Saturday, January 31, 2015
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  • Sables

    The French sablé – pronounced SAW-bluh – is a simple but elegant, sandy-textured butter cookie. Rachel Ellrich Miller, owner of Pistol… Read More +
  • Tea Royalty

    Native Arizonan Chris Sossaman was in her forties before she ever tasted a cup of coffee. Sossaman is, and always… Read More +
  • Caramel Addiction Brownies

    To say Sherrye Chapin’s gourmet brownies are “habit-forming” falls somewhere short of adequate. There’s a reason she named the brownies… Read More +
  • Matcha Oatmeal

    That slight nip in the morning air means it’s time to swap cold cereal for something warm and satisfying, like… Read More +
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  • Diego Pops

    0215EB08Old Town has a new Caribbean king.

    Last February, Pottery Paradise in Old Town Scottsdale shuttered after an historic 60-year-run. In its place, we now find Diego Pops, a casual Mexican eatery with Mayan, Yucatan and Caribbean influences. Out with birdbaths and railing planters, in with plantain bowls and tuna tacos.

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  • Shabu Fondue

    0215EB05Chef Johnny Chu’s hot pots return for a steamy, mouthwatering experience.

    Megan Draper’s cheesy appetizer from the Mad Men Season 6 opener looked so scrumptious it landed in a cookbook aptly titled Fondue. But the gooey Swiss standard isn’t the only trending heat-and-dip option. In August, chef Johnny Chu unveiled Shabu Fondue, a petite North Phoenix eatery serving Japanese “shabu-shabu.” The concept… Read More +

  • Marigold Maison

    PHM0215Flash-6-MarigoldIs the Valley hungry for upscale Indian cuisine? The brain trust behind Roka Akor is betting on it.

    The new Marigold Maison is as much a proving ground as it is a place to get a good plate of tikka masala or tandoori chicken. And if Valley diners respond as the owners anticipate, you may see Marigolds blooming around the country.

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  • Cuff

    PHM 500x500 FPOFormer Eddie V’s chef Tom Harvey sticks with the script at his palate-pleasing West Valley food pub.

    In the 2014 sleeper hit Chef, the titular character reluctantly forgoes an adventurous menu in favor of cooking his “greatest hits.” Local chef Tom Harvey, formerly of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, goes a similar route at Cuff, a newly-opened American eatery in the West Valley. The movie… Read More +

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  • Love Bites

    A classy wine bar atmosphere and sensual crimson color palette set the stage for love at Betty’s, where plates for… Read More +
  • Brewing up a Storm

    With craft beer shops opening on a near-weekly basis, the Valley is holding its own as a brewing hotbed. Soak… Read More +

  • Take a Hike

    Breezy temps and clear skies make wintertime the perfect season for a brisk walk in the mountains. Cool down afterward… Read More +

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