Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cafe at Phoenix Public Market

Last night we enjoyed a wonderful farm to table tasting hosted by Chef Aaron Chamberlain at his newest restaurant, Cafe at Phoenix Public Market.

Small garden growing at the south entrance of the Cafe

You might be familiar with the building, as it used to house the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar.  Chef Chamberlain stayed with the same theme as the former grocery in that he still provides fresh, local food at great prices.  In addition, he added a juice bar, coffee bar, bakery, and he enlarged the bar area.

Yes, I bought a homemade Pop Tart!

The Open Air Market still sets up in the front lot every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning as a non-profit farmers market, hosting multiple local farmers and their fresh products. On Fridays the same lot hosts local food trucks from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

Chef Aaron Chamberlain talked to us about buying local
Chef Chamberlain and Local First Membership Coordinator, Tommy Barr

Our first tasting last night was the best corn soup ever (okay, I may be biased).  It was garnished with corn relish and green chili's and I could have eaten an entire pot.

The next tasting was a sampling of the Eat the Rainbow veggie platter served with two house made dipping sauces.  Mom...I ate my veggies and loved them!


The final tasting was a BBQ pork slider paired with a local Hefeweizen beer, both quite delicious.

Another wonderful event with great people and superb food!

One last note, Wednesday 6/18/2014, is the one year anniversary of the Cafe.  Stop in and help them celebrate!

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