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What’s Happening? A look at all the events around town the week of April 13th.

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 7 Comments

Mark Your CalendarThe upcoming week is full of more great culinary events. Which ones are showing up on your calendar? Here’s what is showing up on our calendar for April 13th through April 19th.

Monday, April 13th

Crudo’s Blank Space Dinner (ftg. Josh Hebert)

Much like Taylor Swift’s catchy tunes, you can’t help but love Crudo. If you are looking for an evening of adventurous dining, be sure not to miss this dinner. Imagine the mash up of two great culinary  leaders and the resulting dinner options are endless. You’re invited to enjoy a gourmet multi-course meal and handcrafted cocktails and wine pairings.
Dinner starts at 6pm and will run you $75 per person which includes cocktail/wine pairings (not including tax & gratuity)
Call 602.358.8666 ahead of time for reservations.

Tuesday, April 14th

Southern Rail Three Course Dinner Inspired by James Beard winner Chef Dan Barber

Chef Justin Beckett has created a three course meal, comprised of exclusively Arizona sourced ingredients, inspired by James Beard Award winner Chef Dan Barber’s first book, The Third Plate.
The dinner will begins at 6pm at Southern Rail and will cost $79 per person (not including tax or gratuity) and will include a signed paperback copy of Chef Barber’s book. For an additional cost you can add an Arizona beverage package to your meal.
Reservations are required and can only be made online.

Wednesday, April 15th

Tax Day Deals all around the Valley

While Tax Day isn’t really something that most folks tend to go out and celebrate, there are a few Valley locations that are giving you reason to get out and be happy. Check them out here.

Farmer in the House dinner at El Chorro Lodge

On it’s own, El Chorro is a phenomenal dinner destination. Once you pair the rich, masculine backdrop with the bounty of Duncan Trading Company and the accompaniment of multiple vineyards.
Contact El Chorro directly for reservations additional information.

The Salty SowSalty Sow shares James Beard House Menu Preview

Salty Sow’s Chef Harold Marmulstein has been asked back to the James Beard House in New York City on Thursday, May 7th. This will be the second year Chef Marmulstein has had the honor to prepare a dinner with his team at the James Beard House and will be mixing up the menu this year. The menu this time around will be gastro pub focused and will be indicative of his personal style.
Local diners can get a preview of the five course menu on Wednesday at 6pm for only $75 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Call 602.795.9463 for reservations and more information.

JUSTIN Winery dinner at Sanctuary on Camelback

Sanctuary will be hosting an evening of wine, food and fun alongside JUSTIN Winery of Paso Robles, California. Throughout the event, guests will enjoy a savory menu, which will feature Hawaiian Snapper Crudo, Ricotta Gnocchi, Roasted Pork Belly, Peppercorn-Crusted Prime New York Strip, and Blackberry Key Lime Parfait with White Chocolate. Each dish will be complemented by a JUSTIN wine, and the winery’s founder, Justin Baldwin, will be on-hand to offer insight into the selected wines and his vineyard. The four-course dinner begins at 6:30pm and is $105 per person (not including tax and gratuities).Reservations can be made by calling 855.425.2051.

Saturday, April 18th

Great Southwest Cajun FestGreat Southwest Cajun Fest

Laissez le bons temps rouler! By the end of Saturday night those words will easily roll of your tongue. Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, Margret T. Hance Park will be transformed into a celebration of Cajun culture until 6pm. Pace yourself, as there will be a bounty of tantalizing treats like a crawfish boil, crab cookies an charred oysters from the Angry Crab Shack. Welcome Diner will be on hand with their beignets and coffee bar as will multiple BBQ vendors like Ragin’ Cajun BBQ, Honey Bear’s BBQ, JJ’s Louisiana BBQ and others. Indulge in jambalaya, shrimp etouffee, fried chicken, fried catfish, gator sausage, po-boys and so much more.
“This event has been a long time coming, the community has embraced the concept and now we’re ready to bring the culture and flavors of Louisiana to Phoenix. This is a celebration of food, culture and music,” said Landon Evans, the event coordinator.
Musical guests Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be on hand along with local jazz and marching bands to provide the perfect audio backdrop.
General admission tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are complimentary. $65 will get you a VIP ticket that comes with catered food, 6 adult beverage tickets and access to private seating, restrooms and front stage access. Portions of the proceeds will support the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy.

Ongoing Events

Hopdoddy Poutine BurgerHopdoddy’s Poutine Burger: Available through 04.19.2015

Originating in Canada’s highway diners of the 50’s, poutine has become a comfort food staple and Hopdoddy has transformed this classic dish into a decadent burger. They have taken house-cut, triple blanched Kennebec fries and smothered them in rich gravy, topped that with Tillamook cheese and caramelized onions all piled on an all-natural beef patty. Oh yeah, and a fried egg!

Get your while you still can!

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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