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Is it Rude to Show Up at a Restaurant Before They Open -- What About Just Before Closing Time?

Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. Miss a question? Go here.

Sure, restaurants have posted hours -- but, hey, when hunger calls, what's a diner to do? Does showing up before an establishment opens or just before closing a sign of poor etiquette?

I asked a few Valley chefs and restauranteurs and this is what they had to say.

--Laura Hahnefeld


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10 Favorite Spots for Pie & Coffee in Greater Phoenix

Whether its the boss on your back, your lover calling to break up (again), or the puzzling investigation of a brutal murder of a popular high school student named Laura Palmer, troubles seem to melt away with a slice of pie and a "damn fine cup of coffee" at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, diner, or java shop.

Which is why we've selected 10 of our favorite spots to have both in the Valley.

--Laura Hahnefeld


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Location Info

Fuego Bistro

713 E. Palo Verde Drive, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Cornish Pasty Co.

960 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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