The Judge: 3TV pep queen and Good Morning Arizona anchor Olivia Fierro
When & Where: Thursday, June 22, at the PHOENIX offices. Judging began at 1:14 p.m.
The Rules: To level the playing field, all eight cookies were nut-free, sea-salt-free, coconut-free… you get it. Just straight-up, platonic ideal chocolate chip cookies. The testing was blind.
Celebrity Taste Test: BEST POKE BOWL
The Judge: Robert Watson, seafood-sourcing mastermind and executive chef of Steak 44
When & Where: Thursday, June 22, at the PHOENIX offices. Judging began at 2:08 p.m.
The Rules: Most poke operations offer a DIY option. Our standard order: ahi tuna, half brown rice and half mixed greens, edamame, seaweed salad, green onions and a shoyu or house sauce. Locally owned poke places only.