Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Lenard Rubin of The Vig/The Vig Uptown


Lenard Rubin brings global influences and a fine dining background to the menu at the The Vig and The Vig Uptown, where he is a chef and partner.

The Vig, a funky Arcadia hangout, and the classy yet casual Vig Uptown, with its bocce ball court and bank vault (a remnant of the building’s past life) are ideal venues for his creative bar fare, featuring a ’round-the-world tour of tastes: carne asada on a potato pancake, flatbread pizza with tandoori chicken, Seoul sliders.


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Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot


Chrysa Robertson, owner and chef at Rancho Pinot in Paradise Valley, is a legend in the local food scene. She started Rancho Pinot in 1993, and it quickly racked up critical awards and mentions in national food magazines. She’s cooked at the James Beard House in New York and, in the late 1990s, founded the first Phoenix chapter of Slow Food, an international organization devoted to local, sustainable eating. In March, the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame named her “chef extraordinaire.”


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Jeff Flancer of Flancer's Cafe

Jeff Flancer

Owner, Flancer’s Café
1902 N. Higley Road, Mesa, 480-396-0077
610 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-926-9077

Jeff Flancer, owner of Flancer’s Café, is a Culinary Institute of America graduate who aims to “elevate the taste buds of


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