Gilbert Hernandez

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Betty-Jane Hernandez of Havana Patio Cafe: "You Just Have to Roll With The Punches"

    BJ Hernandez Havana Patio Cafe Chef, owner In 1991, when Betty-Jane (BJ) and Gilbert Hernandez opened Havana Cafe in a space just off Camelback Road, you couldn't even get chorizo or black beans in this town. You could smoke inside restaurant dining rooms (in fact, Havana Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Havana Cafe's Gilbert Hernandez Dies at 85

    Gilbert Hernandez who, along with wife BJ (Betty-Jane), founded Havana Cafe in Phoenix and Havana Patio Cafe in Scottsdale, has died at age 85. See also: - Eddie Basha, Grocery Magnate, Dies at 75 Hernandez, who passed away on April 21, was born in Havana, Cuba, on July 24, 1927. He came to Americ ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2004

    Hog Heaven

    Lucy never made Ricky Ricardo puerco so pleasing to the palate

  • Culture

    January 11, 2001

    Fear of Comics

    Los Bros Hernandez return, bearing Love and Rockets

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Black Bean Soup

    Havana Cafe
    4225 East Camelback
    (and Havana Patio Cafe, 6245 East Bell, Scottsdale, 480-991-1496)

  • Dining

    December 9, 1992