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Laura Hahnefeld

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    January 8, 2014

    10 Kinds of Restaurants Chefs Wish Existed in the Valley

    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. Although several new restaurants are scheduled to meet up with thousands o ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Top 5 Places to Eat This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Joe's Farm Grill Wednesday, November 6 Joe's Farm Grill is thanking customers with the annual "Free Cheeseburger Day" this Wednesday, November 6. All you have to do is show up, stand in line between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and you can get a free cheeseburger, french fries and a drink. The key is that y ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Stacy Phipps, Owner of Stacy's Smokehouse, Starts Over (Again) at Original Phoenix Location

    Stacy Phipps may have taken a few hits in his restaurant career, but the Phoenix barbecue man hasn't been knocked out yet. After his second Scottsdale location of Stacy's Smokehouse shuttered at the start of last year (after being open just six months and setting Phipps back about $120,000), Phipp ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    8 Bacon Treats Coming to the Arizona State Fair Oct. 11 -- Including Bacon-Flavored Cotton Candy

    The Guilty Pleasure: You name it, deep-fried, bacon-crusted, and/or chocolate covered. Where to Get It: The Arizona State Fair, October 11-November 3 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Price: Fair admission plus a few bucks. What It Really Costs: Your waistline is already quaking with fear, isn't it? Gu ... More >>

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    July 20, 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. 10 Best Breweries i ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? Be sure to start the night off with a big dose of sugar, in the form of the fourth annual Caramelpalooza, tonight (Friday) at 7 at Biltmore Fashion Park. And after that, we've still got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - ... More >>

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    March 16, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week: St. Patrick's Day Edition

    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.

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    February 27, 2013

    What's the Most Traumatizing Experience You've Had With 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.It's happened to all of us at one time or another: an incident with food th ... More >>

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    February 9, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week: Mardi Gras Edition

    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 >>

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    January 12, 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. 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 >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Chow Bella's 12 Most Popular Phoenix Food and Restaurant Stories of 2012

    Can we all agree that we should sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of 2012? If you're like us, you probably need a refill of eggnog and a shoulder massage. While you're sipping that nog, and enjoying that massage (whether imaginary or real) come with us on a tour through the most-read stories of th ... More >>

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    December 2, 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 >>

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    November 14, 2012

    What Valley Chef Deserves a Comedy Roast?

    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.Comedy roasts, first made popular by The Friars C ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Is it Rude to Show Up at a Restaurant Before They Open -- What About Just Before Closing Time?

    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.Sure, restaurants have posted hours -- but, hey, ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    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. 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 >>

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    October 31, 2012

    What's Your Most Horrifying Kitchen Accident Story?

    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.Screams. Blood. Gore. No, it's not your favorite ... More >>

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    October 28, 2012

    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. 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 >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Make Your Own Chocolate Chip Heath Bars: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

    Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; tomorrow our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite. Today: Claire Lawton's Chocolate Chip Heath Bars S ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Make Your Own Candy Sushi: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

    Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite. Today: Ando Muneno's candy sushi For this competi ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Make Your Own Candy Corn: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

    Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite. First up: Amy Silverman's DIY Candy Corn There a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    What Will Get Someone Blacklisted From 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.Gentle laughter, clinking glasses, soft music -- ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Why Don't Some Restaurants Take Reservations?

    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 dining out, some of us need a re ... More >>

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    October 7, 2012

    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. 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 >>

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    October 3, 2012

    What's Your Go-To Beer?

    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 sucking down a cold one, we al ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 25, 2012

    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. 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 >>

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    August 15, 2012

    What Would Help Make Better Cooks in the Valley?

    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.Sure, the Valley can claim a lot of talented chef ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    How Does a Server Decide Who Gets The Check?

    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. Cullen Campbell, Chef and Owner, Crudo We alwa ... More >>

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    August 4, 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Does Arizona Really Need A Second Restaurant Week?

    Arizona Spring Restaurant Week begins on Saturday, May 19 and ends the following Sunday, May 27, and my response to that allegedly good news is a great big whoop-de-do. If memory serves, we had another Restaurant Week back in September. Do we really need two of these blowout tent sales in a single ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Award Winners at The "Pretty Good" Great Arizona Picnic

    We heeded Laura Hahnefeld's advise and mapped our route through the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's Great Arizona Picnic on Sunday. With close to 50 food vendors, a plan was needed for stomach and pocketbook capacity. Food vendors who offered a choice of a single taste at $2 to $3 or a multi-course p ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    What's Been Your Most Epic Fail in the Kitchen?

    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.Spills, the occasional fire -- wait, there's no b ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Should Guests Tip for To-Go Orders?

    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.In his book, Keep the Change: A Clueless Tipper's ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    What Food Trends Do You See for the Valley in 2012?

    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.From predicted national trends in cuisine like Sc ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    If Arizona Had a State Food, What Would It Be?

    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.A few weeks ago, we were alerted to the fact that ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Chow Bella's One-Stop Holiday Guide: Eat, Drink, Cook, Shop

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/monkeyrope​It's the home stretch, folks! Tonight marks the mid-point of Hanukkah and, of course, tomorrow night the stockings get stuffed and so do you -- if you aren't already. We've had fun, this holiday season, gathering suggestions of where to dine, what to drink, ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Where's the Last Great Restaurant You Dined?

    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.​Sure we have our favorites, but when it co ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    What Chef Would You Most Want to Cook For?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic 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.​They're masters at thei ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Does Culinary School Matter?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic 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. ​With the rise of celeb ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    What's the Most Unusual Item That's Been Ripped Off From Your Restaurant?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. ​Salt and pepper shakers, flatware, tea light ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Cheesecake Choco-Berries: Fair Food Showdown

    With the Arizona State Fair headed our way at week's end, we at Chow Bella decided on our latest  challenge: Create a "fair food" that kicks it up a notch. No one dared to cook with bugs, but we did have some creative entries. Check back later this week, when critic Laura Hahnefeld will choose ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Lemon-Thyme & Blackberry Snow Cones: Fair Food Showdown

    ​With the Arizona State Fair headed our way at week's end, we at Chow Bella decided on our latest  challenge: Create a "fair food" that kicks it up a notch. No one dared to cook with bugs, but we did have some creative entries. Check back later this week, when critic Laura Hahnefeld will choo ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    FoodLab 2010: The End(?) and Letters of Complaint (2 of 2) to the French at Cuisine Innovation

    ​Roll credits. FoodLab 2010: Hard Cooking with a Vengeance. FoodLab 2010: Revenge of the French. FoodLab 2010: Molecular Gastrology Boogaloo, whatever you want to call it, this flick is finally finished, or is it? Plot summary: Beautiful, young, innocent girl (hey, it's my movie), struggles thro ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Budget Beat: Cheese 'N Stuff

    All hail Cheese 'N Stuff. If you live anywhere near the corner of Camelback and Central, you owe it to yourself to check out this charming, old-school sandwich shoppe. Heck, even if you reside farther afield, Cheese 'N Stuff may be worth the drive -- while you're in the 'hood, do some browsing at Me ... More >>

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