Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

The new home of Coup des Tartes in Central Phoenix.
The new home of Coup des Tartes in Central Phoenix.
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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. So, here's a recap of some of the top stories from the week that you may have missed.

Phoenix's Coup Des Tartes Finds New Home After Being Forced Out of Old One for Car Dealership Parking Lot

Looks like Coup Des Tartes, the romantic French bistro in Phoenix, has turned what could have been the lamest landlord story of the year into one of new beginnings.

In June, owner Ron Pacioni issued a press release stating the 17-year-old restaurant was being forced out of its former historic home at 4626 North 16th Street by new landowners the Van Tuyl Group (an automotive consulting firm), who gave Coup Des Tartes 180 days to vacate the property so that the building could be torn down and the land used for overflow car dealership parking.

Although the Van Tuyl Group was not willing to honor the seven years remaining on Coup Des Tartes' lease, they did agree to an extension until January 31, 2014, a deadline Pacioni is hoping to hit to open his new location.

Check out the cool new space where Coup Des Tartes is moving.

--Laura Hahnefeld


El Pollo Supremo
El Pollo Supremo
JK Grence

10 Best Restaurants Near ASU Downtown Phoenix: Chow Bella's Back to School Guide

In the next few days, Tempe will welcome literally thousands of college students back into the fold. And though we're sure the studious lot will be spending the majority of their time hitting the books at Hayden Library, it's inevitable that they'll also need to eat. The Memorial Union and that slop line they call a dining hall are perfectly viable options, but we just want to make sure Arizona State University's students know that their neighborhood has lots of other dining options to offer.

Here are 10 of our favorites Tempe restaurants.

--Lauren Saria


It always looks so small in the photo. It's monstrous.
It always looks so small in the photo. It's monstrous.
JK Grence

10 Things to Eat in Las Vegas This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what and where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town.

I keep meaning to travel around the world. There's one problem: I'm spoiled by Las Vegas. It's an easy drive (or a short hop in a plane), and four-star hotels spoil me with ridiculously low rates to offset the considerable spending I do elsewhere. I think the food scene in Vegas is one of the best in the world. Strip restaurants offer big-name Michelin-star dining. Thanks to hospitality staff coming from around the world for work, outlying areas have a staggering array of amazing international eats.

Dining choices in Vegas are almost too many to imagine. I'm here to help. In no particular order, here's what you simply have to eat when you're in Las Vegas.

--JK Grence



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