Lara Hardwick

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Off to Italy, With the Slow Food Community's Blessing

    ​Natalie Morris was a Slow Foodie by pure instinct. During culinary school at the Art Institute, the budding chef hadn't heard about the global movement to eat seasonal, local food, but she immediately recognized a key issue: "'Why do we have to keep ordering food from one big company? ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Twestival Local Phoenix Raises Money for St. Mary's Food Bank

    Jonathan McNamara​ Last night, local twitter-users gathered at the Aloft Hotel in Tempe to socialize, try great food from local businesses as donate money to St. Mary's Food Bank during Twestival Local Phoenix. Twestival started as a Twitter-based meet-up but has grown into an event that benef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Now Open: Petit Fromage

    ​Delicious news, cheese freaks. Lara Hardwick's indie cheese shop, Petit Fromage, is open for business. It's located inside D'licious Dishes, at 7th Avenue and Missouri, and boasts a well-curated selection of gourmet cheeses from artisanal producers around the world. Business hours are 11 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Coming Soon: Petite Fromage Gourmet Cheese Shop do come true. Talk to me long enough and I'll start talking about all the interesting businesses I think Phoenix could use. A great independently owned cheese shop is always at the top of my list. Well, it's finally happening. The fromage gods have li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Chef Matt Carter Takes Over Former Fate Restaurant

    There's been talk for quite a long time that chef Matt Carter of Zinc Bistro and The Mission has had his eye on downtown -- particularly around Roosevelt Row. Well, he finally made his move. Carter's in Uruguay right now, says Brian Raab at The Mission, but before he left, he signed a lease on ... More >>