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    November 17, 2014

    10 Thanksgiving Dinner Options in Metro Phoenix

    Turkey day is rapidly approaching and you might have already planned your full menu. However, for those less culinarily inclined, there are many options for both dine in and take out Thanksgiving dinner options. Ranging from traditional and homey to upscale and classy, you can choose your own advent ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    10 Vacant Buildings Around Phoenix That Should Be Music Venues

    If there's one thing that Metro Phoenix has no shortage of, it's vacant buildings. Thanks to the Great Recession and the ever-fickle whims of consumers, and the normal failure rate of any business, our area is littered with scores of available spaces or shuttered enterprises. Some will eventually ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Spotted Donkey Cantina Tuesday, September 9 Tomorrow Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal in North Scottsdale will host a tequila dinner event featuring Tequila Chamucos. The five course dinner will start with appetizers including la canasta chips and salsas; cheese chicken quesadillas; and salmon ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    17 Food and Drink Festivals in Metro Phoenix This Fall

    As the weather cools off and the snowbirds start flocking, the short waits and summer discounts at restaurants go out the window. It's not all bad for food lovers, though, as September marks the official beginning of the fall food festival season. There are new and old food festivals popping up just ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    In Arizona, celebrating Easter becomes about more than the holiday itself. It's also one of the last big hurrahs before the temperature creeps up to 100 degrees and stays there throughout the summer. That's why we recommend booking a table for Easter brunch, especially if you can snag a seat outdoor ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Tesla Opening Sixth Arizona Supercharger Tomorrow in Flagstaff

    You can't buy a Tesla in Arizona, but you can get it charged here.Despite Arizona's law preventing Tesla from using its sales model in the state, the company is opening its latest "supercharger" tomorrow in Flagstaff.

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    November 4, 2013

    The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix Appoints New Executive Chef

    After over two years at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, executive chef Stephen Toevs is moving on to warmer waters -- so to speak. Toevs will continue with the property as an executive chef, but this time at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, which is set to open on November 22. Who next to take the helm of The Ri ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Cooks and Corks Is Back This Year And Tickets Are On Sale Now

    Valley food afficiandos might remember the annual Cooks and Corks event, though it's been a while since the culinary fete made it into the Scottsdale Culinary Festival lineup. This year the party's back on, though the revised rendition means there will be a few changes. The one-night standalone ev ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Beau MacMillan, Aaron May, James Porter and More to Guest-Chef at Tempe's Top of the Rock Chef's Collection Series

    Who do you call when your putting together your restaurant's first major collaboration event? Your friends, of course. See also: - 12 AZ Chefs Create Limited Edition Flavors for The Gelato Spot - Score Small Bites of Summer at 30 Restaurants in Metro Phoenix That's what Top of the Rock's executive ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Executive Chef Paul Millist Debuted at Camelback Inn with a Seven-Course Dinner on Wednesday Night

    Hey Phoenix, there's a new toque in town - and let us tell you, this chef is really bringing it. You won't find him in the kitchen of the hottest new restaurant or the hippest gastropub, but rather managing a slew of eateries at one of the Valley's signature resorts. Wednesday night Executive Chef ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    ​It's almost 2012, and if you're on board with all the Mayan-end-of-the-world business that slates next December as the end of days then this weekend will serve as your last chance to celebrate a new year. Instead of losing yourself in the abyss of an existential crisis, here are five fun ways to ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Fairy Adds Credibility to This Year's Raw Spirit Festival

    Billed as "the world's leading, largest, and longest-lived raw vegan-eco-peace celebration," this year's Raw Spirit Festival, running from from Friday, December 30, to Sunday, January 1, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, has something most "elegant, sweetly spiritual, healthful, cutting-edge, fun-lov ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Giving Back: A Donation to the Association of Arizona Food Banks

    ​Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star idea ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    For the Local Beer Lover: Four Peaks Gift Card

    ​Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star idea ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    For the Culinary-Minded Traveler: An Escape to Aravaipa Farms

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Locally Made Goodies All in One Place at Phoestivus Market

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Wine & Chocolate Gift Boxes from Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Tracy Dempsey Originals

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    For the Culinary Historian: A Cookbook Celebrating Arizona's Centennial

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    For the Chocoholic: A Chocolate Affair Class at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Largest Gingerbread Village Debuts in the Valley: That 800 Pounds of Gingerbread Dough Ain't Gonna Construct Itself

    Today, the self-proclaimed "largest gingerbread village in the Valley" goes on display at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and holy sugar shit is it huge. The 40-foot x 25-foot city of sweetness with the theme "Christmas in Whoville," the fictional town created by Dr. Seuss and appearing i ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    "Celebrity Fight Night" With Octomom, Amy Fisher and Others Violates Trademark of Muhammad Ali Event With Same Name, Suit Alleges

    Fight-Night fight! The above logo is for the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, a ball hosted in the Valley each year. Below is the logo for an upcoming pay-per-event. May the best fight night win the lawsuit!​ An Arizona non-profit company that hosts a yearly event to benefit Phoenix's Muhamma ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Chartreuse: Is This What Jesus Would Drink?

    Image via This Girl Can Eat Handcrafted by French monks based upon a secret 400-year-old recipe, chartreuse was originally known as "The Elixir of Life." We're uncorking our latest column, Bottoms Up -- a weekly guide to everything brewed, bottled, blended, barrel-aged and generally booz ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Trudy Thomas at BLT Steak

    Zach Fowle ​The tender: Trudy ThomasThe bar: BLT Steak at Camelback Inn, a JW Marriott Resort (5402 E. Lincoln Dr., 480-905-7979)The pedigree: Thomas' bartending career began as a matter of convenience -- she got her start in working in a bar attached to her apartment complex in Kentucky. In ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Top of the Rock: Happy Hour Report Card

    Nicole Smith​ The Spot: Top of the Rock at The Buttes Tempe Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, 602- 431-2370 www.marriott.com/phxtmHours: Top of the Rock is on top of a rock. These people take things literally. And so it's only fitting that they name their new summer happy hour Five-2-S ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    The Ritz-Carlton Names Stephen Toevs as New Executive Chef

    Linda M. HeroldNew Executive Chef Stephen Toevs will bring his memory-making meals to The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.​One of chef Stephen Toevs fondest memories of food is shelling fish with his father and grandfather off the coast of Rhode Island for his mother's capellini pasta with white clam sa ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Sam Adams Beer Dinner, Tea and Chocolate, and Roasted Garlic in Today's Eater's Digest

    /theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Sam's Wine DinnerTonight, October 19th, Meritage Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort will be hosting a special beer dinner with Samuel Adams beer. Starting at 6 p.m. ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Hell's Kitchen Season 8 Premiere: Ramsay Rivaled By Frighteningly Unstable Contestants

    ​Who knew that the mainstays of Hell's Kitchen -- Gordon Ramsay's expletives, plate throwing, food spitting, etc. -- could be bested by contestants unleashing a top-shelf grade of crazy/scary the likes of which Fox must be doing nude, cocaine-induced cartwheels over? Even the show's non hell-like ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Ristorante Tuscany Gets Revamp, Becomes Tuscany

    ​It's a makeover just in time for spring.Ristorante Tuscany, the upscale Italian eatery at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, has been transformed into a new spot called, simply, Tuscany.Although the restaurant did not close down for the transition, it's undergone quite a few changes to become a more casua ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Downtown Tempe Urban Garden Debuts Tomorrow

    An illustration of what the garden will look like, from partner GreenZona.​At some point in the future, it's slated to become a Marriott Hotel, but for now, an empty lot in the middle of downtown Tempe is getting a new life as the Downtown Tempe Urban Garden, a community food source operate ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Behind the Bar: David Needham of Vista Lounge at JW Marriott

    Nicki Escudero David Needham​He may be a bar expert now, but David Needham, manager of Vista Lounge at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, got his start as a culinary student at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park in New York. Not that he didn't always enjoy cocktails, ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Valley's Largest Gingerbread House Inspires Hunger at JW Marriott

    You might want to quelch your hunger before you head to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa--they've got the self-proclaimed "largest gingerbread village in the Valley" on display, and the confection is a mouthwatering structure smothered in frosting, chocolate and gumdrops. We'd lo ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009
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    May 7, 2009
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    March 24, 2009

    Just Announced: Lucero, St. Vincent, George Jones

    A lot of big indie shows -- but not big, big shows -- in last week's concert announcements. Lucero, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are coming to Rythm Room in May, as are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. St. Vincent plays Modified on Sunday, May 31, which is right about when it'll be starti ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    October 9, 2008

    Festival of Frugality

    Your dollar goes farther at this weekend's music mega-event

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    February 29, 2008

    Get ready for West of Western

    Don't spoil your appetite on the weekend of March 15 and 16! That's when the West of Western Culinary Festival will bring a jaw-dropping lineup of some of Arizona's most high-profile chefs into one central location for guests to sip wine, sample delicious foods, and socialize all afternoon. Consid ... More >>

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    March 23, 2007

    West of Western Feeds Downtown

    Courtesy of West of Western Great chefs of the West: Cookin' up a storm at the Arizona Center Thousands of growling bellies will descend on the Arizona Center this weekend for downtown's most delicious event of the year -- West of Western Culinary Festival -- and they're all sure to leave s ... More >>

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    November 24, 2005

    What's Eating Crow?

    Our eagle-eyed scribbler talons Commander Crow, the Dalai Lama's merchandisers, columnist Jon Talton and the artful Phoenix City Council

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Resorting to Anchovies

    The clean, sparkling flavors that epitomize regional Italian cuisine

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    February 13, 2003

    Holiday on Spice

    Resort restaurant setup is less than Sage

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Convention Hysteria

    In 1998, the Phoenix Civic Plaza lost $20 million. City officials don't mind. They made up the loss with your tax money, just as they do every year.

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    February 3, 2000
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    October 28, 1999

    Flashes

    From the Week of October 28, 1999

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    September 9, 1999

    Suite Deal

    Developer offers city subsidy if Crowne Plaza ownership will sell

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    September 2, 1999

    Proposition ZZZZZZ

    A Phoenix voter's guide -- in the unlikely event you decide to vote

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    September 2, 1999

    Skipping to Re-election

    Three men and some babies, or how Phoenix is choosing its next mayor

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    July 15, 1999
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    June 24, 1999

    Four Bore Years

    No credible challengers in the mayor's race; might as well Skip it

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    May 22, 1997

    Safari Tales

    Forty years ago, the Valley's most exotic resort put Scottsdale on the tourist map

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