Stephanie Izard

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in July

    I know summer is supposed to be the slow season for restaurants in this town but I can tell you I didn't notice anything slow during last month's dining excursions. A few of the items that make it on July's list of the best things I ate and drank are special creations that do a great job of showcasi ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    10 Things to Eat and Drink in Chicago

    This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. There's no shortage of things to do, see, or eat in a city a ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    December 29, 2011

    Ten Food Trend Predictions for 2012

    ​ Just about everybody is offering up their predictions for the food trends of 2012. Trends come and go in a flash sometimes, especially in this era of social media. While no one will know for sure what will take off, Chow Bella toss out our two cents to this food trend list trend.  Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    What Chef Would You Most Want to Cook For?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.​They're masters at thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Mulch Coffee at Old Town Farmers Market, Arizona Salsa Festival Review, and The Simple Farm's Kieffer Pear Tree

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.​We met the friendly and well-educated-in-the-world-of coffee men from Mulch Coffee at the Stephanie Izard Goat Tour dinner and it appears that they are pouring a mean iced coffee at the south Scottsdale farmers' market. Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Girl in the Kitchen Cookbook Review and Interview

    Jennifer Woods​Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks by Stephanie Izard and her friend Heather Shouse, published by Chronicle Books, has the look and feel of many of the celebrity cookbooks you've seen before. Colorful and engaging graphic design, photo of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    The Mint Hosts Sake Dinner With Sumosommelier David Johnson

    ​Sumosommelier David Johnson​Spirits expert, ex-wine director at Oakville Grocery Co., and Sumosommelier David Johnson is at it again. After recently competing in the first Tommy Bahama "Rumologist" comeptition and attending celebu-chef Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour dinner, Johnson has joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Sunday Night's Goat Tour at The Accidental Yard, Revisited

    Heather Gill Photography​Sunday night's Stephanie Izard (and Guests) Goat Tour dinner was a convergence of new and cool projects all gathered together under white lights strung above the grass carpeted courtyard of Joe Garcia's soon-to-be-built-out The Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour: Scottsdale Tickets Still Available

    Huge Galdones (​Hey Phoenix, are you excited that quasi-local majorly-talented national celeb chef Stephanie Izard is coming to town this weekend? We are. We bet her parents are, too -- they live in Scottsdale. Izard's been absolutely rockin' the the foodosphe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour 2011 Stops in Scottsdale October 15 and 16

    ​Phoenix (or Scottsdale, rather) is getting some love in Stephanie Izard's "Goat Tour" benefiting Share Our Strength. Izard's taking a trip around the country visiting with some of the chef's she's met over the years to kick it in the kitchen as well as promote her snazzy new book titled The G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    The Next Food Network Star's Doreen Fang Coming to Hula's​Let's face it: The Valley is pretty TV-friendly, when it comes to food topics. Top Chef's Stephanie Izard has become a downright regular at local culinary events over the last couple of years. TLC recently highlighted a bunch of eateries around town. The Food Network has se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Sweetbreads at Tempe's Caffe Boa

    ​ For my dad's annual visit to Arizona last weekend, I wanted to take him out to a nice dinner at someplace where the food would be great and the atmosphere would be comfortable -- anything too trendy wouldn't suit him one bit. So we hit up Caffe Boa in Tempe, which I've always liked (and wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    CRAVE Arizona is Perfectly Balanced Gluttony

    ​Celebrity chefs. Blind wine tasting contests. Food samples from dozens of Valley restaurants. Only two weeks after Scottsdale's Dine Out With the Chefs event, culinary afficianados from across the Valley loosened their belts for another huge epicurean event: CRAVE Arizona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Food and Fights: Highlights of the 2009 Scottsdale Culinary Festival

    Everyone who's anyone in the Phoenix metro culinary scene, from local foodies to the stars of Hell's Kitchen and Bravo's Top Chef, turned out for this weekend's Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Libations flowed at the Southwest Festival of Beers and inside the Robert Mondavi wine garden. Restaurant che ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Scottsdale Culinary Fest Comprises 12 Events This Week

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival sounds monolithic, but the granddaddy among the Valley's culinary festivals is surprisingly multifaceted -- a dozen different events at 16 different restaurants and venues around town, ranging from casual tastings to semi-formal sit-down occasions.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Next Week: Digestif Hosts Top Chef Stephanie Izard

    The torturous thing about watching Bravo's Top Chef is that it tends to leave viewers with insatiable cravings for food that only exists in TV land. You watch the chefs hustle to create a dish, you cheer them on... and then, you go to bed very, very hungry. So here's your chance to actually eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Dec. 12 In Blogs: Day Without A Gay, Bettie Page, La Piccola Cucina and More

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Collection of Bombs Astounds Authorities: What's in Your Neighbor's Hou ... More >>