Wolfgang Puck

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    May 6, 2013

    Kevin Binkley Stiffed (Again) at the 2013 James Beard Awards

    Tonight, the James Beard Foundation Awards, also known as the Oscars of the culinary world, announced this year's winners at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. See also: - Vincent Guerithault on Wolfgang Puck and Kevin Binkley - Bink's Mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Vincent Guerithault on Wolfgang Puck and Kevin Binkley

    This is part two of my interview with Vincent Guerithault, chef-owner of Vincent on Camelback and Vincent's Market Bistro. If you missed part one, where Guerithault talks about being an apprentice, famous people he's cooked for and where he buys his macarons, read it here. Disclosure: I dated Vince ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Vincent Guerithault on Who He's Cooked For and Where He Gets His Macarons

    Vincent Guerithault Vincent on Camelback, Vincent's Market Bistro 3930 East Camelback Road 602-224-0225, See also: -- Taste Maker #53: Vincent Guerithault -- James Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Teams Up with Phoenix's Justin Beckett for Special Dinner (Spoiler Ale ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Chef Salad Highlights Part II: The Smart, Funny and Sometimes Provocative Comments Our Local Chefs Made in 2012

    Ask any chef: Food- and restaurant-related TV may provide drama and entertainment (although even that is questionable), but it sure as hell isn't based in reality. Feet ache, ceilings leak, employees call in sick, the health department shows up, grease traps overflow, food prices skyrocket, stoves c ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Aaron May Dishes About Why He Pisses People Off and Describes His Last Supper (You'll Love the Dessert)

    This is part two of my interview with Aaron May, chef-partner of Praying Monk, Over Easy, The Lodge, Mabel's on Main and May's Counter in Tucson. If you missed part one, where May talks about whether he's a chef, a restaurateur or a party boy -- and what I learned (full disclosure) in a year of work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Aaron May Dishes On Being a Chef, a Restaurateur and a Party Boy

    Aaron May Praying Monk 7217 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale 480-398-3020 See also: -- Celeb Chefs Matt Carter, Beau MacMillan and Aaron May Cooking Up Four-Course Brunch at Superstition Farm -- Aaron May Heads Kitchen at Former Renegade Canteen, Now Called Renegade Tap Kitchen -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Christopher Gross Compares Truffle Oil to Heroin and Dishes on the Foie Gras Ban

    See also: Christopher Gross Makes Pig Feet You'd Walk a Mile For See also: Chris Curtiss Dishes on His First Phoenix Gig and Why Food Network Sucks Christopher Gross Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge Biltmore Fashion Park 2502 E. Camelback Road, Suite #102, Phoenix 602-522-2344 www.christop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Is the Foie Gras Controversy Justified?

    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.Anthony Bourdain supports it, Wolfgang Puck's aga ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    A Sneak Peek at Wolfgang Puck's Oscar Party Buffet A preview of seafood that will be served at The Governors Ball after party ​ This Sunday, the celebrities will be hittin' the red carpet for the 84th Annual Acadamy Awards -- and they'll also be hitting the after parties. One particularly popular event is the Governors Ba ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Comfort Me with Apples: Chow Bella Book Club Meeting, Now In Session

    Jennifer Woods​ Come grab a seat, you've just arrived at the third meeting of the Chow Bella Book Club! We've gathered to discuss Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl. As you probably already know, apples don't really make much of an appearance in this book. It's really more of a feeling Reich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Where's the Last Great Restaurant You Dined?

    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.​Sure we have our favorites, but when it co ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Michael Hodgins' Perfect Food Day

    Michael Hodgins​Michael Hodgins has been one lucky corporate chef with a "wild" side (riding his motorcycle on weekends like a Wild Hog) and a penchant for endurance sports (probably a good idea for a food professional).

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Vincent Guerithault of Vincent on Camelback

    Daniel Guerithault Vincent Guerithault​This week we sat down to chat with Phoenix food scene legend Vincent Guerithault, the man behind Vincent on Camelback, Vincent Market Bistro, Vincent's Van Go and The Camelback Market. Think of Guerithault as the local Mr. Miyagi of fine dining: years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Trudy Thomas at BLT Steak

    Zach Fowle ​The tender: Trudy ThomasThe bar: BLT Steak at Camelback Inn, a JW Marriott Resort (5402 E. Lincoln Dr., 480-905-7979)The pedigree: Thomas' bartending career began as a matter of convenience -- she got her start in working in a bar attached to her apartment complex in Kentucky. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Anthony Redendo of Sofrita and Redendo's Pizzeria

    Courtesy of Anthony Redendo ​For Anthony Redendo of Sofrita and Redendo's Pizzeria, having a successful restaurant of one's own is not enough. Redendo is a teacher and mentor to his culinary students at Phoenix College as well as his followers on Facebook. Is this guy really a ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Suzanne Garcia: Chocolate Star Bakery

    Carol BlonderSuzanne Garcia​ Today we present Suzanne Garcia, president and chief cookie controller at Chocolate Star Bakery. Many people find Chocolate Star after receiving a tin of their cookies or while surfing the internet for a great cookie gift. Don't let the small store front location fool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    AZ Biltmore Hosts "Inside the Chef's Studio"

    ​Any excuse to hang out at the iconic Arizona Biltmore resort is great (oh, that architecture!), but if you've got a thing for gourmet cooking, there's extra incentive to visit, thanks to the new "Inside the Chef's Studio" series. This will be your chance to step inside the Biltmore's main k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Julia Baker: Julia Baker Confections

    Carol BlonderJulia Baker ​ We recently visited Julia Baker at her headquarters in the Scottsdale Airpark. The "no talking" kitchen was in full swing preparing holiday confections for corporate customers and Julia Baker's Chocolate Boutique at The Montelucia. Julia graciuosly gave us a tour, and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 5 Recap: Clique Clack, Clique Clack!

    Go Diva!​Compared to last week's episode of Top Chef Just Desserts, Wednesday night's episode was fairly drama-free. Take a break, ambulance drivers and tissue box suppliers -- this one's for you! We start the show with Yigit announcing his "Team Diva" clique, which includes himself, Zac, and He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    New Summer Foodie TV: Four Season Openers, One Spin-Off, and One Super-Shameless Rip-Off From Food Network

    Oh, TV, how did you get so smart? Just when the temperature starts to rise on another fiery Phoenix summer, you go and give us a bunch of new and returning foodie shows to keep us safe from sunburn, hanging out with you in air-conditioned bliss. Plus, yesterday's launch of the Cooking Channel (lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Homemade Matzoh, Manischewitz Sangria and a Brisket Cook Off

    The Seder Table: There's matzoh under that cryptic cover.​ The Passover seder -- simply put, a Jewish ceremony commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt -- is all about suffering. There's a lot of talk of plagues like boils and lice, you eat bitter herbs and, traditionally, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Recipe: Clover Club and Blood Orange Pisco Sour from BLT Steak

    Lauren Gilger The Clover Club and the Blood Orange Pisco Sour at the Camelback Inn.​Trudy Thomas spent her childhood in the bourbon distilleries of Kentucky. She spent her a good part of her twenties working under Wolfgang Puck in Chicago, and now she's spreading the mixology gospel in the ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Trudy Thomas, Camelback Inn

    Lauren Gilger Director of Beverage Trudy Thomas in BLT Steak at the Camelback Inn.​There are bartenders. And then there are bartenders. Trudy Thomas is the latter. By bartenders (emphasis on the art), we mean those who take their jobs a lot more seriously than the rest - those who discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    County Attorney Candy Thomas rips off graffiti artist for truancy campaign?

    The original, legal art the County Attorney's office appropriated for its anti-truancy propaganda. "This crime sponsored by truancy"? A less-than crafty canard. A close up of the section used in the photo. Has the office of County Attorney Candy Thomas ripped off the work of a graffiti artist ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    April 19, 2007

    Hot Mama

    Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat

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    May 13, 2004

    Dough Boy

    Our foodie finds the top five pizza spots in town

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    April 1, 2004

    Wacky Wasabi

    Our resident foodie travels to the far reaches of the Valley for the best sushi

  • News

    July 10, 2003


    Local chef takes off, and political hopeful is just off

  • Dining

    April 25, 2002

    Sakes, Rice and Videotape

    Sushi enthusiasts belly up to the buffet

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002

    Oop du Jour

    Valentine's Day diners paid top price for a less than loverly experience at Vincent's

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    February 21, 2002

    Wyatt Urp

    Would you like fries or a side of tequila with that sandwich?

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    August 2, 2001

    Baby Kay A-OK

    C'est tout for Scottsdale, but les bon temps roll on in Phoenix

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    February 22, 2001

    International Food Bizarre

    Barcelona a baffling experience

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    February 1, 2001

    Jan Session

    You don't have to be traveling to eat at D'Atri's

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    September 16, 1999
  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    The Gods Could Be Crazier

    The Muse could stand some divine inspiration

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    April 23, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Food Fighter

    Time and again, Valley restaurant legend Nick Ligidakis has cooked his own goose. Will Cafe Niko be another overtrimmed turkey?

  • Dining

    November 6, 1997
  • News

    August 7, 1997

    The Man Who Loved Lucy

    ASU's Donald Johanson redefined our understanding of man's origins. But when he told the world about it in books and on TV, some scientists thought he talked too much.

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    February 27, 1997
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    March 7, 1996
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    April 27, 1995