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Friday Bites with Chad Barnett

Friday Bites with Chad Barnett

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by Alison Bailin No Comments

After spending nearly half his life focusing on all things fresh with the SUBWAY® brand, local franchisee and father-of-three Chad Barnett knows a thing or two about food. “I’ve been around awhile – don’t let my baby face fool you,” jokes Barnett, moved to Arizona from Texas in 1997 and instantly fell in love with the... Read More
Friday Bites with Patrick Doyle

Friday Bites with Patrick Doyle

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by Alison Bailin No Comments

Executive Chef Patrick Doyle is the inspiration behind the newly refreshed BlueFire Grille at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. With a complimentary combination of Irish and Mexican heritage, Chef Doyle brings a sequence of culture and comfort food to the BlueFire Grille’s new menu. His dedication to local ingredients is just a piece... Read More
Friday Bites with Chef Brian Archibald

Friday Bites with Chef Brian Archibald

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Chef Brian Archibald, an 18 year culinary veteran and considered to be an “ingredients-driven chef”, has been expertly crafting some of the best dishes in the North Valley during his time at The Boulders Resort & Spa. He is now overseeing all 5 of their property restaurants along with their high-demand catering operations. Chef... Read More
Friday Bites with Nick Nitz

Friday Bites with Nick Nitz

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by Alison Bailin 1 Comment

Wait, “resident beer geek” is a job? If your name is Nick Nitz, then the answer is YES. Nitz, general manager and resident beer geek at The Handlebar, is adept and enthusiastic in all things craft beer. What started out as a barbacking gig at another local restaurant developed into a career course when Nitz was approached by... Read More
Friday Bites with JT Tillman

Friday Bites with JT Tillman

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Alison Bailin 1 Comment

Beverage director, JT Tillman is responsible for crafting the cocktail and beverage menus for both La Bocca Urban Kitchen Wine Bar locations on Mill Avenue and on High Street as well as Modern Margarita and the Handlebar Tempe. He is on constant trend alert to advance each concept with top-of-the line programming and drinks.... Read More
Friday Bites with Geeks Who Eat

Friday Bites With Geeks Who Eat

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Within the course of media events and restaurant openings we have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people; people who share the same passion for food and supporting local business that we do. We have been seeing a lot of Sarah and Matt of Geeks Who Eat lately, and have really enjoyed getting... Read More
Friday Bites with Clint Spotleson

Friday Bites With Clint Spotleson

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Clint Spotleson is a very busy man, popping up at local eateries all around town; in front of and behind the bar. He’s garnered a reputation as one of the best mixologists in the Valley. If you have been a guest at any of the hottest spots in the Valley in the last 4-5... Read More
Friday Bites with Heather Walker

Friday Bites With Heather Walker

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Recently I got really into the World Food Championships. In the last few years I have met a few people that have competed in the Championships and have followed their progress along on social media. This past year I knew three people competing and found myself glued to Facebook waiting for updates. One name... Read More
Friday Bites with Cynthia Sassi

Friday Bites With Cynthia Sassi

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

If you’re looking for something “fabulous” to do in Arizona, Cynthia Sassi can you lead you to them. She knows every hot event in town and shares all the details on her online publication, Fabulous Arizona, a local lifestyle site that promotes local events and businesses. You can find profiles of influential Valley leaders, an... Read More
Friday Bites with Rick Phillips

Friday Bites with Rick Phillips

Posted on: December 4th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Early on in the Phoenix Bites journey, Amy and I met Rick Phillips and Dave Tyda of EaterAZ at an opening of a (now closed) barbecue joint in Old Town Scottsdale. We were able to chat with them for awhile and quickly decided that we wanted to grow up and be the female version... Read More

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