On Saturday, June 25, at The Vintage 45 in downtown Phoenix, we're gathering some of our favorite bartenders and dessert-makers for New Times' first-ever Sips & Sweets event. Attendees can expect to sample desserts — everything from chocolate to pastries — and craft cocktails from some of the most talented folks in metro Phoenix. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the event will run until 6 p.m.
We're still confirming the list of participants, but we'll have 20 pastry chefs, chocolatiers, and bakers, plus 10 local bartenders and mixologists.
Here's who you can expect so far:
LaDawn Driscoll of Liberty Market
Julie Moreno of Jewel's Bakery
Tracy Dempsey of Tracey Dempsey Originals
Holly Heizenrider of MacAlpine's
Jim & Maureen Elitzak of Zak's Chocolate
Audrey Enriquez of Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
Adam Allison & Stephanie Lopez of SuperFarm SuperTruck
Audrey Enriquez of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Jen Porter of The Coronado
Lisa Levinson of The Bakery PHX
Brandon Casey of The Ostrich
Libby Longlott of The Bees Knees
Gavin Pena of Dust Cutter at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown (coming soon)
Riley Jones of The Parlor
Brian Goodwin of The Gladly
Dwayne Allen of The Breadfruit
Eddie Garcia of Jade Bar
Micah Olson of Crudo
Titus Fauntleroy of St. Francis
Tickets to Sips and Sweets are on sale now and cost $25 for general admission, which includes entry into the event; unlimited sweets samples; 10 samples of cocktails, beer, and wine; and access to the handcrafted vendor village. VIP tickets cost $40 and include all of the general admission perks, plus one hour early entry into the event at 2 p.m. and a special gift bag.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Sips and Sweets website.
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