• Film

    July 31, 2014
  • Culture

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    3 Perfect Wines for Summer

    I don't know about you, but I was not ready to see triple digits this past weekend. 'Tis the season for Phoenicians to bemoan to arrival of the hot summer. The spring here in the Valley was glorious as usual, made even more so by watching the Midwest and Northeast get clobbered over and over again b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    It's Fall: Pass the Cassoulet

    Welcome to "Schaefer," in which Eric Schaefer -- a local guy with a big (but discerning) appetite and a sense of humor to match -- takes on the Phoenix food scene. Cooler weather is upon us! October is the month during which I check the five different weather apps on my phone, hoping that one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    5 Rosé Wines Under $20

    Rosé wine is a very divisive topic. A recent New York Times article, Rosé: In Demand, but Not Demanding reports, "If you feel the need for a good, strong bath of cynicism, gather a few sommeliers in summer and discuss rosés. They could give teenagers a few lessons in eye-rolling, lip-curling, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    5 New Cheeses Make the Cut at Gina's Homemade in Scottsdale

    Cheese lovers rejoice! Gina's Homemade is adding five new fine Italian cheeses to the family.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    5 Ways to Experience Arizona, Agri-Tourism Style

    Arizona is not just a barren, dust-covered state. Take some time this summer to check out all the bounty our state has to offer. From lettuce and peaches to goat's milk and grass-fed beef . . . This state can be delicious. Agri-tourism is on the rise, and visiting farms and ranches is a great way t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Sam Pillsbury Spills on the Reason He Landed in Arizona, and Launches a Wine Column for Chow Bella

    This week we introduce a new, occasional wine column by one of the best-known Arizona winemakers, Sam Pillsbury. Welcome to Spillsbury. When managing editor Amy Silverman asked me to write for Chow Bella and New Times, I had to stop and think how that was going to work. I think that will evolve. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Ten Favorite Romantic Restaurants in Greater Phoenix That Won't Break the Bank

    According to some, love is a battlefield, the drug, and blindness. But when it comes to dining out, one thing it shouldn't be is all-the-time expensive. That's why we've come up with a list of 10 favorite casual romantic restaurants that go easy on the wallet (between around $15 and $40 a person), s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2012

    Stuffed! Saturday at Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic 2012

    This is what spring in Arizona is all about, people. Fresh air, sun, smiling happy guests and some rockin' Arizona food at the Devoured Phx Culinary Classic. Here's how it went down on Saturday with our favorite booths and people.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Monika Woolsey's Perfect Food Day

    If you run in circles supporting local businesses, the arts, balanced living or sustainability initiatives in Arizona, chances are, you've run into Monika Woolsey. She's the Director of Marketing for Chow Locally, a co-organizer of Get Your PHX/Phoestivus holiday markets and founder of a hormone he ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    ​ 2011 was a busy year for the Valley restaurant scene. We added more than 100 new restaurants and lost just under 50. Just in case you forgot about some of the newcomers, or missed the news that one of your favorite restaurants closed, here's a look back ...  2011 Restaurant Openings  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Sunday Night's Goat Tour at The Accidental Yard, Revisited

    Heather Gill Photography​Sunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour 2011 Stops in Scottsdale October 15 and 16

    ​Phoenix (or Scottsdale, rather) is getting some love in Stephanie Izard's "Goat Tour" benefiting Share Our Strength. Izard's taking a trip around the country visiting with some of the chef's she's met over the years to kick it in the kitchen as well as promote her snazzy new book titled The G ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Vincent Guerithault of Vincent on Camelback

    Daniel Guerithault Vincent Guerithault​This week we sat down to chat with Phoenix food scene legend Vincent Guerithault, the man behind Vincent on Camelback, Vincent Market Bistro, Vincent's Van Go and The Camelback Market. Think of Guerithault as the local Mr. Miyagi of fine dining: years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Bastille Day Specials in Phoenix

    www.tampabay.comThe Eiffel Tower explodes with fireworks once every year on July 14th.​For those of you who feel like one patriotic holiday in July isn't nearly enough, we've got good news. Thursday, July 14, aka Bastille Day, is upon us -- time to swap your hot dog for a filet mignon and party li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Arizona Biltmore's Dinner and a Movie Series Starts Today

    Arizona Biltmore​Summertime in the Valley may be a scorcher, but the Arizona Biltmore, one of Phoenix's first resorts built in 1929 with the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright serving as the consulting architect, is playing it Hollywood cool. As part of their Hollywood & Wine summer-long series fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    February Restaurant Round-Up

    Michele Laudig​ Goodbye January, Hello February! The Valley was busy this past month with the opening of 15 brand new eating and drinking spots. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to a few places as well. C'est la vie. RESTAURANTS OPENING IN JANUARY Fuego Tacos, 2501 E. Camelback Rd.Citizen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Restaurant Round-Up for 2010

    Jobot Coffee Shop Hooray for Jobot opening on Roosevelt Row in October, 2010 ​The Valley of the Sun saw a lot of activity in the restaurant world in 2010. More than 100 new restaurants opened and fewer than 50 closed their doors for good, according to our tally. Here is our Restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    New in Anthem: Fine Dining at Cafe Provence

    ​Five months ago, Cafe Provence took over the Anthem space that previously housed Madelyn's, serving a casual menu of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Now, the restaurant has just branched out to French fine dining in the evenings. It's a welcome upscale option for the north ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Vincent Guerithault Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New "Blue Room"

    courtesy of Vincent on Camelback Chef Guerithault with Blue Room sliders​This year marks the 25th anniversary for Vincent Guerithault's quintessential French restaurant Vincent on Camelback. Vincent made his mark on the Phoenix dining scene with classic French haute cuisine in the 1980's. H ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    French Fried

    Citron is taking August "off." I won't be back in September.

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Of Bouillabaisse Gone By

    Bistro Provence flies French flag in Chandler

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    French Tickler

    Sophie's is the new choice for French in Phoenix

  • Dining

    February 4, 1999
  • Dining

    July 24, 1997

    Vine and Dine

    A BYOBer's guide to pairing wine with food at selected Valley restaurants

  • Dining

    April 24, 1997