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Trader Vic's Inc.

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    March 12, 2014

    Phoenix Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in Phoenix Before You Die

    A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    5 Things Your Bartender Really Doesn't Want You to Do

    Every bartender has myriad pet peeves stemming from hundreds of grating customer quirks discovered during every shift. Some of these quirks are only mildly annoying, but others are downright unforgivable. If you're the kind of person who orders an Adios MF on a Sunday night or flavored vodka outside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Kim Haasarud, Author of 101 Tropical Cocktails, On Tiki Culture and The Versatility of Rum

    When it comes to market-fresh cocktails with high-quality ingredients, beverage consultant Kim Haasarud knows her way around the bar. As the woman behind Liquid Architecture, a beverage consultancy, she's helped top restaurants, hotels and spirit brands create one-of-a-kind liquid cuisine. The maste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Last Call Mailbag: What the Hell Is Triple Sec?

    This week, the mailbag fell open to reveal this missive: "I have a bottle of triple sec on my shelf, and I have no idea why I have it. What is it, and what should I do with it?" As you might have guessed by the pictures on labels, triple sec is orange-flavored liqueur. It's a very versatile liqueu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    How to Make a Missionary's Downfall (Yes, That's a Cocktail)

    Welcome back to the Blended Summer drink series. I can only start out this week's column by saying... Oh, man, do I love this drink. It's one that I first discovered during my days behind the stick at Trader Vic's. I was always eager to show it off, even though it wasn't on our menu. See Also: How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    10 Favorite Summer Cocktail Tips from Chow Bella's Resident Bartender, JK Grence

    For more than a year now, Shady's bartender and regular Chow Bella contributor JK Grence, has been providing invaluable advice to the alcohol-infused masses with his "Last Call" column. Considering this grand milestone, we decided to take a look back at some of his best tips as we head into the summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Citizen Public House: Happy Hour Report Card

    The Spot: Citizen Public House, 7111 E. Fifth Avenue, Suite E, Scottsdale, 480-398-4208, www.citizenpublichouse.com. See also: Bernie Kantak Explains What's Good About Food Network and How Josh Hebert Inadvertently Changed His LIfe Tastemaker #16: Bernie Kantak The Hours: Happy Hour is offered 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Justin Beckett Dishes on Roy Yamaguchi and Describes His Fantasy Restaurant

    See also: Feed Your Dreams Winners Announced at a Damn Good Dinner from Justin Beckett and Crew See also: Chef Justin Beckett Launches Big Money "Feed Your Dreams" Contest Justin Beckett Beckett's Table 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 602-954-1700 www.beckettstable.com This is part one of my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Beyond Margaritas: More Great Tequila Drinks

    This week, the mailbag fell open to reveal a message/question in a bottle: "Help! We stocked up on tequila for margarita season. Now we're already tired of margaritas and still have lots of tequila, what should I do with it?" Simple: Send it to your favorite booze blogger. Oh, you mean you want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Cafe ZuZu: Happy Hour Report Card

    ​The Spot: Cafe ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (480) 421-7997. www.hotelvalleyho.com/scottsdalerestaurants/cafezuzu.html The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday The Details: Labeled "Cool Redux" and printed on pretty cyan paper, the Cafe ZuZu happy hour featu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Sipping Rums: Beyond Bacardi

    After working at Trader Vic's for its entire five-year run at the beautiful Hotel Valley Ho, I developed quite an appreciation for rum. Most people's familiarity with rum is limited to a mere two brands: Bacardi and Captain Morgan. Sometimes people are also familiar with Sailor Jerry. It's a crying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes Ends Today With the Last Entry Being Yours

    ​Wow. We're full. Today ends our second year of 100 Favorite Dishes, the one hundred day countdown to our Best of Phoenix issue where, based on the gems we know of and your suggestions, we ate our way through goodies like the gollo burro from Casa Reynoso, foie gras creme brulee from Petite M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Hakata Ramen from Cherryblossom Noodle Cafe

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 6: Hakata Ramen fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Egg Rolls From Wahsun

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 31: Egg Rolls from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Southern Fried Chicken from Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 34: Southern Fried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Toffee Banofi Sundae from Sweet Republic

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 40: Toffee Banofi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Raw Ahi Tuna Starter at House of Tricks

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 41: Raw Ahi Tuna S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Tableside S'mores from Frank & Alberts

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 46: Tableside S'mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Bob's Big Burger from Renegade Canteen

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 47: Bob's Big Burge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Trader Vic's Final Days and Trail Mix Treats in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?The Last Days of Trader Vic's Don't miss your last chance to say good-bye to Trader Vic's this week at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale. After its five year run at the swanky hotel, the home of the original Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Manti from Golden Valley Restaurant

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 49: Manti from Gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pho Filet Dac Biet at Pho Thanh

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 51: Pho Filet Dac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Chocolate Fry Bread from The Fry Bread House

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 53: Chocolate Fry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Chicken Handi from the Curry Corner

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 54: Chicken Handi f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    The Oggie from Cornish Pasty Co.

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 55: The Oggie from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    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. Five Favorite Frozen Treats in Phoenix and Where to Get 'Em Foie Gras Creme B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Caribbean Candy Bar from Havana Café

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 56: Caribbean Cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Italian Sausage Sub from Calabria Italian Kitchen

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 57: Italian Sausag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Asparagus and Havarti Panini from Bertha's Cafe

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 59: Asparagus and H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    White Braise de Clams from Cave & Ive's Portico Grill

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 61: White Braise d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The Chicago Brizza from Scramble

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 62: The Chicago Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Meatball Sandwich from DeFalco's Italian Grocery & Deli

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 63: Meatball Sandw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Barbecue Rib Tips from Stacy's Smokehouse

    ​Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. 64: Barbecue Rib T ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 23, 2011
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    May 17, 2011

    Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House

    ​Chef Bernie Kantak began his culinary adventure at a very early age. He sampled head cheese at four years old and liked it. Shortly afterwards, instead of slapping together a messy PB&J when his mom told him to make a snack, Kantak pulled up a chair, turned on the stove a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Rain or Shine, Scottsdale Culinary Festival Heavy on the Pour

    We did not love Macayo's, despite Scottsdale Culinary Festival's subliminal marketing ploy. ​Another year of Scottsdale Culinary Festival events has come and gone. We sampled the fare at the 33rd Annual Great Arizona Picnic, watched the wine flow at Cooks & Corks, and took the opportuni ... More >>

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    April 9, 2011

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Day One: 5 Things Worth Weathering the Storm For

    ​Today's Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival was the least attended we've seen in years, owing to the disconcerting weather forecast, grey skies and chill in the air. Vendors were bundled in thick hoodie sweatshirts and wool gloves, and even patrons inside the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    AZ Beer Week's Must-See Events

    matchingfoodandwine.com ​​Arizona Beer Week, once upon a time just a twinkle in the eye of desert-dwelling beer lovers, is now upon us -- and has grown to juggernaut proportions. As our mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a beer week event. With somewhere in the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Drift Lounge Bids Patrons a Final Farewell

    ​The tiki gods have spoken, and Drift Lounge is soon to be no more.Old Town Scottsdale's retro Polynesian-themed watering hole is closing for good, confirms owner Bryan Chittenden.Tonight, Friday, and Saturday will be the final nights for locals to hang in the grotto, nibble on potstickers and pok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Chef Bernie Kantak Returns With Citizen Public House

    Chef Bernie Kantak stayed in the spotlight by cooking up some clever eats at this year's Devoured culinary festival.​What's next for chef Bernie Kantak, who left his longtime executive chef gig at Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz last year?Well, Next is next. He and partner Andrew Fritz (formerly of Cowb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Let Us Do Thanksgiving For You

    Ok, the title may be a little deceiving. We here at New Times will not be cooking your Thanksgiving feast for you. (Trust us, that's a good thing.) We are, however, ready to point you in the direction of some traditional -- and not so traditional -- Thanksgiving sit-down meals&nb ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    November 5, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Cheat Sheet: Where to Eat on New Year's Eve

    If you read Chow Bella, I have a feeling your priorities for New Year's Eve might revolve around seeking out a great meal. And trust me, I know what a pain it can be to figure out what your options are -- I am the queen of considering too many options. But once you get your hands on the menu, that's ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    January 13, 2005

    Golden Autumn

    Old standby earns longevity

  • Dining

    March 4, 2004

    Lush Luau

    What better way to await the end of civilization than with the pupu platter at Drift?

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Bugs' Buffet

    Tempted by record company largess? Drink up and dig right in.

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