Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Bar Brawl at jade bar

  • jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback Resort (map)

Bar Brawl returns to the jade bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa this July. Join them every Sunday from 8pm-10:30pm July 16 through August 27. Sanctuary’s own Eddie (Aces) Garcia will emcee each week’s competition. Watch your favorite bartenders battle head-to-head in the ultimate cocktail showdown. Season three features an amazing lineup of the best local craft cocktailers in the business, and of course, music by the one-and-only DJ Hybrid 33. Entry is free and includes Happy Hour pricing for both food and drinks.

Brawlers:
Piroose Hajizadeh-Amini of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Kyle Landry of Crudo
Liza Loewenhagen of Cobra Arcade Bar
Alex Knight of Culinary Dropout
Gavin Pena of The Clever Koi
Rando Shields of Shady’s Fine Ales and Cocktails
Sam Penton of Counter Intuitive
Will Ludington of The Ostrich

Bar Brawl Schedule:
Round 1:
July 16 – Piroose Hajizadeh-Amini versus Gavin Pena.  Winner: Piroose Hajizadeh-Amini
July 23 – Alex Knight versus Liza Loewenhagen.  Winner: Alex Knight
July 30 – Rando Shields versus Will Luddington. Winner:  Will Luddington
August 6 – Sam Penton versus Kyle Landry