Subject:

Yelp! Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    10 Weirdest Pizzas in the U.S.

    Pizza is so universally loved because it's adaptable to any personal tastes or dietary preferences. Don't like bread? It's ok to leave the crust on the plate. Don't eat meat? Load your pie with lots of veggies. And even if you can't stand to so much as look at a tomato, there are plenty of other sau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Soft Openings Are Out of Control

    Once upon a time in a land without Yelp and Twitter, restaurants fell into one of two categories: Open or closed. But these days the situation has become decidedly less black and white. In recent months I've dined at a number of Valley restaurants that have decided to open their doors for business - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    5 Things Your Hostess Really Doesn't Want You to Do

    While the hostess' duties may not be as plentiful nor as stressful as the responsibilities laid upon the wait staff, the kitchen, or even management, that doesn't mean that from time to time she doesn't have to fight the urge to punch you in your stupid, dinner-eating face. The hostess isn't just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Adam Brown of Noca in Phoenix on Chris Curtiss and the "Gluten Intolerance" Trend

    Adam Brown Exective Chef Noca restaurantnoca.com This is part one of our interview with Adam Brown, the new executive chef of Noca in Phoenix. Brown, a former Noca sous-chef, was named executive chef in late January, taking the job that had been vacant since mid-2013 when former chef Claudio Urc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    ACLU Goes to Bat for Nik Richie and TheDirty.com

    The American Civil Liberties Union is standing up for the Scottsdale-based gossip website TheDirty.com, and its founder Nik Richie.The ACLU and other legal organizations are going to bat for Richie after he lost a defamation lawsuit over comments someone else made, which were posted on TheDirty.com. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    10 Weird Things about Bar Rescue's Rocky Point Cantina Episode

    You didn't have to spend a lot of time at beleaguered metal bar Rocky Point Cantina to be interested in the way it went under. Thankfully, you don't have to be a regular viewer of SpikeTV's Bar Rescue, either. After looking set to fall off the schedule, Bar Rescue's trip to Tempe finally aired Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Limited-Edition Gelato Flavors by Arizona Chefs Revealed Monday Night at Gelato Spot

    We're counting our blessings that gelato has less fat than ice cream because there's a good chance we're going to be eating a lot of it this summer. On Monday night at Gelato Spot in Scottsdale, a dozen local chefs unveiled artisanal gelato flavors, each of which represents the signature style of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    12 AZ Chefs Create Limited Edition Flavors for The Gelato Spot

    There's no better way to cool off in the uber-hot Arizona climate than by eating an ice cold treat like gelato. This summer there's even more to love about frozen confections because 12 local chefs have created exclusive flavors for The Gelato Spot. Starting Monday, all five locations will begin ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    16 Favorite Places in Metro Phoenix to Eat at the Bar

    Restaurant bars stopped being strictly bars years ago. Nowadays, many people consider them the best seats in the house for a casual dinner that doesn't require reservations, waiting, or a deep reservoir of patience. Because most of them operate on a first-come, first-served basis, customers are free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Ehren Litzenberger of BLD in Chandler on Simplicity, Chocolate-Covered Grasshoppers, and Who We Can Blame For "Foodie" Obnoxiousness

    Ehren Litzenberger BLD 1920 W. Germann Road, Chandler 480-779-8646, bldchandler.com See also: -- Cork Earns Wine Honors From OpenTable -- Chou's Kitchen in Chandler Makes Travel Leisure's List of Best Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. This is part one of my interview with Ehren Litzenberger, execu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale Is the Season Finale of Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay, Natch

    Given the shit storm that happened at the Kitchen Nightmares taping at Amy's Baking Company last December, rumors were flying that the Scottsdale restaurant, whose name-calling owner, Amy Bouzaglo, made the news in 2010 after an angry tirade on Yelp following a one-star review, would never see itsel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The Hunt for Fresh Mexican Coconut in Metro Phoenix Is Over

    My search for fresh Mexican coconuts started with a tall tale of a machete-wielding old man running a stand at the Phoenix Park'n Swap selling the hard-shell beauties, breaking them open enough to first enjoy the refreshing water, then fully cutting the top to expose the tender flesh inside, and sla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    This Is What Your St. Patrick's Day Could Have Looked Like Through Google Glass

    Comedy group stuntbear takes a good hard humorous look at the future through the lens of Google Glass. For those of us who haven't been keeping up with the latest tech news, Glass is a pair of augmented reality glasses that promise to take us one step closer to our Minority Report future, in which a ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    Top Five 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Cheesemonger Lara Mulchay Launches Online Cheese & Charcuterie Pop-Up Shop for the Holidays

    For food lovers, offerings of fine cheese are as fun to give as to receive. And who better to help you select one than Lara Mulchay, founder of WedgeFestUSA, owner of the defunct Petite Fromage, and advocate for American artisan and craft cheese. See also: Tastemakers 2012 - Lara Mulchay Mulchay, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Name-Calling Restaurant Owner Back in Spotlight: Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale Targeted for Upcoming Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay

    "Ugly," "loser," and "moron" may not be the first words that come to mind as a way for a restaurant owner to speak to an unhappy customer, but Amy Bouzaglo chose to use them anyway. In 2010, the owner of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale reacted to a negative, one-star review on Yelp posted by web ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Witch Mountain, Yucca Tap Room, 11/12/12

    Witch Mountain @ Yucca Tap Room|11/12/12I've always felt troubled by the psychological exercise of word association, that each response would reveal some flawed abnormality about my character. If you were to say doom metal in such an exercise, my response would most likely be "relaxation" or "easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    SceneTap's Facial Recognition Won't Tell You Who's At the Club, Just How Many and How Old

    SceneTap, an app that uses the foulest black magic facial recognition cameras to discern the gender and age makeup at bars, clubs and other venues, has come to Phoenix. The idea is that a person could pull up SceneTap and see which places are hopping, which ones are have a good gender mix and which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Five Favorite Metro Phoenix Shops for Bakeware and Serveware

    We try not to judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to food presentation, having the right serveware and bakeware can inspire one to bake and cook away the day. Good looking "ware" also makes it look like you know what you're doing no matter what the outcome. See also: The Making of The Bak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Phoenix Food Nerds Unite on Dominic Armato's Discussion Board

    Local food blogger Dominic Armato is a gastro-geek on a mission. He wants to build a grassroots coalition of people who are passionate about food, and to that end, he has launched a discussion board called PHXfoodnerds.com. His aim is to bring Phoenix food-lovers together for food-related events, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Chef Chrysa Robertson Barters with Customers for Mulberries, Pecans, Zucchini and More

    Social media experts often recommend that restaurateurs get interactive with customers through Yelp, Facebook, and Twitter. Well, how's this for good old-fashioned interaction? Chrysa Robertson, chef-owner of Rancho Pinot in Scottsdale, does what she calls "backyard barter" -- encouraging customer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    10 Favorite Spots for French Toast in Metro Phoenix

    Since we are adults and all, we tend to skip breakfast's sweet friend, French toast. But every once in awhile we give into our sweet tooth and order up the genius combination of eggs, milk, and bread. And when we do decided to give in to our French toast cravings, we can't resist these ten Valley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Make this Weekend

    MIchelle D. via Yelp, Cibo, Twopeasandtheirpod.com ​Ahhhh -- a much needed quiet weekend with not a single major food event to speak of! No events = no drama -- which is going to be a nice change of pace -- at least for one weekend. But, a girl still has to eat even if it isn't off a truck, or in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    New Times "Best of" App Gets a Little Love From iTunes, Wired

    Best "Best of" app: Village Voice Media (we're awesome...admit it).​We're not typically in the business of shameless self-promotion here at New Times, but we'll make an exception to toot our own horn over recent accolades for our "Best of" smartphone app, which apparently is pretty friggin' awesom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Northern Arizona Brewery Tour; Escape the Heat with a Cold One

    DesertDog @ Roadfood.com ​And now we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of August. There is no amount of ice cream, skinny cocktails, or boozy popsicles that will make the tail end of the Arizona summer bearable. Your best bet - grab a cooler and hit the road. Take a drive up to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Yelp Eats 2011 and Chocolate Cake Straight from Your Microwave in Today's Eater's Digest

    http://gabyd2.blogspot.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Yelp Eats for a WeekMake your reservations now for next week's Yelp Eats 2011. From July 11th through July 17th, popular valley restaurants will be dishing out a few of their favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Anthony Redendo of Sofrita and Redendo's Pizzeria, Part Two

    Courtesy of Anthony Redendo​ Yesterday we started talking to Anthony Redendo of Sofrita and Redendo's Pizzeria about some of what has brought him success in the restaurant industry. Today the chef/owner/teacher gives us some common sense advice that works in any environment. Redendo, who is an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Eating the World: Chuhgajib Korean Restaurant

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Korea at Chuhgajib Korean Restaurant. Carrie Wheeler Dalk Bulgogi (BBQ chicken) and Daeji B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Eating the World: Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Lebanon, Israel and Greece at Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli.Carrie WheelerThe combination pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Eating the World: Ikea Cafeteria

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Sweden at Ikea cafeteria.Carrie WheelerA portion of the menu at the cafeteria inside Ikea.​"Is Ikea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Eating the World: Salvadoreno's

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to El Salvador & Central America at Salvadoreno's (Restaurant #3). Carrie Wheeler Pupusas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Millie's Cafe

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Puerto Rico at Millie's Cafe Carrie Wheeler The counter and Millie's Cafe in Mesa.​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Eating the World: Niccoli's Italian Grocery - Deli

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Italy at Niccoli's. Carrie WheelerInside Niccoli's Italian market, bakery and deli.​ Authent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Eating the World: Caffe Sarajevo

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley. This week we go to Bosnia at Caffe Sarajevo. Carrie Wheeler The small cevapi sandwich (5 sausages) with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Eating the World: Europa Pastry Cafe

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Poland at Europa Pastry Cafe. Carrie Wheeler The small pierogi and stuffed cabbage plate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Eating the World: Maxim Restaurant

    The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we visit Vietnam & China at Maxim Restaurant. Carrie Wheeler A bowl of Pho Tai and accompanyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Matt's Big Breakfast Threatens to Flatten Joe's Diner Like a Pancake

    A real pancake is a thing of beauty. Not Bisquick or the fast food version, but an honest-to-goodness made from scratch griddle cake filled with love and real buttermilk. Some people, like my earnest dining companion, grew up with these comfort food treats. Others of us were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Southern Comfort: The Breakfast Joynt Threatens Texaz Grill's Chicken Fried Steak Title

    New Year's is a time for resolutions, many having to do with working out, losing weight or eating healthier. With that in mind, we figured now is the time to load up on calorie and fat laden foods before we're forced to start battling broccoli and sugar-free crap. This week's Battle of the Dishes&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Heads (of Lettuce) Will Roll: Ling & Louie's vs. Fez

    In the last decade, American restaurant menus have been under siege. Mozzarella sticks have held off the invading queso and tortilla chips. Chili fries have been trampled by Southwest egg rolls. And lettuce wraps -- once an exotic foreign visitor -- are now a staple of Chili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Chow Italia: Lasagna at VinciTorio's and Humble Pie

    For some, the ultimate comfort food is fried chicken. For others, it's meatloaf. For me, it's lasagna -- a thick, saucy, cheesy slab of Italian heaven. Of course it has to be homemade with Italian sausage like the lasagna I feasted on every holiday season growing up with Italian friends an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Breakfast Traitors: Non-Traditional Eggs Benedict at Scramble and Daily Dose

    There's much debate in the culinary community about the origin of Eggs Benedict in the US. Some say the dish was created by a couple who used to dine once a week at the famed Delmonico's restaurant in New York City. A letter printed in the September 1967 issue of New York Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    A Wing and a Prayer: Zipps Sports Grill Tackles Pullano's Pizza

    Watching actress Drew Barrymore chow down on some Buffalo wings in her latest rom-com Going the Distance -- her face slathered in sticky orange goo and creamy white sauce -- got me all hot and bothered. Hot for some crispy, golden wings, that is. Offered in varieties from grilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Sous Chef Talk: Nick Sheley of Boa Bistro (part two)

    photos by Claire Lawton​ Yesterday we heard from Sous Chef Nick Sheley of Boa Bistro. Today the conversation continues. Sous Chef Nick Sheley's no stranger to working with local farmers -- he used to be one. Sheley grew up on a farm in Iowa, which he says was a big influence in his love for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Chef Talk with Stacy Phipps of Stacy's Smokehouse (part two)

    Claire Lawton Stacy Phipps and his mother in the Smokehouse kitchen. ​Yesterday we sat down with Stacy Phipps of Stacy's Smokehouse. Today, the conversation continues. Want to hear more about Stacy's favorite kitchen tool and what's next? Read on.Where does your culinary inspiration come fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    New Stealthy Table Covert Dinners Roll Into Phoenix

    The La Vida truck's hiding a secret...​At the Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market this weekend, we caught up with Joe Garcia of La Vida Locavore and got the inside scoop on a new "covert culinary dinner" project called Stealthy Table. Basically, it's like the food versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    8 Places for President Obama to Try on His Next Phoenix Visit

    Call me a shameless arugula eater, but I still can't get over the Obama family's choice of dinner destination when they were in Phoenix this past Saturday night: Macayo's Mexican Kitchen on Central Avenue, the flagship among the Southwestern chain's 18 locations. Seriously? Sure, Macayo's has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Art Burn: Paper Trails and Mock Meat at Green

    There's nothing scarier for a die-hard meat eater than a vegan restaurant. Just mentioning the lack of animal by-product may cause him or her to sweat, or at least go into a lengthy rant about "those damned veg-heads" with hippie dreadlocks and unshaven pits. How they had a boyfriend/girlfriends the ... More >>

  • More >>
Loading...