Nancy Oakes

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Aaron Chamberlin Dishes on (Not) Being a Celebrity Chef and the Hype Around St. Francis When It Opened

    Aaron Chamberlin St. Francis 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-200-8111 See also: -- Update: Aaron Chamberlin Hopes to Open Cafe in Former Urban Grocery Space By Early Next Year This is part one of my interview with Aaron Chamberlin, chef-owner of St. Francis Restaurant. Come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Alex Padilla of Taberna, Part Two

    Keyon Fareghi​Yesterday we spoke with Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana and today our conversation continues... Honduran-born Padilla is notably health-conscious -- nothing on Taberna's menu is smothered in cheese and rice and beans are not automatic. Padilla tells us he is ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana

    Keyon Fareghi​Chef Alex Padilla may be new to the Valley, but not to the kitchen; he's currently donning his apron at Taberna Mexicana in Scottsdale. Padilla recently moved here from Houston, where he was raised, to open Ninfa's Mexican Kitchen, in Glendale, and now Taberna (in Sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Taberna Mexicana Now Open in Scottsdale

    ​Taberna Mexicana, a new upscale Mexican eatery from Legacy Restaurant Group (the folks behind Houston-based Ninfa's, which has a location in Glendale), just opened its doors a week ago in the former Roy's location at the Scottsdale Seville (7001 N. Scottsdale Rd.). Execu ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 22, 2009