At last! Blissfully cool mornings, evenings with a hint of chill and daytime temps that mean we can lunch on a shaded patio without swimming in sweat. This right here, this seasonal slice of heaven is why we endure traffic, tourists and summer.
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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. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
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Pavle Milic , the wine maven who committed to an Arizona-only wine list at FnB has been saying it for, what, nearly three years now? Arizona wines deserve your ... More >>
With temperatures boiling well over 100 degrees on the regular, it's easy to understand why Phoenix-based indie rock band Snake! Snake! Snakes! is longing for the relaxing vibes of some coastal region. We're feeling the same way, but they've got a whole month of local gigs to play before they can ta ... More >>
So last week, Andrew Zimmern goes on a quest for real Sonoran cuisine in Arizona on Bizarre Foods and hooks up with Chris Bianco, the wait-in-line-for-two-hours pizza guy of Pizzeria Bianco. Huh? What? Why? Were all the Mexican foodies in the Valley busy? Did Silvana Salcido Esparza, owner of Bar ... More >>
In the end, we get what's coming to us. Let's hope it's sweet.
The latest issue of Sunset magazine says a $4,000 dresser is "worth the splurge" and the rooms at a former sanitarium turned bed-and-breakfast are calming. One article that doesn't incite a high-pitched "ha!" is the one predicting th ... More >>
The wood-fired pies at Cibo are among the best in town.
I'm a fan and regular reader of Sunset Magazine, with its timely mix of food, travel, and living articles, as well as it good-looking layout. Flipping through its pages and spotting region-specific gardening advice and profiles of bel ... More >>
Introducing a new segment today on Chow Bella: Battle of the Dishes. We try the same meal, but at two different local restaurants. It's an eater smackdown. Los Reyes de la Torta vs. America's Taco ShopWhen a friend suggested "tortas" as the inaugural plate for Battle of the Dishes, we eagerly agreed ... More >>
The Phoenix arts community is still reeling today from news that one of its pioneers, painter and muralist Rose Johnson, 48, died yesterday, Sunday, May 31, at Sanglah General Hospital in Bali. The Jakarta Post is now reporting that Johnson most probably died from acute alcohol poisoning as a re ... More >>