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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Arizona Cocktail Weekend: Last Slinger Standing

  • Young's Market 402 South 54th Place Phoenix, AZ, 85034 United States (map)

Photo by Jenelle Bonifield

We are excited for our premier cocktail competition “Last Slinger Standing,” presented by Young’s Market Company and produced by Barter & Shake.  Hosted at Young’s Market of Arizona brand-new bar, 7th and Union, join us as we watch some of the Southwest’s top USBG bartenders go against each other in a head-to-head battlle. To RSVP to this free event, visit this link: https://arizonacocktailweek.com/azcw-events?tag=slinge

For a Write on Rubee recap of the 2016 Slinger, click here.

2018 Arizona Semi-Finalists

  • Brenon Stuart of UnderTow
  • Chanel Godwin-McMaken of The Henry
  • David Clark of Hotel Congress (Tucson)
  • Derek Mattson of La Bocca (Tucson)
  • Eric Harding of Elvira's (Tucson)
  • John Wilhelm of Toro at the Scottsdale Princess
  • Joshua James of Clever Koi
  • Keifer Gilbert of Bitter & Twisted
  • Lyndsi Hastings-Mundy of UnderTow
  • Maxwell Berlin of Glai Baan
  • Tyler Dunn of Tucson University Park Hotel
  • William Ludington of The Ostrich

Out-of-State Competitors:

  • Utah - Scott Gardner of Water Witch (SLC)
  • Colorado - Stephen Winchell of Brooklyn's on Boulder
  • Nevada - Matt Graham of Herbs & Rye (LV)
  • New Mexico - Carla Gilfillan of Hotel Albuquerque