From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.
Today: A man who's not afraid to express his love for Cadillac Ranch's bacon wontons. Nice.
Tastemaker 28: Clint Spotleson
A multi-generational Scottsdale native, Clint Spotleson began his love affair with the culinary arts as a youngster in his family's kitchen. He started working professionally in kitchens at 16 before moving toward the bar, working in many spots before finding his passion for creating cocktails at Jade Bar at Sanctuary Resort. Currently, he is trying to impart cocktail culture to the masses at Mabel's on Main.