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Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

The Ivan
The Ivan
Laura Hahnefeld

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.

Arcadia's Worst-Kept Secret, The Attic, Readies for an "Official" Grand Opening This Month

When Arcadia's Cave & Ives Portico Grill shuttered in April, it didn't take long for a new project, called The Attic, to take the place of the two-year-old Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from owners and brothers Cary and Ivan Morrow (Sacks Art of Sandwicherie) -- in fact, it took one day.

Check out the full story on The Attic here.

--Laura Hahnefeld


Here Are Those Amy's Baking Company Catchphrase T-Shirts You Were Asking About

Oh, brother.

Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the high-strung owners of Amy's Baking Company and the couple behind the best/worst episode of Kitchen Nightmares ever are now hawking catchphrase T-shirts.

Who asked for these? Did you? I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Check out the full line of ABC catchphrase t-shirts here.

--Laura Hahnefeld


Karl's cronut.
Karl's cronut.
Katie Johnson

10 Best Doughnuts in Metro Phoenix

Whether it's a bad breakup, a morning board meeting, or a late night of drinking, there are moments when doughnuts simply call to us. Try as we might, when this deep-fried fusion of sugar and dough speaks our name, nothing else will do -- not muffins, not croissants, and sure as hell not bagels. So when self-restraint breaks down and your inner child tells you to live a little, where do you go and what do you get?

We have a few suggestions. Here are Chow Bella's 10 (okay, 11) favorite doughnuts in metro Phoenix.

--Katie Johnson

 

Black bean burger on ciabatta bread with side salad at Fez.
Black bean burger on ciabatta bread with side salad at Fez.
Chelsa Thomas

5 Best Veggie Burgers in Metro Phoenix

Ah, the veggie burger. It's arguably the most popular item on a vegetarian-friendly menu -- and the scariest. And so we've eaten veggie burgers far and wide, across the Valley, seeking out the five best in metro Phoenix. Meat lovers, take note. You might learn something.

Check out Chow Bella's top five veggie burgers in Phoenix.

--Chelsa Thomas


Parlor Chef Jared Porter Opening Modern Noodle and Dumpling House in Central Phoenix

Chef Jared Porter is going from artisan pizzas to noodles and dumplings with a twist.

The executive chef of the Parlor, the gourmet pizzeria in Central Phoenix owned by father-and-son-team Dan and Aric Mei (the two also own Nello's in Ahwatukee), is leaving his home of four years on September 1 to start a new venture -- and he's taking his sous chef, Joe Absolor, with him.

Here's the full story.

--Laura Hahnefeld


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