Cowboy Chow at Devoured

If you are in Phoenix this is a great new event promoting local restaurants and arts. The best chefs in the Valley are all participating and it should be an excellent festival. Get out there and eat up!

WHAT. Devoured (www.PhxArt.org/Devoured), Devoured is a new culinary event inspired by Local First Arizona and Phoenix Art Museum, and produced by R Entertainment Co., showcasing Arizona’s finest restaurants, chefs, wineries, and industry purveyors in a unique, yet distinctly Phoenix, location. Devoured’s mission is to further position metro Phoenix as a fabulous culinary destination.

WHERE. Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N. Central Ave) Central Avenue and McDowell Rd.
– FREE Parking at Viad garage, directly across Central Avenue
– METRO Lightrail: McDowell Rd/Central Ave stop

WHEN. Sat. & Sun., March 13&14, 11am – 4pm

WHO. The finest chefs & vintners from 50+ area restaurants and wineries from the world over, including Arizona; plus purveyors of meat and poultry, local farmers and dairies.

Tickets & Information
$65 or $90 for both days (fees apply). www.ProTix.com or call 1.866.977.6849
$57 for Phoenix Art Museum members by calling 602.257.2124

MUSIC, ART & MORE
Art
Devoured guests have full access to Phoenix Art Museum galleries and exhibits.
– Ansel Adams: Discoveries. Exclusive to Phoenix Art Museum, this exhibition offers insights into the photographer’s greatest works by bringing the vast holdings from the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography’s Ansel Adams archive to light.
– Urban Plough. Land artist Matthew Moore presents an installation of his family farm outside Phoenix, using earthworks and video to artistically document the transformation of the farm into suburbia. (http://www.urbanplough.com/)

Seminars, Sat, March 13
11:30 – Wine Seminar (TBD)
12:30 – Pam Swartz. Author, Dine Out Phoenix: Where to Eat from Chic to Unique; and Arizona Getaways for the Incurably Romantic: 45 Sensational Destinations for Lovers. Topic: Developing Sophistication of Arizona’s Dining Scene, Recent Trends, and New Interesting Restaurants Opening Around Town
1:30 – Raymond Sokolov. Author, Wall Street Journal column Eating Out. Topic: The Splendors and Miseries of a Restaurant Critic’s Life. Stories from the Corner Table. One Man’s View of Today’s Food Scene
2:30 – Bacardi (TBD)
3:30 – Wine Seminar (TBD)

Seminars, Sun, March 14
11:30 – Wine Seminar (TBD)
12:30 – Wine Seminar (TBD)
1:30 – Raymond Sokolov. Author, Wall Street Journal column Eating Out. Topic: The Splendors and Miseries of a Restaurant Critic’s Life. Stories from the Corner Table. One Man’s View of Today’s Food Scene
2:30 – Bacardi (TBD)
3:30 – Wine Seminar (TBD)

Film
11:30am, Sat. & Sun — Blood Into Wine. Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum. Documentary film featuring Maynard James Keenan of Tool music fame, his business partner Eric Glomski, and their yearlong (2009) adventure and travails at their Northern Arizona wineries which ultimately produced glorious wine. Film created by Chris Pomerenke and Ryan Page.

Music – LIVE Sat. & Sun.
11am — Steve Ansel Band
Noon — SugarThieves
2pm — Big Bang Theory

DEVOURED-RELATED EVENTS
Cocktail Competition. Tues., March 2, 5:30pm. St. Francis (StFrancisAZ.com) restaurant to feature nine top bartenders. Megan Finnerty of The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.com., to host. Local celebrity judges. $10 admission to sample competing cocktail concoctions.
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