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New Year's

  • News

    February 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    6 Ways to Pair Girl Scout Cookies with Metro Phoenix Craft Beer

    There's a reason the majority of New Year's resolutions to finally start eating right only last about a month: Girl Scout cookies. Once those cute little be-sashed monsters start peddling their boxes of high-calorie deliciousness, it's game over. But we here at Chow Bella buy into the "in for a penn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    James Porter of Petite Maison in Scottsdale on Phoenix as a Food Town and What He's Got Coming on the Horizon

    This is part two of our interview with chef James Porter of Petite Maison in Scottsdale. The restaurant underwent substantial changes two months ago, when Porter and his wife, Wendy, announced they'd be switching up the menu and décor to reflect more modern French sensibilities. On Monday, we chatt ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Sweets by 5ftLatina's Kathryn James: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. Like may people out there, Kathryn James is all about New Year's re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The P. Joseph Project's Patrick Boll and Jason Raducha: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth-annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. It takes some real cojones to quit your day job and start a pop-up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Scott Gesser Brings "Delightfully Offensive Acoustic Standup" to Soul Invictus This Weekend with I'll Be Your Beard

    We had to begin our first 2013 conversation with comic singer/songwriter Scott Gesser by following up on his New Year's resolution for 2012. So did he, as he vowed from Soul Invictus' stage in November 2011, get more pussy in the new year? "Probably about the same amount," Gesser tells Up on the Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    AndyTalk: Spaghetti Squash ... It's Comfort Food, It's Healthy, and It's Procrastinator-Friendly

    It's 5 P.M., I just got back from and out-of-town wedding, I'm hungry, and the only thing I know for sure is that I'm staying home. I have a spaghetti squash on my counter, and some cherry tomatoes that I put in the refrigerator before I left for the wedding. I know that tomatoes ought not be refr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Chow Bella's 5 Favorite Food and Drink Apps

    If you're like us, you have a smart phone...a smart phone that is being highly under-utilized, subjected to menial tasks when it could really be tackling complex algorithms or at the very least launching virtual birds out of a slingshot. Which is why we at Chow Bella have decided to start using ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 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: - AndyTalk: Five Easy New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You a Better Cook - Street Eats Food Truck Festival Is Set for January 12 and 13 at Salt River Fields Mixology 101 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Salad in a Jar: Detox for the New Year

    If you want to know what time of year it is, or what's trendy in the food and craft world, Pinterest is your place. I'm not very fond of trying to keep up with the latest fads, but there are a few trends that I can get behind. Possibly my favorite trendy item is the Mason jar. I don't care what anyb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    "Run for Wine" in 2013

    You might think running and fine food and wine don't mix. You think "runners" typically survive on power bars and coconut water, right? Well, apparently the owners of FnB, Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic, are both active (if you follow Milic on social media you know all about his running habits) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve

    The world didn't end on December 21, giving us even more reason to celebrate our asses off on December 31 as we ring in the New Year. Some New Year's celebrations feel lackluster, but this one is gearing up to be a celebration you won't want to miss. If you still don't know where you're drinking and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    7 Restaurants Serving Brunch and Bloody Marys on New Year's Day

    If you're one of the few who won't wind up with a massive hangover courtesy of New Year's Eve -- or if you're the type to be in bed before midnight regardless of the occasion -- celebrate the New Year with a delectable restaurant brunch. You can keep the party going from 2012 to 2013, or sleep in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    AndyTalk: Almond Tart is a Sweet New Year's Dessert

    See Also: AndyTalk: The Surprising Lesson In Olive Oil Cake Even more than hors d'oeuvre, a New Year's party needs dessert. Ringing in the New Year with something sweet symbolizes the wish for a sweet year ahead. Besides, if you're celebrating late into the evening a little sugar rush never hurts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Blasters vs. X: It's L.A. Circa '80 For The Yuletide Season

    It's peculiarly fitting that these two punk trailblazers should arrive in town on the same night, because they've been inextricably bound together for more than 35 years since the beginnings of Los Angeles' punk underground. For one thing, they've endured, even though (or perhaps because) their me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Songs for the Year of the Dragon

    Bummed that yet another New Year's celebration has passed? Don't fret, you can continue partying, because today is the Chinese New Year. So happy Year of the Dragon, everyone. And you don't have to be Chinese to celebrate. After all, Chinese New Year is focused on good food, good luck, and fireworks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Failed Resolutions: Some of Robrt Pela's Favorite Memoirs are Total Busts

    ​In this week's issue of New Times, you'll see our annual Resolution Guide. This year: a collection of writers and contributors resolved to love their city. Some failed and succeeded (read Snapshots of a City, and New-Found Love for a Hometown), and others found reasons to love Phoenix because of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Angela Hardison's Bean and Corn Salsa and a Pink Grapefruit Poundcake Recipe by Shelley Sikora

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Angela Hardison​This week we have two recipes. One is nice and one is naughty. First, Angela Hardison's healthful snack that's brimming with good food choices that's as easy as stirring up a few ingredients in a bowl. After that, a twist on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Cycle: A Group Ride Down Central Avenue's New Bike Lanes

    ​Phoenix residents aren't the only ones to take on a diet as a New Year's resolution. Central Avenue near one of the city's busiest intersections is also going on a "road diet."The City of Phoenix is creating buffered bike lanes along Central between Camelback Road and Bethany Home Road, reducing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    New Year's Eve at Crescent Ballroom, Scottsdale Clubs, and The Compound Over the Weekend

    Welcome to 2012. Now that you've recovered from your hangover, check out some of the First Night craziness and more around the Valley.Photo by Melissa FossumNew Year's Eve Pahtay at Crescent Ballroom​Selecting the right spot to welcome the New Year can be a challenge since most bars are loud, pack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2011

    Cheers to a New Year from Chow Bella

    Phantom Cocktails from Ty Migota on Vimeo. Nice to see you here! We're out popping corks, setting off fireworks and lining up some fabulous content for Chow Bella, the 2012 edition. Wishing you and yours a happy, safe New Year's celebration. See you next year. Follow Chow Bella on Facebook&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    What Your New Year's Eve Songs Say About You

    See also: Five Songs to Ring in the New Year Ring in the New Year With These Local Shows: Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, Love Me Nots, Sugar Thieves, Futurekind Phoenix New Times New Year's Eve Guide Well, it's that time. Another year has come to a close. 2011 was weird, right? Kind of exciting, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Crepes Suzette at Cibo for New Year's Eve

    This New Year's Eve, reserve a table at Cibo in downtown Phoenix to enjoy simple-yet-amazing Crepes Suzette in the restaurant's romantic garden dining area. After all, dessert that's plied with liquor and set on fire just screams New Year's Eve.

  • Culture

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Five Musical New Years Resolutions (You Might Actually Keep)

    Some sort of famous bassist...​"This year is going to be different." That's what you told yourself last year, isn't it? Well, just because you have the desire and will to make a New Year's Resolution doesn't mean you have the will to actually get it done. It's pretty easy to make Wishtown you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Incoming: Bush, Meat Puppets, Brian Setzer, Puscifer, Starfucker

    ​English rockers Bush, who have always had better luck in the US than in their own home country, are looking to further their success as they sweep through Phoenix in December.If you've been eagerly awaiting to hear grunge hits like "Glycerine" and yearning to enviously stare at Gavin Rossdale whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Stars Performed For Qaddafi's Family

    ​Usher, Mariah Carey and Beyonce are among some of the artists that have been performing for the family of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to Rolling Stone.Qaddafi's sons Muatassim and Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi hired the afformentioned artists for their consecutive New Year's parties. M ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Cheater Donuts

    Illustration by Cyndi Coon​Have you given up on your New Year's resolutions yet? Let us help you get there a little quicker by making some cheater donuts. This way you can enjoy the crispy fried taste without the risk of being caught in a donut shop by your friends that you made the resoluti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Taco the Town: Caldo de Res at Pitic

    Erica O'Neil A steaming hot bowl of caldo de res from Pitic in South Phoenix. In a town where the chimichanga is king, we stuff our faces with Meximerican fare, forgetting what a bevy awaits us -- if we only look. Really hard. Consider Taco the Town your passport to the stranger (a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" - The Most Unintentionally Pathetic Song of All Time?

    Bob Seger: A Pathetic Bastard.​It's the fourth day of 2011, which means many of you are probably close to giving up your New Year's resolution.Need a little inspiration? A few good reasons to buckle down, hit the gym, stick to your principles and/or work harder?Give Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" a lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Ringing in the New Year Over the Weekend

    ​New Year's Eve in Scottsdale Scottsdale's Old Town was celebration central as New Year's revelers flocked to the White House, Axis-Radius, The Firehouse, and various other nightspots to fete Auld Lang Syne...see photos ​Epic Red Cup Massive Psycho Circus The freaks and geeks of Warsaw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Encore, Encore! New Year's Eve Ideas, Back By Popular Demand

    flickr.com/photos/zpeckler/​There's nothing wrong with pouring a little extra rum in your eggnog. But apparently the festivities of Christmas have left us all with fuzzy memories about what to do for New Year's Eve. There's a lot going on at Valley restaurants, and thankfully, Chow Bella c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    A Very Foxy New Year's Eve and Gingerbread Men in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.whatmegansmaking.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Foxy New Year's EveThe Fox Concepts family of restaurants wants you to celebrate at one of their houses this New Year's Eve. Make plans to visit one of these six restaurants to rin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Meghan Olesen, What Are You Baking?

    courtesy of Meghan Olesen​Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Jennifer Woods, What Are You Baking?

    courtesy of Jennifer Woods   Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Christopher's Wine Dinner, Holiday Cooking Classes and Apple Strudel Pie In Today's Eater's Digest

    FatFree Vegan Kitchen​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?King Estate Wine DinnerTell that special someone that a date night is in order, grab your favorite foodie or your wine snob buddy for Christopher's Wine Dinner featuring Oregon's King Esta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Kimberly Blaess, What Are You Baking?

    Photo courtesy of Kim Blaess​Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Eytan Zias, What Are You Baking?

    Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're consideringfiring it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are YouEating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on JackalopeRanch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you "What Are YouBaking?" Complete with a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Rachel Bess, What Are You Baking?

    courtesy of Rachel Bess   Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be asking, "Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chelsea Brown, What Are You Baking?

    Photo courtesy of Chelsea Brown​Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating?" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Kim Porter and Ben Kaplan, What Are You Baking?

    ​Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be bringing you "What Are You Baking?" Comple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Eastside Records to Close By Year's End

    Benjamin LeathermanR.I.P. Eastside Records 1987-2010​There's something of an unwritten law here in the Valley that dictates the following: Anything remotely cool will eventually either die or start to suck. Don't believe me? Try tuning into KUKQ on your car radio while heading over to the Mason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Barry Wong, Candidate for Corporation Commission, Totally Cool With Jimmy Wayne Stealing his Identity

    The real Barry Wong​Since our story yesterday about country music star Jimmy Wayne using the name of a candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission as a stage name while he sabotaged a Brooks & Dunn song during karaoke night at a Show Low bar, that candidate contacted us to say he's coo ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Hump-Night Ho-Down

    The Naomi Watts and Kreme Kong of the PHX hit the PV for Wednesday night's TeeRoy and Donkey Show

  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Chile Reception

    Carey Sweet tries her best to find something wrong with Barrio Café.

  • Dining

    December 29, 1993
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