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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Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition

  • DeSoto Central Market 915 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)
Photo: Debby Wolvos and Jenelle Bonifield

Photo: Debby Wolvos and Jenelle Bonifield

Kick off Devour Week and celebrate the best of local cocktail culture. Root for your favorite bartenders from the Devour Phoenix Coalition of restaurants as you sip on their competition creations. Facing a celebrity lineup of judges and armed with a selection of Arizona’s best locally distilled spirits, your favorite bartenders will be up on stage shaking it up to take the title as Arizona's Star Bartender. Judges will be Connor Mansager, 2017 Bartending Competition winner and head bartender at Welcome Diner Tucson; Michelle Jacoby, Bite Magazine; Vinnie Del Rosso, KEZ 99.9; Christina Barrueta of Write on Rubee; and Jake Friedman, Four Chambers, Piper Center for Creative Writing.

All proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit work of Local First Arizona Foundation. Tickets are $40 and include cocktail and spirit samples.  To purchase tickets:  Find Tickets