The countdown is officially on.
In less than three weeks, New Times will host its first Sips and Sweets event at The Vintage 45 in downtown Phoenix. We've already told you some of the participating bakers, bartenders, and chefs, and now we're ready to announce the final lineup.
Attendees can look forward to cocktails from 10 of the Valley's best mixologists and desserts from about two dozen local pastry chefs, pie makers, chocolatiers, and culinary talents. General-admission tickets, which cost $25 in advance, include entry; unlimited sweets samples; 10 samples of cocktails, beer, and wine; and access to the handcrafted vendor village. If you want to go all out, VIP admission, which costs $40 in advance, includes all of the general admission perks, plus one hour early entry into the event at 2 p.m. and a special gift bag.
Here's the final line up of participating restaurants, chefs, and bartenders:
Fernando Bambaren of Nico Heirloom Kitchen
Titus Fauntleroy of St. Francis
Micah Olson of Crudo
Gavin Pena of The Dust Cutter (coming November 2016)
Riley Jones of The Parlor
Libby Longlott of The Bees Knees
Eddie Garcia of Jade Bar at Sanctuary
Brian Goodwin of The Gladly
Dwayne Allen of The Breadfruit
Brandon Casey of The Ostrich
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Brian Archibald of Boulders Resort & Spa
Tonya Saidi of Mamma Toledo's
Clarissa Robinson of Virtu Honest Craft
Celine Feezell of Beignet Babe
Lindsey Magee of Ollie Vaughn's
Lisa Rast of Nutwhats
Virgina Senior of Urban Beans
Lisa Levinson of The Bakery PHX
Jen Porter of The Coronado
Adam Allison & Stephanie Lopez of SuperFarm SuperTruck
Audrey Enriquez of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Jim & Mauren Elitzak of Zak's Chocolate
Holly Heizenrider of MacAlpine's
Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals
Julie Moreno of Jewel's Bakery
LaDawn Driscoll of Liberty Market
The event will be held on Saturday, June 25, at The Vintage 45 in downtown Phoenix from 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Sips and Sweets website.