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    August 29, 2014

    Hostess' Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate, and Blue Raspberry Creme Twinkies: A Taste Test

    The Guilty Pleasure: Hostess' Summer of Twinkies flavored Twinkies Where to Get It: Walmart Price: $2.50 for a box of 10 What It Really Costs: Having irreversibly greasy fingers for the rest of the day Like so many others, I felt a little twinge of panic when Hostess announced it was going away fo ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" Taste Test: Mango Salsa, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Wasabi Ginger, and Cappuccino

    The Guilty Pleasure: Lay's Do Us a Flavor Contest Finalists Where to Get It: We found all four varieties at Target Price: Ranges from $3.79 to $3.79 per bag What It Really Costs: From what we can tell, no one will like all four flavors so you're going to have at least two unpleasant experiences whil ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House: Mill Avenue's Got A Second Candy Shop

    Congrats, Tempe! You've got your very own nut house now. Ok, we kid. But it is true that about a month ago downtown Tempe added a new candy and confection shop to the mix. (At least it's not another ice cream shop.) The new kid on the block is The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House, a second location of a ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Cat-Lovers Protest Outside Home of Accused Cat-Murderer

    If Scott Graham is responsible for all the missing cats in a Mesa neighborhood, then it's safe to say that he messed the wrong people's cats.Now that Graham was sentenced to house arrest in the case -- which involved the murders of up to 40 cats -- people are protesting outside his home.

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    July 10, 2013

    5 Things to Eat and Drink in Houston

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. Though Houston is better known as a business center than a t ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

    What sweet does a pastry chef crave in her non-sweet surround off-hours? Ice cream! Better yet, ice cream sandwiches. Housemade ice cream on freshly baked cookies is the ultimate summertime treat. There are a few ice cream mavens churning up the cold, creamy goods in the Valley, this battle between ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Tucker Woodbury Has Big Vig Plans -- Downtown, Flagstaff, and North Scottsdale -- Plus a Country Western Bar in Old Town

    Tucker Woodbury has been keeping himself mighty busy lately. He and his partner, Jim Riley, have been refurbishing the historic house at Fillmore and 4th Avenue most recently occupied by Local Breeze and slated to become The Fillmore Vig by the second week in July, if all goes well. See also: -- Th ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    10 Cool Things at the 2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo

    Okay. The expo was crowded, the lines were long, and people always seem to lose their sense of dignity when there are free samples of anything. But there was a lot to be happy about at the 2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo held over the weekend at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale. See also: - Ted' ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    10 Places in Metro Phoenix to Get Great Pancakes

    Despite our mother's best advice about breakfast, most of us give the all-important first meal of the day short shrift during the work week. We gulp down sugary cereal, grab a granola bar (which probably shouldn't be considered food, much less breakfast), or just settle for a few thousand cups of co ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    CLOSED: Ivy League Dogs in Goodyear

    West Valley residents have lost the place to score deep-fried franks as well as Oreos and Twinkies. Ivy League Dogs in Goodyear is shuttering. Opened in spring of 2010, Ivy League Dogs came courtesy of Derek Pyle, who named the place after his Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix pup and operated the hot dog ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    May I Now Present the Awards for the Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown

    The best thing about being the judge for the 2012 Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown is, well, being the judge for the 2012 Chow Bella Halloween Candy Showdown. Bring on the sugar rush, Baby. With the challenge being to whip up a dessert incorporating their favorite Halloween candy, my fellow scri ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Fantastic Corn Dogs, With a Side of Cooler Weather

    The Guilty Pleasure: Corn Dog (bacon-wrapped and double-fried if you dare). Where To Get It: Devil's Pantry, on Whiskey Row in Prescott. The Price: $3 small, $5 large, $2 extra for the bacon; cash only. What It Really Costs: Justification for a day trip to Prescott. Easy enough in summer. See Also: ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Carl's Jr. Field-Testing Ice Cream Burger, the Brrrger

    Have you ever polished off a $6 burger at Carl's Jr. and said to yourself, "By Jove, what I need now is another smaller burger made of ice cream"? Probably not, but the food scientists at Carl's Jr. certainly did and, by their will alone, have brought The Brrrger into existence. Building on the su ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Oreos Get Cameo-Rific

    Judith G. Klausner​Somerville, Massachusetts, artist Judith G. Klausner likes to play with her food. And unlike many of us, when she does, it's an art form. As part of her food art project, "From Scratch," where Victorian handicraft processes are used to transform packaged foods, Klausner car ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Cake Pops with Kathy Cano-Murillo

    ​Chow Bella's launching a new feature this week -- peeking behind the scenes and getting our hands dirty in the kitchens of some of our favorite chefs, foodies and Phoenix tastemakers.  In the kitchen with: Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka The Crafty Chica Making: cake pops Today our visit t ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Teabag Party: High Tea at The Phoenician vs. The Ritz

    Here at New Times, we're not exactly the tea-and-scones crowd. You're more likely to spot a tattoo or a death metal t-shirt than a frilly floral dress on one of our contributors -- and ninety percent of us have no clue which fork to use when or that Miss Manners strictly forbids twirl ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    A Guide to Groceries on the Cheap

    Heather HochA bundle of asparagus for 99 cents.​Nothing's better than finding an amazing deal on frequently purchased foodstuffs at the grocery store. But that thrifty thrill can be cheapened when you return the next week and notice that sale is no more. Luckily, there are several great discou ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Deep Fried Everything: Finding the Craziest Fair Food

    Heather Hoch The epicenter of fair eats has a delighful view of the ferris wheel.​The Arizona State Fair always seems to attract some rather eccentric food vendors. There are a few running themes in fair fare this year, though. First, if you can batter something like a corn dog, it can be d ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009


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    July 31, 2009

    Sweet Summer: Fro Yo

    It's too hot to cook, so just skip to dessert. That's our philosophy, anyway. Besides, most summertime desserts have the added benefit of being cold, and anything that helps beat the heat is a winner. This week we offer you a daily guide to the sweet treats of summer, from lo-cal to oh wow, and be ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    The Final Bad Xmas Pageant

    Sure, sure, everybody's been to the holiday pageants with the recreation of the nativity scene and the singing of the Christmas carols and the warm, fuzzy feelings that Christmas brings with it. But for those ready to hang themselves with a string of Christmas lights at the thought of being forced ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    April 24, 2008

    Marketplace of Ideas

    Author creates a secret society from shopping lists

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    November 29, 2007

    Mural, Mural on the Wall

    Paint and suffering

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    October 20, 2005

    Satan's Cheerleaders

    Our diabolical duo sets Sugar Daddy's ablaze for the first-ever Saints 'n' Sinners Ball

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    December 2, 2004

    Unholy Night

    "Mutated vaudeville" cuts through the tinsel

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    November 20, 2003

    Royal Treatment

    Playing Faire with the queen

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    July 24, 2003
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    June 5, 2003

    Rio Bravo

    Celebrity kid chef Rio Bowerman gets riled about school lunches and dull knives

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    May 22, 2003

    Where's the Beefcake?

    Adonis is M.I.A.

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    July 12, 2001

    Hangover and Out

    As odd as it sounds, Mickey's food isn't trailer park enough

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    March 15, 2001

    Aqua Lunge

    Café Blue a marriage of gorgeous setting, excellent food

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    February 22, 2001

    International Food Bizarre

    Barcelona a baffling experience

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    March 23, 2000
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    October 28, 1999
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    September 10, 1998

    Know When to Fold 'Em

    In Rounders, Matt Damon's face card breaks up a low straight

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    June 4, 1998

    Smoke and Beers

    Senator John McCain may have turned his back on tobacco, but alcohol still gets a free ride

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    May 28, 1998
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    October 23, 1997
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    February 27, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    May 4, 1995
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    October 20, 1994
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    June 22, 1994
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    March 30, 1994
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    December 22, 1993
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    October 20, 1993
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    September 22, 1993
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    December 9, 1992
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