I recently recorded an interview with the Mystery Meet Podcast hosted by Seth Resler to talk about the dining scene in Phoenix. In addition to talking about all the great new restaurants that have opened in Central Phoenix in the past several years, we also discussed the trend of chefs working more closely with local farmers and food producers to build and support our local food economy. My other passion, bacon, was also a consistent theme throughout the interview and one of many reasons why I recommend Beckett’s Table as a not-to-miss restaurant in Phoenix. Click here to listen!
When: May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Avenue, 85004, Pulliam Auditorium
The Friends of the Phoenix Public Library are honored to present Daniel Hernandez, Jr., perhaps best known as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ former intern, rising to the occasion when gun shots rang out at the 2011 “Congress on Your Corner” event. His quick thinking and bravery effectively saved Giffords’ life.
He has since co-authored a book with Susan Goldman Rubin for young adults titled “They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth” which explores his life, his character and the traits a young person needs to rise above adversity and become a hero like Daniel.
While his heroic acts during the 2011 shooting in Tucson are perhaps his most well-known, Daniel had already accomplished much in his young life and is working to achieve much more.
“Although I humbly deny the title of Hero,” Daniel says, “I am honored to be able to share my story with people in the hope that it will inspire them to overcome whatever obstacles they may have in their life and devote themselves to the service of human kind.”
*Books will be available for purchase, and Daniel will be happy to sign your copy at the conclusion of the program.