Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails

CULLEN CAMPBELL | Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails

Born in Arizona but steeped in the traditions of Southern cooking at the family cotton farm in Arkansas and college in Memphis, Cullen Campbell is the chef/co-owner of Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails (as well as Crudo/Bar Crudo) in Phoenix. Since opening in 2012, Crudo (which means “raw” in Italian) has won rave reviews from USA Today, LA Times & Sunset Magazine, while Campbell’s refined take on coastal Italian cuisine has been personally lauded by the editor of Saveur and earned him an invite to cook at the James Beard House in NYC. Campbell’s new restaurant, Okra, serves Italian-accented twists on classic Southern dishes like Tennessee Hot Chicken and Pig Cheek Pot Pie.