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 >>
Over the last couple years, Mesa's main drag has been making quite the comeback with new little indie shops and eateries -- one of which is an adorable sandwich shop called Urban Picnic.
The one-year-old gourmet sandwich shop (which, just last week, was sold by former owner Chris Ackerlund to long ... More >>
One of the my favorite things about Pinterest is all the crazy stuff you find on it. I like that you don't have to go out of your way to look for it, it's just always there. But this is also one of the things I don't like about Pinterest. Because I tend to be drawn to the most o ... More >>
The all-vegetarian Pomegranate Café now has extended hours from 8 am to 8 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are open Sundays from 8 am to 4:30 pm and are closed on Monday. If you need a health boost or are craving a fresh, delicious meal, just remind yourself that getting your vitamins and nutrient ... More >>
Devil Chips at Nachobot.This week we're knee-deep in the chips, just for you. Presenting half a dozen of Chow Bella's favorite nacho spots in metro Phoenix.
No way we could skip spanikin'-new Nachobot, which is bringing nachos to the Roosevelt Row crowd, jus ... More >>
The Spot: Big Earl's BBQ, 7213 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, 480-947-6800. www.bigearlsbbq.comThe Hours: 2 - 6pm, Monday through Friday.The Details: Happy hour at this BBQ joint is simple: Choose from 5 finger-lickin' appetizers priced at $5 each, plus $3 Bud Light drafts, red sangria and Rancho Al ... More >>
The Girl Who Ate Everything Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Cinco de DrinkoHola, mi amigos! Are you guys ready for Cinco de Mayo or what? We hope you are because we know about a ton of Cinco de Mayo happenings and we would feel horrible if we ... More >>
Epic Meal TimeDeadmau5 on Epic Meal Time? That's some next level shit!"What's Havarti again?" Deadmau5, Canadian-based DJ and producer known throughout the world for his tasty, electronic beats, asks the question standing in a super market with an oversized, metallic mouse head where his huma ... More >>
courtesy Lucy StephensDespite the horror of seeing our poor state identified with a Velveeta-y treat (I'm sure you can make chile con queso other ways, but I've never seen it) I had to share this lovely graphic and interview from our sister blog, LA Weekly's Squid Ink. Check ... More >>
The Spot: Arcadia Tavern, 4801 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, 602-840-3950
The Hours: Monday through Friday, 4-7 pm in the bar and on the patio only.
The Details: The Arcadia Tavern is a neighborhood gathering place where people seem to know e ... More >>
What Arizona acts are showcasing or playing parties at the South by Southwest music industry showcase in Austin? Glad you asked. Here's a rundown of every show being played by Arizona acts during the week-long shindig.If you have any additions please hit me up on Twitter, @phxmusicdotcom.
Imagine a plate piled high with crisp tortilla chips smothered in seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, beans and a tasty cheese-like substance. Yeah, there's nothing wrong with that picture. But plain old restaurant nachos can get (pardon the pun) stale, since the chips often come from a bag an ... More >>
The Quadruple Bypass Burger
The average person's stomach can hold about a liter of food, or close to two pounds' worth. But who wants to be average? All over town, restaurants are offering up contests of confection, defying brave eaters to ingest more food than they should eat in a week ... More >>
Sometimes happy hour is happy enough with a beverage, and other times food is a must. On a recent night when I couldn't bear the thought of booze hitting the bottom of my empty stomach, I stopped by Culinary Dropout for a nosh with a friend who'd never been there before, and a friend who was ... More >>
By Jonathan McNamara
See more shots from Blanco in our slide show.There's no shortage of Mexican places in Phoenix. Whether you're jonesing for a quick stop at the Taqueria or just looking for the best glass of horchata, you're almost never more than five minutes away.
Amidst this plethora o ... More >>