Sunday Devoured in Phoenix: Decadent 'Til You Drop

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Photos by Heather Hoch and Minerva Orduna
After all the goodness Saturday's Devoured offered, we sent two more of Chow Bella's finest out to tag-team the more than 40 vendors at the event on Sunday. Heather Hoch and Minerva Orduna roamed the aisles of Devoured at Phoenix Art Museum to bring you the good, the bad, and the blah of the event. Dig in!

See Also:
- Devoured Lives Up to Its Name: The Saturday Edition!
- Devoured Phoenix 2013 in Photos

First, we have what Heather ate at Devoured . . .

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I've never been so stuffed in my entire life. Walking around and grazing on small plates from as many tables as I possibly could, it became clear that this unrelenting onslaught of meaty excess and alcoholic decadence would only be briefly punctuated by the occasional salad. Case in point, Beckett's Table's deep-fried deviled egg with bacon and smoked red onion -- a naughty-for-the-sake-of-being-naughty dish that only got more rich with the addition of the hot sauce aoli.

Depending on what booth I was near, the foodie horde was either a mosh pit or a painfully slow-moving herd. That's one way to slow down on the eating.

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Despite several bottlenecks, I got my fill. During a demo of pig-strami and a Midwest Manhattan pairing, Citizen Public House discussed the fact that it will be opening a new concept called The Gladly in Phoenix this summer. The restaurant, which will aim to focus as much on quality service as quality ingredients, will replace the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Biltmore neighborhood and feature craft cocktails on draft and some brand-new culinary creations from chef Bernie Kantak.

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Just thinking about this new spot made me hungry, so I swung by the CPH booth and grabbed a plate of delicious five-spiced duckling ham (duck cured like ham) with chilled creamy Teff porridge and black garlic gastrique.

Duck was a common theme for the day, but unfortunately Fez's duck salad fell short with odd spicing and an overly chewy texture on the duck itself.

Location Info

Map

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Beckett's Table

3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Citizen Public House

7111 E. 5th Ave. Ste. E., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

FEZ

3815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Windsor

5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

St. Francis

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Crudo

3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pig & Pickle

2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Nami

2014 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Hana Japanese Eatery

5524 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kai

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Atlas Bistro

2515 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barrio Cafe

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Talavera

10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Breadfruit

108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gallo Blanco Cafe

401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hula's Modern Tiki

4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Relish Burger Bistro at the Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Tuck Shop

2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

J&G Steakhouse

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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3 comments
Mo Sberg
Mo Sberg

Ah, food porn/worship- what will you think of next, pop culture?

Breadfruit
Breadfruit

One small correction:The Grilled Squid served by The Breadfruit is NOT a menu item at the restaurant. It was created specifically for Devoured.

Pillsbury Wine
Pillsbury Wine

Nice review, but once again, no mention of the AZ wines being poured for free. We poured 51 bottles in 2 days, and I'll bet my other AZ wine buddies did about the same. Sigh. Back to the pruning...

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