9/6: Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix Host Summer Dessert Social

Summer Dessert Social CobblerWhat: Summer Dessert Social: End summer on a very local sweet note with Local First Arizona, Devour Phoenix, and Southern Rail at the second annual Summer Dessert Social. This is an incredible opportunity to interact directly with and sample unique, signature desserts from seven of the Valley’s top local chefs

When: Tuesday, September 6, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
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Where: The Newton, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Who: This event is brought to you by the Local First Arizona Localist Program and the Devour Phoenix Restaurant Coalition. Localists receive special offers and invitations to exclusive events around the state from some of Arizona’s favorite local businesses. More information at localfirstaz.com/localist.
Chefs & Menu: The following chefs will be participating in this year’s Summer Dessert Social:
  • Chef Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House and The Gladly: 5 Spice Pudding with Pecans, Crispy Chicken Skin and Honey
  • Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail: Bacon Bourbon Apple Cobbler with Gingersnap Crumble
  • Chef Sarah Chisholm of St Francis and the Phoenix Public Market Cafe: Chocolate Tea Tart with Toasted Meringue
  • Jada Shiya, Churn Ice Cream: Chocolate Dipped Cookie Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich Pops
  • Chef Stephen Jones of The larder + the delta: Huckleberry Cinnamon Roll with Fruity Pebble and Pop Rock Glaze
  • Chef Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes and MJ Bread & Bakery: (TBD)
  • Chef Doug Robson of Otro Cafe: Coconut Flan
Cost: $20. Active members of the Local First Arizona Localist program receive a 50% discount on tickets. Active Localists can check their newsletter for the discount code or contact localist@localfirstaz.com.
Enjoy Dessert First: Purchase your ticket for Dessert Social, and don’t forget to sign up for Chef Justin Beckett’s BBQ & Bourbon Night at Southern Rail! For an additional $26, you can share a seriously delicious plate of creative BBQ fair, as well as two glasses of expertly paired bourbon (great for 2 and includes tax and gratuity).
About Local First Arizona:

Founded in 2003 by Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona (LFA) is a statewide non-profit organization working to strengthen communities and local economies through growing, supporting, and celebrating locally owned businesses throughout the state of Arizona. LFA seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating consumers, stakeholders, business leaders, and policymakers about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration. Visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information and a directory of nearly 3,000 locally owned businesses.

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