It’s time again for Uncorked & Unplugged, a casual yet sophisticated affair celebrating fine wine and gourmet fare by local restaurants and merchants, all taking place under the stars at the open-air Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix.
Established in 2004, the Uncorked & Unplugged event promises to be even bigger and better this year, with live music by Rock Lobster, The JJ’s Band and Adam Shero, and Shirley’s Temple will perform at the after-party, from 9 p.m. to midnight.
At the main event, from 6 to 9 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to sample delicious specialties by such Valley favorites as Cantina Laredo, Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge, Cooperstown, El Toro Barbecue, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, The Grind Burger Bar, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, Meatballz, The Melting Pot, The Notorious P.I.G., Orange Sky, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, Roy’s, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, San Felipes Cantina, Starbucks Coffee, Wally’s American Pub n’ Grille, Wolfley’s American Grill, and Yard House. For a list of what each of these eateries will be serving, visit the Uncorked & Unplugged menu here.
In the exclusive Executive Club area, as well as at the after-party, they’ll be serving additional fine fare from the likes of Blue Martini, Creations in Cuisine Catering, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sandbar Mexican Grill, and Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar. The list of beverage sponsors this year is long, and includes Stella Artois, A by Acacia, Hensley Beverage Company, and Rosenblum Cellars. Check out the full list here to find out which of your favorites will be there.
Main event tickets are $125 each, while while executive badges, which grant access to the main event, the Executive Club and the after-party, are $200. You also have the option of buying multiple tickets at once for a discounted rate. Visit the Uncorked & Unplugged site for details. The event’s site also states that all proceeds are directly applied to youth development programs for the more than 16,000 children and teens served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix