Polish off that sweet tooth, Phoenix, because Caramelpalooza 2013's just a little more than a week away.
Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual caramel tasting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- a new location but the same sugar rush (more, in fact) you've enjoyed in years past.
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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.
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He may be cooking at the James Beard Award House in April, but Cullen Campbell, chef-owner of Crudo, his modern Italian restaurant in East Phoenix, still likes to party -- pizza party, that is.
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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.
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It's only been about a month since the short-lived pop-up venture inside Downtown Phoenix's Squashblossom fell apart due to a falling-out between Squash Blossom owner Brian Lester and the pair behind the P. Joseph Project, Jason Raducha and Patrick Boll.
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Their optimism about P. Joseph Project -- a permanent pop-up in the Squash Blossom in downtown Phoenix -- certainly was short-lived. Three and a half weeks after Jason Raducha and chef Patrick Boll signed an agreement with Squash Blossom owner Brian Lester to share the space, the pop-up partners had ... More >>
As another culinary year approaches, it's time to once again gaze into the crystal ball to predict the Valley's food trends for 2013.
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This fall, Eytan Zias, ex-New York restaurant chef and owner of Phoenix Knife House, moved his specialty cutlery shop from Scottsdale to a bigger space in Arcadia. Now, a few months later, he's ready to celebrate.
See also: Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Foodie and Tastemakers 2012: Eytan Zias
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Local fooditarians who keep a culinary Who's Who in their heads surely remember Patrick Boll as the right hand man to James Beard Award-winner Robert McGrath at Roaring Fork in its heyday. Boll eventually left his longtime mentor to take chef gigs at Il Vinaio, El Chorro and the now defunct Spotte ... More >>
Yesterday we finished chatting up Patrick Boll of The Spotted Donkey Cantina ii and today he will guide us in putting together a super simple fish tostada. With the dog days of summer just nearly here, lighter fare incorporating fish just sounds all the more appetizing. This dish f ... More >>
Keyon FareghiFor Patrick Boll of Spotted Donkey Cantina ii, a two-word response to any question simply will not suffice. We got all of the trivial stuff out of the way yesterday and today get into a more intuitive conversation with him about his future as well as that of downtown Phoenix.
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The Big Ol' Jack Ass Burger, in all of its glory, at Spotted Donkey II.Leave it to chef Patrick Boll of The Spotted Donkey Cantina II to create a tribute to the Valley's most iconic hunk o' beef, Roaring Fork's Big Ass Burger.
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Chef Patrick Boll has taken the executive chef job at Spotted Donkey Cantina II.
Patrick Boll's plans weren't under wraps for long.
After finishing his six-month-long stint as chef de cuisine at El Chorro Lodge just a few days ago, he couldn't immediately go on the record about his new job.
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Laura GodfreyWe met up with Laura Godfrey, the pastry chef at Arcadia Farms in mid-afternoon, a relatively calm time in the bakeshop, after a bustling morning of production. Laura moved from Flagstaff to Phoenix to attend culinary school. Her perfectionist traits define the b ... More >>
Il Vinaio, the downtown Mesa wine bar and restaurant that offered a special "Beer & Doughnuts" tasting in March, has come up with another unusual pairing: hemp ale and hemp brownies.
From 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, you can enjoy a pint of Hemp Ale, made by California microb ... More >>