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  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Chocolate's Health Benefits Linked to Gut Microbes

    After being the bearer of bad tequila news when we discussed why tequila probably won't help you fight diabetes or obesity, we're happy to bring some good news in the world of guilty pleasures. Well, actually, calling chocolate a guilty pleasure might not even be accurate at this point anymore, due ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    It Takes 636 Gallons of Water to Produce One Dozen Eggs

    Just about everything we eat contains "virtual water," or water that goes indirectly into the production of food. In fact, water that goes into the agricultural industry accounts for 70 percent of water consumption worldwide -- and you might be surprised to find out just how much H20 goes into makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Pecan Pie Pringles, Chex Mix Muddy Buddies and More Limited Edition Holiday Snacks

    The Guilty Pleasure: Mass-market holiday novelties Where to Get Them: Your favorite grocery store, mostly Price: A few bucks. Easy impulse buy if you see them in the store. What They Really Cost: Like you needed another excuse to eat more this time of year. Now that it's almost December and pumpkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    13 Halloween Treats That Valley Chefs Are Giving Out This Year

    They may make gourmet food for a living, but that doesn't mean chefs don't have a sweet spot for Halloween candy. So what treats are Valley chefs planning to pass out for this Hallow's Eve assemblage of ghosts and goblins? Whether they're the same ones they enjoyed as kids or hard-to-find favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Moroccan Mint Cashew Chocolate from Stone Grindz, Scottsdale's Bean-to-Bar Producers

    In the past few years, the selection of readily available chocolate has grown considerably beyond Hershey's and Ghiradelli to include artisanal bars sourced both nationwide and globally. Thanks to a few homegrown companies like family-operated Stone Grindz, you can even get chocolate that has been t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Paleo Recipes for Brownies and Banana Bread

    If you haven't yet heard of the Paleo lifestyle, you're in for a treat. The Paleo philosophy is really simple: eat only whole, unprocessed foods and cut out all grains, legumes, and refined sugars. I know that cutting out grains and legumes may sound like the opposite of what many nutritionists advo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Cadbury Creme Eggs: Flavored With Dried Beaver Anal Glands?

    Yeah, you might want to put down that leftover Easter candy for a minute while we drop some scientific knowledge, because according to a Huffington Post article, Cadbury Creme Eggs could contain a natural flavoring derived from the dried perineal glands of beavers. And, yeah, sometimes those glands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Converge, Nile Theater, 10/30/12

    Converge @ Nile Theater| 10/30/12By Mike Bogumill When trying to describe to people unfamiliar with Converge what kind of event I went to last night, I was hesitant to use a phrase like "metal show" or "hardcore show". While metal and hardcore certainly influence all the bands that performed, none ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Phoenix Gets Its First Cupcake Food Truck, Because Cupcakes . . . and Food Trucks

    Though the answer, "Well, duh," may be the automatic reply to the announcement that the Phoenix area officially has its first mobile cupcake food truck, surprisingly enough, one hasn't existed before now. Launched in January, Sweet Jonez Rocking Cupcakes joined the Phoenix Street Food Coalition at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Guinness Chocolate Cake and Orange Glaze

    Welcome to our new(ish) column, "Ask the Pastry Chef," by Amy Morris, a pastry sous chef at J&G Steakhouse. Have a question for Amy? Leave it in the comments section. Do you have a cake recipe with Guinness in it for St. Patrick's Day? Nothing says St. Patrick's Day more than Guinness beer. I c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Where to Eat and Drink Near Maryvale Baseball Park

    Milwaukee Brewers: Maryvale Baseball Park While the atmosphere at this stadium is decidedly fan-friendly and flowing with Miller beer, the food offerings are strictly no-frills. And with mostly chain and fast food restaurants within sight of the ballpark, fans should plan a short drive to pre- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Sundaes and an Unfortunate "Cheesecake" Experience at Joe's Farm Grill

    Joe's Farm Grill is known for doing food right. But, are they worthy of being on our list of places to order dessert first? We'll just come right out and say it: their dessert is generic and gets none of the TLC that Joe's is known for.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Gimme Some Sugar: Candy Addict vs. Rocket Fizz

    "Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie?" Up until two years ago when Georganne Bryant opened her colorful retro candy boutique, Smeeks, no one in Phoenix could. Seems Bryant started a trend. Up popped Sweets and Beats (now defunct),  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    14: Tableside S'Mores at Frank & Albert's

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments sectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Incoming: E-40, Bryan Adams, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Clay Walker

    Rascal Flatts Hersey's Chocolate = America.​It's no secret that musicians often jump in bed with a brand name to help bump up their paychecks. Hell, I've seen country music top hat-aficionados Big & Rich in concert -- a concert in which they thanked Chevrolet multiple times for being a spons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Ever Wonder What Happened to Norman Fierros?

      A. Scattergood​Still miss Norman Fierros' dessert chimichanga, the tiny Hershey bar fried to perfection, served at Norman's Arizona, his last local gig in what is now the heart of the La Grande Orange empire? Then you are a true Phoenician. And you probably r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    TLC Launches Best Food Ever (or Yabba-Dabba-Done-to-Death)

    Napoleon Dynamite: This is pretty much the worst video ever made. Kip: Napoleon, like anyone can even know that. Let me go, I need to narrate. Wilma!​Kip's right. How can anyone know what's the worst (or the best) of anything? TLC's hoping we'll trust their judgment with its new show, Best Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Fudge Truffle Cheesecake w/ Thin Mint Whipped Cream

    Jonathan McNamara ​ One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make dessert when life han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Lazy Thin Mint Pie

    Jonathan McNamaraGive me a spoon now!​One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Bobby Flay's New Foray in This Week's "TV Dinner"

    Photo by Jason Kempin, Getty ImagesBobby Flay and Stephanie March​Wow, being asked to join a major network like NBC must be quite an honor. Imagine being in the same category with respected show hosts like Jay Leno and Regis and Kelly. Looks like the Food Network's own cutting-board jumping/Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Battle of the Sexy Desserts

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, we thought we'd get you in the mood with a little friendly competition of gooey, rich and chocolatey desserts. We have two serious competitors: a deep, dark chocolate cake and a brownie-like dessert served with a side of warm chocolate sauce. So light so ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Three Congressmen call for J.T. Ready's ouster, the Nationalist Coalition's PHX "family night," and Oi Fest! in Tonopah.

    A flier for Tonopah's upcoming Oi Fest!, one of many neo-Nazi/white power events scheduled for Arizona. As you might have read in the far right Sonoran Alliance blog this morning, three GOP Congressmen from Arizona -- Jeff Flake, John Shadegg and Trent Franks have called on Tom Husband, Chairman of ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Meet Cute

    Dueling luncheonettes

  • Dining

    December 27, 2001

    Value Pact

    Quantity, not quality, woos this crowd