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Jeff Kraus

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    October 7, 2014

    Jeff Kraus Kicks off Crudo's Blank Space Series with Exquisite Plating and, Of Course, Coffee

    A trip to Crepe Bar, chef Jeff Kraus' home turf, will likely yield inventive small plates for your table, so it was hard not to leap at the chance to see his creative mind unleashed in Crudo for the one night, no-holds-barred culinary adventure known as the Blank Space dinner. In fact, we weren't th ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in August

    Many restaurants are getting ready to reopen for the fall season, which means we can get ready to see a whole slew of new fall menus. And while I'm excited to see what's coming down the bend, I'll be sad to see some of my favorite summer dishes fall off menus until next year. This month's best eats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar Makes the 13 Mile Vegetable Curry Crepe (VIDEO)

    We're going behind the scenes and getting up close and personal with some of the Valley's favorite chefs, learning what it takes to make one of their best-known dishes. Welcome to The Trail. It's hard not to smile when you walk into Crepe Bar in Tempe. Everything from the walls -- hand-painted in a ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    April 18, 2014

    Grand Prix Crepe at Crepe Bar in Tempe: Eat This Now

    Since 2012 chef Jeff Kraus has been creating some of the Valley's most imaginative cuisine at Crepe Bar in Tempe. Kraus fills the delicate pancakes with everything from local chorizo to apple coconut chutney to offer diners unique creations like the popular Papa K, which combines local ham, mushroom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    7 New Year's Resolutions from Metro Phoenix Chefs and Restaurateurs

    Whether you like to admit it or not, you're probably thinking about making some changes in the New Year. We know we are, starting with cracking open the oven more and the freezer less. Oh, and actually using that gym membership we fork out for every month . . . But if you're looking for a few more ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    The Winners of Pie Social 2013 Are....

    Fourteen celebrity chefs, countless community bakers, 700 attendees, hundreds of pies -- and we won't even try to count the calories. Come back to the blog later today for a slideshow and later this week we'll have a behind-the-scenes account of the competition, complete with a rundown of all the p ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 7, 2013

    Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2013

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Cold Brew at Tempe's Crepe Bar: Enjoy on Location or Grab a Bottle to Go

    The things you find out about your barista. Shelby Moore of south Tempe's hub for stuffed goodness, Crepe Bar, is a journalism student (full disclosure: he once interned for Chow Bella). When he isn't busy hitting the books, he can be found in the restaurant whipping up tasty coffee drinks that pa ... More >>

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    August 3, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    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. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. Jeff Kraus' 5 Best T ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    20 Things No One Told You About Being a Chef in Phoenix

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Most of us are familiar with the less-glorious aspects of being a chef: the ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Caramelpalooza 2013: Judge's Recap

    The fourth annual Caramelpalooza is now but a memory. It was a grand time, with more sticky sweets on display than you can imagine. My time at the event was different from most, as I was invited to judge the competition. As the contestants were arriving and setting up their displays, the other judg ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Caramelpalooza 2013: And the Winners Are....

    Twenty chefs, hundreds of people, and thousands of caramels -- Smeeks and Chow Bella's Caramelpalooza 2013, held Friday night at Biltmore Fashion Park, was (if we say so ourselves) the biggest and best yet. Stay tuned this week for a complete caramel play-by-play by judge JK Grence, who writes Cho ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Caramelpalooza 2013: An Illustrated Field Guide for April 5

    Tomorrow night's the night, people! Caramelpalooza 2013 is here: Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. (and don't dawdle, the caramel's gone fast in previous years). If you haven't already bought tickets, no worries -- there will be plenty for sale at the event: $10 for five tickets, with proceeds benefiting the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Crepe Bar's Jeff Kraus: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. Crepe Bar isn't the kind of restaurant people would be likely stumb ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Crêpe Bar Hosts Oscar-Themed ASU Film Center Benefit

    Tasty crêpes and even more delicious celebrity gossip from Hollywood's golden age finally come together in a night to benefit ASU's Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at the "Dishing On Oscar: Award Tales with Taste" event. The best part is that it's all happening at one of our favorite new ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    Crêpe Bar: Artistry, Discipline, and Nutella Courtesy of Jeff Kraus

    "We'll always have Paris," said Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in the classic film, Casablanca. And thanks to Jeff Kraus, where a life-altering trip to the the City of Light inspired his award-winning mobile kitchen, Truckin' Good Food, and currently, his months-old eatery, Crêpe Bar, in Tempe, so do we. ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Pie Social 2012: The Winners

    Good morning! Has your sugar hangover worn off yet??? Thanks to the hundreds of folks who came out Saturday afternoon for the third annual Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social. From the bright sunshine to Tobie Milford's music to spontaneous swing dancing on the grass, it was a lovely day. Oh yes, ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    A Humbling (Pie) Experience: Judging the Third Annual Pie Social

    Eating pie is pretty much the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and at Saturday's Pie Social, there were plenty of celebrity pies to enjoy -- 14, to be exact. At first, as we judges waited around for a seemingly endless procession of pies to be brought to the table, it seemed a bit daunting to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Downtown's Pie Social (A Field Guide for November 3)

    There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social this Saturday, but stay focused -- there are going to be a lot people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat. You might need a little help t ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Jeff Kraus Makes the "First Time Crepe" -- Nutella, Elderflower, Spiced Walnuts and More

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    8: Bob McClendon

    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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    September 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    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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    September 7, 2012

    15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

    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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    September 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    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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    September 5, 2012

    17: Bryan Dooley

    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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    August 29, 2012

    21: Peter DeRuvo

    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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    August 24, 2012

    24: Jeff Zimmerman

    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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    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    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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    August 20, 2012

    28: Clint Spotleson

    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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    August 15, 2012

    31: Tim Wilson

    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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    August 14, 2012

    Jeff Kraus Reveals His Science-Nerd Side and Explains Why He Admires Eliot Wexler

    See also: Jeff Kraus' Crêpe Bar: A Decidedly Different (and Delectable) Take on the Crepe This is part two of my interview with Jeff Kraus, chef-owner of Crêpe Bar. If you missed part one, read it here. Describe a meal you'll never forget and why: In France, Erin and I walked in on a family meal ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Jeff Kraus Explains What's Cool About Food Trucks, Waxes Nostalgic for S.O.S. and Names Four Over-Hyped Food Terms He Wishes Would Go Away

    See also: Tastemaker #40: Jeff Kraus See also: A Sneak Peek at Jeff Kraus's New Crepe Bar Jeff Kraus Crepe Bar 7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe 480-247-8012 www.facebook.com/TruckinGoodFood This is part one of my interview with Jeff Kraus, chef-owner of the recently opened Crepe Bar and former owner of T ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    33: Victoria Chavez

    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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    August 10, 2012

    34: Pamela Hamilton

    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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    August 2, 2012

    40: Jeff Kraus

    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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    July 21, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Jeff Kraus' Crêpe Bar: A Decidedly Different (and Delectable) Take on the Crepe

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2012

    A Sneak Peek at Jeff Kraus' New Crêpe Bar

    It's official -- Truckin' Good Food is now Tempe's newest eatery, Crêpe Bar! Nearly a year after Phoenix food truck pioneer Jeff Kraus announced he was looking for a home for a brick and mortar restaurant, the Truckin' Good Food chef is ready to open the doors to his new home. And this past Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Truckin' Good Food's Jeff Kraus To Open New Spot in Tempe

    Oh my, this is exciting. Jeff Kraus, the man behind Experience and the currently-defunct Truckin' Good Food truck (named one of the nation's "Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks" by the Huffington Post) tells me, after months of searching, he's found a home for his new concept -- in Tempe. Kra ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 2, 2012

    Jeff Kraus Teams Up with HB Hanratty's for Beer Week

    ​Jeff Kraus, the man behind Experience and the currently-defunct Truckin' Good Food truck, will be teaming up with HB Hanratty's on Friday, February 24th for the vintage pub's Bike In Movie Night. Part of the Arizona Beer Week series of events, craft beer lovers are encourage to ride thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Chef Jeff Kraus' Crepes for New Year's Eve

    ​This week in Chef Talk we've been chatting with Jeff Kraus of Truckin' Good Food. As both owner and chef of TGF, Kraus has left a lasting mark on the street food scene and put an innovative spin on French cuisine that's left many begging for more. Today, we've got his recipe for Flaming Crepe A ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Jeff Kraus of Truckin' Good Food, Part Two

    ​Today we bring you the second half of our chat with Jeff Kraus of Truckin' Good Food. Kraus, owner and chef, spoke yesterday about his take on French cuisine. Today we've got the scoop on his progress turning TGF from one kick-ass food truck into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. If you could only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Jeff Kraus Returns to Cycle With "Experience"

    Mobile Culinary Fave Jeff Kraus​He's baaack. And this time, he's leaving his truck in the garage. Jeff Kraus, owner and chef of Truckin' Good Food and named one of the nation's "Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks" by the Huffington Post, is returning to Cycle, the pop-up venue hidden inside ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    The Jeff Kraus "Experience" at Cycle: You Missed Out!

    ​This past weekend 120 lucky boys and girls had the chance to take part in Truckin' Good Food chef Jeff Kraus' "Experience" at downtown pop-up shop Cycle. And when we say lucky, we truly mean lucky.We just so happened to be 2 of those lucky people. After fully studying the menu in ... More >>

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