The Cafe at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix
-- Greg LaPrad Explains Why Mangos Are Over-Rated and Gives the Best Lecture Ever to Negative Foodies
This is part one of my interview with Edward Farrow, executive chef ... More >>
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 >>
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Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue
6130 E. ... More >>
This is part one of my interview with Payton Curry, chef and co-owner of Brat Haus, scheduled to open July 2. Come back on Tuesday for part two.
3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
With his tousled curls, blue eyes, and rosy complexion, Payton Curry looks a ch ... More >>
Linda M. HeroldNew Executive Chef Stephen Toevs will bring his memory-making meals to The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.One of chef Stephen Toevs fondest memories of food is shelling fish with his father and grandfather off the coast of Rhode Island for his mother's capellini pasta with white clam sa ... More >>
Carol BlonderPosh pastry chef Melissa Barth
Like most younger siblings, Melissa Barth liked to follow her big brother around. In high school she entered a culinary program to be just like him. Her brother went on to a career in computers, but once Melissa hit the pastry station, she never wanted ... More >>
David NeedhamHe may be a bar expert now, but David Needham, manager of Vista Lounge at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, got his start as a culinary student at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park in New York. Not that he didn't always enjoy cocktails, ... More >>
Joe Aiello outside his restaurantWhen Valley diners want New York Italian food but don't want to leave Phoenix, Aiello's provides a slice of Manhattan here in town.
Brooklyn-born Joe Aiello owns the 2-year-old restaurant, where he whips up East Coast Italian-style food, ju ... More >>
Chef Bryan Dooley.It says something when a chef names his restaurant after himself. In our opinion, it says something good.
After Bryan Dooley spent 15 years as a chef at the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale, he opened Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in downtown Cave Creek. Yep ... More >>