This Friday, August 1, locally-owned dessert chain The Gelato Spot will launch its second annual Gelato Wars contest. As with last year's event, the contest will pit a lineup of local chefs against each other in a battle to earn a custom-molded gelato cone trophy, $500 cash, and a $5,000 check prese ... More >>
If you're any kind of food geek at all, you're already familiar -- by fork and good press -- with local celebrity chefs such as Chrysa Robertson, Chris Bianco, Kevin Binkley, Greg LaPrad and Charleen Badman. But what you're far less likely to know are the names and faces of the behind-the-scenes che ... More >>
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 >>
David Johnson, the wine director at Oakville Grocery Co., dispenses unpretentious wine advice as a bonus to this week's Chef Talk with his business partner, Chef Walter Sterling.
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Just in time for holiday food shopping -- and refueling after hitting the malls -- Oakville Grocery opens today at the Scottsdale Quarter, 15015 N. Scottsdale Rd. The gourmet specialty store, founded in Napa Valley, boasts two well-known local talents on its staff, chef Walter Sterling (Au ... More >>
Oakville Grocery Co., a California-based market cafe founded in 1881 that's considered by many to be the West Coast version of Dean & Deluca, is getting ready to open its doors in early December at the new Scottsdale Quarter shopping complex -- already home to hot retailers like H&M ... More >>
The body Brooke Sterling works so hard to love was built to kill her