Smoked! – A Chef-driven “smoke off” hosted by Arizona Foodie

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Posted on September 1, 2021 by Laura Lucky

Time & Location

Oct 17, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ocotillo Restaurant, 3243 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA

About The Event

Arizona Foodie is dialing up the heat to ignite the hottest food event of the season. On Sunday, October 17, at Ocotillo Restaurant, located at 3243 N. 3rd Street, Smoked! returns to the Valley of the Sun, bringing with it a chef-driven “smoke off” hosted by Arizona Foodie and sponsored BulleitJohnnie Walker, Fords GinKetel One Botanicals,  and Mezcal Carreno. Pork sponsored by the Pork Council

“After the last successful event, I want to make sure that this year we bring that same quality event to the crowd but make it even better,” says Diana Brandt, owner of Arizona Foodie, who created the Smoked! event to showcase Arizona’s culinary talent and to give guests a unique experience. She adds, “The event is kept smaller and more intimate, so as to have a more relaxed atmosphere where people can eat, drink and have fun with the activations on site. The drink brands bring another creative element to the event where guests can interact and create something to take home or experience something fun, as well as sipping on unique cocktails.”

During the event, creative and delicious showstoppers using an element of smoke — ranging from smoke machines to cooking over fire — will be presented by some of the Valley’s most prominent chefs and culinary hotspots including:




Saint Pasta

Secret unannounced concept


Silver King Smokehouse

Handlebar Diner

Ocotillo Restaurant and Bar

Prep & Pastry

Toasted Mallow

Frites Street 

Hush Public House


Nobuo for Argentine Imports

With each ticket, guests can enjoy sampling the smoked bites and/or bevvies from each station, smoked cocktails from Bulleit, Mezcal Carreno, sip Ford’s Gin from a dry ice Negroni fountain, and make sage sticks and enjoy drinks from Ketel One Botanicals, Johnnie Walker will be slinging cocktails, and lots of interactive entertainment such as a DJ, firebreather, magician and more.

Tickets for Smoked! include food and drink samples from each station and all the activities and fun surprises for which the event has become known. General admission is $50 per ticket; VIP tickets, which include exclusive early entrance at noon, are $60. Both GA and VIP include drinks, food, entertainment and any takeaways.

Tickets are limited and will sell out, just like they did last year. This is a 21+ year old event and that does mean that we can’t have babies or new borns at the event for liability reasons. Please no animals either. Thank you for understanding!

Time & Location

Oct 17, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ocotillo Restaurant, 3243 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA

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