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Arizona Foodie is happy to announce that on March 23, 2019, she will present Smoked, a unique food event featuring top local chefs, innovative cocktails, live entertainment, and more from noon to 4 p.m. at Ocotillo.

“I wanted to create an event that captures the quality and talent of the Arizona Food scene but also keep it very intimate,” says Diana Brandt, perhaps best known as Arizona Foodie, or @AZFoodie on Instagram. “There’s something primal about cooking with fire and it’ll be really cool for the guests to interact with the Chefs and watch them as they prepare distinctive dishes. It’s going to be lit. You will be amazed how creative these Chefs will get. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!”

Nothing goes better with amazing food, than creative cocktails. Guests will be wowed as they hang out in the Bulleit Smoked Lounge, complete with comfy furniture and smoked drinks. Sponsored by Ketel One, Seagram’s, Bulleit, Johnnie Walker and Union Mezcal, Smoked is a cultivated 21+ event that gives you the chance to chat with chefs while participating in social media worthy photo opportunities.

In addition to a Seagram’s decked out airstream, which includes a photo booth and beautiful and innovative dry ice cocktails, Brandt has tapped some of Arizona’s favorite chefs to bring their best to the table. Her impressive list includes:

Chef Matt Carter from The Mission, Zinc Bistro and Fat Ox

Chef Stephen Jones from The Larder + The Delta

Chef Aaron May from Malibu Burger, The Goodwood Tavern, The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen and Over Easy

Chef Jason Alford of Bulthaup Az

Chef Walter Sterling from Ocotillo

Chef Alex Levine from Starlite BBQ

Chef Adam Allison of Handlebar Diner

Chef Dell from Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Chef Paulo from Obon Sushi Bar Ramen

Chef Justine Dachel of Jewel's Bakery and Cafe

Says Brandt, “Prepare to have your mind blown.”

Chefs will have the freedom to prepare any food they want as long as there’s an element of smoke.

Smoked will not only have incredible food and drinks, but each cocktail brand will create an experience around their cocktail. Ketel One Botanicals will be decorating their area with fragrant fresh flowers, while guests create their own smoked candles and sip on a cocktail. Union Mezcal and Johnnie Walker will create their own interactive and fun experiences too.

“I truly want the Smoked experience to be available to everyone. So I’m keeping this upscale event affordable so the ticket price doesn’t kill the budget,” says Brandt. “I’m hoping that this event will show many of the people that follow me how amazing our food scene is and get them out of their routines and into these restaurants.”

Tickets are available to purchase at https://www.arizonafoodiemag.com/events/smoked-hosted-by-arizona-foodie for $35 and include all food samples and drink samples and entry at 1pm. A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $50, which includes early entry at noon and food and drink samples. Tickets are limited and will sell out before the event, so buy soon. Expect an event of historic proportions and don't forget to always drink responsibly. More information at https://www.arizonafoodiemag.com.