Check Please Comes To CityScape Downtown Phoenix

CheckPleaseLogoWhat do you get when you put Chris Bianco, James Porter, Nobuo Fukudo, Eddie Matney and Christopher Gross together? At the very least, GREAT FOOD and probably a lot more. Foodies unite and go to City Scape on April 28th for the Check, Please! Arizona food festival.

Kelly McCullough, GM at Channel 8 (the PBS host station for Check Please! Arizona) says the show is gaining so much popularity a live event just made sense. There will be food demonstrations from several top Valley chefs, amazing grazing opportunities, beer crafting discussions and people watching galore.

Among the 30 or so restaurants participating in the event are:

  • America’s Taco Shop
  • Coup Des Tartes
  • Eddie’s House
  • Four Peaks Brewery
  • Gavana Cate
  • Lon’s at the Hermosa
  • Petite Maison
  • Phoenix City Grill
  • Shugrue’s Hillside Grill
  • Tarbell’s
  • … lots more too.

downtown-Phoenix-foodHere is a little taste of what’s planned for the afternoon:

SubZero Wolfe Stage
12:00pm: James Porter- Petite Maison
1:30pm: Eddie Matney- Eddie’s House
3:00pm: Jeremy Pacheco – LON’S at the Hermosa
VIP Area
1:00pm: High End Wine Seminar with Christopher Gross
Palomar Stage
12:00pm: The Art of the Perfect Mixer with John Cavanagh- Tuck Shop
1:30pm: Craft Beer Seminar with Andy Ingram- Four Peaks Brewery
2:00pm: James Beard Award Winner Panel Discussion Hosted by Robert McGrath featuring
Chris Bianco, Christopher Gross and Nobuo Fukuda
3:00pm: Exclusive Wine Seminar with Mark Tarbell- Tarbell’s
Safeway Grill Master Stage
11:45am: Chef Hoffman- Haus Murphy’s German Restaurant
12:30pm: Robert McGrath- Host of ‘Check, Please! Arizona’ and Market Street Kitchen
2:45pm: George Frasher’- Frasher’s Steakhouse & Lounge

Now for the tough news… its not a cheap event. Why you ask? Its part of a fundraiser for our local PBS station. However, it is cheaper than the average baseball game, far less expensive than any concert these days and you get so much… awesome food and drink, great panel discussions with top Valley chefs, lots of other education opportunities, and a chance to help our PBS station. WOW!

WHEN: Sunday, April 28th

WHERE: CityScape at 1st & Washington

TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

COST: $60.00 or $100.00 for the VIP experience. Tickets can be purchased at

Hope you enjoy the event.

Gene Urban
The Urban Team at Realty Executives
connecting people to the perfect place for over 20 years

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