Janos Wilder

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    May 5, 2014

    Kevin Binkley Passed Over Again at The 2014 James Beard Awards

    It turns out the third time was not the charm for Arizona's only James Beard Award finalist this year. The annual culinary awards were held tonight at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. Much to the disappointment of many Arizonans, chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaur ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    James Beard Foundation's Taste America Tour "Best Chefs: Southwest" Celebration

    The James Beard Foundation's "Best Chefs: Southwest" event brought hundreds of food lovers and a handful of the region's best culinary brains to the Westin Kierland resort on Friday night. From start to finish guests enjoyed an array of handcrafted dishes and drinks prepared by award-winning chefs ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Liberty Market Today In celebration of five years of business Gilbert's Liberty Market is offering $5 Tower Burgers and $5 22-oz Liberty Ale from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you drop by the restaurant's 5 Year Anniversary party you'll also find special desserts and you can enter a drawing for gift cards. ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Quiessence Chef Greg LaPrad Leaving the Farm at South Mountain for Sonoita

    It's the end of an era. Chef Greg LaPrad -- the talented farm-to-table chef who made Quiessence a destination restaurant and kept it in the media spotlight for eight years -- plans to wrap up his eighth and last season at the restaurant on Saturday, June 15. Sister restaurant Morning Glory Cafe clos ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Jacques Pépin and Barbara Fenzl Cook Southwestern Cuisine on PBS

    If you love cooking shows that focus on teaching -- not drama -- you're in for a real treat at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4. That's when Eight, Arizona PBS premieres Jacques Pépin Cooks for Eight, a two-hour cooking special starring world-famous French chef Jacques Pépin and Arizona's own culinary c ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Janos and J Bar in Tucson to Close Next Month

    May 27 no doubt will be a dark day for Tucson food lovers. Two of the city's most acclaimed restaurants -- Janos and J Bar -- will serve their last suppers on May 26 before permanently shuttering their doors at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. In a phone interview with Chow Bella, celeb chef J ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Silvana Salcido Esparza, Kevin Binkley, Sam Fox, Vincent on Camelback, and Shin Bay Announced as Semifinalists for 2012 James Beard Awards

    ​Today, the James Beard Foundation, the New York-based national nonprofit organization and undisputed standard of excellence when it comes to giving props to the culinary world, announced its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards -- and the Valley is seeing some sweet Bear ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    AZ Represent! Locals on Beard Semifinalist List

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda, who won the James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award in 2007, is up for Best New Restaurant for 2011.​The highly anticipated semifinalist list for the annual James Beard Awards is out today, and some of the state's best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs have made the cut ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Beard Awards Bypass AZ in Finalists List

    Oh, the anticipation of Twitter.This morning, the James Beard Foundation live-tweeted the finalists for its prestigious culinary awards.Nobody from Arizona made the cut. There were five finalists for each category.In the running was Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts (Outstanding Restaurateur), ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Foundation Announces Award Semi-Finalists

    ​Congratulations are in order for an elite group of Arizona chefs and restaurants included in the list of 2010 James Beard Award semifinalists, which were just announced by the James Beard Foundation this morning. The nominees were chosen from among 21,000 entries from across the country ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Scottsdale Culinary Fest Comprises 12 Events This Week

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival sounds monolithic, but the granddaddy among the Valley's culinary festivals is surprisingly multifaceted -- a dozen different events at 16 different restaurants and venues around town, ranging from casual tastings to semi-formal sit-down occasions.

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    April 2, 2009

    Kai's Chef de Cuisine, Jack Strong, Returns to the Northwest

    Chef de cuisine Jack Strong of Kai, the AAA five-diamond restaurant at Wild Horse Pass, has given notice with his employer after three years with the fine-dining destination. After his last day on April 18, the Oregon-born Native American (from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz) will return t ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    No Beard Love For AZ

    Wah wah wah... Today's an anticlimactic day for some of the most talented people in the Arizona restaurant biz, as the James Beard Foundation announced its finalists for the 2009 awards. Nobody from this state was on the list. But the eight semifinalists who'd been in the running for vario ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Eight AZ Names Among James Beard Nominees

    In a press release this morning, the James Beard Foundation announced its preliminary lists of nominees for various categories in the prestigious James Beard Awards. There are 20 nominees in each category, and eight Arizona individuals and restaurants are among the elite group. Finalists will be ... More >>

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    October 2, 2003

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    Pie vs. Pie

    Digging out of the Valley's pizza rut

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    Inspired new resort restaurant goes native

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    Oh, Kai

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