• Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    25 Thanksgiving Dinner Tips from 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 Thanksgiving, pretty much everyone's favorite holiday, is just around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Wei of Chocolate: Flourless Chocolate Cake

    courtesy Wei of Chocolatechocolate cake ingredient prep​ Lisa Reinhardt is the CEO and chocolatier behind Wei of Chocolate, a unique Phoenix chocolate business combining the health benefits of dark chocolate with homeopathic floral essence infusions. In our Sweet Talk with Lisa she revealed her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Payton Curry Rolls Out New Menu at Caffe Boa

    Caffe Boa owner Jay Wisniewski told me that new chef Payton Curry would eventually be changing up the menu at the upscale, wine-centric Tempe restaurant. I guess in Curry's world, "eventually" happens fast. Fresh from his departure from the now-shuttered Digestif, he's already launched a brand-new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    A heavenly taste of Utopias

    I spent Thanksgiving Eve giving thanks to the beer gods for sending me a bottle of an incredibly elusive, expensive beer that I never thought I'd get a chance to taste in my lifetime. It's called Sam Adams Utopias, and among beer geeks, it's got a sort of holy grail status -- each year's batch is l ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2003

    War Rations

    Portions aplenty are Basis for contentment

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    September 26, 2002

    Acacia Mistaken Identity

    Four Seasons fancy meets Arizona casual on new and much-improved menu

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    November 30, 2000

    Gator Raid

    Restaurant's Cajun food is lukewarm

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    June 29, 2000

    Later, My Check

    Where do hospitality employees go for good food when they'redone with work?

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    May 4, 2000
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    November 18, 1999
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    August 25, 1993