There is something very special behind this old door.
It is The Accidental Yard, a multi-use space that has been more than a year in the making.
Located next to The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale, The Accidental Yard is the brain child of Joe Garcia, and while it isn’t open to the public just yet, it has quietly opened as an event space, hosting weddings and private parties.
On Sunday, October 16th, The Accidental Yard is hosting Stephanie Izard, owner of The Girl & The Goat in Chicago, the Top Chef Season 4 winner, and a former Scottsdale Culinary Institute graduate.
Izard will be in town to promote the release of her new cookbook, The Girl in the Kitchen, and she chose The Accidental Yard for her one-night, pop-up collaborative dinner benefiting Share Our Strength, a leading non-profit organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger.
Also on board for the bash is national cocktail designer Kim Haasarud, a.k.a. the Liquid Chef, who will be joined by local cocktail maestro Travis Nass of Rancho Pinot, and wine and spirits aficionado, Dave Johnson.
Diners will also get a chance to experience Mulch Coffee, the java bar for The Accidental Yard from Garcia’s partners and coffee kings Brian Clemens and Jason Calhoon.
That’s a lot of excitement for one evening: A national chef, local rock star chefs and beverage barons, and a sneak peek into one of the hottest, local food scene openings on the horizon. But at the center of this special evening is the original purpose of Izard’s book tour: charity.
Proceeds will go to Share Our Strength. Tickets are $150 per person (UPDATE: sale 9/27 at 10 a.m.), and include a signed copy of The Girl in the Kitchen.
Check the Goat Tour website to purchase tickets.
What: Stephanie Izard’s Pop Up Collaborative Dinner & Book Signing
Where: The Accidental Yard, 3811 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale
When: Sunday, October 16th (time TBD)
Why: Fundraiser for Share Our Strength