Time & Location
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 Bulleit, Johnnie Walker, Fords Gin, Ketel One Botanicals, Mezcal NARAN, and Huss Brewing. 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:
Secret unannounced concept
Chris Brugman for Argentine Imports
Arizona Ranch Water from Huss Brewing
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, entry at 2pm; VIP tickets, which include exclusive early entrance at 1pm, 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!
- General Admission starts at 2$50$500$0
- Sold OutVIP early entrance at 1$60$600$0