Summer is just weeks away, which means it's panic time for those of us who packed on the lbs. over the winter. Yes, of course, we should've seen this coming, and what the hell happened to that exercise regimen we felt so enthusiastic about back in January? Now there's no place to run and certainly n ... More >>
This is part two of my interview with Jacques Qualin, chef de cuisine at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort. If you missed part one, where Qualin talked about head cheese, being an apprentice, and working for Daniel Boulud, read it here.
-- Hana's Lori Hashimoto Dishes on Brazilian L ... More >>
If you're a devout cocktail devotee, you've surely heard of Fernet Branca, the in-your-face Italian liqueur that makes its cousin Campari look like a cherry lollipop by comparison. There's bitter, and then there's Big Boy bitter.
That's Fernet Branca, an acquired taste that aficionados like to say ... More >>
You can thank the St. Louis World Fair of 1904 for being the launching pad for the hamburger as we know it (at one point, it was called the hamburger sandwich). Today, the round patty in a bun is the primary way in which the Western world consumes beef. When it comes to burgers in the greater Pho ... More >>
http://www.bobnolan-sop.net/It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. It's Father's Day this weekend and we thought we'd give you some meaty tweets for the cowboys in your life. There are lots of Father's Day dea ... More >>
Savvy carb-lovers in the Valley know all about the macarons and croissants that come out of Essence Bakery. Because the sugar rush is so profoundly delicious, many folks are unaware that it is possible to get lunch there for under $10. (As long as you drink water and skip dessert.) Located ... More >>
Aaron May is tonight's guest chef at Posh in Scottsdale.It's sort of like musical chairs, isn't it?
At Posh's Monday "Chef for a Night" dinners, chef-owner Joshua Hebert lets someone else into the kitchen to come up with the night's offerings.
And at tonight's event, that someone is chef A ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThose Smashburger folks are pretty ambitious. Their Arizona presence only dates back to August 2009, with the Tempe shop, and they've since added an Avondale location.
Today, number three -- in the Colonnade at 1949 E. Camelback Rd. -- is open to the public.
In case you ... More >>
We really, really wanted to play hooky.
But even still, with a meeting to get back to, my colleagues and I got a nice middle-of-the-week respite with lunch at T. Cook's at the Royal Palms. We sat on the back patio, where there was a burbling fountain, some shady spots to sit, and ... More >>
It's really kind of surprising that more people don't talk about Essence Bakery Cafe -- it's one of the best places for lunch in Tempe, situated in that building on University that was the longtime home of Sabuddy (R.I.P.).I stopped by for a bite and was tempted by the most luscious-sounding thin ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe "All American Smashburger" with "Haystack Onions."
The first thing you should know about Smashburger, the new burger joint that opened today on College Ave. in Tempe near the ASU Fulton Center, is that there are several items you won't find on the menu. No, I'm not talkin ... More >>