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Bill Telepan’s Secret for a Happy Kitchen

The subject: Chef Bill Telepan, sat across from us as we nervously shuffled our recording device, pen, and paper. This was our first interview, and Chef Bill is intense.  As we fumbled he went into boss mode, swooped up my phone and downloaded the recording app I...

An Interview with Ron Ben-Israel

Ron Ben-Israel not only makes breathtaking cakes, but he is also an amazing conversationalist. From a falafel stand in his backyard in Israel to working with Martha Stewart and having his own television show, with a fifteen year career in dance in between, Ron has had...

Two Days in Kenya

A couple of weeks ago Adam Bosse, owner of Coffee Afficionado called me. During the conversation he mentioned that he was going to Kenya to check out some new plantations and that he wanted to work with me. My response was “Wow, that sounds cool!"  Adam’s response...

Helen Yung is a Food Truck Pioneer

Helen Yung is the co-founder of the artisan ice cream shop Sweet Republic, which has locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona (including at Sky Harbor Airport). They offer flavors ranging from Malted Chocolate Chip and Salted Butter Caramel Swirl to Coconut Cashew...

Bernie Kantak Wanted to be an Artist

Bernie Kantak is the chef and partner of In Good Spirits Hospitality Group in Phoenix, Arizona, but he hails from Upstate New York and a family of Hungarian cooks and butchers. After coming to Scottsdale for culinary school, he never left and worked his way up through...

Sous Chef Ryan Hayes is Thrifty with his Tattoos

Ryan Hayes is the Sous Chef at the Empire Diner.  Except for the 718 on his fingers, which is the area code for Brooklyn where he lives, Ryan had no preconceived plan for his tats. Usually he has the tattoo artist try one of their new designs at a discounted price...

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Wed 19

Rosé Mansion

June 1 - July 31
Wed 19

Eat Caribbean Restaurant Week

June 16 - June 22
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Arte Agave Taco Competition

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 21

The Joy of Sake

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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