General Admission Tickets for Devoured Culinary Classic Are Sold Out; Bartending Competition Tickets On Sale Now

Michael Allmandinger of The Parlor, winner of last year's Devoured Bartending Competition.
Michael Allmandinger of The Parlor, winner of last year's Devoured Bartending Competition.
Evie Carpenter

If you haven't already bought your tickets for the 2015 Devoured Culinary Classic, then you might be in a bit of a pickle. Though tickets only went on sale to the public on Friday, December 26, general admission tickets for both days of the event are already sold out.

The annual culinary festival has become one of the most popular food events in town and is put on by Local First Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

See also: Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition, 2/9/14 (SLIDESHOW)

The good news is that you can still get tickets to the festival -- if you're willing to shell out $150 for a VIP ticket.

A limited number of VIP tickets are still available and give attendees benefits such as access to the general tasting area an hour before general admission ticket holders and access to a VIP where chefs Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaurant, Cafe Bink, Bink's Midtown, and Bink's Scottsdale (Saturday only) and Gregory LaPrad, formerly of Quiessence and currently at Overland Trout in Sonoita (Sunday only) will be cooking food.

Tickets to the Devoured Bartending competition -- which will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. -- are on sale now. The event will be held at Crescent Ballroom and will pit nine of the Valley's best bartenders against each other in a contest featuring locally-made spirits. Tickets include 9 cocktail samples as well as craft spirit samples and the ability to vote for your favorite cocktail.

Early bird tickets are on sale now through January 31 and cost $20. Tickets will increase to $25 on February 1, 2015. Tickets can be purchased online.

Tickets to Palette to Palate, an event that will celebrate both the visual arts and culinary arts, held on Thursday, March 5 at the Renaissance Hotel, will be available on January 5 online.

For more information check the Devoured Phoenix website.

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