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Mother's Day

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    12 Spots for BBQ, Beers, and More for Father's Day in Metro Phoenix

    Father's Day tends to pale in comparison to May's Mother's Day, but there's no reason not to go all-out for both -- especially if that means taking Dad to a metro Phoenix restaurant (or comedy club!) for beers, BBQ, and bar food. There's a lot to enjoy on Sunday, June 16 in the Phoenix area, includi ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Arcadia Edible Garden Tour Left Us Green With Envy -- and With a Few Suggestions for Improvements for Next Year

    Casual gardeners, organic enthusiasts, and quite a few Mother's Day weekend duos made their way to the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour over the weekend. From 9 to 1 on Saturday visitors explored the outdoor works of 9 green neighborhood homes including Sweet Life Garden and the Farmyard.  Overall, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Nina Koistinen, Accused of Killing Baby Because She "Had Too Many Kids," Pleads Not Guilty

    The day after Mother's Day, a Phoenix mom has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her 6-day-old baby girl, Maya.According to court documents obtained by New Times, 36-year-old Nina Koistinen admitted to smothering the baby girl last month because she "had too many kids already. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2013

    UnHappy Mother's Day: Top Ten Worst of the Worst Moms in the Valley

    No doubt many moms enjoyed breakfast in bed, flowers or some chocolaty goodness today in honor of Mother's Day. But, as New Times' blogger/reporter Matt Hendley has extensively documented, not all women deserve such special treatment. We can think of a few things these women -- some of the worst mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. Aaron Chamberlin's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location - Aaron Chamberlain's Phoenix Public Market Now Open Inaugural Scottsdale Beer Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Postino Arcadia Now Offering Weekend Brunch

    Arcadians looking for a new weekend brunch spot can now add Postino to the list. See also: - Postino Owners to Open Joyride Taco House in Gilbert in June - Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location The stylish little wine cafe at 3939 East Campbell Aven ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    May 8, 2013

    Chefs, What Are You Making Your Mom for Mother's Day?

    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 laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.For many chefs, the one person who most closely shares their passion and lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 12 Recommendations Based on Time, Budget, and Location

    Sunday is Mother's Day, and (especially if you don't do it throughout the year) you'd better find a way to honor the woman that gave you life. Brunch is the traditional meal of the holiday, and there are plenty of those in the Phoenix area if your mom loves waffles, omelettes, and bacon. But there a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See also: - 13 Metro Phoenix Restaurants and Bars with Cinco de Mayo Celebrations - Bink's Midtown in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card Restaurant Crawl: Arcadia Crewz Derby Day The Kentuc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Fear of (Gluten-Free) Flying -- Or, Rather, of Airport Food

    Since going gluten-free, I have developed a fear of flying. Not the flying part, but the eating part. See also: - Mother's Day in Phoenix: Moms Eat Gluten-Free at Tryst Café (with Bottomless Mimosas) - 10 Cool Things at the Gluten-Free Expo Frankly, the whole gluten-free thing can make you a lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Mother's Day in Metro Phoenix: 7 Restaurants Perfect for Spoiling Mom

    Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12, this year -- that's about two weeks away -- and this is one occasion where you can't put off reserving a table (or special take-home dinner) until the last minute. Whether your mom prefers fine dining or a simple steak, a lavish outdoor brunch or a stay-at-home gou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Mother's Day in Phoenix: Moms Eat Gluten-Free at Tryst Café (with Bottomless Mimosas)

    I can't decide what I'll have for my Mother's Day brunch, but I know where I'll be. See also: - Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe Now Offers Gluten-Free Buns. Rejoice! I've already made my reservation for Tryst Café, which uses local, organic ingredients. They're having a promotion for Mother's Day for bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Get Your Tickets Now for the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour on May 11

    April showers bring May flowers -- and you know who really loves flowers? Your mom. Lucky for her, you can one-up the traditional bouquet come Mother's Day weekend with tickets to the Arcadia Edible Garden Tour happening May 11. Join fellow horticulture enthusiasts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as you to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    What's Your Least Favorite Holiday to Work?

    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 laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.When you're in the food business, holidays can mean big money. What's the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Fourteen Valley Restaurants to Take Your Sweetie Pie to on Valentine's Day

    On which day of the year does one-third of all Americans visit a restaurant? If you guessed Mother's Day, often referred to as the busiest day in the restaurant biz, you're wrong. Valentine's Day is the holiday that draws out the diners, so if you're planning a fancy date night with your special som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    11 Indie Restaurants Plan to Close Up Shop for Part of Summer

    Phoenix might be the sixth-largest city in the nation, but when summer hits (and the unofficial worm-turner is usually the week after Mother's Day), the local restaurant business drops like a rock. Servers who were busting their butts and making bank a few months earlier slowly turn into coral reefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Mike James, What Are You Listening To?

    Mike James The local comedian performs Thursday, June 7, at Jaxon's in Scottsdale. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? 97.3-FM -- 24/7 comedy. What's the first album you bought? Haha. I was 8-years-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Cork: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Cork, 4991 S. Alma School Road, Suite 1, Chandler 480-883-3773. corkrestaurant.net Hours: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday The Details: There's nothing average about the four-star restaurant's new happy hour. It's an extensive, mouthwatering menu unto itself, beginning with $5 snac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Corsets and Grindcore; The Dudes Get it Right, the Bitches Own It

    Once again I found myself writing a Metal Monday column on a plane with a glass of whiskey. I'm headed to Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, to see Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and about 30 other acts (stay tuned for that review next week). Most importantly, I'm sitting nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake This Weekend

    Happy Mother's Day weekend to all you moms out there! I hope the kiddos take you somewhere nice to eat and shower you with presents (and if they still need a little help figuring where to take you, send them the link to our Mother's Day Brunch/Dinner Roundup). My kids, a.k.a. my dogs, aren't the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Kim Kunasek's Winning Essay: Mom's Ultimate Comfort Food, Pfannkuchensuppe

    Earlier this week, we announced the winners of Just Like Mom's, Chow Bella's first Mother's Day essay contest. Today we present the winning essay by Kim Kunasek, about her mother, Emilie Charlotte Klaiber -- and Klaiber's recipe for "pancake soup." My mother has always been a life force. As a cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Happy Mother's Day: Here Are 10 Excellent Mother's Day Jams

    See also: Five Bands/Arists Your Mom Really Doesn't Want You Listening To All right, suckers -- this is it. Mother's Day is Sunday, and there you are, short on cash, unable to buy flowers, unable to take her out to dinner, utterly and completely unprepared to show fitting tribute to the woman who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Chilean MC Ana Tijoux Celebrates Women With Puente Arizona This Weekend

    Mother's Day is all about celebrating moms, motherhood and maternal bonds (to quote Wikipedia), but why do we stop there? What about celebrating all women? That's what the National Day Labor Organizing Network and human rights movement Puente Arizona is planning to do on Sunday, May 13, with the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Foolproof Mother's Day Breakfast: French Toast in Bed

    For Mother's Day, we wanted to give the doting partners a foolproof plan for what to prepare (with the help of the kids, of course) on Mother's Day morning while you're letting her sleep in. Just remember, it's the thought that counts and if you remember only one thing: You must let her sleep in. Y ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
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    May 9, 2012

    KUPD's John Holmberg Chats About MILFs, Naked Grandmas, and Mom Farts

    The Big Red Radio, known by its longtime call-letters 98 KUPD, is known for putting on big productions, like UFest, the End of Summer Scorcher, and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Concert events and heavy music are the station's bread and butter, but the unique and hilarious contests they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Five Bands/Arists Your Mom Really Doesn't Want You Listening To

    Mother's Day -- the day we set aside of reflect on what our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and other types of mothers have done for us over the years -- is on its way. They were there when we first smoked marijuana (though they weren't aware what we were up to) and they were there when we stumbl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Just Like Mom's: Congrats to the Winners of Chow Bella's Mother's Day Essay Contest

    From Jamaica to Panama, the entrants in Chow Bella's first-ever Mother's Day essay contest took us on a whirlwind tour of maternal culinary inspiration. And boy, are we hungry. Thanks to all who entered, and particularly to Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, who graciousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Mother's Day Brunch/Dinner Round Up 2012

    Sunday, May 13th is Mother's Day -- which means it's time to show Mom how much you love and adore her. Why not show her you care by taking her out to a nice brunch? Brunch a little too early for ya? That's cool, moms also love dinner! Here's a list of restaurants around town that will be rolli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Take Mom Out to Eat -- Free! Enter Our Mother's Day Essay Contest

    So, how's your mom's cooking? C'mon, be honest. This year, in honor of Mother's Day, Chow Bella really wants to know about your mother's skill with a skillet, whether she's a regular Julia Child or dinner always seem to go up in flames. So we're holding a good, old fashioned essay contest -- cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Arizona Biltmore Celebrates 82 Years of Afternoon Tea With, What Else, Afternoon Teas (And an Updated Menu)

    ​Since its opening in 1929, the Arizona Biltmore Resort, located in Phoenix near 24th Street and Camelback Road, has been carrying on the 200-year-old English pastime of afternoon tea. Now, in its 82nd year, the Arizona landmark is planning to delight tea freaks and the infusion-curious alike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Minute Mother's Day Brunch Roundup

    ​Hey there, fellow procrastinators. Something tells us you still haven't made brunch reservations. You probably wouldn't be here if you had. Lucky you, we decided to combine our previous Mother's Day Roundups into one GIANT roundup. A one-stop Mother's Day brunch extravaganza of sorts. We've even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Cupcake-Stuffed Strawberries: We Can All Go Home Now.

    Jasmin Fine​In honor of National Strawberry Month (wait, what, you didn't know?) and Mother's Day, Jasmin Fine of 1 Fine Cookie is sharing a recipe that she has kept top secret for years: cupcake-stuffed strawberries. They need to be eaten within a day. Shouldn't be a problem. That is all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Cooking With My Kid: Give Dad A Few Ideas for Mother's Day

    cookingwithmykid.comMaking churros. Pretty ambitious for the under-10 set.​Hoping for breakfast in bed on Mother's Day? Hoping for more than a bowl of Cheerio's?Leave Cooking With My Kid open on your computer -- and maybe Dad (or the kids) will get some ideas. It's a super-cute blog fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Mother's Day Freebies Roundup

    Relish​Everybody loves free stuff --- even your mother. Several Valley restaurants want to make mom feel extra special by throwing in a freebie or two with their brunches, lunches and dinners. We were thinking about keeping these freebies secret but then decided that would be mean. So here you are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Mother's Day Brunch Roundup Part 2

    ​ Didn't see anything that you liked yesterday, in our first roundup? That's cool, we have plenty more. Lots more. Like more then a dozen. We want you to know all your options but we'll make it quick. Ready? Here we go...Sapporo in Scottsdale will be open this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offerin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Five Kid-Friendly Metro Phoenix Restaurants

      ​ Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you're like us, you're still scrambling to find just the place to take mom for that special (and somehow especially stressful) day. But chances are, you take the kids out to eat year-round, and you encounter the pitfalls of fine dining with the under-12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Mother's Day Brunch Roundup Part 1

    ​ Just in case you haven't been paying attention, Mother's Day is Sunday. This Sunday. What does every mom love? Brunch. That means you had better get on the horn and book a table. We found several Valley dining establishments offering Mother's Day brunch, so we thought we'd be nice and share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Roaring Fork Starts Brunch This Sunday

    ​The thought of brunch with a Southwestern spin makes me wish it were Sunday already. This weekend, Roaring Fork gets its own weekly Sunday brunch rolling with a sprawling buffet by executive chef Bryan Hulihee.Along with stick-to-your-ribs morning classics like sticky buns (pictured above -- I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    10 Drinks for Dad this Father's Day

    David Boyle​ We all know what to get Mom for Mother's Day. Flowers, Chocolate, probably a card to let her know how special she is. But what do you get Dad for Father's Day? A tie? New power tools? Maybe some, err, socks? (Actually, we have some really classy ideas over on our sister blog, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies : Monday Night Martha

    ​This week was busy. The proof? The kitchen floor needs cleaning and there is a pile of unfolded laundry on the couch. For Mother's Day Martha was recommending Heart Shaped Egg in the Hole and Chocolate Peppermint Tarts with Currants and Berries. Is this woman for real? We need to make somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    RnR Breakfast Deal, Bottomless Mimosas and Foodie Exchange in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Scottsdale Restaurant RnR wants you to start your day off right with the most important meal of the day --- breakfast. For the entire month of May, 7 days a week from 7:30  till 10 a.m. you can experience any of ... More >>

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