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Thomas Keller

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Josh Bracher of Second Story Liquor Bar: "There's a Reason for Everything on the Plate"

    Josh Bracher Executive Chef Second Story Liquor Bar www.secondstoryliquorbar.com It's been about two months since Second Story Liquor Bar opened in Old Town Scottsdale above The Gelato Spot. The cozy restaurant and bar brings a dose of old school-style to the area's nightlife scene. Everything f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Why Per Se's Wine List Sucks

    I try to be positive here in the Vine Geeks blog. I like cheering for Arizona wines, geekin' on what I really like and generally celebrating all the greatness in the wine world. Every now and then, though, I run into something that really chaps my hide. And right now, that is the wine list at acclai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

    Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut. (To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Jeremy Pacheco of Lon's on Nobuo and the Trend That's Finally Going Away

    Jeremy Pacheco Lon's at the Hermosa 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley 602-955-7878, hermosainn.com See also: -- Summer Mixology Classes with Travis Nass at the Last Drop Bar -- Lon's at the Hermosa Picks Up a New Pastry Chef; Former One Heads to T. Cook's This is part one of my interview w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Kelly Fletcher of House of Tricks on Thomas Keller, Chris Bianco, and What They'll Say About Him When He's Dead and Gone

    This is part two of my interview with Kelly Fletcher, executive chef at House of Tricks in Tempe. If you missed part one, where Fletcher praised his favorite local chefs, told us about the best food he's had this year and predicted what will be the next big thing, read it here. See also: -- Chris B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Kelly Fletcher of House of Tricks on Lori Hashimoto, the Boys at Citizen, and the Next Big Thing

    Kelly Fletcher House of Tricks 114 E. Seventh Street, Tempe 480-968-1114, houseoftricks.com See also: -- House of Tricks: Happy Hour Report Card -- Quiessence Chef Greg LaPrad Leaving the Farm at South Mountain for Sonoita This is part one of my interview with Kelly Fletcher, executive chef at Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    11 Great Cooking Supply Stores in Metro Phoenix

    Prevailing wisdom says great dishes begin with great ingredients. And while that's certainly true, kick-ass cooks and the rare birds who have the Martha Stewart gene for entertaining couldn't do what they do half as well -- or at least not half as easily -- without the proper tools and equipment. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Of Course, Las Vegas Now Has All-You-Can-Eat Caviar

    Caviar is one of the most expensive delicacies in the world, a single ounce can cost upwards of $1,000. See Also: --Confirmed: Caviar Vending Machine Is Real, Dispenses $500 Caviar and Mother of Pearl Spoons --The $666 Douche Burger. For Real.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    In-N-Out Burger, McDonald's Fries and a Wendy's Frosty: Finding the Fast Food Trifecta in Paradise Valley

    The Guilty Pleasure: Fast Food Trifecta Location: Tatum & Cactus Price: About seven bucks. What It Really Costs: Burning extra fossil fuel. What could be more American than that? I wish I could explain my fascination with fast food. It must be the instant gratification. Or maybe that it's the pures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Todd Sicolo Dishes on Hostess Apple Pies and Why He Admires Eddie Matney

    This is part two of my interview with Todd Sicolo, executive chef of T. Cook's and the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. If you missed part one, read it here. See also: -- Chef Salad Highlights: The Funny, Astute and Provocative Comments Our Local Chefs Made in 2012 -- Chef Salad Highlights Part II: The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover. We all know that person. The person whose love affair with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    10: Joe Johnston

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Chris Curtiss Dishes on His First Phoenix Gig and Why Food Network Sucks

    This is part one of my interview with Chris Curtiss, executive chef at NoRTH Arcadia. Come back tomorrow for part two. Chris Curtiss NoRTH Arcadia 4925 N. 40th Street, Phoenix 602-324-5600 www.foxrc.com Chris Curtiss looks happy. He's making pasta at a wooden table in NoRTH Arcadia's sparkling exh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    What's On Your Cooking/Baking Bucket List?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Go shark-cage diving, get on a JumboTron, sleep w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Beau Mac Dishes on Wayne Gretzky, Fried Chicken, and Photo Radar Trucks

    This is part two of my interview with Beau Macmillan, executive chef at Sanctuary. Read part one here. You're dining at a restaurant. What's the one thing that makes you crazy?: When the check is presented, the server has got to be on top of it; if you say you will be right back, you'd better be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Five Tasty Father's Day Gifts for Your Chef-Dad

    It's that time of year again. On June 17, you could do the usual and offer Dad a Hallmark card and whatever random item you may or may not have just remembered to pick up on the way to brunch. Because he really needs another coffee mug, or a tie he'll never wear. Or you could really make his eyes po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    84: Gwen Ashley Walters

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Kevin Binkley on Loving In-N-Out Burger and Why Squash Blossoms Are Overrated

    Kevin Binkley Binkley's Restaurant 6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 480-437-1072 www.binkleysrestaurant.com Cafe Bink 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree 480-488-9796 www.cafebink.com This is part one of my interview with Kevin Binkley, chef-owner of Binkley's Restaurant and Café Bink. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    86: Cullen Campbell

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    What's Your Favorite Cookbook?

    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. Miss a question? Go here.Inspiration, information, mouth-watering photogra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Ruth Reichl's Top Gifts for Food Lovers on Gilt Taste

    ​We can't think of a better place to "window shop" for online foodstuffs than Gilt Taste. Ruth Reichl is the editorial advisor for this new-ish member of the Gilt Groupe family. She's also the author of this month's Chow Bella Book Club Selection. We wanted to explore more about Gilt Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    What Chef Would You Most Want to Cook For?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where each week Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question or topic New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. Miss a question? Go here.​They're masters at thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Gina Buskirk's Perfect Food Day

    Photo courtesy Gina Buskirk​Gina Buskirk started Gina's Homemade in 2010 with her husband, Christopher Buskirk. You might have seen her delectable foods at the Old Town Farmer's Market or Whole Foods. If you don't know, Gina's Homemade is where you can get creamy, oozy artisinal cheeses, loa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 Contestant Grew Up in Glendale

    Top Chef Just DessertsLina Biancamano (love those shoes!)​HOLLA! HOLLA! Glendale in the house! The second season of Top Chef Just Desserts, the competitive series on Bravo showcasing the best of the best in the world of pastry arts hosted by Gail Simmons (Call me!), announced the cast of its n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Caroline Van Slyke's Perfect Food Day

    www.bohofarmandhome.com​ Caroline Van Slyke ​Caroline Van Slyke​ Caroline Van Slyke has a little half-acre organic urban farm in Arcadia called BOHO Farm and Home. Her passion is to share her harvest, build community and inspire others to eat from their yards. She opens up he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Alex Padilla of Taberna, Part Two

    Keyon Fareghi​Yesterday we spoke with Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana and today our conversation continues... Honduran-born Padilla is notably health-conscious -- nothing on Taberna's menu is smothered in cheese and rice and beans are not automatic. Padilla tells us he is ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Austin Chantos: Olive and Ivy

    Carol BlonderAustin Chantos​ Pastry Chef Austin Chantos grew up eating hearty midwestern meals in central Illinois. He still favors the flavors and kind of cooking his chef father provided for the family: biscuits with gravy and one- pot meals filled with meats, vegetables and potatoes. Austin gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Luis Millan of Canteen Modern Tequila Bar, Part Two

    Chef Luis Millan of Canteen Modern Tequila Bar fuses together his Mexican heritage, French cooking techniques, Spanish food adoration and Arizona kitchen experience to create really interesting dishes with international flair.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Christopher Gross of Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge

    Chef Christopher Gross of Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge understandably asks journalist to call him Chef Christopher rather than Chef Gross: "I guess it's not the best last name for a chef," he says. Today he tells us about how he dodged the bullet of school lunch, the ensuing panic after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Jerry Alday of Nello's Pizza

    Chef Jerry Alday of Nello's Pizza sees himself not as just a chef but an artist who's latest medium is food. "I actually wanted to be a rock star," Alday says, "A guitar player. Of course, everyone wanted to be Eddie Van Halen or Jimmy Gage from Zeppelin! But that didn't happen."

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Guy Fieri Is Too Crazy for All of Us, and This Week's Must-Watch Shows in "TV Dinner"

    Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the most delectable and dreadful, and a week-long, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. Whoa. Is NBC sure it wants Guy Fieri to host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: When Life Hands You Meyer Lemons, Make Pasta. Or Cake. Or Alcohol. St-Germain: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Thomas Keller Recruits Master Baker Ben Hershberger

    ​Chocolate cherry sourdough. Olive walnut sourdough. Rosemary bread. Pumpkin bread. Sun-dried tomato bread. Is your mouth watering yet? These are just a few examples that illustrate why The Phoenician's master baker Ben Hershberger has gained a following for his outstanding artisan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    January 13 In Blogs: Eels, Thomas Keller, Barrett-Jackson

    ​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: Word To the Nativists: Learn to Type, Your Phone Messages Are Lame Up on the Sun: Memphi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Thomas Keller Comes to Kierland

    sloane burwell​ Cookbook fans and foodies alike crowded Sur La Table at Kierland Commons Wednesday afternoon as more than 200 people waited in line to meet award winning chef Thomas Keller, who was on hand to sign his new cookbook, Ad Hoc At Home. Keller is famous for his meticulou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Thomas Keller is Coming to Scottsdale . . .

    Ooh, here's some exciting news -- there will soon be a superstar in our midst. The term "celebrity chef" gets thrown around a lot these days, but there's no question that Thomas Keller truly is one. Whether you think The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, is the best restaurant in America or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    October 29 In Blogs: Google, Thomas Keller, Metadata, and ABC 15

    ​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: ABC 15 Flubs Joe Arpaio Poll Results, Arpaio's Numbers Countywide, Not Statewide Up on the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Cooking School Secrets: Cooking for Vegetarians/Vegans

    I've lived with vegetarians. I even was one for a while. And I live with a vegan now. Cooking without meat doesn't faze me. But it elicits quite a negative response from many of my fellow students. I don't get it. So I'm getting on my soapbox. Chefs should be able to deal with all sorts of dietar ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Incredible, Edible

    Health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core

  • Dining

    April 20, 2006

    Commons Killer

    Conceptual like a Fox

  • Dining

    January 5, 2006

    Beggar's Banquet

    Sticking a fork in 2005

  • Dining

    November 17, 2005

    Iron Chef

    Maybe the Valley's best

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 29, 2005

    Card Shark

    Thomas Keller

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