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    October 15, 2014

    14 Tacos to Look for at The Arizona Taco Festival This Weekend at Salt River Fields

    This weekend dozens of local restaurants will be heading to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale for the annual Arizona Taco Festival. The two-day event is a blow-out festival of all things taco and tequila and will feature live music, multiple bars, and a hot chile pepper eating contest. There will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival: Here's the Winner and the New Chile Pepper King

    Torrential rain and a four-block blackout made it difficult for the organizers of last weekend's Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival to put on a flawless event this year, but the less-than ideal weather didn't stop a sizable crowd from coming out. On the downside, flooding and power outages did keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival 2014: Nominate A Chile Pepper Champion

    Roosevelt Row will be heating up next weekend when the third annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival goes down. The spicy event will take place on Saturday, September 27 at the A.R.T.S. Market from 5 to 11 p.m. In addition to naming a best chile pepper dish during the event, Roosevelt Row will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Johnny Chu's RedThai Friday, March 21 Earlier this year we told you that chef Johnny Chu, of Sochu House in Phoenix and T. Spot in Chandler, was planning to open two new spots in Phoenix. And as of this weekend fans of the chef's Asian cuisine will wait no longer to experience the newest concepts. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Phoenix Weekend Trip for Hipsters List on USA Today Will Lead You Astray

    With all of the Layover-esque planning guides for trips to Phoenix coming out, it seems our metropolitan region is finally getting some national love. The most recent list comes from USA Today and allegedly guides you on a hipster's trip around the city. Unfortunately, in our humble opinion, someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    20 Best New Restaurants of 2013

    The good news is that, in 2013, as most of the country was transfixed by the shenanigans of the now-infamous Amy's Baking Company, we eye-rollers in the Valley were being treated to a crop of new restaurants more focused on well-prepared food than overcooked reality. From big-name chefs and restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Flamenco Por La Vida Brings Spanish Flavor to Phoenix Every Week

    Head to the Plaza Mayor in the heart of Madrid, Spain, and walk a few steps from the center square down one of the cobblestoned streets. Peek into Tablao Flamenco Arco de Cuchillleros, one of the city's premiere flamenco spots. The tables in the intimate venue are filled with tourists, sipping on sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    New Sandwich Shop & Bakery from Former Lux Baker Coming to Central Phoenix This Fall

    When Lindsey Magee, a baker for three years at Lux on Central Avenue, was working on ideas for her first restaurant, inspiration came by way of New York City, through memories of a sandwich shop called Cafe Clementine in Tribeca. "I was working in the film industry then," says Magee, who was born a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
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    August 26, 2013

    The 5 Best Restaurants of the Year (So Far) in Greater Phoenix

    What do the stars of this year's Valley dining scene look like so far? Like many across the country still adapting to the effects of the recession (so long, fine dining) and reacting to a culture more informed about food than ever (11 seasons of Top Chef and counting), they're cooking street snacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Breakfast Sandwich Battle: Matt's Big Breakfast vs. Liberty Market

    The breakfast sandwich. Made popular by the fast food industry, perfected and customized in small breakfast joints around the corner from home, this is a morning choice we want on our plate. A meal designed to be eaten on the go, it is that epic melding of eggs, breakfast meat, and bread. For the da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

    What sweet does a pastry chef crave in her non-sweet surround off-hours? Ice cream! Better yet, ice cream sandwiches. Housemade ice cream on freshly baked cookies is the ultimate summertime treat. There are a few ice cream mavens churning up the cold, creamy goods in the Valley, this battle between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on Binkley, Bianco, American-Style Sushi, and the Most Exciting Japanese Food in the U.S.

    This is part two of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House. If you missed part one, where Nobuo explained what he misses about Japan and the difference between an American and a Japanese chef, read it here. Favorite places to dine in Phoenix: Pho43, because, in my opini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on What He Misses About Japan and the Difference Between a Japanese and an American Chef

    Nobuo Fukuda Nobuo at Teeter House 622 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-254-0600 See also: -- Tastemaker #59: Nobuo Fukuda -- 13 Favorite Cold Dishes in Metro Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House in Heritage Square in do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed.Phoenix's Coup Des Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Gio Osso of Virtu on the Ungers, Beau Mac and the Unnecessary Hype Around Farm-to-Table

    This is part two of my interview with Gio Osso, chef-owner of Virtù Honest Craft in Scottsdale. If you missed part one, where Osso dished about his favorite local restaurants and whether or not he should be considered an Italian chef, read it here. See also: -- Juice Core Opens Fresh Juice Shop i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Steve Freidkin of TEXAZ Grill On Great Texas Restaurants, the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off and His Last Meal On Earth

    This is part two of my interview with Steve Freidkin, owner and operator of TEXAZ Grill. If you missed part one, where Freidkin dished about chicken fried steak, his favorite local deli and two local chefs he admires, read it here. See also: -- TEXAZ Grill's Chicken Fried Steak is a Classic Guilty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    9 Favorite Tortas in Metro Phoenix

    When it comes to making a great sandwich, served on fresh bread and piled high with ingredients, the United States (famous for its subs, muffaletas and Philly cheese steaks) has got absolutely nothing on Mexico. Mexican tortas -- sometimes made on a bolillo (a torpedo-shaped variation on the crusty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Ehren Litzenberger of BLD in Chandler on Mario Batali and Why It's Hard to Be a Three-Squares Chef

    This is part two of my interview with Ehren Litzenberger, executive chef at BLD in Chandler. If you missed part one, where Litzenberger dished about simplicity, chocolate-covered grasshoppers and his beef with "foodies," read it here. See also: -- 11 Great Cooking Supply Stores in Metro Phoenix -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    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: - Ten More Picks for Easter Brunch and Dinner in Greater Phoenix - Miu's Cuisine: Quite Possibly Your New Favorite Chinese Restaurant Wingstock 2013 Grab a stack of wetnaps an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    10 Places in Metro Phoenix to Get Great Pancakes

    Despite our mother's best advice about breakfast, most of us give the all-important first meal of the day short shrift during the work week. We gulp down sugary cereal, grab a granola bar (which probably shouldn't be considered food, much less breakfast), or just settle for a few thousand cups of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Sunday Devoured in Phoenix: Decadent 'Til You Drop

    After all of the goodness Saturday's Devoured offered, we sent two more of Chow Bella's finest out to tag team the over 40 vendors at the event on Sunday. Heather Hoch and Minerva Orduna roamed the aisles of Devoured at Phoenix Art Museum to bring you the good, the bad and the blah of the event. Dig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Jared Porter of The Parlor on Cooking with Chemicals and Eating "The People's Food"

    Jared Porter The Parlor 1916 East Camelback Road 602-248-2480 See also: The Parlor Offers Nose-to-Tail Dinners Wednesday Through Saturday Starting February 6 Gallo Blanco's Doug Robson Opens New Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Jared Porter, exe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Owners of The Mint, RnR, and Axis/Radius to Open Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails in Old Town Scottsdale

    What the hell's a "music-centric retro haunt?" If it's the building currently going up in Old Town Scottsdale's entertainment district, it's Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails. See also: - Gallo Blanco's Doug Robson Opens New Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix - Everyone Knows About This 24-Hour Doughnut Shop in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Like a Kid in a Mexican Candy Store

    There are 23 reasons I avoid the Mexican grocery store when my inner pig-tailed child is having a craving: $23 of tangy, chile-spiked, salty and only occasionally sweet Mexican candy overflowing from my shopping basket as my inner child does a twirl in her patent leather Mary Janes. Let's just hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Distrito Gets Neutered: From Colorful and Lively to Brown and Boring, This Makeover Ain't Makin' Sense

    Two weeks ago, Old Town Whiskey, Jose Garces' upscale saloon inside The Saguaro hotel in Old Town, shuttered to be used as event space. But unbeknownst to Garces' fans, his modern Mexican restaurant just down the hall was undergoing an arguably worse fate: getting its cojones cut off. See also: - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Wrigley Mansion Club: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Wrigley Mansion Club 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix 602-955-4079, See also: -- Gallo Blanco: Happy Hour Report Card Fate Brewing Company: Happy Hour Report Card The Hours: Happy Hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen: Stellar Southern Eats on Four Wheels

    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

    October 31, 2012

    New Food Truck Alert: Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen

    Pie Social's just around the corner and if you're wondering about the savory options to counteract the inevitable excess of sweet, don't worry, we've got you covered. Let us present Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen. From Northern California to Nashville, New Orleans and Phoenix, Michael Babcock has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    New Bar and Grill in Scottsdale from Owners of TK's Urban Tavern

    Over a year has passed since former luxury hotel executives Tom Kelly and Brian Pierce opened TK's Urban Tavern in the Scottsdale Quarter in January of last year. Now, the two have embarked on their second, tavern-y Scottsdale venture: Tavern Americana. At 20469 North Hayden Road (North Hayden and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Chris Curtiss Dishes on Phoenix as a Restaurant Town and Why Working for a Jerk Isn't Always a Bad Thing

    This is part two of my interview with Chris Curtiss, executive chef of NoRTH Arcadia. You can read part one of my interview with Chef Chris Curtiss here. You seem so serene. What's great about your life right now: I got married in March. I live in a neighborhood I love, and I ride my bike to work e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    68: Cindy Gentry

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Ten Favorite Downtown Phoenix Restaurants for Late Night Dining

    ​We've all been there: drunk and hungry, only to find most of the local food joints are closed. As a remedy to this dire situation, we've done our best to find some downtown Phoenix spots where you can still grab a bite after most of the other restaurants have closed their kitchens. Let us know if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Ten Favorite Vegetarian Entrees in Metro Phoenix

    Phoenix isn't exactly known for vegetarian food, but the Valley has several unique, passionate vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Don't worry, you won't find any salads or veggie burgers on this list.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Devoured Culinary Classic Tickets Now On Sale

    ​Whoa, where did the month of January go? Blink again and it could be the end of February, which would mean the third annual Devoured Culinary Classic -- the Valley's most popular culinary event featuring Arizona's finest local restaurants, chefs, and wineries -- would be right around the corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Laura Hahnefeld's Year in Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    ​In addition to food trucks making the scene in a big way in 2011 (see the article here), the year in food for the Valley was chock-full of other newsworthy goodies as well -- even chef Payton Curry managed to slip in a last-minute announcement. Here are a few of Laura's favorites:10. Chefs o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Burros, Beer, and Beats at Cocina 10 in Downtown's Crescent Ballroom

    Get this: al pastor pork burrito.​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 op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Crescent Ballroom's Menu to be Overseen by Chris Bianco and Doug Robson

    ​In case you haven't been paying attention, Phoenix is getting a new music venue called the Crescent Ballroom (you can read about it here). Phoenix music fans are pretty excited for the venue's October 3rd opening and it looks like Phoenix foodies have something to look forward to, as well.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Vote Your Favorite Local Restaurant Into Zagat's 2012 Guide

    The "Burgundy Bible" of food.​Pissed off that New York, L.A. and Chicago restaurants always get the glory -- and half the entries in most national dining guides -- while Phoenix gets totally ignored (Pizzeria Bianco aside)? Then put your fingers where your mouth is.New York-based Zagat, the compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Aguas Frescas from Any Mexican Place Worth Its Sal

    Flickr- martintoy Bright and colorful aguas frescas, aguas con leche, y horchatas. ​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 v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Gallo Blanco's Doug Robson Won't Ditch the Rooster

    Check out the fresh ink on chef Doug Robson.​Doug Robson, chef-owner of Gallo Blanco, had to give up his restaurant logo, but now there's one rooster that nobody can take away from him.After wine giant E&J Gallo threatened a lawsuit over Robson's rooster motif at his hip Midtown Mexican eatery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    1: Braised Leeks With Mozzarella at FnB

    ​We've spent all summer making ourselves drool over Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- presented in no particular order, mind you -- all in anticipation of our blockbuster Best of Phoenix issue, out tomorrow. From burgers to bourekas to banana cream pie, there's ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 8, 2010
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    May 25, 2010

    James Keenan, What Are You Eating?

    ​ James Keenan The singer/bassist/synth player for electronic rock band A Life of Science and art director for Sundawg Records performs with A Life of Science at Phoenix Comicon Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m. and is a part of the A Life of Science "Creating Multimedia Comics" panel at Phoenix Comi ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
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    February 4, 2010

    Groupon Gives You Food For Less and a Chance at $100,000

    Now that Phoenix is gearing up to tax grocery store bought food, we're looking for ways to eat out all the time. I mean, if we're going to pay tax on food, we'd rather have a beef torta from Gallo Blanco or a pulled pork sammy from Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ than a boring ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Locally Made: Sam Filicetti Achieves Higher Consciousness with Chocolate

    ​In ancient times, Mayans drank cacao concoctions to achieve an altered consciousness believed to bring them close to a god-like state.  It was this promise of elevated awareness and an interest in Divine Metaphysics that initially attracted Sam Filicetti, an electrical engineer, to choc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Chris Williams, What Are You Eating?

    ​Christopher WilliamsThe improv actor with the Light Rail Pirates, Chaos Comedy, Buck, The Team Formerly Known as Hope? and The Torch Theatre performs with Light Rail Pirates every Friday night in February at 10:30 p.m. at Space 55. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Lefto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    8 Places for President Obama to Try on His Next Phoenix Visit

    Call me a shameless arugula eater, but I still can't get over the Obama family's choice of dinner destination when they were in Phoenix this past Saturday night: Macayo's Mexican Kitchen on Central Avenue, the flagship among the Southwestern chain's 18 locations. Seriously? Sure, Macayo's has b ... More >>

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