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Sam Fox

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's Barrio Queen to Open in Gilbert

    We've got more good news for Gilbert food lovers. In addition to the already impressive lineup of local restaurants with plans to open in the southeast Valley suburb, chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has announced plans to open a fourth restaurant in Gilbert.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Arizona Restaurant Association Announces the 2014 Finalists for the Foodist Awards

    With all these awards flying around this week, it's getting hard to keep it all straight. So here's a refresher: The Arizona Restaurant Association created the Foodist Awards last year to celebrate "the most amazing tastes, faces and places in Arizona food and beverage." Last year, the list of fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    LGO Hospitality Announces Plans for New Restaurant (Think Steaks, Oysters, and Beer)

    Just months after opening Ingo's Tasty Food across from Le Grande Orange Grocery, LGO Hospitality has announced plans to open another restaurant in the Arcadia neighborhood. The new restaurant will be located at 4225 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, currently the home of a small complex called Camelb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    12 Favorite Places for Seafood During Lent in Metro Phoenix

    It's the Lenten season, which for many out there means skipping burgers, steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, and, well, all other forms of meat on Fridays. Luckily, that doesn't cover fish -- so to make the sacrifice of all things rich and meaty a little bit easier, we've rounded up some of our favorite ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014
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    March 1, 2014

    15 Things We Ate and Drank Saturday at Devoured Food Wine Classic 2014

    After the first day of the Devoured Food Wine Classic, we're stuffed. The overcast skies and intermittent rain didn't keep crowds of Valley food lovers from drinking and dining the day away at the Phoenix Art Museum. With nearly 50 restaurants and more than 30 wineries at the first of the two-da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    2014 James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Six Arizona Candidates Make the List

    This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the restaurant and chef semifinalists for 2014 at a live event at the East End Market in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards, which will take place in May, are often referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world. The long list of semifinalists will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Jared Porter and Team to Open Central Phoenix's The Clever Koi in November

    In what may be the Valley's most anticipated new restaurant, The Clever Koi, a modern Asian food and drink establishment, has announced a tentative opening date of Tuesday, November 19. From former Parlor Pizzeria chefs Jared Porter and Joe Absolor, along with co-owners Joshua James (beverage direc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Squid Ink Sushi to Open Monday, June 10, in Downtown Phoenix

    In one week, Phoenix downtowners will have a new place to get their sushi on: Squid Ink Sushi Bar. See also: - New Breakfast Spot, Snooze AM Eatery, Coming to Central Phoenix - Sam Fox's New Seafood Spot, Little Cleo's, Opens at The Yard in North Central Phoenix The Peoria restaurant, from chef-ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read 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. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed. 9 Favorite Tortas i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    New Breakfast Spot, Snooze AM Eatery, Coming to Central Phoenix

    A Colorado import is making its Phoenix debut, breakfast-style, at 2045 East Camelback Road, in the Town & Country Shopping Center in Phoenix. See also: - Scottsdale's Pomo Pizzeria Moving to Downtown Phoenix - Sam Fox's New Seafood Spot, Little Cleo's, Opens at The Yard in North Central Phoenix S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Sam Fox's New Seafood Spot, Little Cleo's, Opens at The Yard in North Central Phoenix

    Fans of The Yard, restaurateur Sam Fox's 53,000-square-foot dining and hangout space on Seventh Street in north Central Phoenix, can now add seafood to the multi-use urban mix. See also: - Jobot Owner John Sagasta Opening Ice Cream Shop in Downtown's Roosevelt Row - Z'Tejas to Debut New Taco Restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    9 Great Places to Drink Outdoors in Metro Phoenix

    It's March. The weather is as damn near perfect as it's ever going to get, and most of us want to be outside doing something -- or better yet, nothing -- every gloriously balmy minute. You've probably already run through a mental Rolodex of restaurants with great dining patios, but where do you go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Daily Dose MidTown: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Daily Dose MidTown, 1928 East Highland Avenue, Suite F-107, 602-274-0334, www.dailydosegrill.com. See Also: - 1130 the Restaurant: Happy Hour Report Card - Old Town's Daily Dose Opening Second Location - Sam Fox's The Yard, Featuring Culinary Dropout, to Open February 11: Think Live Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 1

    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 >>

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    September 25, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    4: Cathy Hayes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    6: Francesca Bianco

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    8: Bob McClendon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    9: Eytan Zias

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    10: Joe Johnston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    11: Chrysa Robertson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    12: Dave Johnson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Zinburger Offering Up Free Burger and Rings Today

    See Also: Banana Cream Pie from Zinburger See Also: Four Favorite Burgers in Metro Phoenix Zingburger, part of the Sam Fox restaurant empire, is doing a special happy hour deal today. From 3 to 4PM you can cruise into Zinburger at the Biltmore Fashion Park and score either a free burger or a free s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    17: Bryan Dooley

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Fox Restaurant Concepts Moving Headquarters to Arcadia; New Digs Will House a Restaurant As Well

    See also: Fox Restaurant Concepts Planning to Open a (Shh...) on Camelback Road In April, when I asked Fox Restaurant Concepts, the company headed up by restaurateur and 2012 James Beard Award semifinalist Sam Fox, to respond to a rumor I'd heard about them leasing some land on Camelback Road, a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    2012 James Beard Awards Finalists Announced: Only One Valley Nominee Moves On to the Finals

    Last month, the James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards -- and the Valley got loved on -- hard. Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner and chef of Barrio Cafe and Barrio Queen, and chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaurant and Café Bink were both n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    (Holy Cluck!) Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar Finally Ready to Open

    It seems as if we've been waiting for Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar in Arcadia to open for, well, almost forever. From owners Allen and Traci Thompson, owners of next-door neighbor The Grind, and headed up by its chef, Bevin O'Neil, Chick's been "coming soon" for so long that Sam Fox had time to build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Silvana Salcido Esparza, Kevin Binkley, Sam Fox, Vincent on Camelback, and Shin Bay Announced as Semifinalists for 2012 James Beard Awards

    ​Today, the James Beard Foundation, the New York-based national nonprofit organization and undisputed standard of excellence when it comes to giving props to the culinary world, announced its semifinalists for the 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chefs Awards -- and the Valley is seeing some sweet Bear ... 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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    May 13, 2011

    Barrio Cafe, La Grande Orange, Cowboy Ciao and Cartel Coffee Coming to Sky Harbor

    WFairchild via Flickr You'll soon be able to grab Cartel's coffee on the "fly."​Earlier this week, we blogged about the upcoming restaurant changes at Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal 4. Deliberations were underway for the initial restaurant "Master Concessionaire" recommendation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Sam Fox's New Restaurant Gets Even More Arrogant with their Meat

    Uberculture via Flickr Can this help Arizona crawl out of the red? ​The Arrogant Butcher publicity machine is at it again. When the Sam Fox eatery first opened at downtown's CityScape in mid-February of this year, the place was flooded with VIP parties that made it look like the most popula ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    CityScape: Too Soon to Call it ShittyScape?

    ​I left town for a whirlwind week back East -- unplugged from web, email, and social media -- and returned this weekend to big news I'd missed out on: that LGO Public House was pulling out of CityScape. Stunning, yes. But surprising? I hate to say it, but I'm not surprised at all. Almo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    November 4, 2010
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    March 22, 2010

    Beard Awards Bypass AZ in Finalists List

    Oh, the anticipation of Twitter.This morning, the James Beard Foundation live-tweeted the finalists for its prestigious culinary awards.Nobody from Arizona made the cut. There were five finalists for each category.In the running was Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts (Outstanding Restaurateur), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    James Beard Foundation Announces Award Semi-Finalists

    ​Congratulations are in order for an elite group of Arizona chefs and restaurants included in the list of 2010 James Beard Award semifinalists, which were just announced by the James Beard Foundation this morning. The nominees were chosen from among 21,000 entries from across the country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Know Your Buzzwords: What the Hell is a Gastropub?

    The new Culinary Dropout gastropub in Scottsdale.​It sounds like something you'd want to get surgically removed from your small intestine, but the term "gastropub" is actually a combination of the words pub (short for "public house") and gastronomy (the study of the relationship between cultur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Next Week: Culinary Dropout Opening in Scottsdale

    ​Fox Restaurant Group has announced next week's scheduled opening of a new gastropub concept at the Scottsdale Waterfront, called Culinary Dropout. Situated in a completely revamped space that used to house Pink Taco, the restaurant will open its doors on January 27.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Fred's, Modern Steak, and Marcella's Opening Soon

    ​It's fun to shop 'til you drop, but even better to shop up an appetite. Shopaholics are buzzing about the new Barneys New York opening at Fashion Square on October 15, but there's plenty for restaurant-goers to look forward to as well. Three new eateries are set to open along with the mall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    No Beard Love For AZ

    Wah wah wah... Today's an anticlimactic day for some of the most talented people in the Arizona restaurant biz, as the James Beard Foundation announced its finalists for the 2009 awards. Nobody from this state was on the list. But the eight semifinalists who'd been in the running for vario ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Chef Who? Local Businesses Don't Know Local Chefs

    Regular Chow Bella readers should easily be able to rattle off names of Phoenix's elite chefs like Eddie Matney and Michael de Maria, but according to the O'Neil Associates/ASBA Arizona Economic Indicators Monitor, the average joe on the street has no idea.  Three thousand local businesses we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    More Restaurants Open Around Town

    By Michele Laudig Economy be damned, somebody's still got the confidence to open their doors! Now hopefully customers will keep coming out to spend some dough. (Me? I'd subsist on pretzels if it meant I could still eat foie gras.) Anyway, I just got a call from the ever-charming Maurizio Benforte ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008
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    May 26, 2005

    Pie-Faced

    Pizza guy gets lucky

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