43: Wendell Crow

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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 man who's got milk.

Tastemaker 43: Wendell Crow

Wendell Crow is an Arizona native who's been dairy-farming in the Valley for 40 years. Adopted at birth into a cow dairy family, his passion of late is Purebred Nubian Dairy Goats. The family owns a Grade A dairy in Buckeye, Crow's Dairy, where they bottle milk, make ice cream, kefir, and a variety of cheeses. You can taste their products all over the Valley including at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn, Zinc Bistro and Pizzeria Bianco (for the full list see the Crow's Dairy website).

I arrived in Phoenix with... a slap on my bottom from a Catholic nun at St. Joseph's Hospital.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... Chris Farley, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Ladmo, and my wife. We would be sure to have a good time.

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... Poncho's near Central and Baseline.

One menu item this city could do without is... fried rice.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... the biggest porterhouse steak in town. Very rare, of course.

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
54: Dave Andrea
53: Vincent Guerithault
52: Danielle Leoni
51: Stan Zawatski
50: Maya Dailey
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48: Lisa Reinhardt
47: Isam Saed
46: Greg Peterson
45: Marco Bianco
44: Mark Fratu

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Location Info


Crow's Dairy

11300 S. Dean Road, Buckeye, AZ

Category: General

Lon's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Poncho's Mexican Food and Cantina

7202 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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