Thursday, June 18, 2015

Foodies In Phoenix

By: The Food Hunter

In just under two weeks a group of five foodies will be descending upon Phoenix in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the food and culture of our town. Sponsored by Visit Phoenix, #FoodiesInPhoenix will be staying at various resorts, visiting several culinary venues, and eating their way around Phoenix, Mesa & Scottsdale.

Get to know this diverse group of food & travel writers from around the US and follow their escapades in Phoenix on social media:

Theresa Greco is the creator of The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine, where she shares her passion for delicious food and a healthy lifestyle through recipes and reviews. Her travel adventures have led her around the United States reviewing restaurants, meeting chefs and working with new and innovative food products. Follow her on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Shelby Kinnaird, aka Diabetic Foodie, loves to prove that “diabetic” and “foodie” are not mutually exclusive terms. She just moved back to her hometown of Richmond, VA, recently called “the next great American food city” by the founder of Saveur magazine. Shelby loves to eat, travel, and spend time in the kitchen with her nephews and niece. If you have diabetes, cook for someone who has diabetes, or just want to eat healthier, check out her blog at Follow her on social media: Twitter, Facebook

Susan Benton is a culinary enthusiast and entrepreneur, who for more than twenty years has called the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida home. A world traveler and veteran to the food industry, she is the owner of,, and for the past thirty years has been known for her commitment to promoting farmers, chefs, restaurants, fishermen, artisans and businesses along the Gulf Coast. Follow her on social media: Twitter, Facebook  Instagram

Jennifer Drummond works full time in the day as an Executive Assistant and in the evening she writes for her health food blog Peanut Butter and Peppers. Jennifer has a passion for all types of food, especially burgers and she believes you can eat what you want in moderation, as long as you don't go overboard and you include some form of exercise. Stop by PB&P for healthy everyday recipes that include the nutritional stats. Follow her on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Michelle De La Cerda, owner of, The Complete Savorist, is originally from the culinary diverse Southern California now residing in the culinary moderate Northern Utah. She is a former history and English teacher who now spends her time creating and adapting international recipes for the home cook, reviewing restaurants, and can be heard discussing food and travel on UPR (Utah Public Radio.) Follow her on social media: Twitter, Facebook 

 Special thanks to the following Phoenix Businesses for hosting our adventures:

Bluehound Kitchen & Cocktails
The Scottsdale Farimont Princess
Westin Keirland Resort & Spa
Joe's Farm Grill
Queen Creek Olive Mill
True Garden
Az Wilderness Brewing
Central Bistro
Desert Botanical Garden
The Vegan Taste
La Hacienda 
The Farm at Agritopia


  1. Looking forward to this great experience!

  2. I am so excited to experience all these amazing culinary delights Phoenix has to offer. Now, the important question, will I see any REAL cacti?

  3. What a great group of bloggers. Everyone is going to have so much fun. That list of sponsors is amazing!

  4. What a great event and a great group of bloggers! Wishing I had a trip to Phoenix planned!

  5. Can't wait to visit Phoenix and meet you all!

  6. oooo I've always wanted to visit Phoenix! I can't wait to follow along!

  7. I am looking so forward to catching up with Susan and Theresa and I can't wait to meet Shelby and Michelle. It's going to be a great time!!!

  8. How exciting to be a part of this, Theresa! I'm looking forward to reading your posts about it.