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Meet-and-Greet (and Booze with) Favorite Local Chefs at Dine Out with The Chefs This Weekend

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The world of food doesn't get more boozy and schmoozy than Dine Out With the Chefs and if your social calendar is looking a little bare the good news is the once a year event is just around the corner. From 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, September 7, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will become a hotspot for Phoenix food lovers.

The event, back for its seventh appearance, will bring out more than two-dozen of the Valley's biggest names in food, wine and mixology. Think of it as a two-hour marathon of meet-and-greets with local culinary legends.

See also: - Here's the Lineup for This Year's Dine Out with the Chefs Event - Tastemaker 2012 Archives

For $65 in advance or $75 at the door, you'll be able to taste creations from the chefs and indulge in wine, vodka, craft beer and coffee tastings. So whom can you expect to see? Check out some of the big name attendees below.

Chef/owner of Citizen Public House, Bernie Kantak, who told us his guilty pleasure is "burnt brownies and ice cold milk."

Chef/Owner of The Mission, Matt Carter, who opened The House in Old Town Scottsdale just last month.

Executive Chef and Tastemaker Vincent Guerithault of Vincent's on Camelback.

Local Food Network star Beau MacMillan of elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa.

Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals, Tastemaker number 100 who told us her last meal in the city would be "anything Bernie Kantak has dreamed up..."

VIP attendees will also be sip on cocktails made by GQ's "Most Inspired Bartender of 2010," professional mixologist Jason Asher. Other mixology and booze-related stars include sommelier and wine blogger Dave Johnson and winemaker Sam Pillsbury.

Award-winning author Pamela Swartz will also sign copies of the latest edition of her book Dine Out Phoenix: Where to Eat from Chic to Unique.

For a complete lineup of chefs or to purchase tickers visit the Dine Out With the Chefs website.

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