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Chef-Owners Joshua Riesner and Keenan Bosworth of Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle Are Splitsville

Keenan Bosworth and Joshua Riesner, the culinary duo behind Pig & Pickle, the casual spot serving upscale comfort food in south Scottsdale, are no more.

The two chef-owners, both formerly of Atlas Bistro, opened Pig & Pickle, their first restaurant, a year ago after having cooked in various kitchens (Bosworth at Rancho Pinot and Digestif, Riesner at Pinot Brasserie and Daniel Boulud's DB Brasserie in Las Vegas) for about two decades.

Bosworth is staying on at the restaurant. Riesner is not.

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Although he wouldn't say exactly when the split happened, Pig & Pickle general manager Chris Beelendorf did confirm that Riesner no longer is with the restaurant and that Bosworth and business partner/bartender Clayton MacGregor plan on continuing operations as usual.

In a separate statement, Riesner tells me he is stepping away from Pig & Pickle adding, "The timing is right and the staff is more than capable of running things in my absence. I'm on to other projects. I've got a lot of ideas spinning around that need to be unleashed."

Stay tuned for details.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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