Cycle Gives a Sneak Preview, Announces First Chef

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Photos by Claire Lawton
The Lexington Hotel was an unexpected stop on the Art Detour route over the weekend, as the group behind Cycle, downtown Phoenix's first pop-up restaurant, opened their doors for a secret opening.

There was no kitchen unveiling or menu sampling during the event. Instead, Art Detour volunteers served up local brews and standard cocktails as guests doodled on the wrap-around chalkboard walls and played Jenga over eats served by Short Leash Hot Dogs.

Check out who'll be first in Cycle's kitchen after the jump ...
Cycle will announce its schedule (including chefs, bartenders and short menus) for April sometime this week over Twitter, though Ty Largo, who runs the restaurant's branding and PR, confirmed that the first chef will be Dan Moody, aka The RelationChef on April 1.

Largo says hopeful and "homeless" chefs and bartenders are welcome to pitch their own concepts for their own cycles through the restaurant: "We have chefs wanting to just do a round of deserts and other locals who want to take over the place for a long weekend."

Read more about Cycle's design inspirations on Jackalope Ranch and keep up with Cycle on the official website and Facebook page.

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3 comments
locavore
locavore

Really? "pop up" restaurants? ARGGHHH! Scottsdale-Phoenix--sustainability-local, PLEASE! It's not that difficult...

TheFabulousOne
TheFabulousOne

Can't wait to finally have Chef Dan serve me, since I missed his venture in SAN DIEGO (not LA).

guest
guest

Pop ups restaurants are a ridiculous concept, keep 'em in LA where trend rules. Let's support our local chefs and venues. These folks work hard day in and day out, and shouldn't compete against amateur chefs that can't keep a job.

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