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Foodie Faire

Foodie Faire at Kierland Commons benefits foster care

Arizona Friends of Foster Care Children (AFFCF) is hosting their annual “AFFCF Foster Care Foodie Faire” on Sunday, November 23 from Noon – 3 p.m. at the Kierland Commons, 15205 North Kierland Boulevard, in Scottsdale.

The Foodie Faire is a gourmet picnic on wheels featuring the finest in food truck cuisine along with children’s activities, entertainment and a silent auction.  Guests will choose items from nine gourmet food trucks and a dessert truck. Food trucks include: Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse, Emerson Fry Bread, Mama Toledo’s Pie Truck, One Eighty Q, Aji Mobile Foods, Buzz-n-Beez Good Food, Paletas Betty, The Roasted Shallot, Chef Wade’s Bistro on Wheels and Grilled Addiction.

The Bucket Baker Trio will provide live music throughout the day.  Children’s activities include arts and crafts and other games.

Tickets are on sale now at https://fs25.formsite.com/AFFCF/FoodieFaire2014/index.html and cost $35 that includes four food tickets and two drink tickets. Additional food tickets can be purchased at the event for $8 each and drink tickets are $2 each.

“The Foodie Faire is a delicious way to help AFFCF raise much needed funds for foster care children and families. The community support we have experienced in the past few years has been tremendous and we’re looking forward to a well attended and dynamic event,” said AFFCF Executive Director Kris Jacober.

AFFCF is actively seeking sponsorships and raffle items for this important event. To donate, please contact Jacober at 602-252-9445.

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Queen Creek Olive Mill hosts Harvest Festival

The Queen Creek Olive Mill is partnering with Phoenix area food trucks for a fun weekend of festivities celebrating the opening weekend of their annual Harvest Festival. Harvest Festival is when the Mill hand harvests the olive trees and then presses olives into making extra virgin olive oil. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona’s only working farm that produces extra virgin olive oil.

Guests will find the food trucks parked in the front grove of Queen Creek Olive Mill where they’ll be offering their specialties as part of the Olivepalooza experience each day. In addition, each truck will showcase and offer a menu item incorporating one of Queen Creek Olive Mill’s products such as olives, tapenades, vinegars, and extra virgin olive oils. Guests will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite menu item creation and truck.

Along with food trucks, there will be live music both days by Hoodoo Casters and Chris Putrino Band. Also, complimentary wine tasting, harvesting of trees, Olive Oil 101 Classes, bocce ball, product tasting, food specials, and more! Food Trucks participating this year are…

  • Burger’s Amore – Gourmet Burgers
  • Satay Hut – Meat on a Stick
  • Queso Good – Quesadilla Truck
  • The Grilled Cheese Truck – Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Frank’s Food Truck – Gourmet Hotdogs and Sausage
  • LA Roots – A Taste of Latin America
  • Paletas Betty – Handmade Mexican Fruit and Cream Pops
  • Lulu’s Italian Ice – Homemade Italian Ice
  • The Great Phoking Food Truck – Fresh French-Vietnamese Cuisine
  • Taste Rite Food Truck – Po’boy Sandwiches
  • Aioli Burgers – Gourmet Burgers
  • QUP BBQ – Backyard Gourmet BBQ Style Dishes

Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and enjoy our picnic style atmosphere grove. Kick back and enjoy this awesome Queen Creek Olive Mill experience. Please remember no outside food or beverage is permitted. Remember admission is always free to Queen Creek Olive Mill events!

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Cox honors Latina entrepreneurs

Cox Business announced today a partnership with Prensa Hispana newspaper, Azteca AméricaPhoenix and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) to recognize successful Latina entrepreneurs whose talent and innovation in the businessworld are helping other small businesses grow throughout Arizona.

“According to the 2013 AZ Women-owned Business Enterprise Report we released earlier this year, Latinas make up the single largest minority group among women-owned businesses,” said Mónica Villalobos, Vice President for the AZHCC. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, and our partnership with Cox Business is a great way to show our support to these entrepreneurs that are making a tremendous impact in our community.”

This one-of-a-kind campaign includes a series of 30-second spots produced in English and Spanish, that highlight two outstanding Latina Entrepreneurs in Phoenix. These spots will run across the Cox channel line up throughout the month ofJune. Through the media partnerships, honorees’ stories will also appear on the pages of Prensa Hispana newspaper, Azteca América Phoenix’s newscasts and through communication vehicles of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“These women embody a true entrepreneur spirit of creativity, dedication and hard work, that positively impacts our community and state’s economy,” said Steve Rizley, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communications.  “We hope that all the efforts these Latina entrepreneurs are doing to contribute to Arizona’s business growth inspires others to do wonderful things for our state.”

The individuals featured in the Phoenix campaign are:

Linda Valenzuela, MIA Cosmetics
LindaValenzuela is a make up artist, master stylist, and owner of Mia Cosmetics, a growing force aimed at satisfying the real and fantasy beauty needs of individuals through quality products and services. A professional stylist for over 10 years, Linda’s work has appeared in fashion magazines, catalogues, and runways, including W Magazine, SkyMall and FIDM Prom Web LA. Linda is a popular guest teacher and lecturer at notable cosmetology and art schools, as well as volunteer instructor for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Her talent is so hard to miss, that she was chosen to apply make up to President Barack Obama and Maria Elena Salinas – one of the most renowned Latina journalist in the U.S. – during their visit to Phoenix last year.

Beatriz Alatorre de Hong, Paletas Betty
Beatriz Alatorre de Hong is the president and owner of Paletas Betty, an ice cream and cream-pops shop in Chandler andTempe. Founded in 2011, Paletas Betty uses simple from scratch recipes that deliver the freshest experience possible. With classic Mexican flavors and newly invented flavors Paletas Betty is Betty’s way of sharing the happiness sheexperienced as a child eating paletas. This year, Betty is focusing on increasing their presence in existing markets by doing more community events and forming strategic partnerships.

Scottsdale Arts Festival

43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Offers Food, Music and Fun for All Ages

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8–10, in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.

Live Music

More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend, including:

  • Alan Jones Jazz Quintet
  • The Blues Review Band
  • Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers
  • C.C. Ryder Express
  • Grantman and the Island Beat
  • Los Guys
  • Mario Moreno and the Ramblers
  • Nancy McCallion and Her Wee Band
  • Ritmo Latino
  • Sugahbeat

Food Trucks

Returning by popular demand, a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve delicious world cuisine. Participating mobile eateries include:

  • The Grilled Cheese Truck
  • Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food
  • Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express
  • Luncha Libre
  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • Mojo Bowl
  • Paletas Betty
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Spice it Up, Taste Rite!
  • Tom’s BBQ
  • Whiskey Ranch Wood-Fired Pizzas.

Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines, beers and spirits courtesy of Young’s Market Company and Deep Eddy Vodka, cocktails and Friday happy-hour specials, and Barrie’s Original Kettle Korn.

Fun for the kids!

In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident by Baltimore artist Scott Pennington. Fun for kids and adults, this interactive work of art invites visitors to play with imagined ‘industrial waste’ made from non-toxic, water-based soap suds as Pennington’s pink-and-blue-clad ‘technicians’ attempt to contain it. Thirty-minute-long ‘foam incidents’ will occur five times a day throughout the Festival.

Exploring the theme of “The Art of Being a Kid,” Imagine Nation, the Festival’s family area, will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to connect with their inner child and engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

SMoCA

Throughout the Festival’s three days, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; and Mashup: New Video Art. Museum visitors will be invited to experience an “Inflatable,” a nomadic tent structure inspired by the Ant Farm, an experimental collective founded in San Francisco in 1968. Hands-on architecture-themed educational activities will be offered as well.

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43RD ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE ARTS FESTIVAL LINEUP OFFERS FUN FOR ALL

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8–10, in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.

Live Music

More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend, including:

  • Alan Jones Jazz Quintet
  • The Blues Review Band
  • Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers
  • C.C. Ryder Express
  • Grantman and the Island Beat
  • Los Guys
  • Mario Moreno and the Ramblers
  • Nancy McCallion and Her Wee Band
  • Ritmo Latino
  • Sugahbeat

Food Trucks

Returning by popular demand, a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve delicious world cuisine. Participating mobile eateries include:

  • The Grilled Cheese Truck
  • Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food
  • Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express
  • Luncha Libre
  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • Mojo Bowl
  • Paletas Betty
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Spice it Up, Taste Rite!
  • Tom’s BBQ
  • Whiskey Ranch Wood-Fired Pizzas.

Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines, beers and spirits courtesy of Young’s Market Company and Deep Eddy Vodka, cocktails and Friday happy-hour specials, and Barrie’s Original Kettle Korn.

Fun for the kids!

In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident by Baltimore artist Scott Pennington. Fun for kids and adults, this interactive work of art invites visitors to play with imagined ‘industrial waste’ made from non-toxic, water-based soap suds as Pennington’s pink-and-blue-clad ‘technicians’ attempt to contain it. Thirty-minute-long ‘foam incidents’ will occur five times a day throughout the Festival.

Exploring the theme of “The Art of Being a Kid,” Imagine Nation, the Festival’s family area, will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to connect with their inner child and engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

SMoCA

Throughout the Festival’s three days, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; and Mashup: New Video Art. Museum visitors will be invited to experience an “Inflatable,” a nomadic tent structure inspired by the Ant Farm, an experimental collective founded in San Francisco in 1968. Hands-on architecture-themed educational activities will be offered as well.