Gather your friends and family and make plans now to celebrate Easter locally this year!

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Churn
Easter doesn’t get much sweeter than this! Churn will be featuring malted milk chocolate ice cream with robin eggs during the week of Easter. - MORE
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The Gladly
Join The Gladly on Easter Sunday for brunch, featuring live music from local musician Lee Perreira, sorbet mimosas and great menu specials! MORE
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nami
The Funny Bunny tSoynami is back! You can grab one at nami and Green New American Vegetarian Tempe for a limited time! - MORE
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Phoenix City Grille
Phoenix City Grille is now taking reservations for Easter Sunday
Brunch on April 5. Specials include chiliquiles, beef machaca tostadas and PCG’s award-winning griddle corn cakes.- MORE
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Sierra Bonita Grill
On Easter Sunday, Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch dishes, plus specials that have been created for the occasion. Complete the brunch with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa special for just $15! - MORE
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Tammie Coe Cakes
This Easter, Tammie Coe Cakes is offering a vareity of treats, including these adorable Easter-themed sugar cookies! - MORE
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The Vig
Let’s just go to the Vig! Celebrate EasterSunday at any one of the four Vig locations with brunch, live music and a variety of great drink specials! - MORE

 

THINGS WE LOVE

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Help Send Localists to the 2015 BALLE Conference!
Local First Arizona is hosting this year’s Be A Localist Conference in Phoenix. Help support its Arizona Gives Day campaign to raise funds for the 2015 BALLE Conference Scholarship Fund, which will be used to send underserve Localists to the conference to learn best practices for building strong local economies! - MORE 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Devoured Week events!

We were honored to showcase Arizona’s top fine food and drink producers and purveyors!

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The 6th Annual Devoured Culinary Classic took place this past weekend against the beautiful backdrop of the Phoenix Art Museum and once again proved why it is the region’s premier culinary event.

From frog legs to vegan donuts, buffalo tartare to octopus salad, the Devoured Culinary Classic was a two-day display of Arizona’s top culinary talent.

In addition to the impressive display of food, the festival also featured a great selection of local Arizona wineries and breweries, including: 

Wineries 

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards  
Caduceus Cellars 
Dos Cabezas WineWorks 
Page Springs Cellars 
Sand-Reckoner Vineyards 
The Grand Canyon Winery 
Callaghan Vineyards

Breweries

Four Peaks Brewing Company 
Mother Road Brewing Company  
Prescott Brewing Company  
Sleepy Dog Brewing  
Mudshark Brewery
SanTan Brewing Company

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 

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For the first time, this year’s event included a People’s Choice Awards Competition. Attendees were invited to nominate their favorite dishes in a variety of categories including: Best Overall Presentation, Most Creative Booth, Best Dish, Most Unique Dish, Best Dessert, Best Great Hall Exhibitor, Best Demo and Best of the Best.

The top honor, Best of the Best, went to Roka Akor Scottsdale on Saturday and Hana Japanese Eatery on Sunday.

CLICK HERE to view a full list of the winners from each day!

VIP EXPERIENCE
In addition to early entrance to the event, VIP tickets holders were also granted access to a private VIP lounge where they sampled exclusive cocktails and wines, as well as tasted dishes from and talked with a few of Arizona’s most celebrated chefs.
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Saturday:
James Beard-recognized Chef Kevin Binkley treated Saturday VIPs to 4 unique dishes representing each of his restaurants - Binkley’s RestaurantCafe BinkBink’s Midtown and Bink’s Scottsdale.Mixologist Richie Moe was also on hand serving “Tea-Tos” Green Tea that paired perfectly with Chef Binkley’s culinary creations.

Sunday:

The VIP lounge featured Chef Greg LaPrad of Overland Trout in Sonoita, AZ, as well as wine from Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Callaghan Vineyards. Chef LaPrad wowed VIPs with his horseradish smoked trout rilette and cocoa-rubbed wild venison.On Sunday, Phoenix Art Museum’s Palette was transformed into an additional VIP space, featuring an array of dishes from Chef Dustin Christofolo of Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain, including the artfully balanced fried bone marrow, red pepper jam, preserved lemon and mint dish.

DEVOUR PHOENIX BARTENDING COMPETITION

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“Springtime Shine” Named “Best Cocktail of the Valley”
On March 1st, startenders from 9 of the Valley’s top restaurants/bars battled it out at Crescent Ballroom for the honor of being named the “Best Cocktail of the Valley!” After three rounds of competition, Brandon Casey of Citizen Public House won with his drink “Springtime Shine” featuring Arizona Distilling Company’s Copper City Moonshine. - MORE

PALLETE TO PALATE

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A Celebration of the Culinary and Creative Arts
Palette to Palate brought together 5 of the Valley’s best chefs paired with 5 of the region’s top artists and more than 250 guests on the balcony of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel for an evening of art, food, drinks and live music. - MORE

  

THINGS WE LOVE

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Still thinking about all the great food from Devoured Week? So are we! With an eGift card you can keep the foodie fun going by visiting one (or more!) of the 25+ participating restaurants! -MORE

This guest post was written by ALFA & Localist Michael Moramarco about the 2015 Devoured Culinary Classic:  That was me and my wife Mandy on Sunday after the first 14 restaurants. At that point we hadn’t realized what the weekend was all about. We didn’t understand that it’s called the Devoured Culinary “Classic,” because like […]

We’re excited to announce the winners of the first ever People’s Choice Awards at this past weekend’s Devoured Culinary Classic! The standouts were Roka Akor Scottsdale taking 3 of the awards on Saturday and Hana Japanese Eatery with 2 on Sunday. SATURDAY Best Overall Presentation: Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician Most Creative Booth: (tie) Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails AND Cibo Pizzeria Best Dish: Roka […]

The Valley’s favorite culinary event is just around the corner! Here is everything you need to know to get the most out of the 6th annual Devoured Culinary Classic: 1. GETTING THERE Driving yourself? Parking is available at the Viad parking garage (1850 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004) directly across the street from the […]

TODAY ONLY: Palette to Palate Ticket Giveaway! Enter today to win a pair of tickets to the upcoming Palette to Palate event at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Thursday, March 5th, at 6PM! For instructions on how to enter the contest, just visit the Devour Phoenix Facebook Page! Contest ends TODAY, 2/26, at 5PM so be sure to get your entry in […]