Uptown Magazine June 2019

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SAVOR & SUPPORT

Phoenix Bite Nite celebrates 10 years of uniting local chefs and the community to raise funds for ALS

BY KAYLOR JONES

IF YOU GO… What: Phoenix Bite Nite When: June 15, 6-10 p.m. Where: Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix Tickets: Individual, $150; table of 10, $1,500 Information: www.bitenite.org

On June 15, The ALS Association Arizona Chapter will present its showstopping culinary and fundraising event, Phoenix Bite Nite, at the historic Arizona Biltmore. The 21-plus evening will include a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, mystery boxes, and tastes from top Valley chefs. First introduced in 2009 by The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, the nonprofit health organization’s signature fundraising event has been lauded as one of the best culinary gatherings in the Valley. Now in its 10th year, Phoenix Bite Nite is projected to be bigger and better than ever. The foodie-focused evening will include a special surprise performance and a program that will recognize the association’s top donors in honor of a decade supporting those with

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Lou Gehrig’s disease – also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This year, some the most beloved restaurants in the Valley will team up to showcase dishes that are sure to please the epicure in everyone. Restaurants will include Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar, Frank & Albert’s, Benedict’s, Ling & Louie’s, Eddie Merlot’s, Cien Agaves, and Meat the Ball, among others. At 6 p.m., an expected 800-plus guests will gather in the foyer of the luxurious Arizona Biltmore for a cocktail hour that includes wine, beer, appetizers, exclusive mystery boxes, live music, a raffle, and a silent auction. After an hour of mingling, the doors to the grand ballroom will open at 7

p.m. as the renowned culinary superstars of the evening get ready to share their top food and drink offerings. After dinner, a live auction will continue to raise crucial funds to support local patients diagnosed with ALS. Each year, ALS affects thousands of people across the world. Founded in 1991, the Arizona chapter of The ALS Association provides free programs that help patients and their families manage ALS with dignity and hope. Proceeds from Phoenix Bite Nite will help the organization continue to serve people throughout the state as they search for a cure for the debilitating disease. Though the event shows that it is sold out online, those who call 602.297.3800 and mention So Scottsdale or Uptown magazine will be guaranteed tickets.


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