It's been almost exactly a year since Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery closed its doors, leaving downtown devotees feeling bereft without a locally focused brick-and-mortar market and a convenient, affordable go-to for a nosh and a glass of wine.
-- Downtown Phoenix Public Market Urba ... More >>
Have you heard? We announced the winners of our 2013 Big Brain Awards last weekend at Artopia.
- 2013 Big Brain Awards Winners Announced
- Big Brain Awards 2013: Meet the Finalists and Check out the Illustrated Guide to Artopia
Bread is such an important part of a restaurant meal. It's the first solid thing to hit the table, the first impression made, the first clue as to what we might expect about all that's to follow. If it's stale or cold or dry or just plain lousy, we're not only disappointed but worried. Bad bread nev ... More >>
Spring Training is almost upon us, which means winter is officially over and it's time to break out the shorts. This right here is the weather we Phoenicians live for, the reason we endure five hellish months of summer and severe cases of cabin fever . . . just for the few all-too-brief months of ba ... More >>
Payton Curry is still making pickles and stuffing sausages at Brat Haus, but his consulting business called Curryosity took on a new client a few months back, and now the fruits of Curry's labor will be unveiled.
-- Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kal ... More >>
Everybody likes to say that Phoenix is years behind "real" food and drink towns, and for an embarrassingly long time, that was absolutely true. Lately? Not so much. I've read a slew of end-of-the-year predictions about what we Americans will be eating and drinking next year, and in many cases, we've ... More >>
Hooray for food! Yes, we love food. We talk about it all day every day here on Chow Bella, but what exactly is Food Day?
In short, Food Day is about supporting clean, fair food through community-driven events and reenergizing the conversation on the same day, every year. The Center for Science in ... More >>
See also: April's Edible Education at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers' Market
Housed in an adorable 1913 bungalow (once owned by Charles Miller for whom Miller Road was named), JAM is an artisan boutique and art venue where local artists are featured and artsy classes are taught. The rustic couture sho ... More >>
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 >>
This is part two of my interview with Payton Curry, chef and co-owner of the soon-to-open Brat Haus in Scottsdale. Read part one of the interview with Payton Curry here.
Favorite thing to eat growing up: Grandma's lefse, freshly churned butter and sugar in the raw. Lefse is a Norwegian flatbread ... More >>
With a "coming soon" announcement first reported in January, Brat Haus, an artisan sausage and craft beer concept from restaurateur Dave Andrea (formerly with Old Town Tortilla Factory, Wild Noodles, and Fat Slim's BBQ), has been keeping diners' curiosities fed with several events and social media u ... More >>
• Hey, nice kitchen! St. Francis chef and owner, Aaron Chamberlin lets us into his pad and cooks up some tasty fare. We even manage not to lift his Picasso cookbook. - Chow Bella
• Please shut-up about this crazy expensive and seriously slow chocolate printer. - Time
• Think pink slime w ... More >>
Last August, a large wooden crate arrived at the sandwich shop Pane Bianco. In the crate -- bearing an Austrian return address -- was a 1600 pound stone mill and sifter: the sole piece of machinery that would revive Tempe's century and a half-old Hayden Flour Mills brand for which Mill Avenue was na ... More >>
Yes, believe it or not, Phoenix has ten farmers' markets. Actually, we have way more than ten, and we love them all, but the markets on this list really stand out from the rest.
So here's our list of ten favorites -- in no particular order.
10. Gilbert Farmers' Market -- Every Saturday from 9 a. ... More >>
Not too many places have weathered 80 years in the Valley. The Orpheum Theatre. The Hayden Flour Mill in downtown Tempe. And Tom's Restaurant & Tavern, the ubiquitous downtown hangout that was once a pool hall and the city morgue. In celebration of the joint's 80th birthday, owner ... More >>