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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michael HodginsMichael 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).
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 prote ... More >>
Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
Go where it's grown or grow your own
Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.
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.
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