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Tickets are now on sale for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, which will visit ten American cities this fall. Spanning six weekends between September 23 and November 5, 2016, this year’s program will stop in Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, OR, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities. Each city will enjoy a special evening that starts off with a walk-around tasting reception from a lineup of celebrated local chefs, followed by a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner crafted in collaboration with a Taste America All-Star and a Local Star chef.

Amanda Freitag Headshot (Plain Clothes)

Food Network Star and Taste America All-Star Amanda Freitag

Phoenix’s weekend long celebration will kick off on Thursday, September 22, 2016 with a Welcome Reception at Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard, Phoenix. An evening of handcrafted cocktails mixed by Beverage Director Mat Snapp, and indulgence of a menu inspired by Fox Restaurant Concepts’ dinner at The Beard House this June.


Thursday, September 22, 2016
JBF Phoenix Taste America

Welcome Reception at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard

Date/Time: September 22, 2016, 6PM

Address: 5632 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Cost: $75pp, includes cocktails and tasting reception

Summary: Kick-off the three-day Taste America weekend with Fox Restaurant Concepts, and enjoy a delicious cocktail and tasting reception at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard on Thursday, September 22. Smart-casual attire.

Tickets: Now on sale at www.jbftasteamerica.org/event/phoenix.

The festivities will continue with all-star events at The Camby Hotel on Friday, September 23 and at Sur La Table® located at Kierland Commons, Scottsdale on Saturday, September 24. Find further details and chef lineups for both events here.