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.

RUBEE TUESDAY, July 12-18: Tanzy, SumoMaya, Blue Hound, Bitter and Twisted, VomFASS, The Camby

A recently-launched feature, Rubee Tuesday is a recap of my week's adventures in dining and drinking in and around Phoenix.  

SumoMaya's Billionaire Roll with wagyu, snowcrab, asparagus, truffle aioli, and gold flake

Wednesday, July 13. I haven't been to Tanzy in a while, and we had a great reminder of how good it is when we took a Tanzygram Teach class, saw a movie at iPic, and returned for dinner. Click on the photo below for a detailed recap.  

Thursday, July 14. What took me so long to get to SumoMaya? It's a beautiful restaurant with fantastic food (I especially love Chef Roberto Madrid's Peruvian accents) and excellent cocktails.  For details and photos on our first visit, click on the picture below.

Sumo tiradito with hamachi, passionfruit sauce, lemon sorbet, dulce de leche and choclo

Sumo tiradito with hamachi, passionfruit sauce, lemon sorbet, dulce de leche and choclo

Saturday, July 16.  Noah Momyer is the new head bartender at Blue Hound by way of Seattle and he's mixing and shaking things up with his creative libation list. Look for a recap and photos to post next week on some of his stellar cocktails, along with a sampling of Chef Sean Currid's recent menu additions.  

And since we were right across the street, we popped in to Bitter and Twisted for a Negroni nightcap and a bonus - Ross let me know that I could still get a HighSpirited cupcake!  This week's special was theOld Fashioned cupcake with cherry vanilla velvet cake stuffed with Four Roses bourbon pastry cream and frosted with bourbon and  orange  buttercream.


Monday, July 18.  I attended a media event at VomFASS in Scottsdale and felt like a kid in a candy store! It was full of treats to drink, eat, and cook with, including vinegars, oils, condiments, pastas, liqueurs, wine and spirits (be sure to check out their cask-aged selection).  Click this link for a detailed recap and more photos. 

Monday, July 18.  I was also invited to a special Chef's Roll competition at The Camby Hotel.  Chef Dushyant Singh of The Camby and Chef Jeremy McMillan of Bourbon Steak pulled out all the stops.  

We started with Bee's Knees at a welcome reception before taking our seats to watch the chefs in action.   Both a People's Choice and judges' scores were tallied.  Congratulations to Chef Dushyant for the win! He will be traveling to San Diego for the Rock'n Chef Final.  More information can be found at this link


Check back for next week's Rubee Tuesday as I visit Market Street Kitchen, Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, Crudo, and Dillon's KC BBQ.

Click this link for last week's recap. http://www.writeonrubee.com/diningout/2016/rubee-tuesday-july-5