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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanksgiving, pretty much everyone's favorite holiday, is just around the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Portions aplenty are Basis for contentment
Four Seasons fancy meets Arizona casual on new and much-improved menu
Restaurant's Cajun food is lukewarm
Where do hospitality employees go for good food when they'redone with work?