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    July 14, 2014

    Laurie Notaro Shows the World How to Make Pickles

    I just found out I'm Jewish. Thanks to a DNA testing kit that my husband bought each of us for Christmas, I have some new bragging rights. Somewhere in the last 300 years I have some ancestors who were Ashkanazi Jews, probably making knishes and briskets and peddling them across the Italian countr ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    10 National Food Trends for 2014 Translated for Arizona

    The plates may be cleared from the 2013 dining table (don't let the door hit you on the way out, Cronut), but that doesn't mean a new slew of food trends for 2014 aren't already being served up across the country. From the "hottest" to the "most disgusting" to those from industry experts, food and ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" Taste Test: Sriracha, Cheesy Garlic Bread or Chicken & Waffles?

    Though one could argue that picnics and grilling are year-round activities for Phoenicians, the urge to grill is strongest in spring and summer. I don't know about you, but outdoor feasting isn't complete for me without a big bowl of chips. I normally circumvent the chip aisle at the grocery store ( ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    A Chance to Drink in Tempe with The Drunken Botanist Author Amy Stewart

    Raised in Dallas, Amy Stewart never had an interest in gardening, insisting (understandably) "It was too hot!" That changed long ago. Upon settling in Santa Cruz, California, Stewart found a climate and culture that sprouted the gardener -- and writer -- within her. From the Ground Up, her first b ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Old World Brewery: The Old World Must've Been Messed Up

    A word often flung around the beer-rating websites on which I sometimes dwell is homerism. The term has a broad definition, but most basically it means support for a local brewery that goes beyond what said brewery deserves. It's most often used by people from states outside a certain brewery's dist ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    MAN-CAT's Pussy Cola Antics Grabbed Attention of Pepsi's Lawyers

    Lana Del Rey's "Cola" put some interesting visuals in our heads, especially that line about the particular flavor of her labia - "My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola," she sings. As we've already gone into, local pranksters MAN-CAT took the vulgarity one step further, creating their own ad campaign, com ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Jared Loughner's Tucson Shooting an "Isolated Act," but Newtown May Not Be, Survey Says

    According to the court of public opinion, last week's shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school isn't viewed as an "isolated act," unlike the shootings carried out by Jared Loughner and James Holmes.Although the public's just about split on the issue, a Pew Research Center survey shows m ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Cannoli Clash: DeFalco's Italian Deli vs. Something Sweet Bakery

    Hey, where can you get a good cannoli (or a cannoli at all?!) in this town? Maybe it's the lack of a Little Italy enclave or perhaps cupcakes just took hold of the dessert market too quickly, but we absolutely love this classic Sicilian pastry and think it deserves more love than it gets in the Vall ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Tammie Coe Makes Eyeball Cupcakes

    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 >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Pro's Ranch Market: Contents of a Fiesta Under One Roof

    Hey, readers, get ready. We're putting new meaning into the term "street food." For Chow Bella's latest mission -- "Eating 16th Street" -- we've employed a young woman who's literally eaten her way around the world. Alex Rodriguez has eaten borscht in Moscow, steak in Buenos Aires and a "life-changi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Is Matt's Big Breakfast Really Worth Getting Out of Your PJs For?

    We had so much fun chucking Chow Bella contributors Ando Muneno and Lauren Saria into the ring over Alton Brown, food trucks, movie theaters with food and pho that we put them back at it again. This week's topic: Matt's Big Breakfast. Lauren: A few weeks ago, I was sharing a perfectly enjoyable ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Much More Than a Film about Dead Fish on Rice

    Even if you think you don't like sushi, you should go see this movie. With luck it might encourage you to give sushi a shot. At worst your should at least walk away with some idea why sushi is so popular. Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a stunningly filmed documentary by director David Gelb, is much more th ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Should Gabrielle Giffords Run For Congress Again?

    ​Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic day when a 23-year-old, severely mentally ill man named Jared Loughner shot 19 people at a Safeway just outside of Tucson, killing six.Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, despite getting shot in the head during the rampage, led an estimated 3, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Tucson Shooting Victim George Morris: The Sight of Gabrielle Giffords Makes Him "Want to Vomit"

    This makes Tucson shooting victim George Morris "want to vomit."​When many of us see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords doing so well after getting shot in the head during last year's shooting rampage at a grocery store just outside of Tucson, we're relieved, inspired -- even uplifted.Not 77-year-ol ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    NOFX, Black Carl, First Friday of the Year and More

    Photo by Melissa FossumFat Mike (NOFX)​NOFX at The Marquee Theatre, 1/7/12 Photo by Melissa FossumNOFX at The Marquee Theatre​Fat Mike painted a grim picture of Arizona a couple weeks ago. He was convinced that nobody goes to shows in Phoenix anymore because it's on its way to becoming ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Giffords Friend Tom Zoellner Releases Book A Safeway in Arizona

    ​Tom Zoellner, an Arizona-raised author and former newspaper writer who's been critically recognized for his works on uranium and diamonds, has written a deeply personal book about the January 8, 2011, shooting of Arizona's U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (and 18 other people, six of whom w ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    June 15, 2011

    Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery Announces Three Contest Finalists, Phoenix Woman Among Them

    ​It's always nice to see local folks representin' the Valley proper-like when it comes to contests. So when Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery, the Colorado-based purveyor of certified organic bread and baked goods sold in Whole Foods and Safeway stores, announced that one of the three finalists in t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Slideluck Potshow: Why Potlucks Are for Freeloaders

    photo by Jonathan McNamara At the Icehouse for Slideluck Potshow​In 2000, Seattle-based photographer Casey Kelbaugh invited a few of his creative friends over to watch a slideshow of their artwork while enjoying some homemade dishes, potluck style. The result, Kelbaugh says was part art, pa ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Judge John Roll In Peers' Thoughts At Superior Court Investiture

    It was an upbeat event, yesterday's investiture ceremony in downtown Phoenix for incoming Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach.The late Judge John Roll​Presiding county judge Norm Davis led the Pledge of Allegiance and Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch adminis ... More >>

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    January 8, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Murdered in Tucson

    Giffords dead: Was it assassination? Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords died today after being shot in the head in Tucson while hosting an event at a local grocery store. Several outlets are reporting there are other fatalities from the shooting rampage. NPR reported the story first.& ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Pie Toolbox: Must-Haves & Do-Withouts

    Is your kitchen equipped for pie-making season? With our Pie Social this weekend and the holidays right around the corner, you'll want to stock up on all the must-have accessories now. Here's our checklist for what to get and what to skip, and links to local stores where you can find everything!

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    February 22, 2010

    More on Oakville Grocery at CityScape

    In the hours since RED Development's announcement that Oakville Grocery will be the new tenant filling the space originally planned as an AJ's Fine Foods at CityScape, locals have already begun bitching via social media. Along with collective groans about yuppie retail from skept ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Day Drinker: Swizzle Inn

    Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? ​On Sunday night, my hubby and I watched the exhausting, mediocre, and hipster-gimmick fest (500) Days of Summer. We spent the remainder of the evening on the patio, drinking cheap wine, reminiscing about Lloyd Dobler an ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Joe's Real BBQ: Summertime Secret

    Jose Gonzalez Joe's Real BBQ's summertime temptation - mac & cheese, potato salad, and bbq chicken sandwich.Summertime is on full blast, which means that we're definitely in the midst of barbecue season. To tell the truth, though, while there's nothing more satisfying than serving up juic ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Death to Chocolate in Phoenix?, it's gotten downright impossible to get a chocolate fix in Phoenix. Sure, you can still find a Milky Way at Walgreen's, but we're not looking for the waxy stuff that you'd find in a 5-year-old's trick or treat bag. We want our chocolate grown up ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Fried: QuikTrip Taquitos, Breadsticks, and a Surprisingly Good Chicken Wrap

    A true feast ... If there is anything worse than moving -- and I'm not certain there is -- it may well be attempting to move in that frantic time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I'm nothing if not stupid, so my movers are scheduled to arrive bright and early December 3. ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Budget Beat: Hong Kong Express at Chinese Cultural Center

    By Jay Bennett If you've never been to the Ranch Market at the Chinese Cultural Center, you have to check it out for a colorful experience. And if you're looking for Chinese cuisine that goes above and beyond the run-of-the-mill stuff served at seemingly most Chinese restaurants, you have to check ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Willo? Weep For Me.

    by Robrt L. Pela There's this beautiful little grocery across the street from my house in downtown Phoenix where I go from time to time when I feel like being ignored by dark-haired 22-year-old men who’d rather be doing something other than working in a boutique-y market. I stop there when what I ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    April 27, 2007

    Blog Slacker

    Finger lickin' good: Ethiopian food by the handful at Blue Nile Yes, I've been a blog slacker the past few days. I've been an email slacker, too, and a flat-out voicemail ignorer (is that a word?). Next week, you'll see why. Anyway, yeah, I've been a little sidetracked, but not from eating. It' ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    I See Dead People: Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds

    See, chicks are hot even without their skin! So I got up really early this a.m. to hang out with a bunch of stiffs -- specifically the mannequin-like corpses of Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 3, on exhibit at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix through May 28. By now, most people are familia ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    The Scarlet Letter

    Sophie Fisher is autistic. Her mother isn't so sure she wants you to know

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006

    The Hole Truth

    Ain't too proud to bagel

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    June 30, 2005
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    April 22, 2004


    Improv Fest takes the stage

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    January 22, 2004


    Pumping up and slimming down

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    October 2, 2003

    Local Color

    Rainbows Festival brightens Heritage Square Park

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    March 13, 2003

    Shamrock This Town

    St. Paddy's Day revelry gets the green light

  • Dining

    January 18, 2001

    Snooze Flash

    Nothing new at Suroeste Grille

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    March 2, 2000
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    February 3, 2000
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    August 19, 1999

    Chaff Storm

    Are these guys into S&M?

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    November 19, 1998
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    November 5, 1998

    Night &Day

    November 5-11, 1998

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    October 23, 1997
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    September 22, 1994
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    July 21, 1994
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