Thanks to hundreds of new restaurants opening in the Valley this year -- including a cozy artisan pizza shop in Scottsdale, a vegan bakery downtown, and a trio of cuisines in East Phoenix -- there was plenty to chew on when it came to First Tastes, our column of initial impressions.
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Every week, there's a cornucopia of new 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 thi ... More >>
Aiello's East Coast Italian Dining, the Italian restaurant in Central Phoenix which closed earlier this month after being in business for nearly five years, looks as if it may resurface in a new location closer to downtown Phoenix.
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Upward Projects, the group comprising Craig DeMarco, wife Kris DeMarco, and Lauren and Wyatt Bailey, hasn't officially released the information yet, but I've learned that the owners of Windsor and Churn and the three-restaurant mini-chain, Postino, are planning to open two additional concepts in the ... More >>
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 >>
Good news for fans of New York-style pizza from Myrah and Joe Aiello, owners of Aiello's, the East Coast Italian restaurant in Phoenix. The couple has announced their new pizza shop, Isa's Pizza, will open this Thursday next to their second restaurant, Aiello's Salumeria, a "mini Aiello's," at 777 E ... More >>
Nicki EscuderoDesserts can be tricky, but Joe Aiello (whom we profiled in yesterday's Chef Talk) of Aiello's in Phoenix insists this Chilled Zabaglione is simple to attempt at home.
Besides the scrumptious ingredients, this dessert is an ultra-classy serving, especially if you put i ... 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 >>