Joshua Riesner

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    10 Best Pork Belly Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    By Heather Hoch and Lauren Saria During our quest to find Phoenix's best offal dishes, we noticed a great deal of pork belly popping up on the menus around town. While pork belly didn't quite make the weirdness cut for our offal specifications, we thought the delicious, luxurious cut of pork deserv ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    20 Best New Restaurants of 2013

    The good news is that, in 2013, as most of the country was transfixed by the shenanigans of the now-infamous Amy's Baking Company, we eye-rollers in the Valley were being treated to a crop of new restaurants more focused on well-prepared food than overcooked reality. From big-name chefs and restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. Here's what we've got on the books this week. More events this week: - Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Binkley's in Cave Creek June 19 - go lb. salt Launches Salt Education Series in Gilbert This Spring - "Arizona History Dinners" Kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Pig & Pickle in Scottsdale Starts Brunch This Sunday (And We've Got the Menu)

    Pig & Pickle, the six-month-old comfort food meets chef finesse spot in Scottsdale -- from ex-Atlas Bistro chefs Keenan Bosworth and Joshua Riesner -- is making a good case for getting out of bed on Sunday: Brunch, baby. See also: - Pig & Pickle in Scottsdale: Gourmet Food Without the Price Tag - P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    10 Best Things I Ate in March

    March may already be in our rearview mirrors, but the 10 best dishes I ate last month are still very much on my mind. See also: 6 Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated and 10 Best Things I Ate in January From artisan pizza in North Scottsdale to a diner-style vegan breakfast in Phoenix to food truck fare on ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle a Culinary Power to the People

    Pig & Pickle, the months-old, casual, dinner-only place in south Scottsdale is a kind of culinary power to the people. Here, comfort food meets chef finesse; servers do not give lengthy explanations of seasonal fare and locally sourced ingredients as much as simply serve them with confidence; and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Top 5 Food Predictions for Phoenix in 2013

    As another culinary year approaches, it's time to once again gaze into the crystal ball to predict the Valley's food trends for 2013. See also: Chefs, What Will the Top Food Trends for Phoenix Be in 2013? It's no secret that our food scene is slow to hop aboard the rest of the country's gastronom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    9 Best New Restaurants of 2012 in Greater Phoenix

    This year, the variety of new restaurants in the Valley has more breadth and depth than ever before: comfort-food-meets-gourmet in Scottsdale; artisan pizzas by a legendary baker in Central Phoenix; and knockout Italian eats in east Mesa. When I made this list, I wanted a selection of restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Pig & Pickle Pretty Perfect

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Atlas Bistro in Scottsdale Announces New Executive Chef

    Since chefs Keenan Bosworth and Joshua Riesner announced they were leaving Atlas Bistro, the sophisticated BYOB in Scottsdale, to start their own restaurant, Pig & Pickle, about a mile and a half away, managing partner Todd Sawyer has been on the hunt to fill the gap left by the culinary duo. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Atlas Bistro Chefs to Open New Pork-Minded Eatery in Scottsdale: Pig & Pickle

    "I'm terrified as shit, but in a locker-room-before-the-game kind of way." That's what Keenan Bosworth says about opening Pig & Pickle, his first restaurant, slated to open at the end of November in Scottsdale serving comfort food with a gourmet twist. The Wisconsin-born chef, who moved to the V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    AZ Wines and Four Chefs at Lon's This Thursday

    Jeremy Pacheco and three more chefs will be cooking a sweet meal to go along with all Arizona wines this week.​I couldn't possibly tell you how many emails I get about wine dinners every day. Let's just say, "many." Seems like the Valley is steeped in vino. But here's one that really caught ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 5, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Recipe: Smoked Salmon with a Tater Tot from Atlas Bistro

    Heather Hoch Don't be intimidated by the Smoked Salmon with a Tater Tot.​Joshua Riesner and fellow Atlas Bistro chef Keenan Bosworth like to switch up their menu day by day, while goofing around in the kitchen together and bugging their intern. Riesner is an avid foodie and says he could co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Chef Talk: Joshua Riesner, Atlas Bistro

    Cooking is all about the rock 'n roll lifestyle for chef Joshua Riesner. He stays up late, wakes up at noon and sometimes gets to enjoy a drink before Atlas Bistro opens.  His menu is based on whatever he has in stock for the day, and he enjoys the freedom to make a different delicacy each ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 4, 2008