Eight announces latest restaurant lineup at the 2015 Check, Please! Arizona Festival

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WHAT Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival transforms CityScape in downtown Phoenix into a lively exploration of the TV show-inspired lineup of independently owned Arizona restaurants.
WHEN & WHERE Sunday, March 22, 2015, 11am – 3pm; CityScape, 1 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004

PARTICIPANTS  Participating restaurants to date include:

  • Switch Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • The Wild Thaiger
  • Salerno’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Haus Murphy’s
  • Frasher’s Steakhouse and Lounge
  • San Tan Brewing Company
  • Thee “Pitts” Again
  • Hob Nob
  • Phoenix City Grille
  • Tarbell’s
  • The Salt Cellar
  • Flavors of Louisiana
  • Rancho Pinot
  • Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe
  • Cowboy Ciao
  • TEXAZ Grill
  • Red, White & Brew
  • Betty’s Nosh
  • MacAlpine’s Restaurant and Soda Fountain
  • Cucina Tagliani
  • Durant’s
  • Christo’s Ristorante
  • Maizie’s Café & Bistro
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company
  • Amy’s Baking Company
  • Tryst Café
  • Vogue Bistro


SCHEDULE [*subject to revision]
11:00 AM Event Gates Open
11:30 AM Nobuo Fukuda, Nobuo at Teeter House                SubZero/Wolf Stage
11:45 AM Culinary Leadership Discussion Panel    Southern Wine & Spirits Stage

Moderator: Robert McGrath

  • Josh Hebert, Posh
  • Cullen Campbell, Crudo
  • Gio Osso, Virtù Honest Craft

12:15 PM Chef Lester Gonzales, Cowboy Ciao        Chow Bella Stage
12:30 PM Christopher Gross ‘Wine Tour’                    Southern Wine & Spirits Stage Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge

12:45 PM Robert McGrath                                               SubZero/Wolf Stage

1:30 PM James Beard Award Winners Panel         Southern Wine & Spirits Stage

Chef Robert McGrath, moderator

  • Chef Nobuo Fukuda
  • Chef Christopher Gross
  • Chef Chris Bianco

1:45 PM Chef Jason Peterson, Switch                       SubZero/Wolf Stage
2:00 PM George Frasher, Frasher’s                           Chow Bella Stage

TICKETS Tickets $79; $89 at the door.

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
[email protected]
(602) 496-0579
(602) 478-3867 (cell)

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