The Line to enter devoured was much longer than I ever seen before. The Line started near the door and went threw the back of the museum threw the Andy Warhol display and around back threw the front.
30 something local and high end restaurants, 30something wineries and several breweries participated. VIP Tickets were available and did cost $150.00 for the day. The VIPs were entitled to arrive early before general admission and got special dibs from Chef Greg Laprad of Overland Trout and Chef Dustin Christofolo of Quiessence.
I enjoyed the two day event very much but comparing the event to previous years this one did fall short. The reception room used to have many participants and cheerful live music was playing to entertain. I also miss all the tall small tables were you could set your plates down. I felt the festival seemed more crowded than usual and maybe the loss of tables made way for more tickets sold? I also miss the nice inside dining in the museum restaurant. It was a welcome break we no longer have. A live local band used to play there too that we lost.
I noticed on Sunday that one restaurant ran out of food around 12:00. The restaurant was The Upton.
In the reception room was all the wines they were pouring for sale.
Pistol Whipped Pastry with lemon pot de creme with thyme sable.
Brittle Bliss Gourmet Brittles.
And a few more tables.
We wait in line and soon make it out the doors. One of the most delicious plates was this cheese ravioli from Federal Pizza.
Next was The Parlor with a Garden Green Ravioli.
The Public Market Cafe gave out Porchetta Sandwiches and Fruit Loop Macarons.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar had…
My husband liked the Green Chili Pork with local tortilla from Tavern Americana.
The Breadfruit gave out oysters.
Virtue gave out Duck Foie Gras Rillette, Smoked Duck a la orange, Garlic Frites with Foie Gras Aioli all on a plate.
J & G Steak House prepared Peckytoe Crab Cakes and Tenderloin with Cheese Crisps.
Hana Gave out a whole forking buffet.
Pork Yakibuta, Tako Yaki (octopus meatballs) Walu Fish, Mochi Kome (rice dessert) and Green Beans.
Citizen House prepared Buffalo Tartare and Rockfish Ceviche on Yucca Chip.
The Gladly prepared the most interesting and unusual dish I tried on Sunday. It was this Meyer Lemon Cured Tuna Parfait. It had very unusual textures and danced with flavors. My pictures don’t do it justice. They also prepared two other plates one was beef jerky.
It was very difficult to even walk in this area with the crowds. You forking REALLY felt like a sardine here.
The Elote Cafe prepared Elote Corn and Machacca Lamb. (not forking sure if machacca spelled right)
I had Hemp Seed Coated Albacore from The Phoenix City Grill.
Bitter and Twisted made Pork Truffle Potstickers with slaw.
Tinderbox Kitchen made Strip Steak Pastrami and slaw. The pastrami was good but the slaw had a forking weird taste.
Fez made golden shrimp and egg curry.
Switch made pancakes topped with cheese and crispy chicken skin.
Southern Rail made smoked trout over pea cakes with tomato jam.
My husband ate this from Proof. We forking don’t remember but I think it was shrimp and grits.
Kai put out a buffet too. Corn Horchata, Game Meat Machaca or is it Machacca? (I couldn’t find out what kind of forking game meat. I was just old GAME Meat) and Sturgeon Salad.
Maybe it’s normally good at the restaurant but the Brisket from House of Tricks was forking indestructible to any human mouth. You could use it for rubber truck tires.
I know I had good food at the Pink Pony Recently but the Unami Burger patty was almost tasteless. The home made chips were nice and crispy.
The Tuck Shop set up their meatballs like a circus game.
You inserted a token in the red slot and one of three kinds of meatballs came out in a gum ball plastic protected tub. One meatball came out hot in red sauce. The next meat ball came out forking ice cold in cold sour cream.
Hula’s Thai Chicken Bowl might be good at the restaurant but at the festival it was a forking throw away.
Short Leash made three kinds of Donuts and also served beef hot dogs in Pretzel Buns. The Apple donut lacked sweetness and the Thai Donut was extremely sweet and very drippy maybe from the Arizona heat. My donut almost forking did a pee.
Sweet Republic served up boozy ice pops.
They both tasted great but I forking lost the red one as it slid off the stick when I forking licked it. They were cucumber Gin and Cherry Bourbon.
Sassi made some sort of cauliflower crostini served with vegetables and a stuffed squash blossom. I liked them they were a nice treat.
Joy Ride Taco made Chili Braised Pork Tacos.
Tammie Coe Cakes made some sort of chocolate dessert.
The creamy chocolate on top of the cookie tasted like very high quality chocolate.
I came and Forking Devoured at Devoured 2015
Believe or not I missed some stuff and didn’t actually eat everything I photoed. That would be forking impossible you know.