Peter DeRuvo

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Renegade by MOD Launch Event Last Night in Scottsdale: Creative Cocktails and Whimsical Food

    Former Kai chef Michael O'Dowd delivered on his promise of entertaining appetizers and a lineup of fun-to-drink cocktails Thursday night at the launch event of Renegade by MOD in Scottsdale. The restaurant will open to the public this evening, and though we've already shown you the menu, here's a ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    8 Favorite Fresh-Baked Bread Experiences at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Bread is such an important part of a restaurant meal. It's the first solid thing to hit the table, the first impression made, the first clue as to what we might expect about all that's to follow. If it's stale or cold or dry or just plain lousy, we're not only disappointed but worried. Bad bread nev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Scottsdale's Montelucia Resort Opens New Venue, Centro Lounge

    Heads up, sophisticates: Luxury just got transformed and its food's become inspired by the Southwest. See also: New French Bistro from Notable Valley Chef Opens in North Scottsdale So says the Montelucia Resort & Spa, the luxury hotel in Scottsdale. It's recently turned its eatery, the former ROQ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    The 10 Best Things I Ate in 2012

    As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to look back on some of the most all-around stellar meals I had the pleasure of consuming in the Valley. See also: - 9 Best New Restaurants of 2012 in Greater Phoenix - 10 (Okay, 11) Best First Tastes of 2012 in Greater Phoenix From the fancy to the more famili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    7: Snir and Kierstin Mor

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012
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    July 31, 2012

    Here's a Sneak Peek at the Menu for Scottsdale's Davanti Enoteca (With Chef Peter DeRuvo)

    See also: Chef Pete DeRuvo to Head Kitchen at New Davanti Enoteca If you missed Lauren Saria's post Monday, Chef Peter DeRuvo Shares What's in Store at Davanti Enoteca, give it a read and ogle the photos. Both should help in providing some context before delving into the menu for Scottsdale's Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    What Food Trends Do You See for the Valley in 2012?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.From predicted national trends in cuisine like Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Laura Hahnefeld's Year in Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    ​In addition to food trucks making the scene in a big way in 2011 (see the article here), the year in food for the Valley was chock-full of other newsworthy goodies as well -- even chef Payton Curry managed to slip in a last-minute announcement. Here are a few of Laura's favorites:10. Chefs o ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2011
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    November 25, 2011

    Mario Rana at Cuoco Pazzo

    Zach Fowle​The tender: Mario Rana The bar: Cuoco Pazzo (4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., 480-265-9814) The pedigree: Rana fell in love with creating drinks when he started behind the bar of a coffee shop at age 14. He later started barbacking at the restaurant owned by his parents, then began working at w ... More >>