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