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Joe Johnston

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Onion Rings at Joe's Farm Grill: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Start a Farm in Arizona: This Workshop Teaches Everything You Need to Know

    If you've always wanted to own a farm but don't have a good idea of where to start, this University of Arizona Cooperative Extension workshop would be a good place. The annual Turning Dreams into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona workshop will cover everything from what equipment a future farmer w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Is it Ever Okay Not to Tip?

    As restaurant-going Americans, we've been conditioned to leave a tip of between 15 percent to 20 percent of the final bill when dining out. But is there ever a time when we shouldn't leave anything at all? According to the Consumerist, "there is almost no correlation between tips and good service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Chefs, What's Your Favorite Food City?

    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. It's tough not to talk travel without talking about food -- especially whe ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    April 29, 2013

    Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert Celebrates Free Barbecue Day on May 1

    The only thing we like more than barbecue from Joe's Real BBQ is free barbecue from Joe's Real BBQ. And just our luck, it's once again time to celebrate the restaurants Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 1. See also: - Ten Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix to Dine After You've Worked Up a ... More >>

  • Film

    April 4, 2013
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    February 20, 2013

    Is it Rude to Take Photos of Your Food in a Restaurant?

    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.Thanks to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Where Do You Side on the Tasting Menu Debate?

    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.Vanity Fair food writer Corby Kummer likened them to a form of culinary dic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    What National Chain Restaurants Do You Secretly Like?

    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.As much as they may deny it, chefs and restaurateurs secretly enjoy nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Which Celebrity Should Be the Next to Open a Restaurant 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.Movie stars and musicians opening their own restaurants is nothing new -- e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    What's Your Cold Remedy?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.The arrival of cold season (See: bleh) means sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover. We all know that person. The person whose love affair with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    12 Favorite Places to Eat Outdoors in Greater Phoenix

    At last! Blissfully cool mornings, evenings with a hint of chill and daytime temps that mean we can lunch on a shaded patio without swimming in sweat. This right here, this seasonal slice of heaven is why we endure traffic, tourists and summer. See also: 10 Favorite Places for Pozole in Greater Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    What's the Best Way to Send Food Back at a Restaurant?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.We've all been there: hungrily taking the first b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    5: Stephen Jones

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Should Restaurants Host Political Functions?

    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. Miss a question? Go here. Dave Andrea, Owner of Brat Haus Political fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    7: Snir and Kierstin Mor

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    9: Eytan Zias

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Is Organic Food Better For You Than Non-Organic Food?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.The organic food industry continues to grow, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    What's the Most Overrated Food of 2012 So Far?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.This year, it seems like we've seen more Angus be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    What's On Your Cooking/Baking Bucket List?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Go shark-cage diving, get on a JumboTron, sleep w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    What's Your Favorite and Least Favorite Cooking Show?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Whether it's for education, entertainment, or a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Should a Chef Alter a Signature Menu Item If a Customer Requests It?

    The implied meaning of a signature menu item is that it doesn't change. And for restaurants who offer them, the message to customers is simple: If you come here, you can have this special item. But what if the customer wants a signature dish with alterations? I asked Valley chefs and restaurateurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Do You Have Any Cooking Superstitions?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Black cats, the evil eye, knocking on wood -- mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    What's the Best Cooking Advice You Got from Your Mom?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Maybe they gave us some great recipes, showed us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    What's Your Guilty Pleasure Food?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.When it comes to food, everyone has their vices. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    The Seven Oddest Restaurant Bathrooms in Greater Phoenix

    Our little band of Chow Bella writers is a diverse group, but we do have a few things in common. We all put our pants on one leg at a time, and we all gotta go. And we've all been to a lot of bathrooms in a lot of restaurants. Some, to put it mildy, offer a better experience than others. We don't wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    What's the Most Expensive Ingredient You've Used?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.It's no secret that top-notch chefs and restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    11 Favorite Barbecue Joints in Greater Phoenix

    Nearly every meat-eating American speaks the language of barbecue. From the backyard to the upscale restaurant to the hole-in-the-wall 'cue house, cooking meat with smoke and heat has become somewhat of an art form -- taking on various styles, techniques, and rituals around the globe. Which is why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Postino Winecafé Set to Open in Gilbert -- Yes, Gilbert

    Seriously ... Gilbert? That was my first thought when I learned Postino was extending its reach out there to the far East Valley (yeah, I'm a Central Phoenix guy). Despite my apprehension, I got outta the bubble and ventured way past the strip malls and tract homes of varying shades of beige to ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Top Ten Hot Dogs in Greater Phoenix

    ​The connection between hot dogs and dogs, the lovable tongue-wagging pets, is thought to have come from newspaper cartoons by T.A. Dorgan around the 1900's, which portrayed talking frankfurters, also known as "dachshund sausages," because of their shape. No matter the origin of the name, hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Top Ten Burgers in Greater Phoenix

    ​You can thank the St. Louis World Fair of 1904 for being the launching pad for the hamburger as we know it (at one point, it was called the hamburger sandwich). Today, the round patty in a bun is the primary way in which the Western world consumes beef. When it comes to burgers in the greater Pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Corbin Chamberlin's Perfect Food Day

    ​Corbin Chamberlin is a fashion writer for Financial Times, Business of Fashion, Avenue Magazine, New York Magazine and UsWeekly. He splits his time between midtown Manhattan and Phoenix and was recently appointed fashion editor at the Downtown Phoenix Journal. You might have seen him around town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Sundaes and an Unfortunate "Cheesecake" Experience at Joe's Farm Grill

    Joe's Farm Grill is known for doing food right. But, are they worthy of being on our list of places to order dessert first? We'll just come right out and say it: their dessert is generic and gets none of the TLC that Joe's is known for.

  • Film

    July 21, 2011
  • Culture

    June 2, 2011
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    May 20, 2011

    Phoenix Farmers Who Tweet

    This week in our Follow Friday feature, we're highlighting a few of the Phoenix farmers who tweet all about the blood sweat tears of food production in the desert. http://www.causematters.com/wp-content/uploads/CoverArt_Farmers.jpg​Superstition Farm (@superfarm) The Mesa-based dairy farm tweets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Snag a FREE Meal at Joe's Real BBQ Next Wednesday

    ​The word "FREE" is the Holy Grail of any culinary giveaway. Of course, "FREE" usually comes with some caveat like "buy one, get one free" or "free dessert with entree purchase." Not so with Joe's Real BBQ, the award-winning barbecue joint in the heart of downtown Gilbert. Next Wednes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza Plans Barrio Cafe in Gilbert

    Silvana Salcido Esparza is taking Barrio Cafe to the 'burbs. ​One of the most highly acclaimed chefs in Arizona is about to open a second restaurant -- and the location is the burbs, not the barrio.   Silvana Salcido Esparza -- chef-owner of Barrio Cafe and current nominee-in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    4: Griddled Bread Pudding at Liberty Market

    Jamie Mulhern Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order. Visit our sister blog, Jackalope Ranch, for a compa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Foodie Fight 2 Brings Out Local Luminaries This Saturday

    ​Several months ago, foodie-about-town and marketing/PR agency owner Ty Largo (shown at left) challenged his friend and fellow food geek/blogger Joel LaTondress (shown below, at right, he's also known as the Yelper who incited ABC Baking Co. owner Amy Bouzaglo's epic tangent, which got Chow B ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 21, 2010
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    November 3, 2009

    Chef Talk: David Traina, Liberty Market

    Heather Hoch Chef David Traina in front of his big wood-burning pizza oven.​Chef David Traina seems very relaxed in his restaurant Liberty Market, which is surprising because the Gilbert hotspot opened just over a year ago. It's safe to say that his hospitable nature is the key to his succe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Will Joe's Real BBQ Appear on Regis and Kelly?

    Although the French Open preempted this morning's episode of Live! with Regis and Kelly on the local TV affiliate, Joe Johnston's Gilbert restaurant, Joe's Real BBQ, still got national airtime for the TV show's Ultimate Hometown Grill-Off. The good news? Joe's made it to the next round in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Free food today at Joe's Farm Grill

    Anybody up for a field trip? Until 3 p.m. today, and then again from 4 to 8 p.m., Joe's Farm Grill owner Joe Johnston is hosting a "Free Day" in honor of the restaurant's first anniversary, as a way of thanking customers who've fallen in love with Joe's fabulous food. He says it's also a good way ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    Castro Overthrown

    Cuban cuisine on Camelback

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    February 19, 1998
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