17: Bryan Dooley

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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: The guy responsible for that awesome tomato sandwich.

Tastemaker 17: Bryan Dooley

See also: Bryan Dooley Dishes on His Favorite Food Smell (It Isn't Food) and How He Became a BBQ Boss

Chef Bryan Dooley gained his knowledge and training from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After 13 years with the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale, it was time to set out on his own, developing Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek. Dooley's recipe for success: an enormous serving of down home friendship mixed in with his award-winning twist to a New West style barbecue.

I arrived in Phoenix with... my girlfriend Donna, three days after Christmas 1993. We drove straight through from Chicago to make it to the Scottsdale Princess Resort for my first shift on New Years Eve!! ha ha talk about sink or swim!

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... my wife Donna, Jack Kerouac, Loren Eiseley, Neil Armstrong, Ansel Adams and Bob Dylan if i could squeeze in an extra chair at the table!
All people that have inspired me at some point in my life and keep me dreaming!

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... tacos at The Indian Village right here in Cave Creek! It's a local 'hole in the wall' gem!

One menu item this city could do without is... dishes that are not well-executed and cooked without passion!

My last meal in Phoenix would be... my second 'hole in the wall pick! Maryland Blue Crabs at Ernie's Restaurant and bar in Scottsdale with my wife and kids.

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
25: Carla Wade Logan
24: Jeff Zimmerman
23: Gabriele Bertaccini
22: Claudio Urciuoli
21: Peter DeRuvo
20: Natalie Morris
19: Eliot Wexler
18: Sam Fox

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Location Info

Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

6130 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Indian Village

6746 E. Cave Creek, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Ernie's Inn

10443 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bada Boom Pasta Room - CLOSED

4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

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