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Spanish Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Lola Coffee at The Yard to Close Sunday, Reopen As New Concept Later This Fall

    Earlier this year we raved about the beautiful new spot that opened up inside Sam Fox's The Yard. Lola Coffee, a second location of the well-loved downtown coffee shop owned by Daniel Wayne, brought fancy coffee offerings, Spanish tapas, and a sleek design to the table. But after about six months, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Churros Rellenos de Cajeta de Cabra: Who Needs a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich?

    The Guilty Pleasure: Churros Rellenos de Cajeta de Cabra Where to Get It: Barrio Cafe Price: $12 What It Really Costs: Who cares? It's delicious Ok, Phoenix. Last week we told you about the awesome-est sounding thing ever, the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich. In case you missed it, they're really happeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Squash Blossom vs. Joe's Diner: Biscuits and Gravy Beatdown

    Biscuits and gravy, a simple, yet popular breakfast dish, can be made with many variations of sausage gravy--pork, turkey or even chorizo here in the Valley. Smother two homemade buttermilk biscuits with gravy and it's the ultimate comfort food for chilly winter mornings. We took a look at two resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Two Cooking Reality Show Contestants Teaming Up for Pop-Up Event at Cartel Coffee Lab in Phoenix

    What happens to cooking reality show contestants after the spotlight fades? If you're David Martinez, who was on the third season of Fox's MasterChef in 2012, and Tyler Burke, who competed on Food Network's Iron Chef America in 2009 as a culinary school student, you team up for a pop-up event. At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    AndyTalk: Dates and Easy Hors d'Oeuvre

    See Also: AndyTalk: Why You Should Make Pizza From Scratch AndyTalk: A Hard Cheese Is Good to Find Would you like a couple of crowd-pleasing recipes with less than five ingredients each suitable for New Year's Eve or Christmas? Think dates, which happen to be the closest thing to candy that grows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    AndyTalk: Autumn Means Apples

    Apples in shades of red, pink, gold and green are a great addition to all sorts of savory recipes. They add crunch, sweetness, maybe some tartness, and depth to whatever's cooking.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Am I a Food Snob? (A Flowchart)

    From time to time, Zach Fowle will provide a visual guide to every day and extraordinary situations ... and (because he has bad handwriting) Claire Lawton will illustrate them. Welcome to Charted Territory: The world of a food snob is an often-confusing world of trends, vocabulary and kitchen app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Crema Volteada at Contigo Peru

    Latin American cuisine often gets grouped together in one big category, but since the region spreads across two continents, it should go without saying that the culinary traditions are incredibly diverse. Located on the Western coast of South America, Peru offers very different tastes than the Mexic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Chef Mensur Duzic's Paella

    This week in Chef Talk we've been talking with Chef Mensur Duzic of Phoenix Children's Hospital. A tenured veteran of fine dining spots from across the Valley to across the pond, Duzic has enjoyed his position at the hospital for nearly ten years. But does he miss his more high-class culinary roots? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flan "Sandwich" at Province

    If you're in the downtown area, Province is the place to go for dessert. Skip the dinner, order a drink, and have a dessert or two. Just be careful with that Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flan "Sandwich," which is so rich it knocked us into a sugary daze. Was it worth it? Heck yeah.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Samuel Murillo of Orange Sky

    Maya Dukmasova Executive Sous Chef Sam Murillo at Orange Sky​This week we chat with Samuel Murillo, Executive Sous Chef at Orange Sky at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino. Chef Murillo recently won a regional paella competition hosted by the American Culinary Federation and will go on to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Nobuo at Teeter House: One-Night Only, 5-Course Tasting Dinner, Sea Saw Style, on Thursday, May 26

    ​Give the people what they want. That seems to be the response from chef Nobuo Fukuda of Nobuo at Teeter House. When fans kept asking for a night of tasting (a la Sea Saw, the now-defunct Japanese tapas bar that earned Fukuda a James Beard Award in 2007), he obliged, with a one-night-only, 5-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    5 Restaurant Week Picks for Foodies (and 5 More For the Rest of Us)

    The new spring version of Arizona Restaurant Week starts this Friday, May 13. With over 50 restaurants involved in the $30-40 three-course meal deal, it's hard to figure out which places to hit. The Dhaba's menu looks delicious, for example, while White Chocolate Grill's "Date Night" spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Molotes: Chorizo Fritters from Tacos Atoyac

    Erica O'NeilA platter of molotes and an horchata from Tacos Atoyac. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This week: Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    New in CenPho: Rum Bar at The Breadfruit

    ​Dwayne Allen and Danielle Leoni, the folks behind cheerful Jamaican restaurant The Breadfruit, just opened Rum Bar in the space next door to the restaurant, serving nearly 70 kinds of premium rum, from smooth, young spirits to exquisite aged reserve varieties. There are also several kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    BBQ Battle, Dinner & a Movie, Tapas Classes and Jellied Tongue in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.nopatternrequired.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Weekend Time!No plans for the weekend? We have a couple ideas to get you off the couch, outta the house and filling your belly with some tasty eats. Always wanted to host your ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Battle of the Flan

    Enough with the chocolate lava cakes, already! Here's a tip: When Dominos rolls out a dessert, it's time to take it off your Michelin-starred restaurant's menu. While we're suckers for anything sweet, we much prefer the delicate flavor of flan, the creamy custard that was m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Baked Tortilla Espanola and Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

    ​Ah, Monday. The day when you wake up to the beginning of a brand new work week and realize you didn't do the laundry or make it to the grocery store. We doubt that this has ever actually happened to Martha. But if it did she might opt to make Baked Tortilla Espanola for dinner.It features ing ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    July 17, 2009

    Tutto Opens in Scottsdale

    Valley chef Joseph Gutierrez wastes no time. He's the new owner of Tutto, an Italian restaurant at 7114 East Stetson Drive in Scottsdale. If the address rings a bell that's because it's the old spot for Digestif, which is opening soon (but not that soon) across the street in See Saw's old spot. Talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Changes at Prado at the Montelucia

    He's been on board for a while, but as of today, former Digestif front-of-the-house personality Pavle Milic has officially been named the new general manager of Prado, the fine-dining restaurant at the InterContinental Montelucia resort. Another well-known local talent, Paul Xanthopoulos, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Restaurant Revamp: From Imagine Spain to Poco

    Change can be good. That seems to be the case for Poco, the Scottsdale Spanish restaurant formerly known as Imagine Spain (7000 E. Shea; 480-991-3170). When I checked out the place last fall (read my review), I liked the paella but couldn't stand the soulless surroundings. I wrote, "Imagi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Lola Tapas' Daniel Wayne Readies New Coffee Shop

    Lola Tapas owner Daniel Wayne -- who founded the ultra-hip Lux Coffeebar, then sold it and opened the tapas joint four years ago -- is getting back into the coffee game. He tells me he just signed a lease on a 1200-square-foot space on Central Avenue, just south of Camelback (4700 N. ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    July 9, 2008

    Happy hour idea: Running of the Bulls celebration at Sol y Sombra

    By Michele Laudig You have to hand it to the Spaniards -- they've come up with one of the world's most, uh, unique ways to work up an appetite: running their asses off as ornery bulls chase them down the street. That's their idea of a party. Sol y Sombra's thinking party, too, but no bull. Just so ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    New at Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar

    Spring isn't the only thing that's sprung at Tapino, the chic Scottsdale tapas joint. A dozen new dishes are making a menu debut, too. Among chef James Porter's newest creations are a roasted eggplant and ricotta crepe with smoked tomato coulis; white Italian anchovies with tomato gelee, lemon oil ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 3, 2007

    Whole Foods wonderland

    So the big adventure of the weekend, aside from getting a long-overdue Lola Tapas fix (I loved the two specials, a melt-in-your-mouth braised pork dish, plus velvety mocha flan), was my visit to the brand-new Whole Foods at the 101 and Ray Road. One of my favorite local restaurateurs raved about it ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    Southern Exposure

    The new South

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Chic and ye shall find

    Boys, put on your best button-downs. Girls, grab your Gucci stilettos. For this week's restaurant review, we're heading to the super stylish Asia de Cuba at the new Mondrian Scottsdale to feast on coconut sticky rice, whole fried striped bass, and some of the best flan I'd had in ages. The new issue ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 9, 2004

    South Mountain Mojo

    Mexican cuisine done right at Coyoacán

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST MEXICAN BAKERY

    La Tolteca Mexican Foods

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    September 30, 2004
  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Veni Vida Vici

    A former Valley hot spot makes a resurgence

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST CHEAP MEXICAN FOOD

    Restaurant Mexico

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Tacos

    Dos Gringos

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2001

    Grape Expectations

    Celebrate the wines of Rioja, Spain

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Mexican Sausage

    Carniceria Chihuahua

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sunday Brunch

    Marquesa
    Scottsdale Princess Resort
    7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale
    480-585-4848

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Garlic Dish

    Garlic Custard at Cafe Terra Cotta
    6166 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
    480-948-8100

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