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    June 30, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Changing Hands Bookstore Today Writer and blogger Kate Payne wants to help make your kitchen hip. And no, that doesn't mean having cutesy plates and matching window curtains. To this kitchen guru being hip is about making the most of everything you buy and learning to do some things -- like baking ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Unity Vibration Kombucha Beer

    Beers: Triple Goddess Ginger, Triple Goddess Raspberry, Bourbon Peach, and Kombucha Pale Ale Brewery: Unity Vibration Styles: American Wild Ale (?) Ever been wandering around your local Whole Foods and stumbled upon a selection of teas that appear to have been loogied in? That stuff is called komb ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Tuesday Night TV Dinner, Bourbon Heritage Month and More This Week In Metro Phoenix

    Another weekend has passed us by but this week in Phoenix there are more than a few dining and drinking opportunities for mid-week fun. Here are a some of the events we have on the books. Monday Night Chef's Table with Four Peaks Brewery Monday, September 16 To kick off the week ZuZu in Old Town ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Gluten-Free Noodles at P.F. Chang's

    So, first let me say that I can't remember ever eating at P.F. Chang's China Bistro. Until this week. Which is a bit weird since the chain's very first restaurant opened a few miles from my house, and now it has hundreds of restaurants around the world and is a go-to dine-out place for a lot of peo ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Salad in a Jar: Detox for the New Year

    If you want to know what time of year it is, or what's trendy in the food and craft world, Pinterest is your place. I'm not very fond of trying to keep up with the latest fads, but there are a few trends that I can get behind. Possibly my favorite trendy item is the Mason jar. I don't care what anyb ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Four Wines Under $6

    Feeling thrifty? Good, because this week we explore wines under $6-$7. You know, the ones no one really boasts about buying....but admit it, you do. These bottles cost less than an entire glass of wine a nice wine bar, so you pick one up at the grocer's in hopes you'll be pleasantly surprised. Whet ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Top Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend

    See also: New Times Calendar of Events Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. Friday Night Mussels @ House of Tricks On September 6th, 1987 Bob and Robin Trick opened the doors to their tiny 1920's house-turned-restaurant brin ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    The Five Tastiest Energy Bars

    See also: Laurie Notaro's Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wine-Free, Fun-Free, Vegan Thanksgiving Most of us are on the move these days -- and with nutritionists telling us to eat smaller portions spread throughout the day, grabbing an energy bar on the run can seem like a good idea. That is, until you ea ... More >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Gastronomica: A Glimpse at the Summer Issue

    See also: Lucky Peach Looks Good Enough to Eat: See What's Inside Issue 4 In the world of food journals, if Lucky Peach is the rebellious, creative younger brother, then Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture is the seasoned, scholarly older sibling.

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    July 9, 2012

    Ten Favorite Spots for Guacamole in Metro Phoenix

    If it wasn't for our favorite Mexican dip, tortilla chips would be super lonely, chimichangas would suffer, and nachos would be sad piles of melty cheese. Thankfully, that's not the case and we have plenty of restaurants in town serving up big bowls of the sought after green stuff. Here's a list o ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    This Week in Beer: Marble Brewery, Craft Cans, and More

    Beer is a big deal in the Valley. From tastings and tappings to pairing dinners and more, there's a different beer event to attend pretty much every night. Every week, we curate upcoming brew-related goings-on and lay them out for you here. Your calendar will be as full of beer as your belly. Mond ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Whole Foods to Open New Location in Town & Country Shopping Center

    A new Whole Foods Market, the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, is being built at The Shops at Town & Country, the shopping center (and home of Chris Bianco's newest venture, Italian Restaurant) on the corner of Camelback Road and 20th Street in Central Phoenix. Set to open in ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Calling All Cheese Heads -- It's (Almost) Time to Crack the Parmigiano Reggiano

    This Saturday (March 10th) at 1 p.m. Whole Foods across the globe (including our Tempe, Scottsdale, and Chandler locations) will be simultaneously cracking into wheels of their 24-month old Parmigiano Reggiano AKA Really Damn Good Cheese. As you can see in the video above, it's going to be cheese-t ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    The Phoenix Ale Brewery Adds New Brew, Needs You to Name

    This month, The Phoenix Ale Brewery, Arizona's newest craft brewery housing an automated 20-barrel system and tasting room just a few miles east of downtown Phoenix, added an imperial porter to their lineup with just one problem: it doesn't have a name. That's where you come in. Between now and Th ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Rainbow Chocolate Bacon Pecan Caramel Corn: Fair Food Showdown

      ​With the Arizona State Fair headed our way tomorrow, we at Chow Bella decided on our latest challenge: Create a "fair food" that kicks it up a notch No one dared to cook with bugs, but we did have some creative entries. Check back later this week, when critic Laura Hahnefeld will ch ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Torbreck Australian WIne Tasting and Herb Monkey Bread in Today's Eater's Digest

    Ashley Brouwer ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Wine from the Outback  Tomorrow, October 4th,  join Gilbert's Australian-themed wine bar, Down Under Wines & Bistro, from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. for an evening of Aussie wines a ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    LGO's Alaskan Beer Dinner and International IPA Day in Today's Eater's Digest

    Linda Wagner ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?LGO Beer DinnerLook what we found -- an LGO beer dinner! This Friday, August 5th join chef Paul Lindsay and the LGO crew over at the Arcadia Room (the old Radio Milano/Cafe) for an awesome be ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Homemade Harvey Squeezable Fruit Pouches Launches in Arizona

    ​This week marked the Arizona launch of Homemade Harvey. It's an organic, preservative-free, crushed fruit snack pouch made in Orange California. I got to meet one of the three owners at the Paradise Valley Whole Foods who really eyed me as as I (a mom with two small kids) walked near -- I'm ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Whole Foods Now Selling Chicken Feed; It's About Damn Time

    ​Seriously Whole Foods, what gives? Backyard chicken farming has been totally cool and hip for well over a year and we have been having to do the unthinkable and venture into feed and tack stores to purchase food for our ladies. Feed and tack stores?! Oh my, the horror! Okay, all joking aside ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Cascal Fermented Natural Soda: The Wine Cooler For Non-Winos

    Jennifer Woods​We heard about this product and just had to try it - Cascal. We love the Dry Sodas and we also love kombucha. We thought it'd be something like a blend of the two. It's marketed as a non-alcoholic wine-ish type product - especially with food pairing suggestions on the website and ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Whole Foods to Host "Value" Tours. Seriously.

    Photo by flickr user Cpt. Obvious ​This month, Valley Whole Foods are inviting folks into their stores to help them learn to shop on a budget. They're calling it a "Value Tour."We'll give you a minute to stop laughing. Okay, so Whole Foods thinks that it's possible to snag a basket full of o ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Catch Short Leash, Bella Strada, Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos and More Today at Whole Foods

    Brad and Kat Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs​Been too busy to chase the wheels of some of the Valley's finest food trucks? Need to make a stop at Whole Foods? Your lunch plans today just got a lot more interesting. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whole Foods in Scottsdale will host its first Foo ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Shannon Dufresne of Crave Artisan Ice Cream

    courtesy of Shannon Dufresne​ This week Shannon Dufresne, chef-owner of Crave Artisan Ice Cream joined us for Sweet Talk. Over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, we discovered Shannon has quite a sweet tooth, how she set up her commercial kitchen as a co-op, and why good food is in the deta ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    2010 Redux: Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Well, are you? For most of 2010, we have bestowed upon you a little bit of food news, not-to-miss wine dinners and our favorite part, attractive pictures of recipes that stood out amongst the rest of the food ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Tofurky: Tell Your Drunk Aunt to Step Aside, This Might Just Be Another Holiday Disaster

    Kelly Green​ In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. Ah, yes. The infamous Tofurky. A product that has been a consis ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Kefir: The Elixir of Life or Just Some Nasty Milk?

    Kelly Green   In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. First up: Kefir. Kefir is a drinkable cultured milk pr ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Local Chefs Teach Free Cooking Classes at Whole Foods

    Payton Curry of Caffe Boa is one of nine local chefs teaching free classes.​Saturdays this summer are about to get a lot more interesting thanks to area Whole Foods stores. Various locations in the Valley will be included in the Summer Chef Series, which features a head-turning r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    June 17 In Blogs: Fart Machines, Charlie Brand, Father's Day, and Hillary Clinton

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    May 26, 2010

    2010 Arizona Wine Awards: Your Chance to Drink and Vote!

    ​ ​ ​ ​Have you ever wanted to go to the voting booths completely sloshed -- if nothing else, just to forget how lousy your choices are? We're pretty sure there's some sort of legal issue there, so don't bother. You can, however, enjoy some vino with your voting at the 2010 Arizona Wine ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Charles Kane Lectures at Valley Whole Foods Markets

    Charles Kane really gets around! The local herbal medicine expert will be lecturing at four Whole Foods Markets tomorrow, Saturday, May 1st. His book is called Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest and Herbal Medicine: Trends and Traditions. ​ ​  

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    February 15, 2010

    Olympic Cheese, Stinky Cheese and a New Home for Sahara in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Cheese has a new use --- at least for winter Olympian Lindsey Vann. She has been using Topfan, an Austrian cheese to reduce the inflammation in her leg. Check out the full story at CNN. Its not surprising that ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Are Grocery Stores Going Nutty?

    We're noticing a trend in grocery stores lately -- they're all going totally nuts! Literally, that is. More and more local grocery stores are expanding their nut selections, venturing beyond stock bags of pistachios and cans of mixed nuts to bulk nuts, grind your own peanut butter stations and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Sweet Republic Makes it into Whole Foods

    Julia Zolondz  Go Jan and Helen! The ladies of Sweet Republic -- North Scottsdale's charming artisanal ice cream shop, which we awarded "Best Ice Cream" in this year's Best of Phoenix issue -- have gotten their product into Whole Foods in Scottsdale. Over the next week, they'll be stoc ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Hot Links: Paddling Out, Naked Men, and Whole Foods Boycott

    ​Arizona is one of 20 states that allows schools to mete out corporal punishment, most often paddling. Now, an education task force panel is calling for a state ban on paddling in schools. School districts must accept or reject the ban by June 30. School officials say they can't remember the last ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Local Spots to Source Gourmet Salts

    Sloane BurwellSo much salt! Need a salt fix? Never tried vanilla sea salt? Want to try salt on ice cream? (Trust us, it's a winner.) Salt has moved out of the cupboard to take its place as the seasoning of choice, so if there's no sea salt to be found in your house, it's time to start shopping. A ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Local Wine Wins at Whole Foods

    Lauren GilgerVoters tasting the local wines on Saturday at the Arizona Wine Consumer Choice Awards at Whole Foods Market in Chandler.Move over, Napa. Arizona's young wine industry is currently undergoing a growth-spurt akin to a 12 year-old basketball player. For proof, see Michele Laudig's cover st ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Shrimp and Pearls

    Tonight's meal could also be called "the dinner so nice, we made it twice." The recipe is clipped from this month's Gourmet magazine. You can also find it at Epicurious.The "pearls" in the title refer to a spherical semolina-based pasta known as Israeli couscous. Unlike its Moroccan counterpart, Isr ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Shop at Whole Foods, Support PBS

    I don't know what it was about this past Christmas, but for some reason, I found it a whole lot easier to get out my checkbook and send some dough to local non-profits than to slog through the list of presents I had to buy. And seriously, right after I read Sarah Fenske's column about the financial ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    April 23, 2008

    Earth Day 5K at Tempe Beach Park

    By Sarah Ventre This year the city of Tempe decided to celebrate Earth Day in a new way. The city wanted to celebrate Earth Day in style and they did so by holding a 5K race around a man-made lake in the middle of the desert in which participants were asked to dress up in a manner that encourages ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    Get ready for West of Western

    Don't spoil your appetite on the weekend of March 15 and 16! That's when the West of Western Culinary Festival will bring a jaw-dropping lineup of some of Arizona's most high-profile chefs into one central location for guests to sip wine, sample delicious foods, and socialize all afternoon. Consid ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007

    Whole Foods wonderland

    So the big adventure of the weekend, aside from getting a long-overdue Lola Tapas fix (I loved the two specials, a melt-in-your-mouth braised pork dish, plus velvety mocha flan), was my visit to the brand-new Whole Foods at the 101 and Ray Road. One of my favorite local restaurateurs raved about it ... More >>

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