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Silvana Salcido Esparza

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    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 >>

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    April 22, 2013

    8 Great Guacamoles in Metro Phoenix

    Some snooty conquistador way back when once noted that in Mexico, avocados and guacamole were "butter for the poor." My, how times have changed! Guacamole -- a literal and linguistic mash-up of the Nahuatl (Aztec) words ahuacatl (avocado) and mole (mixture) has gone so upscale, customers now routine ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Hot Toppings: Minerva's Favorite Mexican Hot Sauces

    Growing up in Hermosillo, in northern Mexico, in the 1980s, my school lunchbox was filled with healthy and delicious snacks of juicy orange wedges, crunchy cucumber spears, jicama slices drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder, and a cold can of Jumex brand mango nectar. I ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Trading Places: Five Chef and Restaurant Switches We'd Like to See Happen in the Valley

    After hearing that Chicago's Alinea and New York's Eleven Madison Park, two of the country's highly celebrated restaurants, will be trading chefs and staff for one week in the fall, it got us to thinking: What chef/restaurant switcheroos would we like to see in the Valley? Here are five we'd love to ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Three Must-Visits in the Valley for Mexican Independence Day

    Let's get one thing straight: Mexican Independence Day is not Cinco de Mayo as many Americans believe (seriously, stop doing that!). It is the 16th of September, or Dieciseis de Septiembre, and a day when Mexicans across the globe celebrate Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. Unfortunately, Me ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 4, 2012

    18: Sam Fox

    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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    August 29, 2012

    21: Peter DeRuvo

    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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    August 24, 2012

    24: Jeff Zimmerman

    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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    August 22, 2012

    26: Korina Adkins

    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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    August 20, 2012

    28: Clint Spotleson

    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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    August 15, 2012

    31: Tim Wilson

    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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    August 13, 2012

    33: Victoria Chavez

    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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    August 10, 2012

    34: Pamela Hamilton

    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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    July 23, 2012

    48: Lisa Reinhardt

    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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    July 13, 2012

    54: Dave Andrea

    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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    July 12, 2012

    55: Farah Khalid

    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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    June 29, 2012

    63: Audrey Lasalle

    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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    June 22, 2012

    68: Cindy Gentry

    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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    June 8, 2012

    78: Eugenia Theodosopolous

    Recently inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame as "Pastry Chef Extraordinaire," Eugenia Theodosopolous traces her culinary roots to her time studying and working at the Ecole Lenotre in Paris. At Essence Bakery Café in Tempe, Chef/owner Eugenia offers high-quality organic local food and P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    87: DJ Fernandes

    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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    May 21, 2012

    92: Silvana Salcido Esparza

    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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    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

    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 >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    October 26, 2011

    DBG's Dia de los Meurtos and Halloween Jello Worms in Today's Eater's Digest

    macheesmo.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Day of the Dead The traditional Dia de los Meurtos celebration isn't until the the first of November but the Desert Botanical Garden just couldn't wait 'till then. Join the Garden tomorrow ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Five Favorite Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix

    America's Taco Shop -- mmm. ​Talk about a tough choice. There's no way to offer up the whole enchilada in one post when it comes to Valley Mexican restaurants -- but here's a start. What's your fave? Tell us in the comments. Here are five of ours. 1. America's Taco ShopWe've sampled nearl ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    July 28 In Blogs: Sweet Home Alabama, Food(ography), Finding Grampa's Monsters, and John McCain

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs.Today's entries

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    July 19, 2011

    New Chef Competition Show for Bravo Now Casting: Will Valley Chefs Represent?

    Attention Valley chefs: Time to pull out the can of whoop-ass for a potential new TV series.​Payton Curry, step it up. Bernie Kantak, I'm callin' you out. Silvana Salcido Esparza, time to kick some ass. Seems as if the producers of the Emmy award-winning Top Chef are putting together a potent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Barrio Cafe Chef to Whip Up Dishes for Latino Artists

    Diana Martinez​Barrio Cafe has been in the news a lot lately, what with the upcoming airport branch and Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's new Scottsdale restaurant ventures in the works. But she's not the only Barrio chef to be getting around.Esparza's right-hand man, Chef Julio Mata, will demonstra ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 9, 2011

    This Weekend: Devoured Phx Culinary Classic

    Last year, Kai's table at Devoured was the most beautiful display of all.​Over the last few years, the Valley of the Sun has become the Valley of the Culinary Festivals. A handful of must-visit food- and wine-tasting events is now a sprawling season of eating, from East Valley to West. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Want to be a Judge at Pie Social?

    ​The line-up of judges for our celebrity pie bake-off at the first-ever Pie Social on Saturday, November 13 is looking almost as swanky as our line-up of celebrity bakers. But we've got one slot left -- for YOU. We want to add a Chow Bella reader to our judging panel. Enter our contes ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Pie Social: The Final Celebrity Line-Up

    ​With just a little more than two weeks left to dust off those pie tins, Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row proudly announce our final line-up of celebrity chefs for the first-ever Pie Social, to be held Saturday, November 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th Street and Roosevelt: Veronica Arroyo, Bo ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Proud to Paint

    Mural project rallies community

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    July 30, 2010

    52: Fish Tacos at Barrio Cafe

    ​ ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Look Who Else Is On YouTube: EaterAZ

    Courtesy of Twitter, the guys at EaterAZ have just brought it to my attention that they're on YouTube, too. The channel started as a place for Dave Tyda and Rick Phillips to "park" the videos they've previously posted on their blog, including a recent one on Barrio Cafe chef Silvana Salcid ... More >>

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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

    July 8, 2009

    Recipe: Enchiladas del Mar from Barrio Cafe

    Lauren GilgerEnchiladas del mar from Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza at Barrio Cafe.Don't go serving Silvana Salcido Esparza some over-worked, over-wrought, over-thought dish that sits in a nice little design in the very center of the plate. "I don't like my food to be puréed, recongealed, molded and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Get ready for West of Western

    Don't spoil your appetite on the weekend of March 15 and 16! That's when the West of Western Culinary Festival will bring a jaw-dropping lineup of some of Arizona's most high-profile chefs into one central location for guests to sip wine, sample delicious foods, and socialize all afternoon. Consid ... More >>

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    January 2, 2003

    Van Dulce

    Chevy rules Mexico's roads

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    December 12, 2002

    Rancho Cooks Among Us

    Phoenix Ranch goes to market

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    November 28, 2002

    Día de las Gracias

    Traditional tastes merge on Thanksgiving

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    November 7, 2002

    Cheese Wiz

    Mexican delicacies discovered in Valley

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    October 3, 2002

    Discovering Honduras

    Honduran eatery may look Third World, but the food is first-rate.

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    August 29, 2002

    Black Market Bonanza

    Getting fresh at the mercado

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    August 8, 2002

    Tempe Treasure

    A hidden home of southern Mexican fare reveals how to eat dried worms

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