Taste In Tempe at Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater


The first ever Taste In Tempe at Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm. 

Taste In Tempe offers an eclectic Arizona’s restaurants dishing out crowd-pleasing favorites as guests stroll along the lakefront for a romantic themed afternoon of food, music and celebration.

Wine purveyors from around the world and exclusive craft breweries sample savory beverages and premier wine connoisseur variety of lead wine seminars. In addition, celebrity chefs perform up-close-and-personal demonstrations of their signature cuisine.

Taste In Tempe also delivers a “love and romance” themed shopping experience offering jewelry, luxury goods, flowers, chocolates, pastries and more, perfect for a Valentine’s Day preview, not to mention an unforgettable date experience.

Taste In Tempe tickets include food, wine and craft beer sampling, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, parking, entertainment and a chance to win the $20K Giveaway with a grand prize of $20,000. Tickets are $59 in advance; tickets are $69 at the door. The event is hosted and presented by CBS Radio stations (KMLE @ 107.9, 94.5 KOOL FM and LIVE 101.5) and R Entertainment Company. There are 30 restaurants, 30 wineries and 30 craft breweries expected to participate in Taste In Tempe. A glimpse of Taste In Tempe restaurant participants includes: 

  • 24 Carrots!
  • Alasta
  • Aside of Heart
  • Bombay Spice Indian Grill
  • CHoP
  • Ditka’s
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company
  • Guedo’s Cantina Grill
  • The Handlebar
  • Hummus Xpress
  • La Bocca urban pizzeria + wine bar
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • NutWhats
  • SanTan Brewing Company
  • Shelley’s Specialty Desserts
  • Spokes on Southern
  • The Lodge




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Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

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