Jamie Hormel

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    6 Sexy Foods Nikki Buchanan Wants to Eat on Any Day But Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day -- a good excuse to tell the people we love that we love them the best way we know how. A hand-made card, candy, flowers, perfume, underwear . . . all that stuff works for me. Please just don't drag me to a restaurant on the busiest, most hectic night of the year. See also: -The ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Valley Chefs Demonstrate How Not to Saber a Champagne Bottle

    Looks as if a few notable Valley chefs may have benefited from our post last week on sabrage, the name given to the practice of opening a champagne bottle with a sword. Last month, during a benefit dinner at the home of Jamie Hormel (owner of the Wrigley Mansion, heir to the Hormel meat-packing emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Christopher Gross Helping to Overhaul the Wrigley Mansion

    ​Chef Christopher Gross​In a case of one Valley legend aiding another, Christopher Gross, the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Christopher's and Crush Lounge in Central Phoenix, is helping to overhaul the Wrigley Mansion, the 1930s-vintage manse that overlooks the area surroun ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Clubbing Wrigley

    The Wrigley Mansion's owners want to open a private restaurant with $10 memberships. But its well-connected Biltmore neighbors want no part of cafe society.

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The Hack and the Quack

    The "Phoenix Lights" made Frances Emma Barwood the darling of the global space-alien lobby. And it'stransformed computer geek Jim Dilettoso into a star in the UFO firmament.