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Laura Hahnefeld

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    December 18, 2013

    Food and Drink Trends for 2014 as Predicted by Valley Chefs

    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 Srichacha, foam, and molecular gastronomy slowly fade into our culinary ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    What's a Restaurant's Responsibility Regarding Gluten-Free Items?

    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. For people with celiac disease, ingesting just a little bit of gluten (a p ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    12 Ideal Arizona Brunches of Valley Chefs and Restaurateurs

    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 could be said that no meal makes us feel more sociable, cheery, and wor ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    10 Bizarre Diner Requests Asked of Valley Chefs

    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. Requests from diners are nothing new. Perhaps they have to do with omitti ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    10 Most Chef-Anticipated New Restaurants in Greater 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. The Gladly, the new American restaurant from Chef Bernie Kantak, Andrew Fr ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Fired Pie: Custom Pizza and the Pookie

    Last week, we got to tell you about a brand new pizza joint, Fired Pie. Quick version: Some guys who worked together at California Pizza Kitchen and Oregano's got together to create their own quick-service pizza place. Since I'm the Guilty Pleasures guy, I had to make a beeline for it the moment our ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    What's Your Go-To Summer Cocktail?

    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.http://tobyamidornutrition.comNo matter whether you're lounging poolside, a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    9 Best Sonoran-Style Hot Dogs in Metro Phoenix

    Chicago has its celery salt and pickles, and New York has its sauerkraut and mustard, but here in the Southwest, we've got Sonoran dogs. The baconified dog (usually wrapped) is covered in mayo, tomatoes, beans, onions and a variety of other sauces, typically served with a roasted pepper on the side. ... More >>

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    June 22, 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.Phoenix's Coup Des Ta ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Chefs, What's the Most Interesting Thing You've Made on a Grill?

    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.When it comes to the grill, we know how to make hot dogs and hamburgers. ... More >>

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    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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    June 4, 2013

    5 Unique Spots for Ethnic Cuisines in Greater Phoenix

    Thanks to food television and the Internet, becoming educated on the cuisines of other countries is easier than ever. See also: - Café Ga Hyang: Fantastic Korean Food -- And It's Open Late - Old Town Sarajevo Is a Bread and Meat Lover's Dream But often, finding the restaurants that specialize in ... More >>

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    June 1, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read 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. 9 Favorite Tortas i ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Chefs, What Sandwich Are You Eating Right Now?

    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.The right sandwich can make for a tasty quick lunch, no-cook dinner, or lai ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Should the Food Industry Separate the Accomplishments of Female Chefs Because They're Women?

    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.Last month, following the announcement of this year's 50 Best Female Chefs ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Chefs, What Are You Making Your Mom for Mother's Day?

    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.For many chefs, the one person who most closely shares their passion and lo ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    How Hard Is it to Hire and Keep Good Cooks?

    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.One of the most common titles -- and most crucial positions -- in a restaur ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    What Is the Role of the Food Critic?

    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.Writer, analyst, restaurant rater? To the reader, the job of a food critic ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Is it Proper Etiquette to Call a Chef "Chef"?

    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.Many of us enjoy the fruits of a chef's labor, but when it comes to telling ... More >>

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    March 23, 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.

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    February 13, 2013

    What's Your Least Favorite Holiday to Work?

    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.When you're in the food business, holidays can mean big money. What's the w ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Chefs, What Would It Take to Sell Yourselves to a Major Corporation?

    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.Since James Beard likened himself to a "gastronomic whore" after signing an ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 5, 2013

    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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    January 2, 2013

    Who's the Most Unsung Hero 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.If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a top-notch kitchen s ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    7 Restaurants Serving Brunch and Bloody Marys on New Year's Day

    If you're one of the few who won't wind up with a massive hangover courtesy of New Year's Eve -- or if you're the type to be in bed before midnight regardless of the occasion -- celebrate the New Year with a delectable restaurant brunch. You can keep the party going from 2012 to 2013, or sleep in an ... More >>

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    December 8, 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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    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 >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Does Promising a Higher Tip Mean Better Service?

    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.Usually, tips are something left at the end of a ... More >>

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    September 22, 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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    September 5, 2012

    What's the Most Bizarre Thing You've Seen 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.The long, hell-hot summer may have many of us fee ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    What's Your Biggest Kitchen Gadget Regret?

    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.As the popularity of cooking continues to rise, s ... More >>

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    July 28, 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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    July 21, 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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    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 >>

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    July 11, 2012

    What's Your Kitchen Entrance Jam?

    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 there's a connection between food ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Pita Jungle's New Ad Has Nothing to Do With Pitas or a Jungle: Discuss.

    After you've finished giving your what-I-did-for-the-Fourth-of-July recap to your co-workers for the zillionth time, you're going to need something else to discuss. Here's a suggestion: Scottsdale-based Pita Jungle, the Mediterranean-inspired healthy eating chain with over 15 locations throughout A ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 24, 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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    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 >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Mr. Show, Chalkboard Paint, and the Perils of Owning a Bar with Crudo's Micah Olson

    Last time we talked with Micah Olson, he was mixing drinks and running the wine program at Jade Bar, Sanctuary on Camelback's acclaimed cocktail lounge. He's now part-owner of the new Italian eatery Crudo. What's different about this place? Well, I'm the owner, so there's that. Compared to Sanctua ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Is the Foie Gras Controversy Justified?

    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.Anthony Bourdain supports it, Wolfgang Puck's aga ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Joe Arpaio in Bacon, Rainbow Pancakes, Oreo Cameos: Six Ways People Played with Their Food in 2011

    ​Along with her fine food writing skills, Phoenix New Times cafe critic Laura Hahnefeld has a knack for finding the oddest -- and most entertaining -- stories. From gruesome bread to sugary meat treats, thanks to her we saw it all in 2011. Here are some of her favorite finds from the past year (no ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Triple Bacon Corn Monstrosities: 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 w ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Horchata from Tacos Atoyac

    Flickr- KernJustin Creamy horchata surrounded by its defining spices, like cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusu ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Fast Food Fish Sandwiches in Fry Girl's Debut Column

    ​ ​Look, up in the sky! Er, make that behind the wheel of that car over there. It's neither bird nor plane, and it's certainly not that sappy-faced, beef-slinging Wendy character. No, it's Fry Girl! A new column in Phoenix New Times' print edition, where each week we'll bring you revie ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: X-Rated Santas, Modified's Farewell, and Free Shows

    The Minibosses are scheduled to perfom on Saturday at Modified Arts.​ 'Tis the season for saving some scrilla, whether that means camping out in the cold to nab some doorbusters, or bring stingy when it comes to spending your entertainment dollar. Discount distractions and cheap thrills abound fro ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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