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    September 19, 2014

    Two Arizona Restaurants Make OpenTable's List of Best Restaurants for Foodies This Year

    Earlier this week OpenTable released an updated list of Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America and this time only two Arizona restaurants made the cut. That's down from the five recognized by OpenTable last year. The list, which is compiled by "analyzing more than five million reviews of m ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Cowboy Ciao to Host Alumni Dinner With Chefs Including Kantak, Osso, Fukuda, and More

    Bernie Kantak. Gio Osso. Nobuo Fukuda. Tracy Dempsey. Keenan Bosworth. What do all these chefs have in common beside being some of the best-known names in town? Believe it or not, they all passed through the kitchen at Peter Kasperski's Cowboy Ciao restaurant. There are few places in town that hav ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    September 10, 2013

    Top 10 Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week, September 2013

    In just a handful of days, Arizona Restaurant Week, the twice-a-year event put on by the Arizona Restaurant Association, will be in full swing. And this year, the nine-day fall celebration, which runs from Saturday, September 21, to Sunday, September 29, is expected to include over 150 restaurants o ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    "Night With Nobuo" Omakase Dinner Last Night at Roka Akor in Scottsdale (VIDEO)

    Last night at Roka Akor in Scottsdale, James Bread Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda and Roka Akor Executive Chef German Sega prepared an omakase dinner for guests on the restaurant's impressive robata grill.

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    June 24, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda on What He Misses About Japan and the Difference Between a Japanese and an American Chef

    Nobuo Fukuda Nobuo at Teeter House 622 East Adams Street, Phoenix 602-254-0600 See also: -- Tastemaker #59: Nobuo Fukuda -- 13 Favorite Cold Dishes in Metro Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Nobuo Fukuda, chef-owner of Nobuo at Teeter House in Heritage Square in do ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Nobuo Fukuda Teaming Up with Roka Akor's Chef, German Sega, for One-Night Omakase Event

    Trusting diners who love grilled Japanese cuisine have a new event to look forward to this summer and that's the one-night event that will bring Chef Nobuo Fukuda to Scottsdale's Roka Akor to collaborate with its new executive chef, German Sega. See also: - Robatayaki Dinner at Roka Akor in Scott ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape Was a Hot Hit; Celeb Chefs Informed and Entertained

    Channel 8 hosted its first-ever Check, Please! Arizona Festival at CityScape on Sunday and despite the ridiculous temperatures (100 degrees, but it felt hotter), everybody seemed to have a good time. See also: -- Chef Kevin Binkley a Finalist for James Beard Award -- Chris Bianco Opens Full-Blown P ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Your Cheat Sheet to This Sunday's Check, Please! Arizona Food Festival at CityScape

    Check, please? Yes, please. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at downtown's CityScape, Check, Please! Arizona, KAET Channel 8's restaurant-review series hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef Robert McGrath, will take its show on the road by hosting its very own food festival. See also: - ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    15 Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Visit During Spring Training 2013

    Spring Training is almost upon us, which means winter is officially over and it's time to break out the shorts. This right here is the weather we Phoenicians live for, the reason we endure five hellish months of summer and severe cases of cabin fever . . . just for the few all-too-brief months of ba ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Nobuo at Teeter House Holds Six-Course Dinner with Shochu Pairing

    Gin is in and rye is fly, but American cocktail enthusiasts are beginning to pay attention to lesser known spirits produced in other countries as well -- say, Peru's pisco, Brazil's cachaca and Japan's shochu. Although shochu, a clear spirit many people compare to vodka, has been popular in Japan fo ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Japanese Street Food this Saturday at Nobuo at Teeter House

    This Saturday, October 13th, Nobuo at Teeter House will be celebrating its two year anniversary with a Japanese House Party featuring street fair style eating in the restaurant and out on the front patio. See Also: 59: Nobuo Fukuda 18 Fall Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix Nobuo Fukuda will be servi ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    5: Stephen Jones

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 8, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Pork Belly and Chawanmushi for Bento Box Brunch at Nobuo at Teeter House

    Welcome to Brunched, where Chow Bella samples local restaurants' offerings for our favorite meal. Hey, you get to sleep in and eat breakfast -- what's not to like? See also: Clove-Scented Ham and Baked Pancakes at Wy-Knot Cafe See also: Frescas and Pozole at Distrito What: Nobuo at Teeter House Wh ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Soft-Shell Crab Done Right at Quiessence, Teeter House and Binkley's

    It's soft-shell crab season now until the end of summer, which means we're going to be seeing lots of it on local menus -- usually served lightly battered and deep-fried, always eaten whole. The good news? No futzing around with crab-crackers. The bad news? Having to eat those beady little eyes. ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    95: Eric Schaefer

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Nobuo Will Offer Omakase-Style Bento Brunch!

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda, the James Beard winning proprietor of Nobuo at Teeter House, is poised to serve what will probably be the classiest bento boxes the Valley has ever seen. An email sent last week promises a $50 Sunday brunch, starting April 15, featuring "Omakase-style bento boxes" and a compliment ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Top Five Japanese Restaurants in Phoenix

    Jamie PeacheyCherryblossom Noodle Cafe.​When many people think about Japanese food they immediately snap their fingers and say, "Oh! You mean like sushi?" They are not wrong of course, but Japanese culinary traditions stretch far beyond raw fish on rice. Luckily for us the Valley is home to so ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Nobuo Chef Fukuda Joins Chef Jason Alford for Omakase Experience at Roka Akor

    Fans of omakase, the expression used at sushi restaurants to leave the menu to the chef, have an opportunity to treat themselves to an early holiday gift thanks to a unique event at Roka Akor in Scottsdale. On Monday, December 12, Roka Akor will bring together chef Nobuo Fukuda, James Beard Award-w ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Nobuo at Teeter House: One-Night Only, 5-Course Tasting Dinner, Sea Saw Style, on Thursday, May 26

    ​Give the people what they want. That seems to be the response from chef Nobuo Fukuda of Nobuo at Teeter House. When fans kept asking for a night of tasting (a la Sea Saw, the now-defunct Japanese tapas bar that earned Fukuda a James Beard Award in 2007), he obliged, with a one-night-only, 5-c ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    What's up with all the contests lately? Last week, the big news was all the Arizonans on the semifinalist list for James Beard Awards. Also, Noca's Chris Curtiss landed in Food Wine's chef popularity contest, which the public can vote on. Now, round three in the competition department: the Ar ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    AZ Represent! Locals on Beard Semifinalist List

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda, who won the James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award in 2007, is up for Best New Restaurant for 2011.​The highly anticipated semifinalist list for the annual James Beard Awards is out today, and some of the state's best and brightest chefs and restaurateurs have made the cut ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Ready for the Return of Welcome Diner?

    ​While 2009 was an interesting year for Welcome Diner -- the pint-sized restaurant hosted First Friday events, served as a testing ground for chef Nobuo Fukuda's izakaya cooking, and was unfortunately struck by a car -- 2010 has been completely quiet. But now owner Sloane McFarland is ready ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Make Your Omakase Reso at Nobuo at Teeter House

    ​Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda is gearing up to start omakase dinners at his Heritage Square eatery, Nobuo at Teeter House, in two weeks. For the uninitiated, omakase is a chef's choice tasting menu. At his now-defunct Old Town spot, Sea Saw, Fukuda made a name for himself with creativ ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    22: Hirame Carpaccio at Nobuo at Teeter House

    ​Hungry yet?We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular orderLeave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section.Visit o ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    Nobuo at Teeter House Launches Happy Hour

    ​Haven't been to new Nobuo at Teeter House yet? Don't wait. My review on chef Nobuo Fukuda's Heritage Square restaurant will be in this week's issue (which goes online later today), but here's a new tidbit that didn't come in before press time: They've just started a happy hour. From 5:30 to ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Nobuo at Teeter House Starts Dinner Service

    You asked for it, foodniks. Nobuo at Teeter House is finally launching its dinner service, starting tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. Chef Nobuo Fukuda's highly anticipated downtown izakaya had its lunch-only soft opening last month. While Fukuda's previous restaurant was a temple to cutting-edg ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Brings the Izakaya to Phoenix with Nobuo at Teeter House

    Jonathan McNamaraThe heart of Nobuo at Teeter House.​"Drinking is very important, but you want something to nibble on," says James Beard award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda.This is the concept of an izakaya, a cultural commonplace in Japan that, with the exception of Fukuda's new place, Nobuo at Teete ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Nobuo at Teeter House Update: Lunch Menu

    Here it is, folks: the lunch menu for chef Nobuo Fukuda's new restaurant opening tomorrow, Nobuo at Teeter House. If you attended the final nights of Sea Saw or any of the chef's special dinners last summer at Welcome Diner, dishes like steam pork belly buns, okonomiyaki, and soft-shell crab sandwic ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Set to Open New Spot Next Week

    ​Chef Nobuo Fukuda's new restaurant, Nobuo at Teeter House, is undoubtedly the most anticipated opening of the past year. When his last eatery, Sea Saw, went out with a bang and a whole lot of hamachi last June, fans of the James Beard Award winner's stunning modern Japanese cuisi ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    MF Tasty Comes to Welcome Diner

    ​Hot on the heels of the second sold-out MF Tasty secret supper, I just got word that MF Tasty creator Eric Gitenstein (who's the chef at the fabulous Lola Tapas) will be doing a special lunch at Welcome Diner on Monday, May 3, followed by another by-reservation dinner that night.I'll have a ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Officially Planning Downtown Izakaya

    ​He just signed the lease today. After about three and a half months of negotiations with the City of Phoenix and the city's Historical Preservation Office, chef Nobuo Fukuda is officially planning to open a new restaurant, Nobuo at Teeter House, this June or July. The location, across fro ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 10, 2009

    Laudig in Japan: Izakaya Feast at Yamadaya

    ​I've been going to Japan every year for quite a while now, but I never get tired of a plate of sashimi this gorgeous. This was just the first of many courses at the fabulous Yamadaya, an izakaya near the famous Tsukiji fish market that chef Nobuo Fukuda had recommended to me last year. They were ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Why Don't You Start a Food Truck Business?

    Food trucks have quite the buzz these days, especially the Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go trucks in Los Angeles. Rabid fans follow the biz on Twitter and get tweets on where to find Korean shortrib tacos at any given moment. While chowing down on some of Nobuo Fukuda's badass pork belly buns at his one-off e ... More >>

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    August 2, 2009

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda Brings Japanese Treats to Welcome Diner

    ​This really puts the "welcome" in Welcome Diner. James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda is testing out dishes for his in-the-works restaurant this coming Saturday (August 8) at Welcome Diner (924 E. Roosevelt). It's the second such night he's hosted since closing Sea Saw in early ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Last Night's Sea Saw Finale

    Chef Nobuo Fukuda treated his fans and regulars to a final feast at Sea Saw.Fans of chef Nobuo Fukuda and his sophisticated contemporary Japanese cooking were treated to an all-you-can-eat splurge this past weekend, with a two-night cocktail party-style dinner at Sea Saw. It was the restauran ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Party at Sea Saw This Weekend

    Since I reported the upcoming closure of Sea Saw -- this Sunday is its last night of service -- the restaurant's been deluged with people wanting to come in before it's too late. So to give everyone a chance to say farewell (until chef Nobuo Fukuda's next venture, that is), they're opening their doo ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Sea Saw's Nobuo Fukuda Teams Up With NOCA

    Sea Saw chef Nobuo Fukuda's cutting-edge sashimi creations and luxurious omakase dinners have earned him not only legions of devotees, but a prestigious James Beard "Best Chef: Southwest" award. And since the opening of NOCA last August, chef Chris Curtiss has gained a cult following for h ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    It's Official: Sea Saw is Closing

    James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda is closing Sea Saw, his seven-year-old Stetson Drive eatery, to focus on a new project. Sunday, June 7, will be the last night of service. It's truly the end of an era in the Valley culinary scene, but also the beginning of a new one -- which Fukuda ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Sea Saw: End of an Era?

    In a thriving economy, we'd call Scottsdale restaurateur Peter Kasperski's grand plans to expand one of his eateries (Sea Saw) and open three brand-new ones (Mexican Standoff, Shell Shock, Confection) "ambitious." Reeeally ambitious. These days, as the SouthBridge spaces for his unopened businesses ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    March 21, 2008

    Restaurant developments at SouthBridge

    For awhile there, it started to look like we were going to choke on all the new restaurant openings in Scottsdale. To be sure, a ton of 'em have already opened (as you already know if you even occasionally read Chow Bella!), and plenty more are coming down the pipeline. But while originally it loo ... More >>

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    March 10, 2008

    Did you see the April issue of Food Wine?

    It landed in my mailbox on Saturday, but I'm not sure if it's on newsstands yet. Anyway, it includes a great feature on Scottsdale restaurateur Peter Kasperski and his creative approach to wine pairings at Cowboy Ciao, Sea Saw, Kazimierz, Digestif, and the as-yet-unopened Mexican Standoff and Shell ... More >>

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    May 8, 2007

    Congrats to Sea Saw's Chef Nobuo Fukuda!

    Courtesy of the James Beard Foundation Cheers to the winner: Chef Nobuo Fukuda savors the sweet taste of victory. Yeah, Arizona messed with Texas -- where all of this year's other James Beard "Best Chef -- Southwest" nominees are from -- and came out ahead. At last night's 2007 James Bear ... More >>

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    March 19, 2007

    James Beard Foundation award nominees in AZ

    Arizona representin', yo: Our corner of the culinary universe just got a few tips of the hat from the granddaddy of foodie organizations, the James Beard Foundation. Barbara Yost from the Republic -- who wrote a behind-the-scenes feature on Olive & Ivy -- is among the final three contenders for ... More >>

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