Chow Bella's 9 Most Dramatic Moments in the Phoenix Food Scene in 2012

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Fast Food Dump Continues at Seventh Avenue and McDowell, and It Stinks

Laura Hahnefeld really stepped in it -- in a good way, in our opinion -- when she shared her consternation over the mess that's been made of a once-wonderful intersection.

For those of you lamenting downtown's lack of exciting restaurant choices, please direct your attention for a moment to an arguably more disturbing development going on at ​the intersection of Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road -- an intersection that touches the F.Q. Story, Willo, and Encanto-Palmcroft historic districts -- and take a long, deep breath.

Smell that? That's the stench of the fast food dump developers are continuing to take in what could have been one of many different and more interesting solutions of what to do with this historic district intersection. In this case, favoring several national fast food chains over independent restaurant owners as a way to define "progress."

The latest victim? The My Florist building.-- Laura Hahnefeld


Peter Kasperski Considers Using FnB Name in San Diego

The news that FnB was moving was big. The news that the name might not follow them? Even bigger. There have been some signs on social media that FnB's owners don't intend to give up so easily (check out co-owner Pavle Milic's new tattoo) but we won't know for sure til the sign goes up next month. All we know is that this one stirred the pot, big time.

FnB fans were all atwitter 10 days ago after news broke that Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic were leaving Stetson Drive to move their beloved restaurant over to Craftsman Court.

The move made sense. Rent was cheaper and they'd have all their businesses under one roof. But then word got out that FnB's landlord, Peter Kasperski, was planning to keep the name FnB. That sounded a little crazy. First of all, Kasperski has two neighboring businesses with perfectly good names -- Cowboy Ciao and Kazimieriz World Wine Bar. Why would he want this one? And why would Badman and Milic -- who've worked hard to gain a national reputation for their little spot -- want to give it up?

Bottom line: Who owns the name? -- Nikki Buchanan


Location Info

Citizen Espresso Bar - CLOSED

4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Trattoria Bianco

4743 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barrio Cafe

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

FnB Restaurant

7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Amy's Baking Company

7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Breadfruit

108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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