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    November 22, 2013

    Chow Bella's Guide to Everything Thanksgiving in Metro Phoenix

    Not ready for Turkey Day? We've got everything you need to prepare the bird, pick the beer, and order the best tastes in town for your Thanksgiving table. For a relaxing kick-start to your holiday season, get pampered by booking a table at one of our top picks of places to dine out on Thanksgiving o ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Urban Cookies Bakeshop's Brady Breese: Caramelpalooza Candymakers 2013

    As the chefs competing in Smeeks and Chow Bella's fourth annual Caramelpalooza -- coming 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at UNION -- get out the candy thermometers, we've got our pens ready to introduce you to the faces behind the caramel. Avid fans of the Food Network show Cupcake Wars might recognize thi ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Five Places to Eat, Drink and Celebrate for Mardi Gras in Metro Phoenix Aaron May Opens Over Easy Locations in Mesa and Gilbert Charcuterie Class and Tasting at The House Brasser ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    24 Food and Drink Festivals in Metro Phoenix

    Festival season's about to hit full tilt. Are you ready? Now you are. Here are some of our favorite local food & beverage events happening from now until the end of April: FEBRUARY 2/1 - Haute Chocolate Market & Festival Where: Heard Museum Price: $30 in advance, $35 day of the event and $45 for V ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    What's Your Favorite and Least Favorite Cooking Show?

    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 Miss a question? Go here.Whether it's for education, entertainment, or a d ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Street Eats Food Truck Festival Offers Tasty Food, Long Lines, and a Few Lessons for Next Time

    ​Editor's Note, in the interest of full disclosure: While Chow Bella wasn't directly involved, Phoenix New Times was a sponsor of the Street Eats Food Truck festival. From $5 parking to $4 samples (what happened to the $2 vouchers we were promised?!) Saturday's Street Eats food truck fes ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    January 11, 2012

    Win Free Tickets to the Street Eats Food Truck Festival this Saturday!

    ​By now you've likely got your calendar marked for the first big food truck event of 2012. But do you have your tickets yet? From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, January 14, at Salt River Fields near Talking Stick Resort, the Street Eats Food Truck Festival, presented by New Times, will featur ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Street Eats Food Truck Festival With Tyler Florence Rolls Into Salt River Fields This Saturday

    Looks as if the Valley's food truck phenomenon of 2011 is continuing into the start of the new year -- and this time, its bringing celebrity TV chef Tyler Florence and a bit of baseball with it. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, January 14, at Salt River Fields near Talking Stick Resort, the S ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Chris D'Angeli of Slice Cake Studio

    courtesy of Chris D'AngeliPastry Chef Chris D'Angeli​ In her 15- year career, pastry chef Chris D'Angeli has created an impressive resume. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Chris has traversed the U.S., working in five star hotel properties like The Ritz Carlton, as well a ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Brady Breese: Urban Cookies

    Carol Blonder Brady Breese​ Brady and Shaun Breese represent the best of a commitment to living local. They grew up in Phoenix, attended ASU, and after working in the corporate world, began to grow their hometown cookie business. Brady, formerly with the life insurance division of USAA, cr ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Banh Mi: What is the Nom Nom Truck Selling and Where Can I Get Some?

    Food Network Nom Nom Truck​Earlier this week we mentioned four Arizona food truck companies that are season 2 nominees for The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. We hope you follow the link to vote for your local food roadsters and a chance for you to win a trip to NYC for The Food ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    The Great Food Truck Race: Season 2, Arizona Nominees

    Lucky Shot Truckin' Good Food, Phoenix​ Last night we viewed episode 3, season 1 of The Great Food Truck Race on The Food Network. Hosted by Tyler Florence, the show features seven food truck crews who compete on a six -week journey, selling their goodies in six city stops across the coun ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle Is an Eternity of Boring

    ​Dreams are awesome. Especially the ones with zombies and double rainbows (oh my God!), but what about the waking dreams we have for our lives? Losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business. Those are cool, too. And for the most part, they take planning. Which is why Food Network's new ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​One week ago, we gave you the first installment of daily posts in our special Stuffing Showdown, and now I'm here as the so-called celebrity judge to tell you which one of our contributors came up with the tastiest rendition of Thanksgiving stuffing. But I'm not going to tell you the winne ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Stuffing Showdown: Hot Italian Sausage Stuffing With Thyme

    Jonathan McNamara Where is my fork!?​From now 'til Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing various stuffing recipes -- all tested and taste-tested first-hand by Chow Bella contributors. On Thanksgiving Day, our "celebrity judge," New Times food critic Michele Laudig, will weigh in with her favorite ... More >>