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.
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.
- Valerie Hoke
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.
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.
This is part one of our interview with Brad and Kat Moore, owners of the Short Leash Hot Dogs food trucks and Sit...Stay in downtown Phoenix. Here, they dish about their soon-to-open permanent location and about the values that have made them one of the city's most successful food trucks. In part two they discuss what made a banker and an interior designer want to start a mobile hot dog shop -- and which local restaurant inspired their spot-on aesthetic and design.
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Walking into French Grocery for the very first time, we weren't sure what to expect --maybe a bunch of Francophile foodie imports, maybe some classic Creole grocery goods? Much to our surprise (and eventual delight), we were met with a everything-from-scratch French bakery, gelato shop, and ready-made take home food service. Though French Grocery offers a selection of French cheese, we went straight to the pastry case.