Who We Are
Fat Olives is brought to you by the same folks who run Salsa Brava. That’s right — award-winning chef John Conley.
Salsa Brava is continually voted “Flagstaff’s Best Mexican Restaurant” and “Best Salsa” by the Arizona Daily Sun.
John Conley has been featured several times on the hit show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” hosted by Guy Fieri! Check out a video of Guy Fieri helping John Conley make a football-sized, chicken-stuffed sopapilla. Salsa Brava also has a four-page spread in Guy Fieri’s cookbook, More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In his introduction, Fieri writes, “You’ve got to love a road trip, and there’s nothing better than a Route 66 tour. In Flagstaff, Arizona, you’ve got to stop at Salsa Brava.”
John has also been a featured chef on KTVK-TV, Channel 3 in Phoenix! On “Your Life A-Z,” John has prepared dozens of tantalizing Mexican meals from his specialty Maui Tacos to homemade tamales.
Articles about Salsa Brava have appeared in The Arizona Republic, The Arizona Daily Sun, Mountain Living Magazine, Flagstaff Business News, Flag Live, Sunbelt Coast to Coast, and Smart Solutions. In addition, John has been interviewed on Flagstaff radio stations.
- Local restaurateur travels to Cuba with Food Network's “Messlords” — Arizona Daily Sun article
- Fat Olives: A slice of heaven— Arizona Daily Sun article
- From the oven — Arizona Daily Sun photos
John Conley’s Awards
Winner of the “Cinco de Mayo Salsa Cook-Off” People’s Choice Award — 2006–2001
Chef of the Year — Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Culinary Federation
President’s Award — Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Culinary Federation