Devour Phoenix’s 6th Annual Bartending Competition

Come thirsty to Devour Phoenix’s Sixth Annual Bartending Competition. The three-round competition features nine local bartenders: Michael Soo for Crudo, Titus Fontleroy representing St. Francis, and Libby Longlott of The Parlor Pizzeria among them. Judges include last year’s champion (The Parlor’s Mike Allmandinger), Jessica Hill of New Times, and Ross Simon, creator of Bitter & Twisted and co-founder of Arizona Cocktail Week. Though only one cocktail can be crowned, others can win crowd-sourced categories like best-dressed, friendliest bartender, and most unique garnish.

Sip and savor both shaken and stirred at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Crescent Ballroom, 308 North Second Avenue. Tickets are $25 advance or $28 day of and include samples of all nine concoctions. Visit or for tickets and a complete list of competitors.

Sun., March 1, 2 p.m., 2015
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Janessa is a native Phoenician. She joined New Times as a contributor in 2013. You can connect with her on social media at @janessahilliard, and she promises you'll find no pictures of cats on her Instagram — but plenty of cocktails.
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