Josh Chesler

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    November 26, 2014

    Over Easy vs. Texaz Grill: Chicken Fried Steak Showdown

    Is it a breakfast food or a dinner entree? Some questions about chicken fried steak will really never be answered, but there's one thing a lot of people agree on: It's delicious. From the texture of the creamy gravy hitting the crunchy breading to the blend of spices that hit your tongue on each bit ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    MIM's New Exhibit Examines the Universal Language of Drums

    For thousands of years, the drum has been one of the most integral pieces of human civilization. It's provided a steady beat for everything from war marches and healing ceremonies to weddings and initiation rituals. Beginning November 15, Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will host its "Bey ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    5 Hangover Brunch Spots in Metro Phoenix

    You've probably been there. It's Sunday morning and you're looking for sunglasses and Ibuprofen. Sometimes, the only cure for that dastardly morning-after headache/stomachache is a plate full of meat, eggs, potatoes, and other breakfast indulgences. Here are five of our preferred hangover brunch sp ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Shelley's Specialty Desserts: Pie Social Celebrity Bakers 2014

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fifth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 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 16, 2014

    Oreo O's: Straight from South Korea

    The Guilty Pleasure: Oreo O's Cereal Where to Get It: eBay, Amazon and South Korea Price: About $20 including shipping What it Really Costs: An explanation to the manager of the Post Office that you really did order breakfast cereal shipped directly from Korea. As one of the most delicious cereals ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    5 Places to Eat on Long Island, N.Y.

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season winding down, we bring you one last Food Tour.

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    September 8, 2014

    10 Best Waffles in Metro Phoenix

    Breakfast, the best and most important meal of the day, has an all-star confection in its ranks so good that even savory food lovers have to admit a craving every once and a while. No, we're not talking about pancakes. We're talking about the groovy, segmented, fluffy, and delicious waffle. Some pre ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Mario G. of Tempe's Lady Luck Tattoo Gallery on His Maleficent, Starbucks, and Spongebob Tattoos

    When 26-year-old Mario G. stopped by a tattoo shop to watch his buddy get tattooed, he didn't think it would lead him to tattooing as a career. It just so happened that on that particular day in 2007, Mario was wearing a T-shirt that he had designed and silkscreened. The artists at the shop took no ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Times Square in North Phoenix: Eating the World

    We spin the globe and search for otherworldly spots to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. The Place: Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant 2602 West Deer Valley Road

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    August 26, 2014

    Filiberto's v. Rivas: Carne Asada Fries Challenge

    With the popularity of adding French fries into Mexican food (i.e. the California Burrito), it's no surprise that carne asada fries have grown in popularity in recent years. The combination of French fries, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and carne asada can be found at any number of greasy Mexican d ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Meg McNiel of Phoenix's Love and Hate Tattoo & Piercing on Straight-Up Old-School Tattoos

    When she was 13, Meg McNiel, now co-owner of Love and Hate Tattoo & Piercing in Phoenix, hand-poked a moon tattoo on her ankle in her home outside Seattle. "I don't even know how I knew it, but I knew that if you wrapped a sewing needle in thread so just the end was exposed and dipped it in India i ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    The Lodge in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: The Lodge 4422 North 75th Street, Scottsdale 480-945-0828 The Hours: Happy Hour is offered every day from 3 until 7 p.m.

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    July 29, 2014

    Delux in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Delux 3146 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-522-2288 The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday - Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily, though the sushi kitchen closes at midnight Sunday - Thursday.

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    July 8, 2014

    Geisha A Go Go in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Geisha A Go Go 7150 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale 480-699-0055