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 >>
This time of year is perfect to pull out the big guns for refreshing cocktails. You can keep your frozen Daiquiris and Margaritas, I'm reaching for Negronis right now. You might remember a few months ago when we discussed the classic Americano. Think of the Negroni as the advanced version of the Ame ... More >>
How is it that a band that hasn't released a full-length album since 1996 continues to tour?
"If we didn't get new fans coming out, we'd probably would have quit awhile back because it would get really boring playing for just people our age because they're not always as fun," says Shawn Stern, fro ... More >>
Cuoco Pazzo Cuoco Pazzo may translate to "crazy chef," but the only crazy thing we noticed about Chef Peter Deruvo is his crazy humility and true passion for providing his guests with great food.
We sat down with Chef Deruvo in this week's Chef Talk to hear how he's handling his two ... More >>
Gwen Ashley WaltersGwen Ashley Walters is a professionally trained chef, and spends her days writing about food -- you might know her blog Pen & Fork. She is a "smoothie savant" and tweets (@chefgwen) about her ultra creative smoothie ingredients like Avocado Kiwi Lime Sriracha. She's ... More >>
Restaurateur Joe Johnston's perfect sandwich of 2010.
What was the best thing you ate in 2010?
I asked around with a handful of Phoenix food lovers, and they were split down the middle. For some, the answer was easy and obvious, a singular work of gastronomic perfec ... More >>
Ever had one of those days that starts at the crack of dawn and doesn't stop, and then you look up at the clock and it's 2:30 p.m. and you have yet to take your lunch break? It happens to the best of us. We stopped by The Paisley Violin for one such late-afternoon lunch, because the kitchen never cl ... More >>
How do I make a really good cup of coffee?
Our favorite coffee house slogan: "Drink Coffee, patriotic beverage since 1773." That's because the Continental Congress declared coffee our official national beverage when the original tea party, a revolt against the British tea tax, be ... More >>
Kathleen VanesianCould this be a contender for SMoCA's upcoming "People's Biennial"?
The art community grapevine in this Valley is about three inches long, so it didn't take much time for me to get calls concerning a recent, very heated panel discussion at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary A ... More >>
Courtesy of ASU.I am such a moron sometimes, I swear.I can name a handful of people I personally know who have coughed up a bunch of dough and trekked across the globe to Venice, Italy. And, of course, I've always wanted to go, too. Why? For the beautiful canals, of course.I grew up in the Arcadi ... More >>