Don those aprons, home cooks. MasterChef, Fox's competitive cooking reality show judged by celebu-chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and wine maker Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot, the Michelin-starred chef from Chicago, is looking for contestants for its fifth season -- and it's headed our way.
Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, where JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column. In case you haven't noticed, the Presidential election is just a few da ... More >>
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. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
Are there high expectations for Market Street Kitchen, the new restaurant of American fare at DC Ranch in north Scottsdale? You might say that. Times two. See also: Matt Taylor Joins Robert McGrath at Market Street Kitchen, Slated to Open in September "Rustic, Urban American Fare" Coming to Scotts ... More >>
See also: Chef Robert McGrath Leaves Spotted Donkey Cantina When Matt Taylor said adios to Noca in May, foodistas who'd come to love his elegant spin on Southern classics worried he'd leave the state, just as he did when he left Metro Brasserie for Bellagio in Las Vegas. Lucky for us, he's staying ... More >>
On the heels of Chicago-based Italian chain Mia Francesca opening last month, Scottsdale's Market Street in DC Ranch is announcing another new restaurant tenant set to open this summer: Market Street Kitchen. A dining experience of "rustic, urban American fare," Market Street Kitchen will feature s ... More >>
Jaime Peachey Miriam Hayenga points to the land she once hoped to develop as a Hilton Hotel -- before bad city planners and bad legal advice thwarted her plans.In May, we told you about Miriam Hayenga, the tennis champ-turned-developer who found her plans up-ended by arbitrary bureaucracy ... More >>
The Food Network has certainly found its fair share of TV fodder from Valley restaurants; will it find a future TV personality here, too? Maybe so -- the popular reality series The Next Food Network Star is coming to town July 8 for an open casting for its 2010 season. "We are looking for pe ... More >>
Shortly after the last Concrete Blonde reunion tour (for the Group Therapy album in 2002), front woman Johnette Napolitano gave me an interview for a small press publication called Musik Kulture magazine (now-defunct). One of the things she said toward the end of the interview was, ... More >>
Thousands of Katrina evacuees landed in Phoenix. How long should they get assistance?
AniZona 01: Watch line drawings of teenaged martial arts masters kicking heck out of demonic entities
How a Paradise Valley snake-oil salesman sprayed his way to success
ASU fetches "AlphaWolf"
CATS members enjoy the high life
Trash! piles up in Tempe
Twisted fans flock to Horror Con
The recent gas crisis should inspire reform
AZ rally is second only to Sturgis
To outsiders, the Phoenix Police Department's Special Assignments Unit is meant to be an overwhelming show of force. The inside story is much more powerful.
A time of kings, dragons, and fantasy
It's one, two, three bites en route to the old ball game
Hispanic promoter blasted for not canceling Chandler mariachi festival
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
The hits just keep on coming at Phoenix City Hall
In 1998, the Phoenix Civic Plaza lost $20 million. City officials don't mind. They made up the loss with your tax money, just as they do every year.
Star-struck Hollywood hopefuls fight to make the scene in Phoenix's filmland fringe.
A new millennium in Phoenix, where the motorist in the next lane is your auld acquaintance
Colleen Smith claims her boss at Hypercom Corporation raped her. The company says it wanted to make things right. So the human resources director started hitting on her.
Hotelier Steve Cohn continues his anti-Skip crusade with an initiative and an ad campaign
The best-run city on Earth may turn the Marriott rip-off into a cause celebre
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