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Mother's Day 2015

Momspiration: Valley Moms reflect on Mother’s Day

Posted on: May 9th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

Mother’s Day conjures up thoughts of breakfast in bed that consists of a messy tray adorned with a lovingly plucked flower from the backyard in a dainty vase, a messy plate of questionable food items presented by tiny eager faces (im)patiently waiting for a nod of approval from their favorite lady. It’s enough to... Read More
Chef's Table: Chef Rich Hinojosa

Chef’s Table: Chef Rich Hinojosa

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 10 Comments

In addition to being a stellar Chef with a rich Arizona resume, Executive Chef Richard Hinojosa is also a devoted husband and father. I can imagine that it must be hard after a week of being on your feet and cooking your heart out to come home and even think about cooking. After a... Read More

Chef’s Table: Fork & Dagger’s Executive Chef Mark Dow

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 7 Comments

As graduate of Scottsdale’s Le Cordon Bleu, Executive Chef Mark Dow has had an extremely successful career here in Arizona and is in possession of an impressive resume. Chef Dow heads the kitchens of La Bocca urban pizzeria wine bar, The Handlebar Tempe, Modern Margarita and will soon be adding the upcoming Nickel Bar. Chef Dow is taking all of... Read More
Chef's Table

Welcome to the Chef’s Table

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 5 Comments

If you are a lover of food and the art that goes into a great meal out, you’ve likely been presented a dish at a restaurant and snapped a photo or two to share on social media or just to reflect on the moment later. The craft and care that goes into each and... Read More
Flying Fish

My Favorite Bajan: Chef Jabari Corbin

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

My favorite part of restaurant visits is getting to know all of the individuals who have a part in my meal. While I can follow a recipe like nobody’s business, I lack the ability to see a fridge full of ingredients and create something divine from that. Therein lies my fascination with chefs. One... Read More

Amy’s Goodbye

Posted on: June 14th, 2014 by Amy Martin No Comments

Change is inevitable and as much as I have tried to avoid change throughout my life ‘cause I don’t like it one bit, I’ve come to realize that change can be good… and there are some big changes ahead for me. In fact, I could use a little change right about now! Some of... Read More

Worst Cooks In America premieres on February 17th on Food Network

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Amy Martin No Comments

If you’re a fan of Food Network’s reality shows, then get ready to set your DVR! This month, Buy This Restaurant premiered on February 5th and two fan favorite shows are set to premiere in the next couple of weeks– Worst Cooks In America begins on February 17th as well as Food Court Wars on February 23rd. Works Cooks in... Read More

Master Chef: Part One, The Players

Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Anyone that has spent even a little bit of time with me knows that I have an extremely soft heart. I am often moved by the actions, trials and personal stories of others. One of my favorite things about writing about food is that I often get to meet and speak with people that... Read More
Arie Luyendyk Jr

Eat Like a Bachelor: Interview with Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

We love talking to locals and learning about their favorite spots around town. Whether their suggestions are restaurants I already have or haven’t been, it always sets off a new craving that must be satisfied… immediately. *Photo credit: Michael Voorhees I recently had a chance to interview a local. Not just any local. Arie Luyendyk... Read More

Interview with Executive Chef Chris Curtiss of NoRTH Fattoria

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Of all the restaurants in the FOX brand, I’d have to say that NoRTH Arcadia rises to the top for me. Whether I’m in for a casual brunch or celebrating a special occasion over dinner, my meals here have always superb and I find myself craving their dishes often. I have a known weakness... Read More

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