011

    Tracy Dempsey's Perfect Food Day

    ​Tracy Dempsey is known for her thoughtful sweet creations and perhaps most known for her Original Bacon Pecan Brittle. She is smart, kind and completely dedicated to mastering the art of satisfying your sweet tooth. Dempsey (headshot here was taken by Sophia Flocken) showed an early interest ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Elvis (Food) Is in the Building Tomorrow Only at the Musical Instrument Museum

    ​Feeling the urge to shake, rattle, and roll while munching on a Hound Dog Sandwich of peanut butter, Wilson Ranch bacon, and banana on brioche bread? Best shake those hips to the Musical Instrument Museum tomorrow. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow only, Saturday, August 6, the Musical Instr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Local and Tasty Lunch at the Musical Instrument Museum

    ​A good friend got word that the cafe at the brand-spanking-new Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix (off the 101 and Tatum) was serving up unusually creative fare and using a lot of local ingredients, including MJ Bread, produce from Maya and Seacat Gardens, Queen Creek Olive Oil, meat from ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Coming Soon: The House at Secret Garden

    ​An historic 1929 mansion in South Phoenix is about to get a new life as a restaurant. Pat Christofolo, owner of Santa Barbara Catering and The Farm Kitchen at The Farm at South Mountain, is teaming up with her chef son, Dustin, to open The House at Secret Garden, on October 29. The casu ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Mikhail Drachev, Suspect in Police Informant's Murder, Extradited to Arizona

    Image: MCSO Mikhail Drachev, indicted for the 2001 murder of a police informant, was extradited from Canada to Arizona on Sunday.​Phoenix detective Tom Britt listened intently on the phone in late 2001 as his informant, Konstantin Simberg, told him about stolen human growth hormone. Then c ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Chef Talk: Walter Sterling of Oakville Grocery Co.

    Chef Walter Sterling of Oakville Grocery Co. fell in love with food at an early age, with family and academia fostering his passion. ... Keep reading to hear more about how, if not for the health department, Sterling would be hanging Serrano hams from the ceiling and why he wants to cook with Gordon ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Where am I eating?

    ​ Our mission to scope out First Friday hot spots left us all hot and hungry. It was time for a break. Thankfully these guys know how to put together a mean tarte. Soon enough, we were satisfied with our portions of spinach, mushrooms and leeks, topped with Fossil Creek Goat Cheese ... Have I ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    This Weekend: Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic

    Jason Silva A year ago, I sipped some wine at West of Western culinary festival with entrepreneur and small business advocate Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona, chatting about boosting the profile of local restaurants. If only I'd brought a crystal ball with me. ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Last Night: VIPs Flock to Oakville Grocery Grand Opening

    ​​Last night, the new Oakville Grocery at the Scottsdale Quarter opened to a packed house of chefs, industry professionals and local food lovers for a VIP Grand Opening celebration. At 6 p.m., guests began to trickle in while the grocery's in-house chefs and local vendors set up tables w ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Voting Ends Today for Local Hero Awards

    ​Seems like every year I tell Chow Bella readers when to get their vote on with local food mag Edible Phoenix's Local Hero Awards, where readers are invited to participate in recognizing the area's hardest-working food producers by simply submitting write-in nominations on the mag's website.This y ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    April 17, 2009

    Kai Celebrates Five Stars and Five Diamonds Rating

    Jonathan McNamara Mesquite smoke rises off of a plate of pickled herring and Sea of Cortez smoked mackerel on artisan bread crisps seasoned with Bolivian rose salt. Surely even the most casual of Phoenix foodies will begin to salivate at the mere mention of Kai at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Edible Phoenix Announces Local Hero Award Winners

    I just got the word from Edible Phoenix publisher Pamela Hamilton that the quarterly mag has its official winners list for the annual Local Hero Awards, which recognizes people in the culinary community. Nominees and votes were collected online through mid-December. So congrats to the followi ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    State Boosts Water Quality Regulations; Gives Special Status to Fossil Creek

      Beautiful Fossil Creek just northwest of Payson was given the status of "Outstanding Arizona Water" today by state officials, mandating that government must protect it from harm. In a 3-1 vote, the Governor's Regulatory Review Council approved new state water quality standards that protect bo ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008
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    May 21, 2007
  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Born Again

    Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.

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    December 19, 2002

    Shades of Green

    The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    In Farm's Way

    Go where it's grown or grow your own

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    May 20, 1999
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    April 29, 1999

    Tributary Bypass

    Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Tapped Out

    In Pine and Strawberry, the groundwater runs down to Phoenix. Now water reserves are shrinking, the two paradisiacal Mogollon Rim hamlets are drying out--and hardly anyone wants to admit it.