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    January 21, 2014

    Taco Haus Opens Tonight, but We Had a Sneak Peek

    Dave Andrea and Payton Curry, the duo behind Scottsdale's Brat Haus, unveiled their newest project to guests and media on Saturday. Taco Haus, located in the same North Scottsdale strip mall as the infamous Amy's Baking Company, looks to capture the spirit of a variety of Latin American cuisines, in ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    New Coffee and Beer House (with Food from Payton Curry) Coming to Old Town Scottsdale

    Coffee and craft beer fans looking for a new hangout in Old Town Scottsdale will get their wish next month. Located at 3617 North Goldwater Road, in the new Creative Center of Scottsdale (along the western side of Scottsdale Road just north of Osborn Road), Sip Coffee & Beer House, courtesy of Trav ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    February 7, 2013

    At Scottsdale's Brat Haüs, the Food Complements the Beer, Not the Other Way Around

    Brat Haüs is the Scottsdale version of a beer hall: clean, comfortable, and with an outdoor area peppered with picnic tables, potted plants, and strings of bistro lights that usually fills up before the two, tiny indoor spaces do. See also: The Secret Is Out on New India Bazaar & Cuisine and Milag ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Payton Curry Consults for Starfire Golf Club, Bringing Farm-to-Table Philosophy to Golf Course Fare

    Payton Curry is still making pickles and stuffing sausages at Brat Haus, but his consulting business called Curryosity took on a new client a few months back, and now the fruits of Curry's labor will be unveiled. See also: -- Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kal ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Chocolate-dipped Bacon S'mores & Coconut Cake at Beckett's Table

    When you want unpretentious yet high-end modern American fare, supposedly the place to go in town is Beckett's Table. Not only does the restaurant boast that great reputation, but it's also well-known for one particular dessert: chocolate-dipped bacon s'mores. Countless people have told me to try th ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Brat Haüs: It's Brats and Beer, But Very Good Brats and Beer

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Python Bratwurst and Beer, Plenty of Beer, at Brat Haus "Haus Party"

    See also:Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kale in the Summer See also: Payton Curry Dishes on the Maricopa County Health Department and His Vision for Brat Haus See also: Here's a Sneak Peek at Payton Curry's Menu for Brat Haus Hang on to your horses, suds guzzle ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kale in the Summer

    This is part one of my interview with Payton Curry, chef and co-owner of Brat Haus, scheduled to open July 2. Come back on Tuesday for part two. Payton Curry Brat Haus 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 602-738-1274 With his tousled curls, blue eyes, and rosy complexion, Payton Curry looks a ch ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Here's a Sneak Peek at Payton Curry's Menu for Brat Haus

    With a "coming soon" announcement first reported in January, Brat Haus, an artisan sausage and craft beer concept from restaurateur Dave Andrea (formerly with Old Town Tortilla Factory, Wild Noodles, and Fat Slim's BBQ), has been keeping diners' curiosities fed with several events and social media u ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Five Awkward Moments in the Phoenix Food Scene, 2011

      ​Well, folks, 2011 has come and (just about) gone and we're left to chew the fat. It was a year filled with great new restaurants and some fun moments -- and some awkward ones, too. Let's look back on a few high low points in what's now Phoenix food history.     ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    The Desert Botanical Garden Gets a New Restaurant and Chef Payton Curry

    ​paytoncurry.comChef Payton Curry​Like a present inside of a present, the Valley's getting two amazing announcements for the holidays this year. The Republic reports the Desert Botanical Garden is opening a full-fledged restaurant with a focus on local fare and the chef leading the cuis ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Payton Curry Says Caffe Boa's Challenge is High Turnover, Not His Name -- Explains Why He Left Tempe Restaurant

    paytoncurry.com​Last week, Caffe Boa owner Jay Wisniewski said local celebu-chef Payton Curry, Caffe Boa's executive chef for a year and a half, was "getting expensive" after business started to decline at the Tempe location -- and that there was a "backlash" among diners who, in addition to ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Caffe Boa Owner Jay Wisniewski Says, "You Don't Need a Big-Name Chef to Have a Great Restaurant"

    Owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski of Caffe Boa​Update: After this piece was published, Wisniewski called to clarify that Payton Curry wasn't overpaid, but was getting expensive. Charleen Badman, Bernie Kantak, Silvana Salcido Esparza -- who needs 'em? Jay Wisniewski, owner of Caffe Boa, th ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    New Chef Competition Show for Bravo Now Casting: Will Valley Chefs Represent?

    Attention Valley chefs: Time to pull out the can of whoop-ass for a potential new TV series.​Payton Curry, step it up. Bernie Kantak, I'm callin' you out. Silvana Salcido Esparza, time to kick some ass. Seems as if the producers of the Emmy award-winning Top Chef are putting together a potent ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Follow Friday: Three Phoenix Chefs You Need to Follow on Twitter

    briansolis.com​Have you ever walked into a restaurant, eaten a completely fantastic meal (or a really lousy one, for that matter) and wondered what kind of person made it?  What kind of chef are they? Do they have a sense of humor, would they give you cooking tips, or is that person a ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Payton Curry, What Are You Listening To?

    Payton Curry​Payton J. CurryThe chef recently launched a pop-up concept at the Welcome Diner. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Cat Power Radio. It's been one of those weeks for me. I don't do radio at all. What's the last song played ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Pavle Milic, Ty Largo and Other PHX Foodies Fight Fat

    girlgetstrong.com ​Dieting -- much like pimpin' -- ain't easy. When you make the decision to cut back on, say, cheeseburgers, it seems like that's all you see. Every commercial on TV features the glorious sizzle of a patty mid-grill; every billboard tempts you with glistening lettuce and tom ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. Coming Soon: Payton Curry's "Curry-ousity" Food Nerd Alert! Oxford English Dic ... More >>

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    March 13, 2011

    Friday at Devoured: Palette to Palate

    Roasted Corn Cocktail and Shrimp Ceviche from the Barrio Cafe​To kick off this year's Devoured PHX Culinary Classic the Phoenix Art Musuem hosted Palette to Palate, a pairing of chefs, artists, and spirits, in the great hall of the museum for a crowd willing to spring for the $45 (plus fees) ... More >>

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    March 13, 2011

    Sunday at Devoured: Payton Curry, Bite Me Brownies and the Latest Pop-Up

    Erica O'NeilPayton Curry, former head chef of Caffe Boa, chats with current head chef Matt Smith during the sausage grinding demonstration at Devoured. ​Devoured is history for another year -- and we're full.We got started early Sunday morning. We highly recommend this method as a solid way to go ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Sunday: Guerilla Gourmet and a Mystery Restaurant Debut at Devoured

    Reindeer's not in season now, so Payton Curry's working with Berkshire pork.​Two newcomers to the dining scene will make a splash at Devoured this Sunday, tipping the anticipation scales to the culinary festival's second day. Few details are available yet -- like, a name? a location? a ch ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    Can Caffe Boa Survive Without Its Celeb Chef?

    ​ ​It was big news the other day when chef Payton Curry -- one of the Valley's better known culinary rock stars, who even has groupies -- announced his departure from Caffe Boa/Boa Bistro. It got a lot of people gabbing about how well Boa would fare in his wake. Can the place survive ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Chef Payton Curry Says Farewell to Caffe Boa

    Jamie PeacheyChef Payton Curry was the talk of the town with his Christmas "reindeer menu."​After nearly a year and a half as executive chef at Tempe's Caffe Boa and Mesa's Caffe Boa Bistro, chef Payton Curry is leaving to launch his own restaurant."I want to do what Charleen Badman's doing, and w ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Local Restaurant Peeps' Predictions for 2011

    What cuts of meat will you be eating in 2011?​Helen Yung, Sweet Republic co-ownerI think it'll be the year of gourmet food trucks. It started this year but will make a huge jump in 2011, with well-regarded restaurants joining the game.Craig DeMarco, Postino ownerMy short list: ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Payton Curry Serves Rudolph

    ​If you don't like eating things with a face (or a shiny, red nose) you may want to steer clear of this week's feature story on local celebrity chef and controversy enthusiast Payton Curry. This holiday, Curry's got reindeer on the menu. Don't tell the kiddies. Food Critic Michele Laudig on P ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Caffe Boa Serves Reindeer Tasting Menu for the Holidays

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is about to land on your dinner plate, not your rooftop.​It wasn't enough to eat the Easter Bunny. Now Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry is ready to cook Rudolph for Christmas dinner.That's right, he'll be serving a six-course holiday tasting menu featuring caribou -- a.k. ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Caffe Boa's Delicious Mangalitsa Head Cheese

    ​Oh, Payton Curry, you rocked my taste buds last night. The Caffe Boa chef didn't know I was joining a friend for an off-menu culinary stealth mission at the Tempe eatery, but he nevertheless got creative and it showed, both in presentation and flavor. Dinner started off with ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    29: Payt-N-Bake Chicken at Caffe Boa

    ​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 order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our sister b ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Local Chefs Teach Free Cooking Classes at Whole Foods

    Payton Curry of Caffe Boa is one of nine local chefs teaching free classes.​Saturdays this summer are about to get a lot more interesting thanks to area Whole Foods stores. Various locations in the Valley will be included in the Summer Chef Series, which features a head-turning r ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Payton Curry on Mom's Chicken Soup and "Yo Yo" Dinners

    ​Executive Chef Payton Curry of The Original Caffe Boa on MillAve. and Caffe Boa Bistro is best known for championing the farm-to-tabledining philosophy in Arizona. What is the best dish your mother ever made? My mother makes the world's greatest chicken noodle soup. It's something that I cr ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Chef du Moo Farm Dinners coming to Superstition Farm

    Jess Harter Superstition Farm owner Casey Stechnij and chef Jennifer Johnson. ​East Valley chefs Jennifer Johnson and Payton Curry will team up for the next two dinners in the monthly Chef du Moo series at Superstition Farm in southeast Mesa. This month's four-course, farm-to-table feast, ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Chandler Barbeque Throwdown, Tommy Lasorda at Whole Foods and Homemade Peeps in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ The first annual Downtown Barbecue Throwdown in Chandler is goin' down this Saturday March 20th from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. The Throwdown is billed as a fierce competition where pros as well as amateur chefs will com ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Downtown Tempe Urban Garden Debuts Tomorrow

    An illustration of what the garden will look like, from partner GreenZona.​At some point in the future, it's slated to become a Marriott Hotel, but for now, an empty lot in the middle of downtown Tempe is getting a new life as the Downtown Tempe Urban Garden, a community food source operate ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    So Much for Tutto . . .

    No photos to share right now, dear readers, just a little rant. The other night I ended up eating dinner at Tutto, the Italian restaurant that Joseph Gutierrez opened in the space that used to be Digestif. I didn't have an agenda, per se -- just was curious to try a few things. In short, I really mi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Sweetbreads at Tempe's Caffe Boa

    ​ For my dad's annual visit to Arizona last weekend, I wanted to take him out to a nice dinner at someplace where the food would be great and the atmosphere would be comfortable -- anything too trendy wouldn't suit him one bit. So we hit up Caffe Boa in Tempe, which I've always liked (and wh ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Chef Talk: Payton Curry's Fall Panzanella Salad and Spezzatini of Pork

    At Caffe Boa, executive chef Payton Curry (whom we profiled yesterday in Chef Talk) uses farm-fresh, local ingredients in his dishes, and these two recipes are no exception. The Fall Panzanella Salad features products that are in season right now, so if you want the freshest dish available, hea ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Chef Talk: Payton Curry, Caffe Boa

    Nicki Escudero Payton Curry​Thanks to Payton Curry, the 30-year-old executive chef at Caffe Boa, the Valley's dining scene is becoming more local-oriented due to his "locavore" approach. And to think that he almost didn't make the move to the Valley. "I was scared shitless," Curry say ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    New Urban Garden Ready to Launch in Downtown Tempe

    Downtown Tempe's getting a little greener thanks to a new Urban Garden designed to provide fresh produce to local chefs and residents. The project's helmed by Caffe Boa owners Jay and Christine Wisniewski, head chef Payton Curry and the Phoenix Permaculture Guild. Curry, who's been a champion of the ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Chef Payton Curry Hosts Locavore Wine Dinner

    A week ago, chef Payton Curry wasted no time in rolling out a totally revamped menu at Tempe's  Caffe Boa, where he just started working a couple weeks ago. Now he's already getting into the swing of special events, with the first of many locavore wine dinners to come. On ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Payton Curry Rolls Out New Menu at Caffe Boa

    Caffe Boa owner Jay Wisniewski told me that new chef Payton Curry would eventually be changing up the menu at the upscale, wine-centric Tempe restaurant. I guess in Curry's world, "eventually" happens fast. Fresh from his departure from the now-shuttered Digestif, he's already launched a brand-new ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Chef Payton Curry to Leave Digestif for Expanding Caffe Boa Chef Talk: Felici ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Chef Payton Curry to Leave Digestif for Expanding Caffe Boa

    Chef Payton Curry (left) with former Digestif GM Pavle Milic at last year's Eats3​The imminent departure of chef Payton Curry from Digestif is the big news from this weekend.After cooking at the restaurant through the Crave Arizona weekend (October 22 to 24), he'll join Caffe Boa, r ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Digestif Moving; Kasperski Selling Restaurant Spaces

    Digestif is downsizing. Later this month, chef Payton Curry will be working the display kitchen at the former Sea Saw location on Stetson Drive, pending the sale of restaurateur Peter Kasperski's two SouthBridge restaurant spaces, the current Digestif and the half-finished space that would hav ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Digestif: Pavle Departs, Payton Gets on Camera

    Digestif's chef Payton Curry (left) and GM Pavle Milic hug it out over some fresh mozz at last year's Eats3 Pavle Milic, general manager at Scottsdale's groovy Digestif, was a man with a plan. But in the words of John Lennon, "Life is what happens while you're busy making plans." So al ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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