Hannah Hayes

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    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    $10 Lunch at Ginger China Bistro

    Hannah Hayes ​Ginger China Bistro in north Glendale is a solid choice for a (sort of) quick, (sort of) inexpensive meal. From refreshing starters like Hong Kong Won Ton Noodle Soup ($5.95) to exclusive dishes like Ginger Sesame Noodles and Tofu Puffs ($8.95), most everything on the menu is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    $10 Lunch at Mike's Rigatoni Bistro

    Hannah Hayes​It's hard to find authentic Italian and Greek cuisine that also has an original flair, but Mike's Rigatoni Bistro in Peoria delivers both - and with delicious results. Reminiscent of a cozy Venetian café, the spot serves hearty but unique Mediterranean fare, from flaming Saganaki (l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Favorite Westside Eateries

    Hannah HayesA Touch of European Cafe​While the Westside may be a hub for big-name conglomerates and chain restaurants, there are a few native eateries that have made a name for themselves among the residents of suburban Phoenix. From foreign fare to hearty country cooking, we journeyed past Centra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    $10 Lunch at Coffee & Tea Express

    Hannah Hayes​Coffee and Tea Express lives up to its name, and beyond -- the cozy coffee bar in downtown Glendale provides quite a few tasty options that don't fall under the beverage category. Hidden behind a parking garage (bonus: constant shaded parking) and open at 6 a.m., the café is a popula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Double Check Ranch's Grassfed Beef Crisps

    Hannah Hayes​Paul Schwennesen wants you to forget what you know about beef jerky. The set-up at the Phoenix Public Market​Every week, Schwennesen and his team from Double Check Ranch in Winkelman bring pure grassfed beef to the folks of Arizona, setting up shop at the Phoenix Publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Five Favorite Skinny Drinks at Valley Bars and Restaurants

    Hannah Hayes​It looks like skinny margaritas aren't the only low-cal cocktails taking over the Valley. Take it from Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel, who made an appearance in Scottsdale last week to promote her recently launched line of Skinnygirl ready-to-serve drinks. Originally, the line b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Michael Brown of Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express

    Hannah Hayes​The business: Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express What they're packin': New Orleans- style dishes with a familiar, easy twist: Think Cajun favorites like Andouille sausage and shrimp, chicken and rice doused with zesty Creole and Etoufee sauce - all wrapped in a handy tortilla. There a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Five Favorite Reverse Happy Hours in the Valley

    Hannah HayesDeliciously gooey fondue at FEZ​If you're braving summer in Phoenix, you likely know that one of the best things to happen to bars since skinny margaritas is the reverse happy hour. Sure, happy hour's always been our favorite part of the day, but here, the half-price hoopla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Lunch Under $10 at Leo's Island BBQ

    Hannah Hayes​Sometimes, we just want a cheap lunch, we want it quick, and we want to stray from our weekly burrito bowl at Chipotle. Thankfully, if you're on the westside around 75th Ave. and Bell Road, this won't be a problem. Around here, non-chain spaces are sparse, so when Leo's Island ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Five Places to Find Skinny Margaritas in the Valley -- and a Recipe to Make Your Own

    The Margarita Lite at IslandsCourtesy of Islands Restaurants​It used to be that if we wanted a margarita under 100 calories, we'd just take a shot of tequila, salt first, lime last. But there's a new trend blending behind the bar. From Islands to Blanco Tacos, low-cal margaritas -- most often c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Our 10 Favorite Hot Dogs in Phoenix

    ​The snap of the casing, the juicy mystery meat, the seasonings -- thankfully, the mighty hot dog makes its home not just in ball parks and backyard barbecues, but at plenty of wiener stands across the Valley. With so many places to choose from and always a new hot dog to try, we at Chow Bell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Clea Senneville of Beet StrEAT

    Courtesey of Clea SennevilleClea Senneville & Jason Edwards of Beet StrEAT​ The business: Beet StrEAT What they're packin': Fresh, hearty dishes created with no meat or meat-based products; almost everything can also be ordered vegan. Order a mozzarella sandwich with tomatoes and basil pest ... More >>