Best Fest Spotlight: Mingle + Graze

Sydnee WilsonAugust 8, 2022
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Mahfam Moeeni-Alcaron | Photo by Denise Karis

Mahfam Moeeni-Alarcon has spent years mastering the craft of selecting fine cheeses and wines and concocting culturally inspired dishes. After college and culinary school, she worked at various restaurants in different positions to learn as much as she could about the business as well as wine, cheese and craft beer. In 2017, Moeeni-Alarcon opened Chandler restaurant Mingle + Graze. Now it’s headed to Best Fest on August 13 with a delicious selection of hand-picked Spanish cheeses, artisanal sandwiches including the maffyletta and el Chileno roast beef, and wines from its award-winning bottle shop.

“We are looking forward to ‘mingling and grazing’ with all the attendees and sharing all the cheese and wine knowledge with them,” Moeeni-Alarcon says. “It’s such an honor to be among some amazing, local artisans that make the Valley delicious and beautiful.”

Mingle + Graze is one of the many local businesses that add to the color and flavor of Phoenix. Best Fest plays an important role in giving these vendors attention and allows Phoenicians to treasure what makes the city so lively and diverse.

“Best Fest corrals all the fabulous artisans under one roof to give you a sample of the love we all put in our businesses,” Moeeni-Alarcon says. “It’s a great way to show our appreciation to our community with all the food and beverage samples in addition to the crafters and artists’ exhibitions.”

Mingle + Graze cherishes connecting over delicious food and spirited conversation. Join Moeeni-Alarcon and the array of other businesses and artisans to check out the best of what Phoenix has to offer during Best Fest on Saturday, August 13 from 5-10 p.m.


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