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Check, Please! Arizona Festival

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

A little over a year ago, I was one of the diners on Check, Please! Arizona. It was such a fun experience. If you forgot about it, head over here to check it out.

If you have ever caught any of the episodes and wanted a chance to check out the restaurants noted on the show, here’s a great chance to knock a lot of them out in one afternoon. On April 28th from 11am to 4pm, CityScape is hosting the first Check, Please! Arizona Festival. Thirty-six of the independently owned restaurants that have been featured on the series will be in attendance with wine and beer pairings from participating wineries and breweries.

After all of that great food, if you’re feeling so inspired you’ll have the opportunity to audition for the show.

Admission is limited so hurry and get your tickets now!

At $100 per ticket, your VIP Package includes:

  • James Beard Award Winning Panel Discussion
  • Exclusive Wine Seminar by James Beard Award Winner Christopher Gross
  • Exclusive sampling from James Beard Award Winner Nobuo Fukuda (subject to availability) Free VIP Valet Parking
  • Entrance into the festival 30 minutes prior to opening for the FIRST tastes of everything
  • All inclusive Food Tastings
  • All inclusive Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirits Tastings
  • Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Seminars
  • Access to all Chef Demonstration Stages
  • Access to Safeway Grill Stage
  • Access to Southern Wine and Spirits Tasting Lounge
  • Opportunity to audition for Check, Please! Arizona

Your $60 General Admission ticket will provide:

  • James Beard Award Winning Panel Discussion
  • All inclusive Food Tastings
  • All inclusive Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirits Tastings
  • Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Seminars
  • Access to all Chef Demonstration Stages
  • Access to Safeway Grill Stage
  • Access to Southern Wine and Spirits Tasting Lounge
  • Opportunity to audition for Check, Please! Arizona

Program Schedule:

Chef Demonstration Stage

  • 12:00pm: James Porter- Petite Maison
  • 1:00pm: Live Crawfish Boil with DJ of Tuck Shop
  • 2:00pm: James Beard Award Winner Panel Discussion Hosted by Robert McGrath featuring Chris Bianco, Christopher Gross and Nobuo Fukuda
  • 3:00pm: Jeremy Pacheco – LON’S at the Hermosa

VIP Area

  • 1:00pm: Exclusive Wine Seminar- Christopher Gross- Christopher’s Crush

Wine Seminar Stage

  • 12:00pm: Southern Wine & Spirits Seminar
  • 3:00pm: Southern Wine & Spirits Seminar

Craft Beer and Spirits Stage

  • 1:30pm: Craft Beer Seminar- Andy Ingram- Four Peaks Brewery
  • 2:30pm: The Art of the Perfect Mixer- John Cavanagh- Tuck Shop

Safeway Grill Master Stage

  • 11:45am: Brett Hoffman- Haus Murphy’s German Restaurant
  • 12:30pm: Robert McGrath- Host of ‘Check, Please! Arizona’ and Market Street Kitchen 2:45pm: Eddie Matney- Eddie’s House

Hoping to see you there!

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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