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Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour 2011 Stops in Scottsdale October 15 and 16

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Editor's Note: We just learned that tickets for the October 16th event at The Accidental Yard will go on sale Tuesday September 27th at 10 a.m. MST through her website http://goat-tour.com/.

Also, turns out tickets are $150, not $125 as we originally reported.

Phoenix (or Scottsdale, rather) is getting some love in Stephanie Izard's "Goat Tour" benefiting Share Our Strength. Izard's taking a trip around the country visiting with some of the chefs she's met over the years to kick it in the kitchen as well as promote her snazzy new book titled The Girl in the Kitchen -- this tour will help contribute to her pledge to raise $500k for the charity.

If the name Stephanie Izard sounds familiar, she's a Scottsdale Culinary Institute graduate, Top Chef 4 winner and restaurateur of Chicago's famed Girl and the Goat, Stephanie Izard is adding cookbook author to the mix now and we can't wait to get our hands on the book.

On her Scottsdale stop (the 4th city in the tour), she'll be hanging for dinner and book signing October 15th at the Arizona Taco Festival. Then on October 16th, she'll be cooking recipes from her book with Chef Beau MacMillan (Sanctuary Resort) and Chef Randy Zweiban (Provence) at Accidental Yard in Old Town Scottsdale which is currently open for special events- like this special one. Rounding out her all star kitchen team she's brought along cocktail expert Kim Haasarud, a.k.a. the Liquid Chef, mixologist Travis Nass (Rancho Pinot) and wine and spirits connoisseur Dave Johnson.

Tickets go on sale soon and will set you back $125 per person. Great cause, great food, great times, and you get to go home with a signed copy of the book. Check out her Goat Tour 2011 site for more: http://goat-tour.com/.

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