Keenan Bosworth

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    October 15, 2014

    Chef Peter DeRuvo is Back For An Italian-Style Celebration of Nose-To-Tail Eating

    When it comes to Italian chefs in Phoenix you can hardly ignore chef Peter DeRuvo. After all he's been associated with some of the top Italian restaurant in town including most recently, Devanti Enoteca, home of the most beloved focaccia di recco this town has ever known. The restaurant closed last ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    10 Flavors of Gelato from Local Chefs to Debut at The Gelato Spot in Scottsdale on Friday, August 1

    This Friday, August 1, locally-owned dessert chain The Gelato Spot will launch its second annual Gelato Wars contest. As with last year's event, the contest will pit a lineup of local chefs against each other in a battle to earn a custom-molded gelato cone trophy, $500 cash, and a $5,000 check prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Cowboy Ciao to Host Alumni Dinner With Chefs Including Kantak, Osso, Fukuda, and More

    Bernie Kantak. Gio Osso. Nobuo Fukuda. Tracy Dempsey. Keenan Bosworth. What do all these chefs have in common beside being some of the best-known names in town? Believe it or not, they all passed through the kitchen at Peter Kasperski's Cowboy Ciao restaurant. There are few places in town that hav ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 21, 2013
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    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

    March 15, 2013

    Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: Rancho Pinot and Maya's Farm Team Up for Lunar Lamb Fest on March 26 Cullen Campbell's Crudo to Host a Late-Night Pop-Up Pizza Party Sweet Republic's special St. Patrick's Day ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Sunday Devoured in Phoenix: Decadent 'Til You Drop

    After all of the goodness Saturday's Devoured offered, we sent two more of Chow Bella's finest out to tag team the over 40 vendors at the event on Sunday. Heather Hoch and Minerva Orduna roamed the aisles of Devoured at Phoenix Art Museum to bring you the good, the bad and the blah of the event. Dig ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    8 Favorite Fresh-Baked Bread Experiences at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    Bread is such an important part of a restaurant meal. It's the first solid thing to hit the table, the first impression made, the first clue as to what we might expect about all that's to follow. If it's stale or cold or dry or just plain lousy, we're not only disappointed but worried. Bad bread nev ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Todd Sicolo Dishes on Grant Achatz and His Short-Lived Las Vegas Marriage

    Todd Sicolo T. Cook's at Royal Palms Resort & Spa 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-808-0766 See also: -- Josh Riesner of Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle Dishes on Bartending Bullshit and What He Ate That You Never Will - Keenan Bosworth of Pig & Pickle Dishes about Chrysa Robertso ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Chef Salad Highlights Part II: The Smart, Funny and Sometimes Provocative Comments Our Local Chefs Made in 2012

    Ask any chef: Food- and restaurant-related TV may provide drama and entertainment (although even that is questionable), but it sure as hell isn't based in reality. Feet ache, ceilings leak, employees call in sick, the health department shows up, grease traps overflow, food prices skyrocket, stoves c ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 21, 2012

    So We Meat Again Is Stanley's Homemade Polish Sausage -- Only Better

    When the Stovanovic family, which opened the original Stanley's Homemade Polish Sausage on McDowell in 1989, closed up shop at that location last spring, they promised a new store right across the street in the months to come. That dream never materialized, although the Stovanovics still own a retai ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Keenan Bosworth of Pig & Pickle Dishes About Chrysa Robertson, Phoenix as a Food Town and Who He's Had Fun With in the Kitchen

    This is part two of my interview with chef-owners of the Pig & Pickle: Josh Riesner and Keenan Bosworth. Today, it's Bosworth's turn. If you missed Riesner's dish on bartending bullshit and the soul-lessness of Las Vegas, read it here. See also: Pig & Pickle Pretty Perfect Keenan Bosworth remembe ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Josh Riesner of Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle Dishes on Bartending Bullshit and What He Ate That You Probably Never Will

    Josh Riesner Pig & Pickle 2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-990-1407 See also: -Pig & Pickle Pretty Perfect -Cowboy Ciao's Lester Gonzalez Dishes On Food Truck Fantasies and His Love/Hate Relationship With the Bacon Obsession -M.J. Coe Dishes on the Weirdest Thing He Couldn't Ea ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Nikki's Got Four More Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week -- It's Not Too Late!

    Arizona Restaurant Week kicked off last Saturday and ends this coming Sunday, September 23 -- which means there's still time to find a great bargain if your favorite restaurant isn't already booked. "You snooze, you lose" definitely applies here. See also: Nikki's Top Four Picks for Arizona Restau ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Ask the Critic: Where Should I Go For My Anniversary Dinner?

    Heather HochLife is beautiful: Atlas Bistro's exquisite fare is worth sharing with the love of your life.​Lovebirds have been coming out of the woodwork! Two different pals recently asked me for recommendations on where to take their darling spouses to celebrate their anniversaries. My gut sa ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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 >>