Tammie Coe

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    August 22, 2013

    4 Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiences at Metro Phoenix Bakeries

    The chocolate chip cookie is no fad. This beloved American treat is a go-to sweet treat, and cookies in the pastry case always sell. Chocolate chip cookies come in so many different shapes, sizes, thickness, sweetness levels, shades of browning, and textures. They are their own chemistry experimen ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Jared Porter of The Parlor on Cooking with Chemicals and Eating "The People's Food"

    Jared Porter The Parlor 1916 East Camelback Road 602-248-2480 See also: The Parlor Offers Nose-to-Tail Dinners Wednesday Through Saturday Starting February 6 Gallo Blanco's Doug Robson Opens New Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix This is part one of my interview with Jared Porter, exe ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    New Restaurants in the Works for Arcadia's La Grande Orange

    Since notable sweets maker Tammie Coe pulled her pastries out of La Grande Orange (LGO) last August, news of the popular grocery and pizzeria in Arcadia (which since has expanded its in-house pastry department) has been whisper-quiet. Perhaps because it has a couple of secrets under way. See also: ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    5 Sweet Spots for Valentine Treats in Metro Phoenix

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and for the anxious holiday planner that can really only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Rather than half-assing it with some predictable drug store purchase of candy and a card, we suggest you show a little love to local business this yea ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Metro Phoenix's 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012. See Also: --2011 Restaurant Openings and Closi ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Top 5 Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Where to Drink and What to Eat in Phoenix on New Year's Eve 7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve Stock up on some sweet bubbly at Sportsman's Fi ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    There's a New Marzipan Company in Phoenix and Tammie Coe's a Fan

    Danish-born Charlotte Wetche stayed in Arizona for love, but her family's 103-year-old marzipan company remained in Denmark. Not a good thing for Wetche, who missed the flavors she remembered from home. So, in November, she obtained the rights to sell marzipan -- the confection made from ground almo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Wrapping Up Your Homemade Food Gifts, Thanks to Pinterest

    All right. So you've made a bunch of gifts from scratch, and still have about a dozen cookie parties to attend, but you're sick of generic holiday tins and you don't know what to do. Let's face it, presentation is key. Presentation (and ingredients, of course) is the difference between cupcakes fro ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    MJ Coe Dishes on His Love of Wonderbread and Baking to the Willy Wonka Soundtrack

    This is part two of our interview with MJ Coe, the bread and butter behind MJ Bread and creative genius behind the wood-fired creations at Federal Pizza. To find out the weirdest thing that MJ ate (or rather, couldn't eat) and where his hatred of Cupcake Wars stems from, check out part one of the in ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Federal Pizza Opening Monday, October 22, in Central Phoenix (And We've Got the Menu)

    Commence drooling, pizza fans. Federal Pizza, the latest restaurant from restaurateur Craig DeMarco and his Upward Projects team, is set to open on Monday, October 22. See also: Tastemakers 2012 - Craig DeMarco Tastemakers 2012 - MJ Coe Located at 5210 North Central Avenue in Central Phoenix, in ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Cookie Shops

    See Also: Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Cupcakes For the last few years, the mighty cupcake has dominated the dessert world but we haven't forgotten about our old friend, the cookie. We love 'em in all shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors but these nine Valley bakeries (and one restaurant) are churning ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Dan Medlen and Minerva Orduño Collaborate on Pizza at Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery This Friday and . . . He's Selling Pretzel Rolls at Bodega

    See also: Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery Pairing Up with Food Trucks See also: FnB Line Cook Minerva Orduño Launches Muñeca Mexicana Product Line Dan Medlen knows dough. He's been baking for Tammie Coe for the past eight years and, more recently, hauling his mobile oven to Sleepy Dog Saloon and Br ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Anatomy of a Brownie with Eileen Spitalny of Fairytale Brownies

    See also: Fairytale Brownies in Bite-Sized Morsels -- a Dream Come True See also: Tammie Coe, Fairytale Brownies and Goody Twos Toffee for Valentine's Day 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 g ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Top 10 Bread Bakeries in Greater Phoenix

    ​Bread, often equivalent to the word "food," is an indispensable staple in many parts of the world. Throughout history -- in religion, magic, and custom -- this deceptively simple foodstuff has ensured a seat at our table of survival. Where to find some of the best of it in the Valley? Here ar ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Stacy Matson's Perfect Food Day

    Stacy Matson Here's a self-portrat of Stacy doing what she loves most -- dining out.​Stacy Matson is a NY transplant who tweets her heart out about food (@luvchampagne). She's "obsessed with finding recipes in old cookbooks and hunting down cookbooks at estate sales." You might have seen he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Chefs Vincent Guerithault, Beau MacMillan, Tammie Coe, and Others Join Hell's Kitchen Winner For March of Dimes Fundraiser With Kick-Ass Auction Items

    ​For those who like a little celebrity with their signature dishes and charitable deeds, the Arizona Chapter of the March of Dimes has all three in spades. Daniel GuerithaultChef Vincent Guerithault will be making your dinner.​From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Thursday, November 10, at the ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Cupcake Love-In 2011: We are Officially Cupcake'd Out

    Tedd Roundy Two cupcakers debate over which of Heaven's gluten free cake's to try ​We came, we saw, we cupcake'd.  And we don't want to see another cupcake till next year.  Holy cow, cupcakes really aren't dead! This was apparent the moment we pulled into the chaotic parking lo ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Georganne Bryant's Perfect Food Day

    Jamie Peachey​Georganne Bryant is the owner of Frances, Smeeks and the new Frances Studio, all in Medlock Plaza on the northwest corner of Camelback and Central. If you've seen those Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix t-shirts and bumper stickers around town, we have her to thank. She has enviable tas ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Caramelpalooza 2011: A Sticky Situation

    Jonathan McNamara​Last Friday, locals craving a sugar rush lined up in the parking lot of Smeeks at Central and Camelback roads for Chow Bella's second Caramelpalooza event. The judging is over, and a favorite was selected by both the audience and a judging panel -- Essence Bakery's deliciou ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Tracy Dempsey: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Mari Belardi​We wind up our candymaker profiles today with Tracy Dempsey.After growing up in far-flung corners of the world, Demspey settled in Scottsdale, and migrated from a career in teaching to her first love: the culinary arts. Today she is the owner of Tracy Dempsey Originals. I ended ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Brendan McCaskey: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​Today's caramel-maker is Brendan McCaskey. As he puts it, Brendan is an avid downtowner, candy fanatic, and part-time Smeeks employee whose style is a little Ina Garten, a lot Amy Atlas. He's conquered the traditional cupcake and an occasional tart, and says he's been scoping out th ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Tim O'Connor: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Today we've got a sweet tooth for Tim O'Connor, co-owner of Honey Moon Sweets and our latest Caramelpalooza candymaker. Before the "Honey Moon," co-owners and bakers Tim & Joan O'Connor met while studying at the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1983; since then, the culinary duo ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Slade Grove: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    The caramel sampling continues today with last year's Caramelpalooza winner in both the blind judging and peoples' choice award categories, Slade Grove. Grove is the Executive Pastry Chef for Wicked Kitchen Gourmet and Cookies From Home in Tempe. I ended up in the kitchen because I decided it ... More >>

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    March 5, 2011

    Brianne Day: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​Our candy-coated conversation continues today with Brianne Day from The Herb Box. Day has been overseeing baked goods at The Herb Box for more than four years. I ended up in the kitchen because I've always had a passion for baking. When I was young I would spend every Sunday attempting to ba ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Veronica Arroyo: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Arroyo's 2010 Caramelpalooza entry.​Today's candymaker: Veronica Arroyo of Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak Scottsdale. Arroyo's passion for a pastry career began in her grandmother's kitchen and took her to New York's famed Le Cirque and Atlantic city's Borgata before dropping her off at Bou ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Meghan Olesen: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    Maggie Jean Raymond   The caramel keeps on coming.... Today we serve up candymaker Meghan Olesen. We asked each chef for three one-line bios. Meghan sent three. We liked them all: 1. Meghan is a life-long Phoenician who dreams of pie and believes food is her soul. 2. Megh ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Charlie Blonkenfeld: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​The Caramelpalooza candymaker fest continues today with Charlie Blonkenfeld of Chaka Chaka, a cool hot dog stand of a restaurant south of the ballpark. Charlie Blonkenfeld opened Chaka Chaka last year to rave reviews. His menu may be small, but apparently his heart is big. He tells us, "Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Eugenia Theodosopoulos: Caramelpalooza Candymakers

    ​In the days leading up to Caramelpalooza 2011, we're introducing you to the local chefs who will be sharing their candy March 11 at Smeeks in central Phoenix. Today we bring you the macaron maven, Eugenia Theodosopoulos of Essance Bakery Cafe in Tempe. Theodosopoulos trained, lived a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Tammie Coe, Fairytale Brownies and Goody Twos Toffee for Valentine's Day

    If there's anything good about Valentine's Day, it's that it gives us an excuse to stuff our faces with chocolates, candies and other heart-shaped confections.     Whether you're looking for a sweet gift or plan on drowning your relationship sorrows in sugar, the following are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Caramelpalooza 2011: Who Wants to Make Some Candy?

    Jonathan McNamara Tammie Coe's 2010 caramels. ​Has it really been almost a year since we stood in the parking lot of Smeeks -- sticky and sweaty from a night of caramel tasting/swooning -- and swore we'd never eat sugar again? Indeed it has. And we have one thing to say, Phoenix: Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Andrew Levi Hiller, What Are You Eating?

    Andrew Levi Hiller​ Andrew Levi Hiller The singer/songwriter for Wizards of Time, who also loves to paint, is currently working on the band's first 12-song album, called Will the Soft Curse Plague On?, to be released in early 2011. You can hear a teaser with three 15-second song clips here. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Tammie Coe Cakes: Lunch $10 & Under

    With so much pie excitement on Roosevelt Row this weekend, we had to check out the nearby options for more substantial sustenance. We landed at Tammie Coe Cakes for lunch, where every entrée is $6.75, leaving enough change leftover to snag a cupcake without breaking $10.

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    November 2, 2010

    Sara Oliver, What Are You Eating?

    Sara Oliver​Sara Oliver The jeweler and artist has an art opening on Friday, November 5 at Sweets and Beats. Hanging on the walls will be about 120 drawings and mixed media pieces all under $20, plus there will be Tammie Coe cupcakes and a free show by Doctor Dinosaur from Tucson. Her jewelry lin ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Cupcake Love-In Judge: No Easy Job!

    A few of the contenders for Classic Cupcake.​When Tracy Dempsey asked me last week to be a last-minute judge at the inaugural Cupcake Love-In -- held yesterday at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale -- I replied without hesitation. Of course! I couldn't wait to get my Gail Simmons on. ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Preston Smith, What Are You Eating?

    Prestion Smith​Preston Smith The improviser, director, instructor and marketer for Jester'Z Improv Comedy in Scottsdale performs regularly with the troupe. What'd you eat for dinner last night? I teach improv comedy, and a student brought me a pie to the last class. I took it home and forgot ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Get Ready for Cupcake Love-In Oct. 10

    Ten to the third power brings Cupcake Love-In's "peace, love, and cupcakes" to Hotel Valley Ho from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. Shell out $10 in advance ($15 day of), and you'll get to scarf down cupcakes from 30 different bakeries, cupcakeries, restaurants and pastry chefs.

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    May 26, 2010

    Pastries and an Eye Opener at Giant Coffee

    ​Finally got over to Matt and Erenia Pool's new Giant Coffee first thing this morning, and I love it already.

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    April 15, 2010

    In the Raw: Local Chefs Get Naked for Charity

    Nice, um, cucumber!A friend showed me his copy of the new In the Raw calendar, and what can I say? It's pretty ballsy.Ken and Lee Singh are the charming couple who run the all-natural Singh Farms -- a 20-acre wonderland where their composting efforts have created nutrient-rich soil for fresh veggies ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Johnny Cupcakes Coming to Phoenix Next Week

    ​ ​Mmmm...Tasty. Gooey. Delicious. From our headline, you might think Valley favorites Sprinkles and Tammie Coe are getting some stiffly whipped competition. Those who hail from Boston or keep up with fashion trends know better. Entrepreneur Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes, has three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Spoken Boutique is Closing with 60% Off Sale​This is really a good news/bad news situation.Bad news: Spoken Boutique is closing.Good news: They're having a 60% off sale on all merchandise.More good news: They're closing because the owners are moving out of town, not because of the economy. Phew!

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    March 19 In Blogs: Z-Trip's Broken Collar Bone, Caramelapalooza, and a Roughed Up City Councilman

    ​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: Chow Bella:Tammie Coe to Compete in Caramelapalooza Tasting.Man V. Food's Adam Richman Takes a Bite Out of Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Skip the Hassle, Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, giving thanks for all you have. And for slaving away at a hot stove for six hours -- basting and checking and basting and checking the turkey, peeling and mashing potatoes, cooking green beans, dicing onions and celery, stirring the gravy, e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    November 2 In Blogs: Lou Dobbs, Phish, Tammie Coe, and East Valley Tribune

    ​​​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: Feathered Bastard: Lou Dobbs' Account of Gunfire Incident "Chuckled" at by New Jersey Police Spokesman Up ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    May 7 In Blogs: Eyes Set to Kill, NIN, Travel Channel, Dave Matthews Band and More

    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: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Fanboy/Neo-Nazi "Vito Lombardi" Is Thomas Vito Coletto, Alleged Columbine ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    January 19, 2009

    Obama Cookie Makes a Comeback at Tammie Coe

    Before the election, the stretch of Roosevelt around 6th Street seemed unusually busy, no doubt due to the Obama campaign headquarters located in an old house, amid the art galleries and shops. Brilliantly, pastry guru Tammie Coe -- whose shop is right across the street -- came up with Obama lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Jan. 19 In Blogs: Cardinals, Super Bowl, Fight Club 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: Arizona Cardinals Photos For Sale -- (Not Cheap) -- in Arizona Republi ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008

    Sweet Venezia and Chill Out Gelato cafe open in CenPho

    By Michele Laudig After a jaunt to the downtown farmer's market on Saturday morning, I decided to join a couple of friends for breakfast at the new-ish Maizie's Cafe & Bistro (after stashing my veggies in my fridge at home, of course). It turned out to be a worthwhile destination, not only for the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    New cafe coming to Roosevelt Row

    The latest buzz from photographer Wayne Rainey, who owns the Roosevelt Row art spaces Monorchid and Holgas, says Holgas will soon be getting a green renovation. In about three months, he says, it will reopen as a cafe selling organic cupcakes and coffee. The still-unnamed shop will be operated by ... More >>

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