Seasoned restaurateurs Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso, owners of Roaring Fork and founders of Eddie V's and Wildfish restaurants (the two sold the properties to Darden Restaurants Inc. last year for $59 million), have been busy lately. In March, they plan to open a Paradise Valley location of Austin' ... More >>
Depending on who you ask, the newest Ciao Grazie, now open at DC Ranch's Canyon Village, is either the third location of the casual pizzeria and wine bar, or the second.
According to the Republic, Maurizio and Sandra Cristiani used to own all three of the restaurants: the first Grazie in Scottsdale ... More >>
We all have dreams, though some might be more easily attainable than others. Is your dream to travel to a foreign country? Easy. Is your dream to be CEO of a company? Tough, but not impossible. Is your dream is to taste a Scotch aged in casks inscribed with the hopes of thousands of American dreamer ... More >>
You've heard the old wives' tale that eating an abundance of carrots turns your skin orange. Well, it's really true.
A study led by Ross Whitehead, a graduate student in psychology at Scotland's University of St. Andrews, discovered that if you eat lots of food rich in carotenoids (like carrots) ... More >>
Who doesn't love peering into the lives of our favorite (and even our not so favorite) celebrities?Here at Chow Bella, we have food on the brain at all times and when we spotted this list of Top Ten Homes of Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs, we couldn't help but click through. We wanted to see what ... More >>
The official drink of pissed-off vikings?At what point does one elevate from merely drinking beer to being a full-on beer snob? Answer: when you feel compelled to tell other people what to drink. And the inevitable result of this peculiar ailment is the beer argument.
In the spirit of all gr ... More >>
The Cucumber Cooler
Yesterday we met Boots Byrd, the awesomely-named Chatty Cathy who serves up drinks and manages the bar at St. Francis. Today he shares with us the recipe for one of his original creations that graces the restaurant's menu: the Cucumber Cooler.
The cocktail's made with H ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraFlogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park. See more shots in our slide show. "An old broom knows the dirty corners best." -Old Irish proverb
There's nothing like St. Patrick's day falling on a Wednesday to separate the men from the boys. By "men" I mean the poor saps cursed with the re ... More >>
photo by Franc Gaxiola, imaging by Charles Sohn
Schwing votes: A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, who did not actually pose with the litter of sketch performers surrounding themFranc Gaxiola's Th [sic] Sense troupe's sketch comedy seemed like a good fit for this column -- it's written d ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraGogol Bordello. See more shots in our Gogol Bordello slide show.Here are just a few of the scenes I witnessed last night at the Gogol Bordello concert at the Maruquee: Complete strangers linked arms like brothers and can-caned in a circle pit while avoiding incoming moshers. ... More >>
Belle and Sebastian
The BBC Sessions
By Thomas Bond
For a band that began life as a one-off final project for singer Stuart Murdoch's university music business course, Scotland's Belle and Sebastian have done pretty well for themselves, now seven studio albums into their career. As it' ... More >>