Caramelpalooza

Caramelpalooza 2013: Call for Candy Makers!

Sugar lovers, rejoice. We can't believe it's already time to announce the details for the sweetest event of the year, Chow Bella and Smeeks' fourth annual Caramelpalooza, coming Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

See also: - Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners! - 5 Sweet Spots for Valentine Treats in Metro Phoenix

Since last year's Caramelpalooza, Smeeks has found a new home -- at Union at Biltmore Fashion Park. The event will be held there, and this year proceeds from tasting tickets will benefit the Arizona Humane Society. We'll have more details soon.

Today, it's all about the candy makers! In order to participate, you must:

*Make your caramels in a commercial kitchen. *Bring 350 individually wrapped caramels or caramel-inspired treats.

To sign up as a candy maker -- and/or ask questions -- please email Phoenix New Times managing editor Amy Silverman at [email protected] Deadline to sign up is Friday, Feb. 15.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.