Traci Wilbur

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    10 Favorite Spots for Pie & Coffee in Greater Phoenix

    Whether its the boss on your back, your lover calling to break up (again), or the puzzling investigation of a brutal murder of a popular high school student named Laura Palmer, troubles seem to melt away with a slice of pie and a "damn fine cup of coffee" at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Traci Wilbur Makes Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Seven Pumpkin Treats in Metro Phoenix

    With October upon us, it's time to get serious about all things pumpkin -- that is, if you haven't O.D.'d on it already, like some of us here at Chow Bella. Here are some fresh ways to enjoy your favorite fall flavor. See also: -Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter Coming Soon! (But Not Too Soon) -Pumpkin Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Fifteen Favorite Bakeries in Greater Phoenix

    ​In the 16th and 17th centuries, the skills of the pastry chef were added to those of the bread maker so that in modern Britain (as opposed to France), domestic and commercial bakers used the talents of both. Though the lines have been blurred, the benefit of combining these two trades mean ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Pie Snob Traci Wilbur Is Serious About Pie

    ​We're counting down the days to Pie Social 2011 -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 408 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. You can get in on the action yourself. Here are details for community bakers. And don't forget about our celebrity bakers -- every day we'll introduce you to a different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    November 15, 2010

    Pie Social: Winners of the Celebrity Chef Contest

    ​It's true. Pie is love. At least, it's true that people in Phoenix love pie. You turned out in droves for the first-ever Pie Social, this past Saturday, co-sponsored by Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row, to raise funds for after-school programs. We loved seeing you, and tasting your pies! An e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2010

    Fork You

    Grub on sweets for a good cause

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Want to be a Judge at Pie Social?

    ​The line-up of judges for our celebrity pie bake-off at the first-ever Pie Social on Saturday, November 13 is looking almost as swanky as our line-up of celebrity bakers. But we've got one slot left -- for YOU. We want to add a Chow Bella reader to our judging panel. Enter our contes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Pie Social: The Final Celebrity Line-Up

    ​With just a little more than two weeks left to dust off those pie tins, Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row proudly announce our final line-up of celebrity chefs for the first-ever Pie Social, to be held Saturday, November 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th Street and Roosevelt: Veronica Arroyo, Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Apple Pie vs. Blueberry Cheesecake at Bertha's Café, in "Just Desserts"

    In the end, we get what's coming to us. Let's hope it's sweet. ​Ah, spring. That time of year when the axis of the Earth increases its tilt toward the sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. Or: Pretty flowers! Pretty flowers! And with the world seeming bran ... More >>