Roast of Ruben Gallego



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Arizona Advocacy Network is excited to invite you to this year's signature event, the Arizona Advocacy Roast of Congressman Ruben Gallego! You won't want to miss a minute of the fun as colleagues old and new, community allies, and special surprise guests come together to roast the Arizona 7th's freshman representative, Ruben Gallego, celebrate his first term, and mark another exciting year for Arizona Advocacy.

The event will be Friday, June 17, at Club Downtown (Central Ave and Pierce St. in Phoenix) and the doors will open at 6:15 for a special VIP food tasting (see below) and for the general public at 7:00.  The roast, which will be emceed by the peerless Barbra Seville, will begin at 8:00 sharp.  Following the roast, you can hang out and enjoy the DJ and open dance floor as well as enjoy a few post-roast treats and surprises.  


Answer:  Oh, boy, are we going to feed you!!

But first, a question:  aren't you just a little tired of the normal gala fare?  Or really, truly super over it?  You know what I mean: the sit-down dinners with dry chicken, predictably boring potatoes or rice, and the mildly colorful but wholly uninspiring vegetable medley.  Or maybe you've been to one too many stand-up galas with a few appetizers that leave you hankering for the half-eaten canister of Pringles that is probably still under the passenger seat in the car.  We've been there, too, and that's why we worked closely with the exceptional chefs at Live on Central to create a mouth-watering Build Your Own Street Taco Bar for AzAN!!!

The bar will feature:

CHIP STATION:  House Guacamole and Roasted Tomato Salsa

TACO BAR:  Choice of: Ancho Braised Short Ribs, Cochinita Pibil, or Tequila-Spiced Shrimp, with shredded cheddar and cojita cheese, pickled red onion, shredded cabbage, shredded lettuce, black bean corn salsa, salsa verde, pico de gallo, and fresh corn tortillas

SIDES:  Spanish rice, refried beans topped with melted queso fresco

FEATURING:  Mexican street corn (cojita, cilantro, lime, cayenne, and mayo)

DESSERT CHOICES:  House-Made Churros with Ancho Chocolate Sauce, Coconut Tres Leches, Mexican Chocolate Brownies with Cajeta Caramel Sauce, and Cochito Cookies


VIP TASTING MENU:  We are especially excited about this!! The culinary magicians at Live on Central are creating the following for your pleasure:

***Family-Style Enchiladas (chicken, green chili, queso fresco, cojita, salsa verde)***

***Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas (tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice)***

***Quinoa Kale Salad (citrus segments, candied sunflower seeds, shredded manchego, champagne vinaigrette)***


It has always been a high priority for Arizona Advocacy to help guide and prepare those who will inherit the better world we strive to create.  Likewise, we all have benefited from the dedication and support of veteran activists who live on fixed incomes.  Helping these young heroes and solid supporters join in our celebrations is a perfect way to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work.  If you are unable to attend that evening, or if you wish to show them your gratitude, please consider helping our student/young activist friends and veteran/senior supporters come out and join in the fun.  Thank you!

 ** Extra tickets can be donated **


Admission for one to the event
Admission for two to the event
Admission for four to the event


$500.00 Roast Table Setter
5 tickets; admission to VIP tasting; recognition in event program
$1,000.00 Roast Maitre'D
8 tickets; admission to VIP tasting, recognition on our web site and in event program
$2,500.00 Roast Host
10 tickets; admission to VIP tasting; personalized souvenir; recognition on our web site and in event program
$5,000.00 Roast Advocate
15 tickets; admission to VIP tasting; personalized souvenir for you and your guests; recognition on web site, in event program, and on event signage; complementary page for the evening
$10,000.00 Roast Emcee
20 tickets; admission to VIP tasting; personalized souvenir for you and your guests; recognition on web site, in event program, on event signage; complementary page for the evening; become part of our program for the evening
June 17, 2016 at 7pm - 11pm
Club Dwntwn
702 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
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Juli Myers · · 602-297-2500
$50.00 USD · Contribute