Quick Bites: Go Plumb Local

If you’ve eaten the food of award-winning Chef Janos Wilder, you know why he’s a local celebrity. And this Saturday, Aug. 20, you can join him at an event celebrating local restaurants, local food and local agriculture, hosted by nonprofit Local First Arizona at the three-course “Ranch to Table Dinner.”

Attendees will be greeted with a Mount Lemmon Gin cocktail, then enjoy an array of pasture-raised beef dishes, sumptuous sides and delicious desserts. As the booze continues to flow in the form of specially paired local wines from Flying Leap Vineyards, Janos will give cooking tips and engage in some “shop talk” with the artisans of Double Check Ranch, Flying Leap Vineyards and Three Wells Distillery. From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave. Prices range from $40 for Localists to $60 (which comes with a localist membership). Learn more, see the menu and buy tickets here.