25: Carla Wade Logan

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Photo courtsey of Carla Wade Logan
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 lady we've loved since her days at Chez Nous.

Tastemaker 25: Carla Wade Logan

See also: Carla Logan's Olive Tapenade

Downtown residents and ASU students might know Carla Wade Logan for her award-winning restaurant, Carly's Bistro, which she owns and operates with her husband John. Carly's is located in the heart of the Roosevelt Row at 128 East Roosevelt and has been in business for over seven years. The popular meeting place for neighborhood residents, artists, students, and downtown business people serves the community as a restaurant/bar, local live music venue, and gallery showcasing local talent.

I arrived in Phoenix with... my 1971 pink Volkswagen bug. It had no A/C and didn't go faster than 35 miles an hour!

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be...
Alice Waters, Maya Angelou, Andy Warhol, Uriel Nelson (started the first commercial vineyard in Santa Barbara County; he also was my grandfather's cousin), and my dad, Chef Norman Wade (my food hero!).

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... Los Dos Molinos, I love to bring out-of-town guests this Phoenix institution. Seriously spicy, delicious Southwestern cuisine, with a great atmosphere.

One menu item this city could do without is... meatloaf. Not a fan, never was. Seems to be a staple on every gourmet comfort food menu in town.

My last meal in Phoenix would be at... Durant's. In my 20 years in Phoenix, I have spent many birthdays and anniversaries at Durant's. It is classic Phoenix!

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
43: Wendell Crow
42. Barb Harris
41: Michael Perry
40: Jeff Kraus
39: Ryan Avery
38: Charleen Badman
37: Damon Brasch
36: Dwayne Allen
35: Jason Asher
34: Pamela Hamilton
33: Victoria Chavez
32: Giovanni Scorzo
31: Tim Wilson
30: Travis Nass
29: Jason Alford
28: Clint Spotleson
27: Daniel Wayne
26: Korina Adkins

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Location Info

Carly's Bistro

128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Los Dos Molinos

260 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Durant's

2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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