Roosevelt Row

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Allred Guitars Continues Grand Avenue Vitalization

    Even if it still looks a little greasy to some, Downtown Grand Avenue just keeps getting better and better, what with the addition of Grand Avenue Pizza and the recently renovated Third Space dive bar. Soon to join the many quirky galleries and mechanic shops is Allred Guitars & Guitar Repair, openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole Has Closed; Here's Where You Can Still Get Your Pie Fix

    We're sad to say The Pie Hole, the small pie-centric spot that Mamma Toledo's food truck once called its permanent home, is no longer open. The space was located adjacent to Short Leash Hot Dog's Sit...Stay restaurant on Roosevelt Row. The good news is that you can still find Tonya Saidi and her pi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
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    November 25, 2013

    Former Scratch Pastries Owners Starting Over with New French Cafe and Patisserie in Scottsdale

    Scratch Pastries owners Duc and Noelle Liao are looking forward to the New Year, especially in light of what happened in this one. In June, following problems with investors concerning their second location (Scratch French Cafe, located in the former Canvas space on Roosevelt Row), the husband-and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Top 5 Things To Eat This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    It's a busy weekend for Valley food lovers. With a two-day food truck festival and plenty of Halloween-themed dining and drinking in the works, we're planning on hitting it hard. Here are the best things to put in your mouth this weekend. A Taste of the Trucks Saturday, October 26 Roosevelt Row ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    September 4, 2013

    Guess Which Phoenix Ice Cream Shop Made Eater's List of the Hottest Ice Cream Shops in the Country?

    Hint: It's probably not the one you're thinking of. But before we tell you who it is, we'll take a moment to point out that the list of the food blog's favorite ice cream shops includes one of our own picks from our list of 10 crazy ice creams made by artisans around the country. For example, Chow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    10 Best Restaurants Near ASU Downtown Phoenix: Chow Bella's Back to School Guide

    Whether you're ready or not, school's about to be back in session, kids. Sure, it seems like just a few weeks ago you were wrapping up finals and cracking a beer (or, like, 50) in celebration. And now it's time to start over again. If you're new to Arizona State University's downtown Phoenix campus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Feast on the Street in Photos

    This weekend's first-ever Feast on the Street was a giant success -- and we mean that literally. Giant table, giant crowds, giant appetites. Before the food trucks ran out, we snapped some mouthwatering images. Check out more in our slideshow from the event. See also: - Feast on the Street 2013 i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Coolin' Out Opens Hip-Hop Shop Along Downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row Tonight

    A new outlet for hip-hop culture and turntablist gear will make its debut this evening along Roosevelt Row, just in time for this month's edition of First Friday. Coolin Out Hip-Hop Shop, a new brick-and-mortar boutique run by the local nightlife promoter and clothing company of the same name, is op ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 28, 2013
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    January 30, 2013

    Scratch Pastries to Open Phoenix Location in February; Think French Baguettes, Burgers, and a Bar

    If Duc and Noelle Liao have anything to say about it, a little piece of Paris will open on Roosevelt Row in the next couple of weeks. See also: Jobot Duo to Open Vegan/Vegetarian Diner in Bragg's Pie Factory: And Yes, There Will Be Pie The ex-Parisian couple's second location of Scratch Pastries, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Downtown's Pie Social (A Field Guide for November 3)

    There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social this Saturday, but stay focused -- there are going to be a lot people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat. You might need a little help t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    "There Once Was a Judge from Pie Social...." Meet the Winner of Our Limerick Contest

    We have a winner! We received more than a dozen limericks in our quest to select a judge (who will join our esteemed panel) for Pie Social, Saturday, November 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt and 2nd streets in Phoenix. See also: - The Final Celebrity Lineup for Pie Social 2012 - Pie Social 2012: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Want to be an Official Judge at Pie Social on Saturday, Nov. 3? Here's How.

    It's almost pie time, folks. A little more than a week til Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row bring you the third annual Pie Social, featuring a sugar-glazed, star-studded line-up of celebrity bakers. See also: - The Final Celebrity Line-Up for Pie Social - ASU Sculpture Students to Create Wickets For C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Mamma Toledo Makes Egg Sammies with Horseradish Cheese

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by one. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Winnona Herr Makes Butterscotch Bananas Foster Pudding

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    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

    August 12, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top 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 13, 2012

    Wish List: Downtown Mesa

    ​Despite the fact that Downtown Mesa took a major hit last month when two of its beloved businesses (Evermore Nevermore and The Royale) closed down, there's no need to think it's the beginning of the end for the area's recent resurgence. After all, Phoenix's Roosevelt Row has weathered the loss o ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 6, 2011

    Top 10 Bread Bakeries in Greater Phoenix

    ​Bread, often equivalent to the word "food," is an indispensable staple in many parts of the world. Throughout history -- in religion, magic, and custom -- this deceptively simple foodstuff has ensured a seat at our table of survival. Where to find some of the best of it in the Valley? Here ar ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 9, 2011

    Rain or Shine, Pie Social Will Go On!

    ​Hey all you bakers and pie eaters out there -- don't fear the forecast. We know, we know, our iPhones say "rain" too, but the folks at Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row have put our heads together and come up with a rain location (to be decided, if need be) for Saturday's Pie Social -- 2 p.m. o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Andy's Vermouth Shortbread Pie Crust

    The one thing all pies have in common is crust. Despite the ubiquity at the bottom of every pie, a good crust is often hard to find. The problem for most people is that they do not make enough pies to become crust-proficient. The solution is a foolproof crust.

  • News

    April 7, 2011
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    March 30, 2011

    Food Truck Info Session: Don't Quit Your Day Job Yet

    Carol Blonder Phoenix Street Food Coalition panel discussion​ Judging by the crowd of more 75 people attending last night's food truck information session at Modified Arts, you can bet Phoenix will see new mobile food vendors up and running soon. The session was sponsored as a part of ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 3, 2011
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    February 28, 2011

    Tammie Coe: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​Caramelpalooza Countdown!  The big, sweet event is less than two weeks away, and we are counting the days -- and the candymakers. First up is Tammie Coe. Coe's dream took her from her mother's kitchen to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she met her husba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    How Do I Make Pie Crust?

    ​ ​In honor of our upcoming Pie Social (it's November 13 on Roosevelt Row -- get all the sweet details here) we asked Chow Bella's resident chef, Carol Blonder, for some instruction on making the perfect crust. Lucky us! Blonder teamed up with Spring Eselgroth (our fabulous summer inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Downtown's Tammie Coe Goes on Hiatus

    ​Summer vacation: everybody's doing it.Pastry chef Tammie Coe says her decision to close her Roosevelt Row location for several weeks just made sense, since so many of her employees were already taking time off.This Friday (First Friday, that is) will be the day downtowners can get their Ooey Gooe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    From Vinery 214 to Bambino Bistro to LaBella Bistro . . .

    In less than a year, chef-owner Leonard Jay's Roosevelt Row restaurant has undergone three name changes. What started last April as Vinery 214 morphed into Bambino Bistro by the end of the year. I'd recently heard that it shut down -- which, based on last month's gnarly inspection report, wouldn't h ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009


    Get lit at downtown exhibit and sale

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    December 11, 2009

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: X-Rated Santas, Modified's Farewell, and Free Shows

    The Minibosses are scheduled to perfom on Saturday at Modified Arts.​ 'Tis the season for saving some scrilla, whether that means camping out in the cold to nab some doorbusters, or bring stingy when it comes to spending your entertainment dollar. Discount distractions and cheap thrills abound fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Arty Girl: House Studios Burns Down

    What's left of House Studios.​Man, there has been some shady business all up on Roosevelt Row lately.Early this morning, the historic buildings formerly know as House Studios burned.According to the news report by, Captain Hugh Chase with the Phoenix Fire Department said the fire seemed ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    First Fly Day

    Skate extravaganza stops traffic on Roosevelt Row

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Arty Girl: Go to PAM for First Friday

    "Grain Series" by Richard LermanOh, First Friday...while I enjoy writing about the stuff on Roosevelt Row and Grand Ave, sometimes it just feels like the easy way out. That's why I like to take you a little bit off the beaten path.I guess I'm just a girl who likes to keep her options open.So one ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2009

    First Friday in Photos

    Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots from First Friday in our slide show. Local music was the focus of First Friday on May 1, 2009. Back Ted N-Ted hit up Roosevelt Row for an outside gig, while local favs What Laura Says, and Dry River Yacht Club battled it out for band supremacy at Phoenix Art Museum. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Arty Girl: MonOrchid Arts Fete

    Yes, I understand the economy's down and we're all finding ways to trim the fat. So I'm going to give you some advance notice on this one. It costs just a pinch of money but if you hold back from going out to lunch a couple days this week, I bet you'll break even.Now that MonOrchid is open once agai ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    Fringe Benefits

    Provocative fest brings the outer edge in

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    What's On Tap for This Weekend's Art Detour

    Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl will perform tonight at the Ruby Room Lounge. Maybe it's just us, but doesn't it just seem like a really nice day outside today? Mild weather, cool breezes, and lots of clouds. Basically, the perfect kinda weather to be out all weekend on the sidewalks of downtown Pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008
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    October 27, 2008

    Over the Weekend: AZ Rocks the Hope, The Stiletto Formal and Dune

    By Jonathan McNamara The Stiletto Formal at the Clubhouse Phoenix-based The Stiletto Formal played at a CD release party Friday, October 24 in support of their full-length debut Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta! at the Clubhouse in Tempe. It was, indeed, a fiesta. Read: this Up on the Sun The Stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008
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    March 6, 2008
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    May 30, 2007

    More fun in Central Phoenix

    Groovy, baby: The downtown art crowd comes out for a beer at The Lost Leaf. Up until recently, The Lost Leaf was an eclectic, newish art gallery downtown, located just off of Roosevelt Row. (It's two doors south of MADE Art Boutique, which is on the corner of 5th Street and Roosevelt.) Now, it's a ... More >>

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Phoenix Rising?

    A peek at the future cityscape

  • Culture

    March 30, 2006

    Tag Team

    Retail Laboratory tests Roosevelt Row with graffiti hoax

  • Culture

    March 23, 2006

    Twisted Sister

    Yes, they're surreal

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Waste Not

    Time is of the essence at Oh Shit! A Fest? Here's our users' guide

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