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“Food and Drink Inspired TEDx Event Happening in Downtown Phoenix on August 28th

“If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen” is the theme of the upcoming TEDxEvansChurchill event, which will bring chefs, bartenders, food growers, scientists, artists and restaurateurs out of their kitchens and onto the stage to talk about the things that get them excited in the world of food and beverages.

What do a tobacco smoked cocktail, vegetables growing under the shade of city buildings, mind-expanding edibles, and the newest craze in printing all have in common? They are just a few of the enlightening topics to be discussed at the upcoming TEDxEvansChurchill event at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown Phoenix, AZ on August 28. TEDxEvansChurchill, sponsored by New Belgium Brewery and Downtown Phoenix Inc., will feature more than 8 speakers who will share inspiring and thought-provoking insights on their areas of expertise.

Some of the presenters include: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktail’s Stephanie Teslar, Brat Haus‘s Payton Curry, Short Leash’s Brad Moore and a local beer cicerone. The emcees for the evening will be Arizona Republic’s Megan Finnerty and David Tyda of Affordable Food Festivals.

FED after TED will take place directly following the presentations and will include beer samples paired with small plates from downtown restaurants (Marston’s Cafe, Phoenix Public Market, Kincaid’s and more) while mingling and meeting the speakers. Tickets are available for the presentation and after party separately, or offered at a discount if purchased together. 21+ with photo ID for beer wristband, under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian.

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 – TEDxEvansChurchill If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

7 PM to 8 PM (Registration will begin at 6 PM.)

FED after TED – 8 PM to 10 PM

Where: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

50 E Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets: $20 for TEDxEvansChurchill, $10 for FED after TED, or $25 for both events.