Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

Chocolate shakes at Bertie's Vintage
Chocolate shakes at Bertie's Vintage
Valerie Hoke

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.

10 Favorite Chocolate Milkshakes in Metro Phoenix

Here's a great thing about Phoenix: It's never too cold for a chocolate milkshake. We don't need to tell you that they can instantly make a summer day more bearable, and the rest of the time, well, they're just good.

The Valley is full of frosty treats, so we've compiled a list of ten must-taste milkshakes. We'll give you the scoop (pun intended) on the three most important details: the shake, the straw, and the spot.

Check out the complete chocolate milkshake list here.

- Valerie Hoke


Ex-Quiessence Chef Opening July-Only Pop-Up Restaurant on Tempe's Mill Avenue

Looks like Tempe's main drag will be getting a taste of handcrafted Italian cuisine this month (and only this month), courtesy of Tony Andiario. The former executive chef of Quiessence, the venerable farm-to-table restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain, worked alongside friend and fellow chef Greg LaPrad before the two called it quits last month

LaPrad went on to start his own restaurant, Overland Trout, in Sonoita. Andiario decided to spend the the summer in Tempe with a dinner-only pop-up venture called Supper.

-Laura Hahnefeld


Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week
Photo by Jackie Mercandetti

Lauren Bailey's 5 Best Hidden Food Gems in Metro Phoenix

We've all said it until we are blue in the face: Phoenix's food scene is every bit as gratifying as other major markets out there. Maybe it's the convenience this city affords us that makes it all the more challenging to get out, but dig in and you will be handsomely rewarded, especially if you know where to look.

Here are a few of Lauren's favorite hidden gems.

-Lauren Bailey



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