54: Dave Andrea

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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 with a kick ass dog.

Tastemaker 54: Dave Andrea

Dave Andrea has been in the Valley since 1984 when he started the 80's Old Town Scottsdale hotspot: a nightclub called Amnesia. A few nightclubs and a few restaurants later, he got out of the business to spend time with his kids and focus on selling restaurants to others at The Restaurant Brokers. A "restaur-aholic" who has recently fallen off the wagon, he just opened his newest venture, Brat Haus, in Old Town. He has "two beautiful kids, an amazing wife and a kick ass dog."

I arrived in Phoenix with... absolutely no idea what I was going to do with my life and knowing absolutely no one. I just knew I had to get out of Eugene, Oregon and find some sun.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... my wife, Troy, Mikala, the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... Beckett's Table, to taste honest food being made by someone who cares.

One menu item this city can do without is... bottomless bowls of pasta.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... at home.

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid


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Beckett's Table

3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Brat Haus

3622 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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