Tim O'Connor

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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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    September 24, 2012

    Wait 'Til You See the Final Celebrity Baker Lineup for Pie Social 2012!

    We've added four more bakers to our already star-studded list of celebrity bakers for Pie Social 2012. Open your pie hole Saturday, November 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Second Street and Roosevelt as Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row team up for our third annual sugar binge. See also: -Pie Social in Photos, ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    The Celebrity Baker Lineup for Pie Social 2012 (So Far) and Get Excited for a Croquet Tournament

    Ready to pie one on, Phoenix? Today we're announcing our line-up of celebrity bakers for Pie Social 2012, to be held Saturday, November 3, 2 to 6 pm on Roosevelt Row. See also: Pie Social in Photos, 2010 See also: Pie Social in Photos, 2011 We've got more news, too. In an effort to help you burn ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    It's Almost Here! Devoured PHX Culinary Classic This Weekend

    Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic is this weekend March 10th and 11th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in its 8th year. It sounds more like golf tournament than a food festival but we quite like the title and it's less rodeo than this festival's original name, the West of Western. It's certainly a sport ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Honey Moon Sweet's Joan and Tim O'Connor: 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 Joan and Tim O'Connor of Honey Moon Sweets This culinary duo has been rolling out pastries from from their well-loved T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Downtown's Pie Social (A Field Guide)

    There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social today. But more important, there are going to be people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat. Note: Winners of the celebrity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Which Local Baker Wants to Throw a Pie at Sheriff Joe?

    Courtesy of Tim O'Connor. Joan & Tim O'Connor of Honey Moon Sweets.​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 ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Red, White and Blue Cake Pops With Tim O'Connor At Honey Moon Sweets

    Kholood EidFirecracker cake pop from Honey Moon Sweets.​​Last week we went DIY on the cake pop, with a trip to Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo's home kitchen on the west side. Today we're in Tempe with a baker who's gonna tell us how the pros make cake go pop. Fitting for the Fourth of July ... 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 13, 2011

    Sunday at Devoured: Payton Curry, Bite Me Brownies and the Latest Pop-Up

    Erica O'NeilPayton Curry, former head chef of Caffe Boa, chats with current head chef Matt Smith during the sausage grinding demonstration at Devoured. ​Devoured is history for another year -- and we're full.We got started early Sunday morning. We highly recommend this method as a solid way to go ... 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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    February 24, 2011

    Caramelpalooza 2011: Wanna be a Judge?

    ​We've got some serious competition lined up for Caramelpalooza 2011 -- March 11, 7 pm at Smeeks in central Phoenix. Now we're looking for judges. Interested? Tell us why. Leave us a comment (and be sure you leave us a way to find you, like an email address) in the comments section of t ... 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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    Sonoran Story

    Singer Andy Hersey chronicles the Arizona cowboy life