I love to eat. And besides breathing, it’s probably my favorite thing in the world to do. Anytime great food is served at an event or party, I am usually the first person to (stealthily) jump right in. At times, my love of food may be a little embarrassing, though, as I often lose concentration while I am enjoying a tasty morsel– I call it lack of concentration, others might call it blacking out. Either way, I am a foodie and I am not afraid to admit it.
For those of you who share my enthusiasm for all things tasty, this weekend couldn’t come soon enough. Tonight, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., one of the Valley’s most anticipated dining events returns to the Scottsdale Quarter for an evening of fine cuisine, wine, spirits, live music and a first-class silent auction. Yes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 14th Annual Taste of the Town is back and tickets are still available. What?
That’s right. If I had you at “fine cuisine,” you can still purchase tickets to attend tonight’s event.
Restaurants such as Tanzy, Capital Grille, TK’s Urban Tavern, True Food Kitchen, Fogo De Chao, Brio Tuscan Grille, Lucille’s BBQ, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and more will be showcasing their most popular dishes. Not to mention, beverage companies like Barefoot Wine, Angels Envy Bourbon, Alliance Beverage and Hensley Beverage Company will be offering sips of their finest refreshments — Did I mention everything is included in the ticket price?
2013 MDA Taste of the Town at Scottsdale Quarter
So, besides the whole “abundance of food” thing, there are a million reasons to come out tonight and take part in the festivities. Here are a few:
Sushi Brokers is flying in a Big Eye Blue Fin Tuna: Ok, I don’t know if you’ve actually seen a tuna up close — not in a can– but they are huge. Picture a heavy-set toddler with fins. Actually, don’t do that. Too late? Sorry… Anyway, this thing is gigantic. The Scottsdale restaurant, known for providing us desert dwellers with some of the freshest seafood on the planet, will be carving the giant tuna all evening long and you won’t want to miss it.
Relive the 90’s: You’re probably thinking to yourself, “What could the 90’s possibly have to do with Taste of the Town?” Well, the event’s featured band Elvis Before Noon just so happens to be a Valley favorite for fans of the 90’s Tempe sound. What does that mean? Think Gin Blossoms, The Refreshments and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers; think socks with sandals, jellies and overalls with one strap down; think Blossom — “Whoa!” Ok, maybe I am taking the whole 90’s thing too far, because EBN (shortening their name was totally 90’s, dude) also plays a ton of other stuff, from Johnny Cash classics to whimsical Weezer cuts, Motown, rockabilly, The Beatles and even an Elvis song or two.
MDA needs your support: Proceeds from the event go directly to more than 2,400 Arizona families affected by neuromuscular disease. Just by buying a ticket you can help change someone’s life — no matter how much food you eat tonight. So come on down and support the MDA. Help them find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.
Tickets are priced at $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofthetownaz.com.
2013 MDA Taste of the Town