Nikki Buchanan Blogs on The Wild Lavender

Congrats to "food philosopher" Nikki Buchanan on her two-day-old baby, The Wild Lavender.

The longtime local restaurant critic, who freelances for The Arizona Republic's "Everyday Dining" beat and spent the better part of her career with Phoenix Magazine, just launched her own blog, where she'll be writing about all the "topics for which there's often no room in print."

Interestingly, Buchanan has decided to ditch anonymity altogether, and will begin hosting weekly Wild Lavender cooking classes with Estate House chef Gio Osso. Starting February 27, the classes cost $100 apiece, run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include lunch and wine.

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