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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. LLC

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    April 17, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Wingstock 2014 Saturday, April 19 The "hottest festival in the Valley" is going down Saturday at the Mesa Amphitheatre. At Wingstock Arizona 2014, Valley restaurants (including House of Brews in Gilbert and The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Tempe) will compete for the title of "Wingstock King of Wings. ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    November 20, 2013

    What's a Restaurant's Responsibility Regarding Gluten-Free Items?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. For people with celiac disease, ingesting just a little bit of gluten (a p ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix Appoints New Executive Chef

    After over two years at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, executive chef Stephen Toevs is moving on to warmer waters -- so to speak. Toevs will continue with the property as an executive chef, but this time at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, which is set to open on November 22. Who next to take the helm of The Ri ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Replaces Michael O'Dowd with New Executive Chef

    After a little over three months, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel has found a replacement for Michael O'Dowd, its former executive chef. O'Dowd started with the hotel in October 2012 after leaving the acclaimed restaurant Kai, a sister property, following a 10-year run there, and he now owns V ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    What Is the Role of the Food Critic?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Writer, analyst, restaurant rater? To the reader, the job of a food critic ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Is it Proper Etiquette to Call a Chef "Chef"?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Many of us enjoy the fruits of a chef's labor, but when it comes to telling ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Best Kitchen Pranks from Valley Chefs

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.With today being April Fools' Day, there's a good chance many of us will ei ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Should Restaurants Include Gratuity as Part of the Bill?

    Spotting the words "service included," "servizio incluso," and "service compris" on restaurant checks in most European countries means tipping isn't necessary (instead, a V.A.T. tax of 20 percent is added). But more and more restaurants in America are adopting this policy, causing the often distress ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    What's the Most Traumatizing Experience You've Had With Food?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.It's happened to all of us at one time or another: an incident with food th ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Is it Rude to Take Photos of Your Food in a Restaurant?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Thanks to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it' ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    What's Your Least Favorite Holiday to Work?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.When you're in the food business, holidays can mean big money. What's the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Where Do You Side on the Tasting Menu Debate?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.Vanity Fair food writer Corby Kummer likened them to a form of culinary dic ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    June 27, 2011

    The Ritz-Carlton Names Stephen Toevs as New Executive Chef

    Linda M. HeroldNew Executive Chef Stephen Toevs will bring his memory-making meals to The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.​One of chef Stephen Toevs fondest memories of food is shelling fish with his father and grandfather off the coast of Rhode Island for his mother's capellini pasta with white clam sa ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    "Dancing Queen Tea Party" at the Ritz-Carlton This Thursday: Mamma Mia!

    ​Tea master Jeffrey Hattrick is once again bringing his mix of tea, treats, and fun to the Ritz-Carlton this Thursday at noon with a "Dancing Queen Tea Party" celebrating Mamma Mia!, the feel-good musical featuring ABBA's greatest hits and currently playing at the Gammage Auditorium. Fans of ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Five Kid-Friendly Metro Phoenix Restaurants

      ​ Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you're like us, you're still scrambling to find just the place to take mom for that special (and somehow especially stressful) day. But chances are, you take the kids out to eat year-round, and you encounter the pitfalls of fine dining with the under-12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Chad Burnett of Parc Central, Part Two

    Keyon Fareghi​Yesterday we talked to Chad Burnett of Parc Central about breakfast at grandma's and a love of cereal. Today our conversation resumes. Not being a part of a corporation definitely has its perks. Burnett has license to be pretty much as creative as he wants to be with Parc Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    New in CenPho: Slice Cake Designs

    ​Award-winning pastry chef Christine D'Angeli has worked for The Ritz-Carlton, as well as for acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten (at Hotel Icon in Houston, Texas), and she's even starred in two episodes of Food Network Challenge. Now, she's set up her pastry-making HQ -- Sli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Kai Wins AAA's Top Restaurant Honor in the State

    ​A combination of impeccable service and executive chef Michael O'Dowd's sophisticated, Native American-inspired cuisine have helped Kai win AAA's top restaurant rating, the Five Diamond Award, for the fifth time. This puts the fine dining spot, located at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Lenard Rubin of The Vig and The Vig Uptown

    Lenard Rubin has a confidence about him that comes from being a two-time James Beard House invitee with 25 years experience as a chef -- most notably with the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. The guy's background includes an extensive stints in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Boston, New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Now Open: CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar at Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

    ​Upscale American cuisine with a Southwestern spin is the house specialty at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, which opens today at Tucson's new Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Chef Joel Harrington, formerly of Fearing's Restaurant in Dallas, incorporates plenty of regional ingredients in his dishes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    December 18 In Blogs: Department of Justice, Desert Botanical Gardens, Joe Strummer, and Salted Caramel

    ​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: DOJ Committed to Investigation of Joe Arpaio, According to Spokesman Joe Arpaio Henchman ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Closed for Business: Luis Mata's Plaza Grill

    That old mantra about real estate -- location, location, location! -- is not lost on Luis Mata. The chef-owner of Plaza Grill, the fantastic Mexican restaurant in North Phoenix that I reviewed a few months back, blames an out-of-the-way location for the mid-December demise of his year-old eatery. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    "Day Without a Gay" Had Little Impact in Phoenix or Anywhere Else

    The Wednesday work stoppage planned by gay rights advocates to protest the ban on same-sex marriage in California (and Arizona, we presume) went unnoticed by some of the Valley's largest employers. Nationally -- even in San Francisco's famously gay Castro District -- few called in sick to wor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Gridiron Grudge

    Caliente seeks redemption against Aftershock

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    February 26, 2004

    Reel Time

    Oscar fans go for Ritz and class

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    Robbing the Dreidel

    How the Goblins stole Hanukkah

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST CIGAR LOUNGE

    Goodfella's Cigar Lounge & Deli

  • Dining

    February 6, 2003
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    March 28, 2002

    Ritz Cracker

    Finer French fare, bottled barbecue and brunch

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Cigar Bar

    The Club at the Ritz-Carlton
    2401 East Camelback
    602-468-0700

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    Pardon Their French

    Bistro 24 is simply boring

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    November 18, 1999
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    June 24, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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    April 30, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    December 5, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
  • Music

    June 13, 1996

    Blues Bodhisattva

    Valley jazz singer and devout Buddhist Sherry Roberson answers the question "What's the sound of one woman scatting?"

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    August 10, 1995
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    May 4, 1995
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    June 15, 1994
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    June 8, 1994
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    May 4, 1994
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    October 31, 1990
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