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Michele Laudig

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    February 24, 2012

    Top Five Japanese Restaurants in Phoenix

    Jamie PeacheyCherryblossom Noodle Cafe.​When many people think about Japanese food they immediately snap their fingers and say, "Oh! You mean like sushi?" They are not wrong of course, but Japanese culinary traditions stretch far beyond raw fish on rice. Luckily for us the Valley is home to so ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Closed: Sunshine Moon Peking Pub

    ​Well, that was quick. Condolences are flying on Twitter and Facebook, after Sunshine Moon Peking Pub -- the newish Chinese spot that got good buzz from our former critic Michele Laudig and others -- abruptly announced today on its Facebook page that it's no more: Due to unforeseen circu ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 2, 2011

    February Restaurant Round-Up

    Michele Laudig​ Goodbye January, Hello February! The Valley was busy this past month with the opening of 15 brand new eating and drinking spots. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to a few places as well. C'est la vie. RESTAURANTS OPENING IN JANUARY Fuego Tacos, 2501 E. Camelback Rd.Citizen ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    2011 Top Food Trends: Home Cookin'

    flickr.com/creative commons/Daniel Semper​ Last week local chefs shared restaurant predictions with Michele Laudig, and Wynter Holden mused about her high hopes for Steampunk cooking to trend in 2011. Taking a look closer to hearth and home, here are trends we think will influence the way we garde ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Brunch Party Rocks Caffe Boa, Starting Saturday

    Michele Laudig This is what I ate at Caffe Boa's brunch a few months back, and what I'd order again at this weekend's brunch party.​I can't help but notice when a press release pimps something that will "usher in a new era of day drinking". As if I wasn't already a fan of weekend br ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Cafe: El Coquito

    ​We don't know about you, but the rising temperatures are starting to bother us here at New Times. Alas, a cool dip in the ocean is simply out of the question; as Michele Laudig mentions in this week's "Cafe" column. Luckily we can, at the very least, sample island cuisine to fight the impendi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Cafe: Loving Hut

    ​How can vegan food be tasty? We pondered this question as we picked up this week's "Cafe" column to find an answer. At the very least, Michele Laudig found some tasty options minus any and all animal flesh. Food Critic Michele Laudig on Loving Hut: First time around, I went with an open-min ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: Italian Family Recipe

    ​From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite of the lot. Today's is the last installment ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: Quick & Easy Sweet Apple-Date Stuffing

    From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite of the lot. So far, we've seen recipes for Veg ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella:

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Caffiend: Cartel Coffee Lab's Iced Toddy Open Casting in PHX for Next Food Net ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Follow Michele Laudig on Twitter

    We eat. We tweet. New Times food critic Michele Laudig is working all the angles for you, Phoenix -- including Twitter, where you can follow her cravings. She's easy to find: @michelelaudig.  We've been on Twitter for a while now, and in between the tweets about Iran and Mark Sanford's ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Cafe: Phoenix Spas

    We love the spa treatment, but as Food Critic Michele Laudig  points out in this week's Cafe column, apples and cucumber water do not satisfy us to the same degree as an hour-long massage. Luckily there are a few Phoenix spas that cater to our tummies.  Michele Laudig on feasting at spas: Some ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Cafe: Heirloom

    How far will you drive for food? Certainly there are some tasty treats that no distance could separate a hungry enough mouth from. Unfortunately, Chef Michael DeMaria's latest venture, Heirloom, is not one of them. According to Food Critic Michele Laudig, driving all the way out to Heirloom's N ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Cafe: Chestnut Lane Cafe

    There are many questions we like to be presented with when entering an eatery. Of these, deciding among coffee, pastry and sandwiches is the question we like best. Why you ask? Because our knee-jerk answer is "all three." That's why we're so excited about the focus of this week's Cafe column: Che ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Cafe: Pure Sushi

    Jackie Mercandetti Maki? Nigiri? Raw? Cooked? We don't care what form sushi comes in as long as we can eat it. This week's Cafe column focuses on the newest locale for scarfing up this Japanese delicacy: Pure Sushi in Scottsdale Civic Center. Food Critic Michele Laudig on Pure Sushi: What do you g ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    District Offers Discount to Light Rail Riders

    Everybody's doing it, man. Riding the light rail, that is. Whether for a daily commute or just a joy ride, people seem to be packing the cars, and it's not even the free ride period anymore. The folks at District, the restaurant at the downtown Sheraton, hope even more people get into it for environ ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Fleur de Sel Toffee

    What is it about candy thermometers that are so intimidating? Is it that they look a little dangerous? It took a really easy but delicious-looking fleur de sel toffee recipe to help me overcome my fear of using one. The ingredients for the toffee are pretty much butter and sugar, plus a lot of pat ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Quiessence Serves Italian 'Seven Fishes' Dinner on Christmas Eve

    I have a dirty little secret: I never really liked Christmas ham! Which is why this "Seven Fishes" Christmas Eve seafood splurge at Quiessence sounds so delicious. (Here's the menu.) It was inspired by a coastal Italian holiday tradition, where people would celebrate Christmas with a whole di ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    NOCA Fried Chicken

    Last month a dear friend was distraught when she missed out on NOCA's fried chicken night. So this blog post is for her, in the hopes that her holidays are a little happier after getting her chix fix. Here's the latest Sunday Supper schedule: Noca Sundays Dec - Jan.doc -- Michele Laudig

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    December 19, 2008

    Cove Trattoria Reopens in Bigger Location Tomorrow

    It's not far, but it's still a move. The Cove Trattoria has left its old digs at the Scottsdale Seville, and after a short hiatus over the past few days, opens its doors tomorrow, December 20, at a bigger space in the same plaza (Indian Bend and Scottsdale Road). Also new to the establishment is che ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Next Week: Get Your Local Shop On

    You've heard it before: Spend your hard-earned cash at local businesses, and that money will benefit your community a lot more than if you'd blown it at a national retailer or a chain restaurant. But there's nothing wrong with a little reminder this time of year, when there's too much shop ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Green Features Vegan "ThanksLiving" Menu

    By Michele Laudig I've hosted vegetarian guests for Thanksgiving before, and let me tell you -- it is a challenge to come up with something tasty that isn't just a meatless side dish like green beans or mashed potatoes. Sadly, there's no room for tofurky in my oven when I'm already roasting a real b ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Pure Sushi Opens in Downtown Scottsdale

    By Michele Laudig The Scottsdale Civic Plaza Mall already has a nice variety of restaurants -- The Orange Table, Jewel of the Crown, AZ88, Asia de Cuba -- but now there's yet another reason to hit up the area when you're hungry. Last week, Pure Sushi opened its doors there, too (7343 E. Scottsdale M ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    September 3, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    June 20, 2008
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    June 10, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    March 1, 2007

    Your Art Detour 2007

    Listings, maps, and special surprises

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    October 12, 2006
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    May 20, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of May 20, 2004

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    October 30, 2003

    Creep Show

    Ghoulies get groovy at Alwun House

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    October 2, 2003

    Playing Ruff

    Pup and coming at Barktoberfest

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    October 2, 2003

    Local Color

    Rainbows Festival brightens Heritage Square Park

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    September 4, 2003

    Obedience Cool

    Shepard Fairey wages local campaign

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    July 3, 2003

    American Beauty

    Personal visions at eye lounge

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    May 29, 2003

    Scenic and Heard

    Band supplies soundtrack for SMoCA

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    April 24, 2003

    Creatures of the Night

    Zoo hosts party animals

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    April 10, 2003

    Refuge Found

    AZ Lost Boys Center opens doors

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    March 13, 2003

    For Love and Money

    Body Positive takes art to heart

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    March 13, 2003

    Shamrock This Town

    St. Paddy's Day revelry gets the green light

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    March 6, 2003

    Party Arty

    Art Detour rocks downtown

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    March 6, 2003

    Vintage Style

    Leave the box cutters at home

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    February 27, 2003

    Power of 10

    Kieslowski's The Decalogue makes its AZ première

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