Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Arizona Vignerons Alliance Symposium and Grand Tasting
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Arizona Vignerons Alliance Symposium and Grand Tasting

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Photo: Jenelle Bonifield

Photo: Jenelle Bonifield

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Symposium Panel
    Sunday, November 19 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
     
  • Rosé Lunch and Auction
    Sunday, November 19 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
     
  • Grand Tasting and Arizona Wine Sale
    Sunday, November 19 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
     
  • (For information about Saturday's VIP pre-event winemaker lunch, visit this link)

Participating wineries:
aduceus Cellars   |   Callaghan Vineyards  
Chateau Tumbleweed   |   Deep Sky Vineyards
Dos Cabezas Wineworks   |  Garage East  
Golden Rule Vineyards  |   Los Milics
Rune Wines   |  Sand Reckoner Vineyards
MORE COMING SOON!

For more information and event details, visit this link. For tickets, Purchase tickets here!

 

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Sunday Supper at Match
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Supper at Match

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Join Match Restaurant and Cocktails at the FOUND:RE Phoenix hotel for Sunday Supper.  To make your reservation, call 602.875.8080. 

Paella night
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
$24.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

  • Las Tapas
  • Gazpacho Andalusiano con aceitunas
  • Chilled tomato and cucumber soup with basil and olives
  • Patatas Bravas:  Fried potatoes in spicy green tomato sauce
  • Pan con tomate y Manchego: grilled grain bread with ripe tomato and aged cheese
  • Main course: Paella Valenciana with saffron, chorizo, chicken, cuttlefish, prawns, mussels, and long beans
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Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Free Coffee at Drip Coffee & Espresso Truck

Photo:  Dana Brown

Photo:  Dana Brown

The latest mobile food truck, Drip Coffee and Espresso, has hit the streets as of October 10, and to celebrate we are doing free coffee on Dec. 2!

Drip Coffee & Espresso Truck will be parked near the Spire/Maggiano’s at the Promenade Scottsdale on Saturday, Dec. 2. The first 50 people who show up between 11 am and 1 pm will receive a free drip or cold brew coffee plus $1 off all other drinks. The mobile caffeination station offers dripped, flavored, iced and nitrogen infused coffee, as well as espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and Americanos.

Weekly routes will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and azdripcoffee.com.

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Scottsdale Culinary Festival:  Brunch Club
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Scottsdale Culinary Festival: Brunch Club

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The Brunch Club is an all-inclusive event dedicated to the celebration of everything brunch.on December 2nd, 2017 at Mountain Shadows.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Your ticket to The Brunch Club will grant you unlimited brunch bites and a drink card that will be your golden ticket to plenty of boozy cocktails. Additional drink cards are available for purchase. This event is 21+ only.   General Admission:  $40 pre-sale, $45 regular price, $50 door

 

 

 

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Wine Dinners at Wright's at the Biltmore - Taittinger
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Wine Dinners at Wright's at the Biltmore - Taittinger

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Join Wright's at the Biltmore at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore resort for the 27th season of the Winemaker Dinner, an epicurean adventure series combining innovative gourmet dining and acclaimed wines. In addition to the carefully paired menus, a representative from each featured winery will share the tales of harvesting the most celebrated wines.

Reception begins at 6:30pm followed by a four course dinner at 7:00pm. $120 per person. Tax and 18% gratuity will be added.  

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Discounted room rates are available over winemaker dinner weekends via this link

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Balvenie Scotch Tastings at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Balvenie Scotch Tastings at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library

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The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa hosts the third annual Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series. The tasting series provides a fun and informative evening in an hour-long presentations led by Scotch experts. On December 14, local whiskey connoisseur John Christie will be presenting Balvenie, one of the best known whiskies hailing from the Scottish Highlands.

The Scotch Library Master Tastings  begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. For information or reservations, please call 480-624-1202. The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

The Scotch Library is open from 5 - 9 p.m. nightly.  Information: www.kierlandresort.com.

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San Diego's False Idol Takes Over UnderTow
Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

San Diego's False Idol Takes Over UnderTow

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False Idol has commandeered the UnderTow for an evening of exotic cocktails and fun!

The cost is $50++ per ticket which includes 2 cocktails and eclusive 90 minute seating with the featured bar. 50% of all sales will go to the hurricane relief in Puerto Rico & Don Q Rum is matching all donations. Visit this link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/false-idol-has-commandeered-the-undertow-tickets-31497700470

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Devoured Culinary Classic 2018
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Devoured Culinary Classic 2018

Devour 2016 (Photos by Jenelle Bonifield of Food & Lifestyles)

The most anticipated culinary event in the region, Devour Culinary Classic brings together the culinary and beverage leaders that are establishing Arizona as a sought-after destination. An annually award-winning event, the Devour Culinary Classic has been named Best Southwestern Culinary Festival by the New York Times, Best Food Festival by Phoenix Magazine, Best Culinary Festival from the Phoenix New Times, and Best Food Event from azcentral.

This year, the Devour Culinary Classic finds a new home at the Desert Botanical Garden. Enjoy Arizona's best food and beverage amidst the beautiful backdrop of the largest botanical garden in the southwest. 

TICKET DETAILS

11/1 - 11/12: Member Presale
Localist Members of Local First Arizona, Members of Desert Botanical Garden, and Members of Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance will have access to the member pre-sale. To gain access to the member presale, become a member at localfirstaz.com/localistdbg.org, and saaca.org. 

11/13: General Ticket Sales Begin
Mark your calendars for Monday, November 13, when tickets for the Devour Culinary Classic will be available to the public! Details at https://classic.devourphoenix.com/tickets/

100% of all proceeds from the annual Devour Culinary Classic benefit the non-profit efforts of Local First Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden, and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Tickets and information available at devourphoenix.com/classic

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Arizona Brewers Ball
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Arizona Brewers Ball

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Swing in to our Prohibition Party where the 18th amendment is in full effect. Dance, Eat and Drink Arizona craft beers at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild’s second annual Brewers Ball. Attendees should come dressed in their best 1920’s garb and be prepared to give a “password” at the door. Expect a variety of award winning craft beers paired with a special chef inspired menu. .

Presale Tickets: $125 Includes craft beers and chef inspired tasting menu. Delight your taste buds as you move from station to station and sip on award winning Arizona craft beers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit EventBrite

  • *Silent Auction
  • *Cocktail Attire
  • *21 and over event
  • Proceeds from this event benefit the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and the George Hancock Fund
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Pillsbury in Joy Wine Dinner - SOLD OUT
Nov
18
5:30 PM17:30

Pillsbury in Joy Wine Dinner - SOLD OUT

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Recipes from Sam’s Family Kitchen with proceeds benefiting The Joy Bus. An intimate gathering of Joy Bus supporters and fans of Sam Pillsbury's amazing wines will gather on November 18th and feast on Grilled Halloumi and Watermelon, Vegan Tomato Quinoa Melange, Seafood Paella and Bitter Orange and Olive Salad all paired with Naturally Grown Red, White and Rose Wines from Sam Pillsbury’s Arizona Vineyard. We will close out the evening with local small batch hand crafted chocolates made with Sam's Diva wine by the one and only Zak's Chocolates:)

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Learn and Lunch with Chef Marcellino
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Learn and Lunch with Chef Marcellino

Learn Chef Marcellino’s secrets to creating homemade, melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi and a light tomato sauce. Following the class, participants will enjoy a delectable lunch of pasta, salad, and a sweet treat.  

Saturday, November 18 (1-3 p.m.)
Pollo Saporito—humanely raised chicken (breast) sautéed with pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and touch of tomato
$40/pp

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Arizona Vignerons Alliance: Pre-Symposium Winemaker Lunch

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Kick off the Symposium on Saturday with an intimate lunch at Bar Bianco with your favorite Arizona winemakers! VIP Tickets also include complimentary transportation to and from the Sunday event, all day Sunday access to Symposiums, rosé lunch, and Grand Tasting/Wine Sale.

For more information and event details, visit this link. For tickets, Purchase tickets here!

 

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Phoenix Pizza Festival
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Phoenix Pizza Festival

The Phoenix Pizza Festival is the first festival in Arizona dedicated to pizza!  A veritable pizza paradise awaits approximately 3,500 attendees who, for only $10, will have access to pizza vendors, dessert food trucks, related food vendors, lawn games, live bands, and a kid’s craft zone. Pizza makers will serve $2-$4 slices, full pies, and everything in between. Some of last year’s participants included: Fabio on Fire, La Piazza Al Forno PHX, Spinato’s, Rosati’s, Z Pizza, Fireside, Lacy & Wendy’sNello's, and others. Craft beer stations were operated by Mother Bunch Brewing, O.H.S.O., Wren House, Helio Basin, and THAT Brewery. Expect a similar lineup this year. 

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11am-5pm
Location: 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tickets:  $10 entry – online purchase only
Tickets & Information: 480.442.9176, 
www.phoenix.pizza

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Arizona Honeybee Festival
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Arizona Honeybee Festival

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Saturday November 18th at Agave Farms in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Honeybee Festival takes flight. The free family event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

  • Culinary stage with local chefs
  • The Busy Bee Kids Zone
  • Honey tasting table
  • Beginning Beekeeping seminars at 10:30 and at 1:30.
  • Live music
  • Beekeepers Stage and the Education Stage to hear from local beekeepers on subjects like gardening for bees and apitherapy.
  • The director of the ASU Bee Lab, Dr. Osman Kaftanolgu, will be speaking.
  • Local vendors with bee-related wares and food trucks
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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Foraged Dessert Salon with Mark Lewis

Join Mark Lewis for a 2017 First Fall Foraged Dessert Salon on Saturday, November 18 at Chef Lounge (Formerly POSH Improvisational Cuisine) for a Presentation of Sustainable Desert Foraging and Gourmet Desert Dessert Cuisine – Eat Your Desert! Sustainable, respectful foraging and processing of Native Southwest ingredients and their cultures will be discussed. Aspects of each dessert’s preparation will be demonstrated. Samples will be enjoyed. Sign up and pay in advance ($20).  Contact Mark Lewis, 480.261.3730, manujib@yahoo.com.   Menu

  • Dessert 1: panna cotta (made with asparagus/ rose/red and yellow cholla cactus flower buds);
  • Dessert 2: subcontinental shrikhand – cardamom yoghurt – swirled with prickly pear puree;
  • Dessert 3: saguaro shmkwin with chufa horchata, a gelled pinole/pap/kichuri/juk/congee of ground, cooked acorn, sunflower seed, and pureed tepary slathered through with smoky-sweet, suave saguaro syrup. Think back-strap molasses-infused ambrosia! Float in natural chufa horchata – the gluten-free, milk-free, added-sugar-free milky drink so local, it was born in your glass! This is the original horchata formulation, popular before the use of rice and additives, and using the plant known as tigernut/ nutsedge/ vashai, the original namesake of the Scottsdale/Vashai area.

Two beverages:

  • Cota/Thelesperma greenthread/ Navajo tea (a naturally slightly sweet, inulin-rich relative of sunflowers, dandelions, Echinacea, Calendula, chamomile, and everlast)
  • Graythorn/lotebush/Ziziphus juice (a nectar-like juice made from our native plant relative to sea buckthorn and jujube). 

Mark Lewis is a sustainable forager and wild crafter of 200 plants and 50 mushrooms local and indigenous to the desert southwest in Arizona and the surrounding area.  Existing supporters from last market season include Chris Bianco Group, the Sheraton Grand Kai restaurant, the Westin Deseo restaurant, and more. In 2017-2018, additional supporters include the Arizona Restaurant Association Foodist Awards, Flagstaff's Coppa Cafe, Washington DC's Smithsonian Institute NMAI restaurant Mitsitam Cafe, NYC's Steve "Wildman" Brill, Whole Foods, Baker Creek Heirloom and Rare Seeds, Native Seeds/SEARCH, and locals Green's Cookery, Agave Farms, Brother Nature Farms, Cool Gelato Italiano, Chef Lounge, Hot Noodles Cold Sake, Sel, and the Stockyards.

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Ardberg Scotch Tasting at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Ardberg Scotch Tasting at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library

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The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa hosts the third annual Masters of Scotch Autumn Tasting Series. The tasting series provides a fun and informative evening in an hour-long presentations led by Scotch experts.  On November 16, James Chau will present a tasting of Ardbeg, which has been made on the small, remote Isle of Islay for more than 200 years.

The series concludes with local whiskey connoisseur John Christie presenting Balvenie, one of the best known whiskies hailing from the Scottish Highlands, on Dec. 14.

The Scotch Library Master Tastings each begin at 6:30 p.m. and are priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. For information or reservations, please call 480-624-1202. The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

The Scotch Library is open from 5 - 9 p.m. nightly.  Information: www.kierlandresort.com.

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Tiki Thursdays At Market Street Kitchen
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Tiki Thursdays At Market Street Kitchen

From 5 pm to close, Market Street Kitchen's Tiki Thursdays features a cocktail menu overflowing with Tiki twists on MSK's award-winning craft cocktails, served inside festive Tiki mugs and garnished with gummy sharks, festive mini umbrellas and colorful fresh fruit and herbs. 

Best of all, grab your Hawaiian shirt, grass skirt or coconut bra and receive discount pricing on Tiki cocktails all night long. (Guests must be dressed in 'Cabana Gear' to receive Happy Hour pricing on Tiki cocktails).  Tiki Thursdays take place on the third Thursday of every month. 

For a detailed Write on Rubee photo recap of MSK's tiki drinks and tiki menu specials, visit this link

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Postino Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Postino Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau Day

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This Thursday, November 16th is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, an annual celebration of the worlds most popular “early release wine.”  Picked off the vines in September, produced, packaged and shipped all over the world in 2 months, Beaujolais was originally consumed by vineyard workers in France as a celebration for the end of harvest, before making its way into the wine cafes of Lyon, FR as a staple fall wine.

Postino WineCafé has secured a very exclusive allotment of DOMAINE DUPEUBLE, one of the best French producers of the young grape wine, and each Postino location will have 2 cases on offer at $13/glass and $39/bottle (no available for $5 until 5pm pricing).  Postino actually snagged half the allocation of this producers wine for the state of Arizona, so it’s a rare find, and the perfect offering when showing up to a Thanksgiving feast.  

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Wrigley Mansion Wine Dinners
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Wrigley Mansion Wine Dinners

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November Wine Dinner: Cabs and Cuts

Save the cooking for Thanksgiving and join Geordie’s for “Cabs & Cuts,” an expertly planned wine-pairing dinner featuring dierent cabernet blends and an abundance of premium-quality beef. Compare cabernet varieties alongside various cuts of Arizona-raised Cedar River Farms beef, plus enjoy oysters and an array of other special extras along the way.

Seating is limited and must be be reserved in advance by calling 602-955-4079, or online. $75 per person + tax/gratuity.  

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Voila French Bistro Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau
Nov
14
to Nov 17

Voila French Bistro Celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau

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Voila French Bistro, a family owned and run authentic French restaurant is celebrating this year’s Beaujolais release for a week! From Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Saturday, Nov. 18 the restaurant will offer a special: a cheese and charcuterie platter plus bottle of Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais for $60.

Ségolène and Jean-Christophe Gros moved to Phoenix from France two years ago to open their own restaurant. Chef Gros has more than 30 years experience cooking in French restaurants.

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Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

Photo: Jenelle Bonifield of Food & Lifestyles

Photo: Jenelle Bonifield of Food & Lifestyles

The 26th annual Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame takes place on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Wrigley Mansion’s Garden Room. Presented by Scottsdale League for the Arts, this year’s star-studded soiree is going to be the biggest and best year yet. Local TV news personality, Jamie Cerreta, will emcee the evening’s ceremony, bringing an upbeat elegance to the festivities.  Tickets to the 26th annual Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame are $35 and include small bites. A cash bar will be available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://scottsdalefest.org/halloffame/

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For a Write On Rubee recap of last year's event, visit http://www.writeonrubee.com/recap/arizona-culinary-hall-of-fame-2016

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Rombauer Dinner at Pomelo at the Orchard
Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30

Rombauer Dinner at Pomelo at the Orchard

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Save the date for a limited seating “Sharing Table” event on Sunday, November 12th. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a six course meal paired with six wines at Pomelo at the Orchard. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about details from each course created by Chef Brent Menke. Expertly paired with wine, dishes such as Salad Chevre Chaud, Seared Diver Scallops over Chowder and Pan Roasted Duckling will tempt your taste buds!

Space is limited to only 22 seats. Tickets for the event are $85 per person (includes tax and 20% gratuity).  To view the full menu and purchase ticket to the event, visit: http://www.pomelophx.com/events/the-sharing-table-november-12-2017/.

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Slider Throwdown
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Slider Throwdown

The Slider Throwdown will take place at Kierland Commons on Sunday, November 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., where local food trucks will compete for the title of Best Slider. Food trucks such as Aioli Burger, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Mango Flats, Cleveland Corned Beef, Food Diva, Head to Hoof, Left Coast Burrito, and Emerson Fry Bread will be offering tasty sliders.

The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by the attendees via their People’s Choice votes. $30 includes admission, samples of all sliders and three drink tickets (non-alcoholic drinks). All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF). To purchase a ticket, visit  https://fs25.formsite.com/AFFCF/form26/index.html .

For a Write on Rubee recap of Slider Throwdown 2015, visit this link.

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In My Kitchen with Deborah Madison at FnB
Nov
12
11:30 AM11:30

In My Kitchen with Deborah Madison at FnB

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Join Edible Phoenix for a celebration of Deborah Madison's new book, In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes.Chef Charleen Badman of FnB will serve a 3-course local lunch featuring recipes from the book. We'll talk with Deborah about the book and her career and she'll sign your personal copy. (Additional gift books also available for the holidays - cash or check preferred).

  • Date: November 12, 2017 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
  • Location: FnB Restaurant | 7125 E. 5th Ave. #31, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Admission: $75
  • Event website: inmykitchen.eventbrite.com

Can't make the lunch? Deborah Madison will also be signing the books at EILEEN FISHER at Kierland Commons on Saturday, November 11 from 2-4pm.

Read more about Deborah Madison at Edible Phoenix.

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Arizona Harvest Fest
Nov
12
9:00 AM09:00

Arizona Harvest Fest

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The Arizona Harvest Fest & Farmers Market will fill the downtown Chandler area with 200 merchants offering a huge selection of products and services including a farmer’s market with local produce and artisan gourmet foods, holiday items, home décor and furnishings, jewelry, clothing, art, home improvements, health and wellness services and products, plus live entertainment and recreational fun for all ages. www.arizonaharvestfest.com Admission is FREE

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Arizona Harvest Dinner at Lon's at The Hermosa
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Arizona Harvest Dinner at Lon's at The Hermosa

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Join us for our inaugural Harvest Dinner as Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table & Southern Rail joins Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and the LON's culinary team for an UnmistakablyArizona dinner. The chefs will be joined by Bob McClendon of McClendon's Select Organic Farm & Wendell Crow of Crow's Dairy for a celebration of Arizona farming that serves as the inspiration for this five-course meal which will be paired with wines from Arizona's Callaghan Vineyards.

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CRUjiente Celebrates One Year
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

CRUjiente Celebrates One Year

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To celebrate their one-year anniversary, CRUjiente Tacos will be offering FREE Pork Belly street-style tacos to the first 101 customers (typically $4 on regular menu) on Nov. 11  Each Pork Belly Taco is handcrafted with pork belly confit, house quick kimchi, cilantro and Sriracha aioli. Additionally, guests have access to CRUjiente Tacos’ special deals on food items and drinks during happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m. and late-night happy hour, from 9 to 11 p.m. CRUjiente Tacos will open their doors at 3 p.m. Happy hour and late-night happy hour deals include:

  • $2 Tecate Light and Modelo Especial (regularly $4)
  • $3 Korean Fried Chicken Taco (regularly $4)
  • $5 Tacos CRUjientes – beef, pork and lamb (regularly $6 each)
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Savor Fall's Bounty: Cooking Class at Lon's
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Savor Fall's Bounty: Cooking Class at Lon's

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Join Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco on the patio for a cooking demonstration featuring Arizona’s Fall bounty, then enjoy the recipes during a festive four-course lunch, which includes choice of a glass of Arizona wine or a beer.

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 12-2:00pm.  $75/person, plus tax and service charge. Make your reservations here: https://www.symphonyhotelmarketing.com/hermosa-inn/event-registration

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ELGIN:  Sonoita AVA New Release Festival
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

ELGIN: Sonoita AVA New Release Festival

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Our 17th Annual celebration of St. Martin’s Sonoita AVA New Release Festival and the 33rd Anniversary of the Sonoita AVA (American Viticulture Area) will be November 11th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. No reservations required. Tickets can be purchased in advance at sonoitavineyards.com. Admission of $35 includes 15 wine tasting tickets with souvenir glass, tasting of new and current releases from Sonoita Vineyards, AZ Hops and Vines, Charron Vineyards, Wilhelm Family Vineyards, Rancho Rossa, Lightning Ridge Cellars, The Village of Elgin Winery, The Elgin Distillery, Dos Cabezas Wine Works, Callaghan Vineyards, Hannah’s Hill and Kief-Joshua Vineyards, barrel tasting with Sonoita Vineyards, discussion with the winemakers present, free souvenir giveaway to first 100 customers, and vineyard tours! We will have vendors on site for Holiday Shopping!

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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships

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The McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona create a breathtaking set for the much anticipated 7th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships. It has become the country’s most attended polo event and the world’s most interesting, called by the Captain of the Wales Team “the best polo event in the world.” Enjoy elements like Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus & Barrett-Jackson, The Bottled Blonde Polo Lounge Presented by Stella Artois, performances by the Phoenix Opera and Shakespeare in the Polo Park.  The event also welcomes Fried & Fizzy, a new pop-up restaurant featuring champagne and fried chicken by acclaimed local chef Michael DeMaria. 

One of the greatest American polo players in the sport’s history, and a fan favorite known for his aggressive style, polo legend Mike Azzaro will make his debut at the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships.  Inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame in 2013, Azzaro held the sport’s top ranking of 10 goals in 1994 for 14 years. He won seven U.S. Open Championships, third most of any players. He also won three Silver Cups, Butler Handicap, Iglehart, and World Cup. On Saturday, November 11th Azzaro will travel to Scottsdale and represent the Aspen Valley Polo Club, when the defending champions of the Molina Cup, led by team owner Melissa Ganzi, take on another first-time attendee, the Monte-Carlo Polo Club, in the featured match of the day starting at 2:15 p.m.

The 7th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships has become the country’s most attended polo event. Tickets, tables and tents ranging from $25.00 to $4,000 are now on sale. For all information, sponsorship or tickets please visit www.ThePoloParty.com.

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Cider Corps Opens Cidery Doors For Veteran’s Day
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Cider Corps Opens Cidery Doors For Veteran’s Day

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Cider Corps is opening the doors of its cidery to the public for a special Veteran’s Day Open House. This is the first public event for the Veteran-owned cidery in Downtown Mesa and will include small-batch hard ciders, mulled non-alcoholic cider as well as a food truck and tours of the facility. The cidery is at 31 S. Robson, just two blocks from the finishing point of the Mesa Veteran’s Day parade.

Owners and brothers Jason and Josh Duren will have a line of small-batch “Pie Ciders” available for purchase by growler or limited-edition crowlers including Mixed Berry and Pumpkin, along with Cold Brew Cider.  From 10 – 11 am, people can stop in for nonalcoholic hot mulled cider and coffee to go. After the parade, guests can come back for lunch and cider purchases.

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Veteran’s Day at Original Breakfast House
Nov
11
6:30 AM06:30

Veteran’s Day at Original Breakfast House

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This Veteran’s Day, Original Breakfast House is honoring those who serve and have served. Veterans and Active Duty members eat free from the menu below or take $11 off any menu item. There will be live music outside, along with free donuts and coffee. November 11 will be a real party at Original Breakfast House!  

  • Cajun Andouille sausage and cheddar scramble11.50
  • Pork Chops and Eggs11.50
  • Machaca Scramble11.50 
  • Pulled Pork Hash and Eggs11.50
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes9.95

Original Breakfast House, 13623 N 32nd St, Phoenix. (602) 482-2328. http://www.obhphx.com

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Veuve Cliquot Champagne Dinner at T. Cook's
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Veuve Cliquot Champagne Dinner at T. Cook's

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Back for its third year, T. Cook’s popular “Cellar Series” is returning with an impressive monthly lineup of intimate events where Executive Chef Todd Allison pairs a custom, prix-fixe menu with a stellar wine offering from French, Napa Valley and Sonoma County winemakers. Pricing includes the coursed dinner and wine pairings. Space is limited and tickets sell out quickly. Reservations can be made by calling 602-808-0766.

On November 10, T. Cook's welcomes Veuve Cliquot Winemaker Pierre Casenave from France.  Pierre Casenave will be leading the pairings during his first Arizona appearance. Every guest will receive a signed bottle of Veuve Yellow Label from Pierre.
Friday, November 10
6:00pm reception, 6:30pm dinner
$250++ per person
Four-course dinner, plus hand passed hors d’oeuvres 

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Future events include: 

DECEMBER 7: Grgich Hills Estate Dinner (From Napa Valley)
JANUARY 17:  Caymus Vineyards Dinner (From Napa Valley)
FEBRUARY 8: SIMI Winery Dinner (From Sonoma County)

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LDV Vineyard to Table Supper Club
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

LDV Vineyard to Table Supper Club

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Enjoy a "wine-inspired" vineyard to table three-course supper paired with LDV wines with LDV owners serving as your hosts. The Supper Club is reminiscent of the wonderful evenings when we took the time to invite new and old friends over for a great meal where we laughed, exchanged viewpoints, told stories, and slowed down enough to enjoy each others company. Come for supper with Peggy & Curt at LDV Winery. 

  • 6:00 PM
  • $65.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
  • Registration required; limit to 20 people maximium.
  • Call 480.664.4822 or 602.320.1485 to make reservations. Requires 48 hr. notice for full refund cancellations.

    Upcoming Dates:
    Dec. 5.

For a Write On Rubee recap and photos of a past event, visit this link.

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Famous 48 Opens in Scottsdale
Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Famous 48 Opens in Scottsdale

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Square One Concepts, Inc. newest restaurant concept, Famous 48, delivers a balance of casual, yet sophisticated dining wrapped in a tavern-theme in Old Town Scottsdale. The name gives a nod to the USA’s Lower 48 states, and the many regional culinary classics that are the foundation of our country’s great food scene. Visit Famous48.com for more information.

HOURS:  11am-close, Mon.-Fri.; 8am-close Sat. & Sun.; Brunch Sat.-Sun 8am-2pm

HAPPY HOUR: 3-6pm Mon.-Fri. featuring generous must-have bites, a signature cocktail, Arizona craft beer, premium wells and house wine specials.    

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Hess Wine Dinner at Ling & Louie's
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Hess Wine Dinner at Ling & Louie's

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Join Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, Scottsdale and The Hess Collection Wines as we host another amazing wine pairing dinner! Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!  $55/person++

FIRST COURSE
Ahi Sampler
Desert Island Poke, Spicy Ahi Roll, Black Orchid Ahi
Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast

SECOND COURSE
Ling’s Lemon Chicken with Wok’d broccolini, zesty lemon sauce
Hess ‘Shirtail Creek’ Chardonnay, Monterey

THIRD COURSE
Roasted Duck Slider topped with “drunken” slaw
Colomé ‘Autentico’ Malbec, Salta

FOURTH COURSE
Szechwan Lamb Chops with garlic-parmesan brussels sprouts, red wine sauce
The Hess Collection ‘Allomi Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

HAPPY ENDING
Bacon-Walnut Brownie with freshly baked and topped with house-made whipped cream
Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino

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