1. Maynards Market & Kitchen Executive Chef Brian Smith

    Lovin’ Life in Tucson: ‘Dark and Handsome’ Brian Smith adds flair to traditional cooking at Maynards

    Via Lovin’ Life in Tucson

    By Valerie Vinyard

    Brian Smith looks like your everyday unassuming college student, but the 31-year-old is one of Tucson’s top chefs.

    “Ever since I was little, I enjoyed cooking with my grandma and mom,” says Smith, who has two younger brothers. “It was a very big part of our family. We sat down and ate dinner together.”

    The Tucson native’s first job was cooking on the line at the now-closed Buddy’s Grill when he was 16.

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