Kym Adair, Matt Russell, Jaime Dickman, and Chef Ken Harvey

I had the privilege of guest-hosting the Buckmaster Show again this week while Bill Buckmaster and his bride spent his birthday out of town (I called it an “undisclosed location” to prevent the paparazzi from pursuing him for autographs and selfies).

My celebrity co-host was Jaime Dickman, chief operating officer of Barrio Brewing Company, who shared some December news from the taproom on both the food and beverage beats. Topping the list was her recently released Arizona Bowl Brew, a Vienna-style lager that’s the official beer of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl! Might I say how beautifully this malty brew paired with the wings she brought in for us to sample, with tequila-cilantro, lemon-pepper, habanero, and other expressions.

We also caught up with Kym Adair, executive director of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, who rolled out all the scheduled excitement and adventure associated with this year’s game with an emphasis on the food and beverage experiences that fans will have. And the soul of the bowl took center stage when she mentioned that 100 percent of all the bowl’s net proceeds go to local charities. Wow.

Next up was Ken Harvey, executive chef at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort where it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Ken revealed his plans for a delicious 2022, including some fun things at the property’s Flying V Bar & Grill and new signature events including Pigs & Pinot and a Sunday Supper Club. His big and breaking news was the return of the world-famous Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch that will re-launch on January 9! I’ll be there, and will be looking for my fellow blues, brews, and barbecue enthusiasts.

This was absolutely the most delicious hour on radio, and you can listen to it in its entirety right here!