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

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Things always seem to heat up at Amy's Baking Company.

Screaming, Expletives, and, Eventually, Police: All in the First Night of Kitchen Nightmares Taping at Amy's Baking Company

When we heard Amy's Baking Company was going to be the setting for some national reality TV, we knew things were gonna get good. This was even better than expected.

Yelpers went nuts over the weekend -- and guess who was the topic? Amy Bouzaglo of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, who apparently cooked up a storm on Saturday.

In fact, I reached out to one diner who was at Saturday night's taping of Kitchen Nightmares at Amy's. He got a very real dose of reality television -- more than he bargained for, actually. -- Laura Hahnefeld


The Breadfruit's Dwayne Allen Takes Some of the Mystery Out of Food Network's Mystery Diners

It's no mystery to most of us that something's up with Mystery Diners -- the terrible reality show that plagued us this summer, filmed mostly in Phoenix area restaurants. There were lots of whispers about what really goes on -- and finally, one restaurant owner was brave enough to talk out loud.

Those of us who've subjected ourselves to the painfully bad acting on Food Network's Mystery Diners have suspected from the get-go that the so-called reality show is completely scripted.

Now Dwayne Allen of The Breadfruit takes us one step closer to unraveling the mystery behind this embarrassing farce, which has made a half dozen of our local bars and restaurants (not to mention the people who run them) look so woefully clueless we wonder that any of them have managed to stay in business five minutes. -- Nikki Buchanan

See also:
- Kim Brennan of Big Earl's Greasy Eats Pushes Back Against Conservative Cave Creek Columnist, Defends Mystery Diners Episode and Plans White Trash Bash

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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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