80th Anniversary of Prohibition’s Repeal

Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal.

Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It was a time characterized by speakeasies, glamor, and gangsters and a period of time in which even the average citizen broke the law.*

December 5, 1933 changed history. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, making alcohol once again legal. This was the first and only time in U.S. history that an Amendment has been repealed.*

This calls for a celebration! Salud!

*Information gained from

Tequila Academia

What’s your tequila IQ? Allow me to impart some knowledge. Study carefully, my friends.

VIP Grand Opening Event

What an amazing turn out! Friends from far and wide joined at Taco Guild to celebrate their grand opening. A special thank you to Cartel Coffee LabCruz TequilaTres Agaves and all who were in attendance. Together we raised more than $10,000 for Banner Health Foundation and #breastcancerawareness.

As they say, “A pictures tells a thousand words.” Just look at how much fun we had that evening…

Sneak Peek


The countdown continues…3 days until Taco Guild’s grand opening. Here’s a sneak peek of the masterpiece we’ve created.

Taco Drop #5

Ladies and Gents,

A sincere and heart-felt thank you is in order. It’s with great love and appreciation I share the fruits of my labor. Project G, once a mere concept has developed into a magnificent eatery serving freshly prepared tacos and the worlds most splendid tequilas.

The last Taco Giveaway was proof that our hard work and determination has paid off. Again, thank you for your support. Please enjoy these photographs.

Will you join me?


Please join me at Taco Guild’s VIP event Saturday, November 16. Project G will be in full disclosure as we celebrate the grand opening. Live entertainment, delectable fare and refreshing spirits will fill the night.

Evening festivities begin at 7pm and conclude around the 11 o’clock hour. Visit for your chance to win dinner and drinks for two. You may also secure  seats by purchasing tickets in advance.

I’m anxiously awaiting the grand reveal. Will you join me?


Taco Giveaway #4

Project G has gained much attention. Crowds gathered at Arizona Center last Friday awaiting a freshly prepared Peking duck taco. It received rave reviews. Excitement continues to build as Taco Guild enthusiasts await the grand opening November 18. Will you join me on opening day?

Tequila 101

Nineteen days until my Project G comes to life at the fine pub and eatery, Taco Guild. Because I love tequila, I want all of my friends at Taco Guild to experience the fruit of the agave with me. But first, allow me to share a bit of knowledge gained throughout my tequila connoisseur pursuits.

1. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Jalisco, Mexico including: Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

2. Blue agave plants grow particularly well in the blue volcanic soil surrounding this region.

3. Agave plants take 8-12 years to mature.

4. Tequila is classified in two categories –

  • 100% agave. These top-notch tequilas are made entirely from the fermented juice of agave. Meaning all alcohol is a direct result of the fermentation of the agave and only the agave, no supplements are added. The end result is better, smoother tasting tequila.
  • Mixto. As the name implies, these tequilas are a mixture of at least 51% fermented agave juice and fermented sugarcane. Mixto offers a less expensive approach to tequila making, but can compromise flavor and contribute to undesirable hangovers.

5. Tequila was originally used in religious ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. In fact, doctors prescribed tequila to ailing patients during Mexico’s 1918 flu epidemic.

6. Contrary to popular practice, tequila should be sipped slowly, not shot. The intention is to enjoy the fine flavors as they cross your palate.

Take time to enjoy the rich history and smooth flavors of fine tequila. More importantly, sip slowly and drink responsibly.



Let the countdown begin. Project G, now known as Taco Guild prepares for its grand opening Monday, November 18.

Hard work and months of labor went into preparing the finest gastropub serving culinary creations, specialty cocktails and tequila flights.

Clear your calendar as we open our doors and celebrate over 150 tequilas and masterfully made tacos. 27 days await our grand introduction! Be patient, my friends.



Taco Drop #3

Ladies and Gents,

Are you ready for your third taste of Taco Guild? This week we’ll be sampling Thai Snapper Tacos at the Civic Center Mall in Old Town Scottsdale. 11:30am, don’t be late!


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