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 Taco Festival 2019 Launch Events: Culinary Demonstration with Samantha Sanz of Talavera

  • Williams Sonoma Fashion Park (map)

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Arizona Taco Festival, the original taco-centric extravaganza will introduce a new menu of festival offerings. Kicking off on July 11 is the Taco 101 culinary demonstrations with Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park, a pre-launch event series for the 2019 Arizona Taco Festival on October 12 and 13 showcasing Arizona’s top tacos at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Culinary masters including Arizona Taco Festival Grand Champion winners, James Beard award-nominated chefs and Arizona’s taco titans will cook up Mexican culinary creations with a cocktail pairing during these FREE 90-minute learning and tasting sessions. The upcoming line-up:

September 5: Chef Samantha Sanz of Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
October 3: Chef Richard Hinojosa - CRUjiente Tacos

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park
Taco 101 chef demonstrations are free. No reservations required. First come, first serve. Space is limited. 



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