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 guy who won't stand for bad Mexican food.
Tastemaker 76: Anthony Patafio
Born in New York, Chef Anthony Patafio has worked all over the United States and the Caribbean, including such renowned kitchens as the Plaza in New York City, Four Seasons Hotels and other resorts in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Nevis, West Indies, and Scottsdale. He currently works with the Eat Well Drink a Lot restaurant group, which is involved with The Lodge, Mabel's on Main and Praying Monk.