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    October 20, 2014

    7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    Another great week for music. You have it good this month, Phoenix. Check out our picks for the best shows here, and browse our comprehensive concert listings for a giant list of musical options.

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    July 4, 2014

    How to Assemble the Perfect Cheese Plate

    I fell in love with cheese at my first job out of culinary school. In many restaurants, the pastry department is responsible for cheese plates, and Bouchon was no different. The first time I placed Humboldt Fog in my mouth, my world expanded. A whole new world of flavors and textures lay before me, ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    American Hustle

    They were known as Lord and Lady, the yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple. Nobody suspected they were actually on welfare

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    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix In May

    See also: Top 10 Metro Phoenix Metal Vocalists. Now more than ever, there is lot of metal -- from comedy to thrash to black to grindcore -- getting slung in and around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and touring acts alike. That's why we have compiled a monthly list of the 10 ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    The Best Concerts I Saw in Arizona in 2013

    I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    10 New Times Cover Stories You Should Have Read This Year

    In case you've missed any of the New Times cover stories this year, we've got 10 that you definitely should read.Sorry to the munchies and music departments, but this is the news blog, so our picks are news-related, naturally.

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    December 3, 2013

    50 Awesome Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your lists -- no matter who they are. Here (divided by category for your convenience) are our 50 favorite gifts this holida ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes on the Evolution of Southwest Cuisine

    This week, we're chatting with Meagan Micozzi. You might be more familiar with her blogging pseudonym, Scarletta Bakes. The Scottsdale-based food blogger has been sharing her culinary adventures online for several years and just released her first cookbook, The New Southwest, which she describes as ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    5 Gifts for the Home Gardener

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the home gardener.

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    November 19, 2013

    Butterball Announces Shortage of Fresh Turkeys -- Just in Time for Thanksgiving

    Forget your strategy of waiting till the last minute to pick up your fresh turkey from the grocery store, because Butterball, the top producer of Thanksgiving turkeys in the country, has announced a nationwide shortage of its large, fresh birds this year. According to New England grocery chain Big Y ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Goose Island Lolita and Her Sour Sisters

    Beer: Lolita Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co. Style: American Wild Ale ABV: 9 percent "We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless." ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Eloquent, no? It's not often I get to quote literature in this spa ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    September 16, 2013

    Six Hollywood Stars Who Are Undercover Metal Heads

    When it comes to Hollywood, metalheads are usually portrayed in a... not so flattering light. We're the drunks and stoners, braindead from too much head-banging, clad in grimy vintage band t-shirts and greasy hair. Well, that may be so. But who is Hollywood to judge? I'd take our stereotype over t ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    11 Fourth of July Specials at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Don't feel like doing the grilling this July 4th? Get a healthy buzz of all-American pride by supporting a local business. One of these 11 metro Phoenix establishments will be happy to help you put together the perfect feast of food and beer. A couple of restaurants offer a spectacular view of firew ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Jason Anderson: "Someone Described Me As 'The Andrew WK of Folk Music'"

    I feel like a typical singer-songwriter set involves opening with two or three high energy numbers before mellowing out a little bit, so as to not over-exert oneself or the audience. This isn't exactly Jason Anderson's pace. Watching him is like witnessing an indie Bruce Springsteen whose speed is a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Rob Zombie: Lords of Salem Is My Last Horror Film "for a Really Long Time"

    Rob Zombie is now a force to be reckoned with in the world of heavy metal and cinema, and his footing is only growing stronger. Starting with White Zombie and solo albums like Hellbilly Deluxe and Educated Horses and continuing with his decade as a film director and screenwriter, Rob Zombie has thri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Dwayne Allen of Rum Bar Gives a Tasty Tutorial on Rum

    If you've ever been inclined to dismiss rum as a legitimate spirit because of slushy vats of hot pink strawberry daiquiris, flaming tiki drinks or frat boys chugging Bacardi and Coke, hang on one little minute. Dwayne Allen, who co-owns The Breadfruit and Rum Bar with his partner Danielle Leoni, is ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    8 Best Neighborhood Mexican Restaurants: Best of Phoenix 2012

    We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoen ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Winnona Herr Makes Butterscotch Bananas Foster Pudding

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Sam Adams Thirteenth Hour

    Beer: Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Brewery: Boston Brewing Co. Style: Belgian-style stout ABV: 9 percent See also: Four Peaks Up 'N' Runnin' See also: Odell DeConstruction I like to think I'm pretty advanced, from an evolutionary standpoint. I went to college; I can string sentences together fair ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 9, 2012
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    June 28, 2012
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    June 7, 2012
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    June 7, 2012
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    June 5, 2012

    Stephen Steinbrink Leaves Arizona With a Pop Record About Arizona

    Like nearly everyone in Phoenix, songwriter Stephen Steinbrink (you may recognize his project name French Quarter as well) has a love/hate relationship with the city. It's easy to love the pockets of true community, the DIY art-spaces, punk rock house shows, and the affordable, delicious Mexican foo ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Top Ten Hot Dogs in Greater Phoenix

    ​The connection between hot dogs and dogs, the lovable tongue-wagging pets, is thought to have come from newspaper cartoons by T.A. Dorgan around the 1900's, which portrayed talking frankfurters, also known as "dachshund sausages," because of their shape. No matter the origin of the name, hot ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Crambambull (a.k.a. Beernog) ​We talked a little bit last week about eggnog, but if you've spent more than 20 minutes at Chow Bella you know that I'm a beer guy. A good beer offers a bigger body and complementary flavors that will bring your nog to the next level. Plus, beernog has an alias that's super fun ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    DJ Fernandez of Tuck Shop

    ​We're back this week for Chef Talk with architect-turned-restaurateur DJ Fernandez of Tuck Shop in Central Phoenix. After attending architecture school in New Orleans and working for a firm in Phoenix, Fernandez was drawn into the restaurant business by a combination of passion for food an ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 29, 2011

    Chris Curtiss Talks About Why He Left Noca, What's Next, and Settles a Rumor

    ​On Sunday, a disturbance in the dining force was felt at Noca, the contemporary American restaurant in Central Phoenix, when it was reported that its executive chef, Chris Curtiss, was leaving. I had a chance to talk with Curtiss, the culinary whiz who was nominated this year for the Southwe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Our 10 Favorite Hot Dogs in Phoenix

    ​The snap of the casing, the juicy mystery meat, the seasonings -- thankfully, the mighty hot dog makes its home not just in ball parks and backyard barbecues, but at plenty of wiener stands across the Valley. With so many places to choose from and always a new hot dog to try, we at Chow Bell ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Top Authentic Celtic Punk Bands

    And don't let the talent and success of the Yanks fool you, some of the best Celtic punk outfits of the past and present still have their roots on the other side of the Atlantic. Here is a list of the top five groups that actually have members from the Emerald Isle (or at least close by).

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    June 8, 2011

    Lobster Tomalley and Roe at Market Price

    Flickr- daves cupboardOne cooked lobster will yield a ton of tomalley goodness.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Cretons: Pork Scrap Breakfast Spread

    Erica O'NeilToast, mustard and a tub of cretons makes for a hearty breakfast.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that do ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Landmine Marathon Signs with Prosthetic Records

    Well, that was fast! The day after Mike Meyer's feature on them ran in our print edition, local death metal band Landmine Marathon have announced they've signed with Prosthetic Records, home to critically lauded (by death-metal standards) acts such as Lamb of God, Gojira, and All That Remains. They' ... 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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