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Six years later, when the lease was up, Badman moved back to Phoenix to help Robertson open Union Wine Bar & Grill
, shifting back to Rancho Pinot when Union closed. Two years later, she was ready to do her own thing again, this time with her old friend Milic. The pair opened FnB in 2009
, and the response from food lovers was instant and positive. FnB has remained a lively gathering spot ever since. In 2012, Badman and Milic opened Baratin (a wine bar), AZ Wine Merchants
, and Bodega
(an artisanal market), all side-by-side in Craftsman Court
. They merged FnB and Baratin in the original Baratin space, keeping the name FnB, in January of this year.
Five words to describe you: Generous, yogi, moving forward, obsessive, workaholic.
Five words to describe FnB: Seasonal, honest, fun, familiar, current.
Favorite food smell: Fresh-cut herbs from my garden.
Favorite cookbook and why: The Food Bible by Judith Wills, a great reference. I use it often to pair herbs and spices with vegetables.
Name an ingredient you love to cook with and explain why: Vinegar. It makes everything sing.
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