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    July 8, 2014

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Restaurants: A Field Guide to Airport Dining

    We've all been there: It's 6 p.m. and your flight boards in 20 minutes. You raced straight to the airport from work and now, you're starving. You passed some decent options on your way to security but decided not to stop, hoping your prospects would look better on the other side. Now you're in line ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    5 Phoenix Dishes I Miss Most Now That I'm Eating Gluten-Free

    Once upon a time, I could eat anything. I traveled the Valley of the Sun, nibbling here and there, happy in my gluten-filled world, blissful in my celiac-disease ignorance. I had many favorite dishes that I would return to again and again.

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    April 15, 2013

    10 Favorite Bakeries In Metro Phoenix

    If you're one of those people who bakes a pie to cheer up a friend, makes your specialty carrot/red velvet/whatever cake for everyone's birthday, and routinely pulls together all manner of adorable goodies for your children's school programs and bake sales . . . well, bully for you (and the rest of ... More >>

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    January 20, 2013

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    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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    January 14, 2013

    Tammie Coe to Close Arcadia Location in February, New Central Avenue Shop Opens Tomorrow

    Notable Valley pastry chef Tammie Coe is doing her spring cleaning early this year. See also: - There's a New Marzipan Company in Phoenix and Tammie Coe's a Fan - Anatomy of a Fondant Covered Cookie with Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes In December, three months after ending her relationship with ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Tammie Coe Opens New Shop in Central Phoenix

    For fans of sweet treats by notable pastry chef Tammie Coe, Christmas has come a few days early. See also: - Tammie Coe Cakes Ends Relationship With La Grande Orange - Tammie Coe Makes Eyeball Cupcakes Today, Coe announced the opening of her latest store, at 5210 North Central Avenue in Central P ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    M.J. Coe Dishes on the Weirdest Thing He Couldn't Eat and the Death of Cupcake Wars

    M.J. Coe Tammie Coe Cakes and MJ Bread 610 E. Roosevelt St., No. 145 Phoenix, 85004 Federal Pizza 5210 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 See Also: Aaron Chamberlin Dishes on (Not) Being a Celebrity Chef and the Hype Around St. Francis When It Opened Steven "Chops" Smith Dishes on the Weirdest Th ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    10 Metro Phoenix Desserts to Pre-Order for Thanksgiving

    Turkey, stuffing, countless side dishes, dinner rolls -- you have enough on your plate to make for Thanksgiving. By ordering dessert from an expert baker, you free up some time to relax on the holiday, are ensured that the final course won't leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth, and save yourself fro ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Downtown's Pie Social (A Field Guide for November 3)

    There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social this Saturday, but stay focused -- there are going to be a lot people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat. You might need a little help t ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 29, 2012

    Tammie Coe Makes Eyeball Cupcakes

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Tammie Coe Celebrates Her Birthday In Style: Free Cake This Friday

    In honor of her birthday, Tammie Coe Cakes will be handing out free slices of her "crack cake" this Friday. Both locations will be serving up free cake but the downtown location will be staying open until 10 PM to help facilitate your cake consumption needs. See Also: Anatomy of a Fondant Covered ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Anatomy of a Fondant Covered Cookie with Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes

    See also: The 2012 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Inductees Are... See also: Tammie Coe Cakes' Tammie Coe: Caramelpalooza Candymakers When you're cooking, it's all about a dash of this and a splash of that. But baking is another matter, an exact science. In this series, we're going behind the bakery ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Postino/Windsor Owners Announce Opening of New Pizzeria

    See also: Postino, Windsor, and Churn Owners to Open Two More Concepts See also: Postino/Windsor Owners to Open New Phoenix Restaurant in Historic Digs A new pizza place in a historic bank building, wood-fired pizzas designed by master baker MJ Coe, small-batch craft beers, and custom growlers -- i ... More >>

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    August 12, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    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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    August 10, 2012

    Tammie Coe Cakes Ends Relationship With La Grande Orange

    As far as successful food hookups go, the longstanding one between well-known local pastry business Tammie Coe Cakes and La Grande Orange, the popular grocery and pizzeria in Arcadia, may be one of the Valley's best-known. But the relationship has come to a end. In a Facebook post today on the pag ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The 2012 Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Inductees Are . . .

    Starting off the Scottsdale Culinary Festival for 2012 was last night's invite-only Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame cocktail party presented by the Scottsdale League of the Arts held at Technique Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Old Town Scottsdale. It was a nice juxtaposition ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Cupcakes

    ​It doesn't look like the cupcake trend is going to die out anytime soon -- totally fine by us, we LOVE cupcakes. And we have plenty of places to grab a sweet little cake or twelve. Check out our favorites cupcakes from around town. ​10. Red Velvet from Honey Moon Sweets - Husband and wife ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, & Make This Weekend

    ​It's going to be another busy weekend for Valley foodies! The Aloha Festival is at Tempe Town Lake, Devoured is at the Phoenix Art Museum, The Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival is happening at the Wigwam Resort, and there are tons of new places to eat and drink. I wish I could find the ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Digesting Caramelpalooza: A Judge's View

    Last Friday night, Smeeks hosted Chow Bella's 3rd Annual Caramelpalooza, and phew, that was a TON of caramel. As author of the blog's Dessert First series, I was asked to be one of five judges. Thanks to all of the ice cream/candy/cookie/popcorn/paleta makers for bringing their creativity to the t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners!

    Hundreds of you came out to lick, crunch, chew and otherwise gobble caramel confections prepared by 18 of the Valley's finest chefs Friday night, all part of the third annual Caramelpalooza, co-sponsored by Smeeks and Chow Bella. We might be a little biased, but we think it was our best 'palooza ye ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Tammie Coe Cakes' Tammie Coe: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    From now through Caramelpalooza -- March 2 at Smeeks candy shop -- Chow Bella will introduce you to the 17 chefs participating in the third annual caramel tasting. Today, meet Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes.

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    February 9, 2012

    14 Ways to Get Your Phoenix Valentine's Day Chocolate Fix

    ​ Chocolate and Valentine's Day go together like eggs and bacon, or cookie and milk, or cookies and bacon, or bacon and bacon .....mmmmm bacon. Oh wait, we were talking about chocolate. Anyhow, chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand. A Valentine's Day without chocolate would just be a ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Hey Tammie Coe, Who Deserves a Pie in the Face?

    ​We're counting down the days to Pie Social 2011 -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 408 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Don't forget, you can get in on the action yourself. Here are details for community bakers. And don't forget about our celebrity bakers -- every day we'll introduc ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Pie Social 2011: Who's in the Final Celebrity Baker Line-Up?

    ​Hey Phoenix, are you ready for pie? Roosevelt Row and Chow Bella are pleased to announce the line-up for this year's celebrity pie contest -- part of 2011's Pie Social, Saturday, November 12 on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. If you don't bake in a commercial kitchen (and even if you d ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    2011 Cupcake Love-In Baker Lineup Announced

    Timur Guseynov If last year's entries were any indication, the 2011 Cupcake Love-In will be pretty sweet.​Despite the endless parade of frosted delights showing up in bakeries, at culinary festivals, and on fancy restaurant menus over the past few years,& ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Follow Friday: Baked Goodies

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We had a hankering for some treats and thought we'd share some of the Phoenix bakeries on twitter, plus some bonus cupcake love. Urban Cookies Cupcakes ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Caramelpalooza 2011: The Results Are In

    Jonathan McNamaraYes, that's a peanut butter and jelly caramel. ​The competition got sticky Friday night at the second annual Caramelpalooza, co-sponsored by Chow Bella and Smeeks. We're not sure of the exact head count -- beyond the fact that the line wrapped around the block -- but we do know th ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Danielle Morris: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​Today's candymaker: Danielle Morris of Cork and the soon-to-be BLD; she is co-owner and pastry chef for both.   I ended up in the kitchen because I don't have to wear makeup! My favorite dish to make is I guess I don't really have a favorite; I like to make new things to keep from ... More >>

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    March 6, 2011

    Virginia Senior: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Virginia Senior of Urban Beans is today's featured candymaker, in honor of Caramelpalooza -- which is just days away!Senior is an artist who quite often uses food as her medium. I ended up in the kitchen because creating is what I do best, and it doesn't matter if the medium is food, art, ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Tammie Coe: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​Caramelpalooza Countdown!  The big, sweet event is less than two weeks away, and we are counting the days -- and the candymakers. First up is Tammie Coe. Coe's dream took her from her mother's kitchen to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she met her husba ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

    What's up with all the contests lately? Last week, the big news was all the Arizonans on the semifinalist list for James Beard Awards. Also, Noca's Chris Curtiss landed in Food Wine's chef popularity contest, which the public can vote on. Now, round three in the competition department: the Ar ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Caramelpalooza 2011 Candymakers Announced!

      ​ We can already tell that this competition is going to be sticky. Chow Bella and Smeeks are proud to announce the line-up of candymakers for Caramelpalooza 2011 -- a free, open-to-the-public caramel tasting to be held Friday, March 11, at 7 pm in the parking lot at Smeeks candy store ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

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

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    August 4, 2010

    Downtown's Tammie Coe Goes on Hiatus

    ​Summer vacation: everybody's doing it.Pastry chef Tammie Coe says her decision to close her Roosevelt Row location for several weeks just made sense, since so many of her employees were already taking time off.This Friday (First Friday, that is) will be the day downtowners can get their Ooey Gooe ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    RWB Cakes, Pies and it's a Sad Day at Deschutes in Today's Eater's Digest

    Tammie Coe​Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Desserts a PlentyDon't want to spend the weekend in the kitchen this 4th of July weekend? That's OK we understand. Let someone else do the baking for your 4th of July desserts. Tammie Coe is offe ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Ask the Critic: Do You Ever Cook?

    It's true, the restaurant critic's fridge is brimming with boxes and bags of leftovers. But sometimes you just bring the stuff home because you really didn't like it at all, and felt guilty leaving a plate full of uneaten food for a friendly waiter to inquire about.I'm not going out to eat every sin ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Urban Beans, Honey Moon Sweets and Wicked Kitchen Join the Caramelpalooza Line Up

      (Note: Judging selections have been made.) Hold onto your fillings, people -- the competition for Chow Bella/Smeek's ​Caramelpalooza just got stickier. Urban Beans, Honey Moon Sweets Bakery & Dessert Bar and Wicked Kitchen Gourmet have joined Urban Cookies, Tammie Coe, Tracy Dem ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Tammie Coe to Compete in Caramelpalooza Tasting

    ​ ​This just in: Tammie Coe -- baker and cake decorator extraordinaire -- will compete in our caramel tasting, Caramelpalooza, a week from today. Details about the event -- and how you can be a judge -- here. Tammie joins Tracy Dempsey, Sweet Republic, Bourbon Steak, Urban Cookies and the ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    A Peek at Tammie Coe's Improvements

    ​I decided to swing by Tammie Coe for a latte and a treat this morning, curious to see the shop's recent remodel. Even before I walked through the door, the changes were evident, with more umbrella tables and seating on the sidewalk. It feels a lot more like a mini-cafe than just a coffee n ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Monster Ooey Gooeys at Tammie Coe

    ​It's not very often that cupcakes make me laugh, but I saw these little dudes in the case at Tammie Coe on Halloween morning, and couldn't resist getting one to go with my latte. They're probably all gone by now, because Thanksgiving's the next big holiday to pimp. And I'm sure there is somet ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Battle of the Breakfast Sandwiches

    Drip Coffee Lounge vs. Tammie Coe Cakes & MJ BreadA reader suggested we compare breakfast sammies and we were more than delighted to oblige. That's how we ended up spending Sunday morning flitting between two popular downtown Phoenix eateries. It was an ideal time to scope out the breakfast sand ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Travel Channel Coming to Tammie Coe Today

    Tammie Coe employees say they have no idea which show it's for, but word's out that a crew from the Travel Channel just stopped by the Roosevelt Row pastry shop to shoot some footage and take pictures this afternoon. Apparently they're making the rounds at different dessert-y spots in the neighborho ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    New Breakfast Options at Bomberos

    Sometimes a scone and a killer latte are all you need to start the day on the right note, but sweets and caffeine aren't always enough to fuel you through the morning. Wisely, the folks at Bomberos have figured this out, and are amping up their breakfast options beyond the yogurt, granola, and Ta ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008
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    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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    October 3, 2007

    Cakespy -- so cute

    Here I am again, blogging on an empty stomach -- oh, the masochism! And now my sweet tooth is screaming out for dessert, since I just spent the last half hour reading posts on the darling Seattle-based dessert blog, Cakespy. You think you're obsessed with cupcakes and frosting and sugary snacks? N ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006

    My Kind of Fast Food

    Evil genius: Tammie Coe's irresistible Ooey Gooey cupcakes Tammie Coe, where have you been all my life? Okay, I know you've been around for awhile, with your beautful fondant-draped cakes calling my name at La Grande Orange, and your platters of Ooey Gooey cupcakes tempting me whenever I stop ... More >>

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    September 29, 2005

    Taste Maker

    Tammie Coe

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