What's so great about micro greens? Well, they are good for you. But our favorite thing is that they're super easy to grow, offering instant gardner's gratification for green and black thumbs alike.
- All Your Phoenix Fall Gardening Questions Answered by Tomato Pro Suzanne Vilardi
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Nicole WhittingtonSteamed buns. A tasty addition to any table tasting of dim sum.
We say table tasting because these bite-sized portions of Chinese-styled dumplings are best ordered family style--which allows for much more variety.
With choices ranging from steamed buns and dumplings to ... More >>
Courtesy of Justin EatsA common misconception seems to be that delcious -- as in, James Beard-award winning delicious -- food will never be reasonably priced.
Not true, and we've got proof!
For this week's $10 lunch, we enjoyed the charming digs of the Teeter House at Heritage S ... More >>
Tedd RoundyWe searched the city high and low for one of our all time favorite breakfast dishes, the monte cristo. Yes, sandwiches really do cover the gambit of breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner; and here is proof.
Enter our battle of the dishes. Morning Glory Cafe in South Phoenix vers ... More >>
Lunch under $10 at Fuego Bistro? Is that even possible?
Why yes, yes it is.
With only seven tables and five bar stools inside, the place gets packed fast. Although almost every table was full on our recent visit, the atmosphere felt calm. Maybe it was the warmth of the servers, the dim lighting, ... More >>
Summer is on its way out yet the sunshine is still plentiful. Sounds like perfect timing for a barbecue to us. Would you agree?
Just think. Pulled pork. Slowly cooked and slowly smoked over a low heat for hours until the meat is tender enough to softly pull apart. Are you in or are you in?!
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Tedd RoundyWho doesn't love seafood in the summer? Especially if you have a summer love to share it with.
We're pretty sure that same thought crossed the minds of Peruvians when they started serving up Jalea (a seafood platter commonly meant to serve two).
There are several Peruvian plac ... More >>
We ate a spring roll. A summer roll. A fresh roll and a salad roll.
Kinda sounds like a verse to a Vietnamese version of Tubthumping by Chumbawamba.
Luckily for us all, those are just the many guises of fresh herbs, lettuce, and shrimp (or pork or beef) wrapped in rice paper. Any name you giv ... More >>
Nicole WhittingtonRosé gives a perception of sweetness, but its cotton candy color can be deceiving.
Beckett's Table just added an additional section to their wine list featuring all rosé wines, most of which are Provençal in style. This dryer style, characteristic of the Southern Franc ... More >>
James Waldron Whether you're more familiar with the Croque Monsieur or its counterpart, Croque Madame (which is basically a Croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top), you're most likely no stranger to the buttery, gruyere cheese and ham goodness of this treat.
As of late, we've been on the hunt ... More >>
Photos by Kholood Eid and Nicole Whittington Composition by James WaldronGluten free: yet another trend in the food world.
Sure, labeling can be helpful, but do we really need to mark packages of meat as gluten free? I don't know. Maybe we do. Deciphering between all the gluten-free, local ... More >>
Nicole Whittington and James WaldronWhen I went up to the Verde Valley to bottle wine with winemakers Eric Glomski, Tim White and Sam Pillsubry, I kept hearing that "wine making isn't as romantic as everyone thinks."
Maybe the guys were afraid that I would find the monotonous assembly of bottl ... 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 >>
Nicole WhittingtonTartare sounds like something you say while holding out your pinky and sipping tea at noon, but it refers to finely chopped raw meat or fish. Mmmm, yeah, raw.
Tuna tartare is a lighter take on the European version of beef tartare, and perfect for light summer eats. Which ... More >>
What to do with these leftover pita?What the fattoush is a fattoush salad?!
In the simplest of terms, traditionally it's a salad made to utilize pita bread that is going stale. It doesn't sound so appetizing in those words, but that's why the pita bread for the fattou ... More >>
Bust out your best pick-up line. It's time to pick up a chick and head to the movies.
Okay, cheesy lines (and trailer) aside, Desert Urban Gardens is presenting the film Mad City Chickens this Monday, May 16th at Filmbar. Show time is 8 pm with limited seating, but an early arrival is not a bad ... More >>
GROWopBurrowed in the corner of the GROWop Collective's burgeoning community garden on the corner of 6th street and Garfield is a hand-built cob oven, perfectly sized for mini pizzas.
This Third Friday, the GROWop will be making pizzas topped with veggies straight from their garden for art-goers ... More >>