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.

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
Sep
15
to Sep 23

Fall Arizona Restaurant Week

The 2017 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, from September 15th through the 24th, with nearly 200 participating restaurants showcasing three-course prix-fixe meals for just $33 or $44 per person.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this food-focused event and to celebrate, the Arizona Restaurant Association is giving diners a chance to win big during Fall ARW with an exciting online contest.  Event updates along with a list of participating restaurants and their ARW menus can be found at www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

 

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BBQ + Bourbon Special at Southern Rail: Every Monday and Tuesday
Sep
18
to Sep 19

BBQ + Bourbon Special at Southern Rail: Every Monday and Tuesday

Every Monday and Tuesday, from 5pm-close, guests can enjoy a killer deal on a platter of barbeque, accompanied by two glasses of bourbon, for only $25 at Southern Rail.

The sharable tray includes meat with sauce and a side. Each week the platter will change - juicy, smoked meats will depend on Chef’s whim, and seasonal veggies will influence the side. Think sticky ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, classic BBQ sauce and a side of crunchy chow-chow, paired with a glass of bourbon or a classic Old Fashioned.  Guests can choose from a selection of 12 different bourbons, which can be enjoyed up, on-the-rocks, or in a cocktail like a Sazerac or Old Fashioned. And for those that are not lovers of the sweet brown nectar, the offer also extends to a bottle of wine (also from a select list), or two draft beers.

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Ladies Craft Beer Class and Tasting at Craft 64
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ladies Craft Beer Class and Tasting at Craft 64

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An event hosted by women for women who want to learn more about craft beer!Have you wondered what all the craft beer buzz is about? Well put down your wine glass, bring your friends and find out! Learn some “beer basics”, taste six craft beers, nosh on delicious caprese salad, gourmet wood-fired pizzas and have fun with other “crafty” women! 

$25 pp including tax and gratuity! 6-8pm.  RSVP required. Space is limited, only 24 seats! 
Call Craft 64 at 480-946-0542 to reserve your space with payment details. Cheers and see you there!

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Tiki Thursdays At Market Street Kitchen
Sep
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

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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Japanese Whisky Cocktail Dinner at Ling and Louie's
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Japanese Whisky Cocktail Dinner at Ling and Louie's

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Join Ling & Louie's in celebration of Whiskey Month with an exclusive Japanese Whisky Pairing Dinner. We'll be serving multiplie courses, each paired with a rare and unique Japanese Whisky.  Each Japanese Whisky will be specially prepared to highlight the dram's unique characteristics and to pair perfectly with each course. 

Seats to this event are limited, so call 480-767-5464 today to make your reservation!

When: Thursday, September 21st, 2017 @ 6:30
Where: Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill | 9397 E. Shea Blvd. #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Cost: $65/person++

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SOLD OUT:  James Beard Foundation: Taste America - Phoenix Welcome Reception
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

SOLD OUT: James Beard Foundation: Taste America - Phoenix Welcome Reception

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) is pleased to announce that tickets for the fifth anniversary year of the Taste America® national culinary tour are now on sale at jamesbeard.org/taste-america-tickets. The cross-country program will heat up this fall in ten dynamic culinary destinations including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle.

Phoenix’s itinerary will kick off the three-day Taste America weekend on Thursday, September 21 with a welcome reception at Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at The Yard. Guests will meet and greet participating chefs while enjoying a delicious cocktail and tasting reception. Tickets priced at $75 per person at https://www.jamesbeard.org/taste-america-phoenix

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Chef's Secret Garden Dinner at the Omni Montelucia
Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Chef's Secret Garden Dinner at the Omni Montelucia

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (map)
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Join the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia for an exclusive one-of-a-kind experience that showcases visiting distilleries and winemakers from across the country. Guests are invited to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format. Prepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, the family-style dinner includes three courses artfully paired with libations from distinguished winemakers and distillers. Each event is set in Chef's Kitchen, an indoor/outdoor space featuring custom millwork, hammered brass finishes, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, as well as a 2,500 square-foot, outdoor herb garden. This special event is limited to 24 people.

Tito's & Knob Creek Cocktail Dinner
Friday, September 22 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 per person

Join the Omni Montelucia for this unique dining experience highlighting specialty vodka and scotch cocktails paired perfectly with each dish which are sure to intensify and elevate your palate.

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Stay tuned for more information on the spirited themes and menus for the following dates: Thursday, October 26 | Wednesday, November 15 | Wednesday, December 13

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James Beard Foundation: A Night of Culinary Stars
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

James Beard Foundation: A Night of Culinary Stars

Photo: Debby Wolvos

Photo: Debby Wolvos

On Friday, September 22, Mountain Shadows Resort will host A Night of Culinary Stars, an exclusive dining event benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The evening will begin with a reception filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs, including Aaron Chamberlin (St. Francis, Phoenix), Dustin Christofolo (Quiessence, Phoenix), Lori Hashimoto (Hana Japanese Eatery, Phoenix), Branden Levine (Sel Restaurant, Scottsdale, AZ) and Beau MacMillan (elements at Sanctuary, Paradise Valley, AZ). Emcee for the evening will be CBS News Anchor Sean McLaughlin. Afterwards, guests will be seated for an extraordinary one-night-only dinner prepared by Taste America All-Star Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, San Francisco), along with Local Star Nobuo Fukuda (Nobuo at Teeter House, Phoenix) and host chef Charles Wiley (Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows, Paradise Valley, AZ). The evening will conclude with a dessert reception with sweets from local pastry chefs Tammie Coe (Tammie Coe Cakes, Phoenix), Country Velador (Super Chunk, Scottsdale, AZ), and Cassie Weisz (Churn, Phoenix).

Tickets are $275 per person. 7:00 PM Cocktail and Tasting Reception, 8:00 PM Dinner. For tickets, go to https://www.jamesbeard.org/taste-america-phoenix

Mountain Shadows has arranged for a special overnight package which includes complimentary drinks upon arrival, a special arrival amenity, an upgraded room type upon arrival (based on availability) and admittance to the dinner. Occupancy for the night of the event only. To purchase overnight hotel package at Mountain Shadows, go to https://www.mountainshadows.com/resort/events/james-beard-taste-america

 

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Sedona Wine Fest
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Sedona Wine Fest

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The Ninth Annual Sedona Winefest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the historic Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. Surrounded by green grass and the spectacular views of Sedona’s red rocks, the event will be held in an all-weather circus-sized tent for all to enjoy. 

The Winefest is designed to introduce attendees to a variety of fine wines from 20 Arizona wineries from across the state, including many from the the Verde Valley. The event also includes local cuisine, art, music, a variety of vendors, and free wine education seminars. In addition to tasting opportunities, wine will be for sale by the glass, bottle and case. Parking is free.

General admission tickets will be sold at the door for $40.00. A ticket for both days is available online for $50. General admission includes an etched commemorative glass and six tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets will be available on site. Online sales end at 5 PM on Friday, September 22.  

For more information, visit SedonaWinefest.com.

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Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner at Dominick’s Steakhouse
Sep
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner at Dominick’s Steakhouse

Photo: Dominick's Steakhouse

Photo: Dominick's Steakhouse

On Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 the Scottsdale Firefighters Association will host their 17th annual Behind the Flames Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner at Dominick’s Steakhouse.  The cocktail hour begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. The Firefighters Association will  present the Scottsdale Firefighter of the Year Award and honor the Inaugural C.A.R.E. Awards winner Tom Hatten, Founder and CEO of Mountainside Fitness. The SFA is also honored to welcome Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan and mother of Make-A-Wish child, Linda Pauling as featured speakers and guests of honor

Single tickets are available for $150. The Title Sponsorship for $10,000 offers a table for ten and all refreshments, the Signature Sponsorship for $5,000 offers a table for eight and all refreshments, and the Partner Sponsorship for $2,500 offers a table for eight and all refreshments. Seats have sold out in the past, so those interested are encouraged to reserve their spots early. Please call (480) 272-7271for more information.

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Sunday Suppers at Match
Sep
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sunday Suppers at Match

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Join Match Restaurant and Cocktails at the FOUND:RE Phoenix hotel for September's Sunday Suppers for only $22 per person.  To make your reservation, call 602.875.8080. Menu: “Hoboken Style Sunday Gravy” with spaghetti and meatballs, Clams Casino, wedge salad with tomato and bleu cheese and a chocolate chip cannoli. With this menu, Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir is just $7 per glass. (September 3, 10, 17, 24) 

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Sonoran Brewing Dinner at Lon's with Guest Chef Keenan Bosworth
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sonoran Brewing Dinner at Lon's with Guest Chef Keenan Bosworth

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Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco welcomes Chef Keenan Bosworth, of Pig & Pickle, into the LON’s kitchen to create a unique and memorable four-course dinner paired with local brews from Sonoran Brewing Company, the creator of Seven Wives Saison (named after the Inn’s original owner, Lon Megargee and the seven wives he had in his lifetime). The chefs will double the pleasure of the selected craft beers as they will be incorporated into the menu as an ingredient and will be enjoyed as a beverage pairing.

September 28, 2017 | 6-9 pm | $55.00 ++/person

For more information: 602.955.7878.  Registration for all events is now conveniently and exclusively online.  http://www.hermosainn.com/scottsdale-paradise-valley/event-registration

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Press Celebrates National Coffee Day with Free Coffee
Sep
29
7:00am 7:00am

Press Celebrates National Coffee Day with Free Coffee

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In honor of the drink that fuels America, Press Coffee Roasters is giving people a free small cup of drip or cold brew coffee at its five Valley locations on September 29. No purchase necessary.

Press has been Phoenix' local coffee roaster since 2008. It shares its passion for specialty coffee by providing the highest quality coffee products, service and knowledge with customers and community every day. Visit Press Coffee online at presscoffee.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @presscoffee.

Locations:

  •        Tempe at Skywater Apartments: 601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
  •        Tempe at Nexa Apartments: 1221 E. Apache Blvd.
  •        Scottsdale at Scottsdale Quarter: 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd. #102
  •        Chandler: 2577 W. Queen Creek Rd.
  •        Phoenix at The Muse Apartments: 1616 N. Central Ave.

 

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Hope Through Hollis Ice Cream Fundraiser at Splurge
Sep
29
to Oct 1

Hope Through Hollis Ice Cream Fundraiser at Splurge

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Splurge at The Orchard is proud to introduce the Hope Through Hollis Mint Chip Ice Cream! Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, Splurge at The Orchard will donate 100% of the sales made from the Hope Through Hollis Mint Chip Ice Cream to the Hope Through Hollis organization.  

Hollis Doherty was a 7-year-old Phoenix boy diagnosed with a tumor on his brain stem called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Hollis passed away in January of this year. Hollis' parents, Shane and Shawnee Doherty, continue to honor their son’s legacy to raise money in order to fund research for this devastatingly rare disease. To do this, Hope Through Hollis has partnered with TGen, a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments. 

After the fundraiser at Splurge at The Orchard, a portion of all Hope Through Hollis Mint Chip Ice Cream sales will continue to be donated to Hope Through Hollis.

For more information on Splurge visit their website at splurgephx.com.

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Adriana Trigiani Brunch at Lon's at the Hermosa
Sep
29
11:00am11:00am

Adriana Trigiani Brunch at Lon's at the Hermosa

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In partnership with Barnes & Noble, LON’s presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy an intimate brunch while being regaled by the reigning queen of women’s fiction: Adriana Trigiani, followed by a book signing.

Beloved by millions, Adriana Trigiani is the author of 16 New York Times bestsellers, published in 36 countries, including All The Stars in the Heavens, the blockbuster The Shoemaker’s Wife, the Valentine trilogy and Lucia, Lucia. She also wrote and directed the #2 Romantic Comedy of 2015, Big Stone Gap, based on her debut novel, starring Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg.

Adriana’s just-released Kiss Carlo has quickly soared on the best-selling lists, where The New York Times calls her ‘a comedy writer with a heart of gold,” and her books: “tiramisu for the soul.” Adriana’s works have been profiled in publications around the world, including The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Virginia Living, Publisher’s Weekly, Reader’s Digest, and more.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 11 am – 1 pm | $55.00 ++/person

For more information: 602.955.7878.  Registration for all events is now conveniently and exclusively online. http://www.hermosainn.com/scottsdale-paradise-valley/event-registration

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Learn and Lunch with Chef Marcellino
Sep
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

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, September 30 (1-3 p.m.)
Paccatelli—short, springy pasta with Chef’s sauce of fresh zucchini, caramelized onions and prosciutto
$35/pp

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Chile Pepper Festival
Sep
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chile Pepper Festival

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The Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival is an all-ages, local food & music event on Roosevelt Street in the heart of Roosevelt Row Arts District of Downtown Phoenix, hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) & Roosevelt Growhouse Community Garden.  Onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show hosted by PEP Rally, a Beer Garden presented by Deschutes Brewery AND a gourmet margarita station will all be on the menu! Announcement of the Festival’s best chile pepper dish winners and crowning of the year’s Chile Pepper Champion will culminate the festivities. Admission is only $5! Food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.chilepepperfest.org/

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Mexican Tequila Standoff at La Hacienda
Sep
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mexican Tequila Standoff at La Hacienda

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Join La Hacienda at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for the standoff of the century when their very own Tequila Goddess, Katie Schnurr, faces off against special guest bartenders, Dustin Bolin from Nook and Phil Clark from Bluehound Kitchen and Cocktails. With three featured tequilas and three bartenders, each will make a signature cocktail and guests will vote for their favorite. Enjoy a tequila tasting, cocktails and tapas style appetizers from Chef Forest Hamrick while enjoying live Mariachi music. 

Tickets to this ultimate tequila showdown may be purchased for $75 per person (does not include tax and gratuity). Call 480.585.7374 for reservations.

Learn More: La Hacienda

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LDV Vineyard to Table Supper Club
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

LDV Vineyard to Table Supper Club

Photo by Jenellle Bonifield

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:
    Nov. 7, and Dec. 5.

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

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Mac & Cheese Festival
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

Mac & Cheese Festival

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Mac & Cheese Lovers Rejoice! The Scottsdale Waterfront will play host to the inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Guests will enjoy one comfort-food-filled day tasting the Valley's Best Mac & Cheese from Top Chefs competing to win the "Golden Noodle" trophy.  General Admission tickets are $15.  Kids 3 and under are free. Tickets are for admission only. Tasting and Drink Tickets Sold Separately. VIP tickets $75.  For more information, visit this link: https://macandcheesefestaz.com/event-info/

Do you have a killer mac 'n cheese recipe?  Enter the Mac & Cheese Smac Down and a chance to win $500. Video submissions must be received by September 15. Register your winning recipe here: https://macandcheesefestaz.com/mac-cheese-smac-down/

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Master Scotch Tastings at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Master Scotch Tastings at The Westin Kierland Scotch Library

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The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will feature Glenmorangie, Ardbach and Balvenie as it 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.

The series begins with Clarke Boyer, Brand Ambassador of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, who will be presenting a sampling of Glenmorangie whiskies, which are among the best-loved whiskies in Scotland.  It continues with James Chau, who 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.

 

  • Oct. 12 featuring Glenmorangie
  • Nov. 16 featuring Ardbeg
  • Dec. 14 featuring Balvenie

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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Cooking Class at Lon's at the Hermosa
Oct
14
11:00am11:00am

Cooking Class at Lon's at the Hermosa

Join Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and his culinary team for a demonstration cooking class featuring all things pork. From belly to butt, learn about the different cuts of pork and how to prepare them in a variety of ways. Savor small plates of all the dishes that are prepared during the class, along with your choice of a glass of wine or a beer.  

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 11 am – 1 pm | $69.00 ++/person

For more information: 602.955.7878.  Registration for all events is now conveniently and exclusively online.  http://www.hermosainn.com/scottsdale-paradise-valley/event-registration

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Arizona Taco Festival
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Arizona Taco Festival

This October, prepare for one of the biggest and most exciting food festivals in the country held at Salt River Fields. Picture 50+ taco vendors slinging tacos, lucha libre wrestlers battling it out for supremacy, top mixologists shaking up creative margaritas in a spirited competition, live music, and more.  

The Taco Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the competition, tacos are available for only $2 each to festivalgoers. Last year, the festival sold over 100,000 tacos to over 30,000 fans. Hit up the Tequila Expo on Saturday or the Margarita Expo on Sunday, the latter offering patrons the chance to sample margaritas from some of the top Valley mixologists. In Saturday's Tequila Expo, over 30 brands will pour over 100 tequila varieties to novices and aficionados alike. 

General Admission -$12.00.  VIP - $100.00  Tequila Expo - Saturday ONLY$20.00.  For more information regarding the 2017 Arizona Taco Festival visit www.aztacofestival.com.

 

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No Kid Hungry Dinner
Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

No Kid Hungry Dinner

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On October 16, top Arizona chefs are coming together to create a one-of-kind dining experience, benefitting No Kid Hungry and its effort to end childhood hunger in our state. 

Hosted by Sam Fox, featured chefs include Aaron Chamberlin of St. Francis & Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Scott Holmes of Little Miss BBQ, Chris Newstrom of Upward Projects, Jason Raducha of Noble Bread & Noble Eatery, Doug Robson of Gallo Blano & Otro Cafe, and Chris Curtiss of Fox Restaurant Concepts.

Tickets include cocktail reception with passed appetizers, a 3-course wine-paired dinner, and live auction. Tickets start at $150.  For more information adn to purchase tickets, visit this link: https://ce.nokidhungry.org/events/phoenix-no-kid-hungry

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Del Bac Whiskey Dinner at Lon's
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Del Bac Whiskey Dinner at Lon's

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Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco welcomes Cullen Campbell, owner and chef of Crudo and Okra (co-owner), to team for one night to highlight Tucson’s Del Bac Whiskey from Hamilton Distillers. Enjoy a menu focusing on a whole pig, from E&R Pork in Tucson, that has been fed on the mash from the production of Del Bac whiskey. Cocktail pairings will feature Del Bac’s award winning Clear Mesquite Smoked Whiskey, “Dorado” Aged Mesquite Smoked Whiskey and LON’s Private Barrel Cask Strength Unsmoked Aged Whiskey.

 Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6-9 pm | $75.00 ++/person

For more information: 602.955.7878. Registration for all events is now conveniently and exclusively online. http://www.hermosainn.com/scottsdale-paradise-valley/event-registration

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Learn and Lunch with Chef Marcellino
Oct
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

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, October 21 (1-3 p.m.)
Chef’s fresh pasta and his sauce of Italian Brocoli di Rape and Salsiccia (sausage)
$35/pp

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Dish it Out 2017
Oct
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dish it Out 2017

Photo: Jenelle Bonifield

Dish It Out is the Valley’s most exciting high-end culinary event. Your favorite restaurants are going head-to-head in a gourmet melee to knock out childhood hunger. This event has it all: top-shelf talent serving up their signature dishes, live entertainment and the Valley's most innovative chefs battling for the title of Dish It Out Champion. All proceeds benefit the hungry children who count on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix for safety, meals and opportunity. General Admission tickets are $75 per person. For details and to purchase tickets, visit Dish It Out AZ.

For a Write On Rubee recap of last year's event, click this link. 

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The Arizona Fall Fest
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

The Arizona Fall Fest

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The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona.

The Arizona Fall Fest is the only large-scale festival to feature exclusively Arizona-owned businesses and organizations. The Arizona Fall Fest will highlight the best of Arizona, including more than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses; food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs, and food trucks;  the Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits; live entertainme; Sports Zone; ‘Kid Zone’

Free to attend.  The event is both family-friendly and dog-friendly. More information can be found at http://localfirstaz.com/fall-festival/

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azcentral Food & Wine Experience 2017
Nov
4
to Nov 5

azcentral Food & Wine Experience 2017

On November 4-5, azcentral.com Food & Wine Experience presented by Cadillac returns at Salt River Fields.   Emmy Award-winning television show host and best-selling author Martha Stewart will headline this premier culinary festival. Tickets are available at foodandwine.azcentral.com for the two-day event, and feature: 

·        Grand Tasting.  Tickets in advance are $85 and offer unlimited sampling of chef creations; access to chef demonstrations and panels; and tastings of fine wines, craft beers and distinctive spirits. Saturday or Sunday

·        VIP Grand Tasting.  Tickets in advance are $120 and guests enjoy all the benefits of the Grand Tasting, plus entry at noon, access to the VIP Lounge, and private tastings from wineries and distillers. Preferred parking and VIP restrooms

·        The Cellar.  A $20 upgrade to any ticket above, the wine seminar offers special tastings and an insider’s knowledge of wines sampled; led by the winemaker or wine ambassador.

·        The Chef’s Package.  A $180 ticket, a private meet & greet with a special guest chef of national renown.  Details coming soon

·        Private Dining ‘Experiences.’ A schedule of separately ticketed private dining Experiences created by popular chefs and restaurateurs will be announced soon.  Experiences can occur within the event footprint or at participating restaurants.

For more information, visit this link.

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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships
Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Phoenix Pizza Festival
Nov
18
11:00am11:00am

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

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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Scottsdale Culinary Festival:  Brunch Club
Dec
2
12:00pm12:00pm

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

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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Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61
Sep
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61

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One Sunday a month, Executive Chef Charles Wiley will craft a delicious four-course meal thoughtfully paired with beverages in partnership with one of the restaurant’s artisan suppliers.

The next Sunday Supper Club will take place on Sunday, September 17 at 6 p.m. with Pat Jasmin of Folio Fine Wine Partners. A few standout menu items include:

  • Kabocha squash raviolo with matsutake mushrooms, carrot, ginger, coconut veloute
  • Beet cured washington state steelhead with brussels sprout salad, organic cannellini bean puree, golden beets, sherry vinaigrette
  • Rioja braised veal shortrib with thyme-infused dauphinoise potato, broccolin
  • Roasted fig tart with toasted hazelnuts, crow's dairy goat cheese cream

Reservations are required at $74 per person and includes wine pairings. Guests can make reservations at 480.624.5458.

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Rock the Guac
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rock the Guac

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Also enjoy Lucha Libre Wrestling, live flamenco music and dancing, and an after party with live DJ held at The Bees Knees in The Camby Hotel.  Tickets include unlimited guacamole samples from all the 14 chefs; a snack bar; two drink tickets good for Patron margaritas, Corona cervezas, and more; and live music. Proceeds from ticket sales partially benefit Free Arts for Abused children. Guests are encouraged wear their favorite rock-inspired gear in theme with the event, too!

Tickets are $40 – event will likely sell out, advance purchase encouraged.  $50 at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Purchase tickets at:
https://www.universe.com/rocktheguac

NOTE: Take the elevator home and enjoy a $99 room rate at The Camby! Use promo code "LPR" when booking at www.thecamby.com..

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Cooking with the Chiefs Guacamole Competition
Sep
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Cooking with the Chiefs Guacamole Competition

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Unified teams from area law enforcement and Special Olympics Arizona athletes will debut their best guacamole recipes. Diners will have the chance to taste test all their efforts and crown a winner.

Join the competitors at Macayo's Depot Cantina Tempe for games, a silent auction, live entertainment, food and drink specials, and more. View the flyer here.

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Rockin' Taco Fest
Sep
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Rockin' Taco Fest

Photo: Landon Evans

Photo: Landon Evans

A food, music and cultural celebration, Rockin’ Taco will feature creative tacos from two dozen local restaurants. Wash it all down with fresh fruit fresca, Mexican cerveza, tequila tasting, margaritas and more. Plus, save room for elote, churros and palettas! Located in downtown Chandler, Rockin Taco will feature live entertainment, a salsa competition, low rider car show, niños play zone, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit rockintacoaz.com

General Admission: $10 presale online, $12 at the gate. (Kids 12 and under are free).  GA does not include food or beverage

VIP Admission: $75. A limited number of VIP tickets available online ONLY and include six alcoholic beverages, unlimited soft drinks and water, catered food from El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina of Chandler, private restrooms, front stage access/view, private seating. VIP is a 21 and over entry only.

 

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Sonata's New Brunch Menu Launch
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Sonata's New Brunch Menu Launch

Sonata's Brunch

Fall is here, and so is al fresco dining weather. Every Saturday and Sunday, beginning September 16, enjoy brunch on the beautiful patio at Sonata's Restaurant in Scottsdale. Featuring omelettes, crepes and special European dishes, brunch is available from 10am – 3pm.

During this grand introduction weekend (Sept 16-17), enjoy a complimentary fresh-squeezed mimosa with your meal! (1 mimosa per person with the purchase of a food item). Visit this link for menu. 

 

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Rombauer Wine Dinner at Market Street Kitchen
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rombauer Wine Dinner at Market Street Kitchen

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Market Street Kitchen will host a Rombauer Vineyards Wine Dinner with special guest KR Rombauer, and it’s all for a good cause! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Chances for Children.  The menu includes a five-course meal paired with Rombauer wines.

  • Date: Thursday, September 14
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Market Street Kitchen; 20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
  • Cost: $95 per person 
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ZD Wine Dinner at Fat Ox
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

ZD Wine Dinner at Fat Ox

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Join Fat Ox onThursday, September 14, for their ZD Wine Dinner, featuring winery president Brett DeLeuze and a five-course paring prepared by Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel and Chef Matt Carter. Limited seating available.  Please call 480-307-6900 for reservations. $135++ per person.

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Glendale Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers Opens
Sep
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

Glendale Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers Opens

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The newest location opens on September 14 at 3 pm. Our Award Winning burgers are all hand formed from fresh, never frozen, ground chuck, to create a tasty selection of mouthwatering half pound burgers. Add to that, Award Winning Mac-N-Cheese and classic sandwiches. We also feature hand crafted salads, char broiled hot dogs and a tasty selection of appetizers such as grilled drummettes, sliders, hell fire chips and much more. Our beer menu consists of over 150 beer choices at most locations, on draught, bottled or canned.

Each location is casual and friendly featuring comfortable leather booths and butcher block tables and is loaded with over 30 HD flat screen TVs and a great sound system to catch all of your favorite sporting events. Most patios feature rolled up garage doors, indoor/outdoor bars for direct service, high top community tables with built-in beer coolers.  

For more information, visit https://www.coldbeers.com

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Sommelier Showdown with Jason Caballero and Mark Tarbell at Bourbon Steak
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sommelier Showdown with Jason Caballero and Mark Tarbell at Bourbon Steak

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Join Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as they host a Sommelier Showdown. On September 12th, cheer on Bourbon sommelier Jason Caballero and Mark Tarbell of Tarbell's and Tarbell's Tavern as they pick the perfect beverage pairing for five courses prepared by Executive Chef Tony Snyder. Guests will vote after every course for their favorite pairing, and at the end of the night the next flight club champion will be named! 

A reception with passed canapes and bubbly starts the festivities, followed by a five-course menu and ten wine pairings.  $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity) . 6:30 reception, 7 pm dinner. Call 480-585-2694 for reservations. 

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BBQ + Bourbon Special at Southern Rail: Every Monday and Tuesday
Sep
11
to Sep 12

BBQ + Bourbon Special at Southern Rail: Every Monday and Tuesday

Every Monday and Tuesday, from 5pm-close, guests can enjoy a killer deal on a platter of barbeque, accompanied by two glasses of bourbon, for only $25 at Southern Rail.

The sharable tray includes meat with sauce and a side. Each week the platter will change - juicy, smoked meats will depend on Chef’s whim, and seasonal veggies will influence the side. Think sticky ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, classic BBQ sauce and a side of crunchy chow-chow, paired with a glass of bourbon or a classic Old Fashioned.  Guests can choose from a selection of 12 different bourbons, which can be enjoyed up, on-the-rocks, or in a cocktail like a Sazerac or Old Fashioned. And for those that are not lovers of the sweet brown nectar, the offer also extends to a bottle of wine (also from a select list), or two draft beers.

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Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection
Sep
11
11:00am11:00am

Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection

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The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection comes to Clarkdale, Arizona and brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and other businesses and institutions from across the state. The cornerstone of the Farmer+Chef Connection is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, an all-day vendor fair featuring the best local food products Arizona has to offer. Following the Suppliers’ Marketplace, the Local Food Reception will be hosted at Four Eight Wineworks, located just down the street from the Clark Memorial Clubhouse. The Reception will allow attendees to casually network over local food and drink, including locally sourced appetizers from Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room and Osteria as well as Arizona wine and beer.

Those planning on attending and wanting to seek accommodations can inquire with the Clarkdale Lodge, which is offering a 25% discount for event attendees. Attendees wanting to book a room at the Clarkdale Lodge should call 928-634-5037 and mention the Farmer+Chef Connection.

General Admission: $20/person all day pass includes access to Suppliers Marketplace and Reception.  Information and tickets are available for purchase at localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef.

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Sunday Suppers at Match
Sep
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sunday Suppers at Match

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Join Match Restaurant and Cocktails at the FOUND:RE Phoenix hotel for September's Sunday Suppers for only $22 per person.  To make your reservation, call 602.875.8080. Menu: “Hoboken Style Sunday Gravy” with spaghetti and meatballs, Clams Casino, wedge salad with tomato and bleu cheese and a chocolate chip cannoli. With this menu, Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir is just $7 per glass. (September 3, 10, 17, 24) 

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Wine Appreciation Workshop Series at LDV Wine Gallery
Sep
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wine Appreciation Workshop Series at LDV Wine Gallery

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Enjoy an evening with winemaker Curt Dunham as he leads fun and informative workshops in the casual elegance of the LDV Wine Gallery. Workshop includes; Equivalent of approximately 2 glasses of wine, little bites & workshop materials. Additional wine available for purchase.  Visit this link for details. 

$35 per workshop or $65 per couple.  Registration required. Space limited. Call 480-664-4822 to register. Requires 48 hour cancellation notice for full refund.  Schedule of upcoming events:

  • Sept. 10 - Wine + Cheese
  • October 15 - Making Sense of Wine Scents
  • Nov. 19 - Winemaking 101
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UnderTow Celebrates One Year with New Menu and Hours
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

UnderTow Celebrates One Year with New Menu and Hours

UnderTow One Year

Launching on Sunday, September 10, UnderTow will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a new handwritten, hardbound menu brimming with 38 handcrafted cocktails (including 25 all-new recipes), plus expanded hours (now open daily) and a new happy hour. And new, improved nautical special effects for this subterranean bar designed to resemble the cargo hold of a centuries-old clipper ship, including digital TV portholes that make it seem like the ship is sailing across the open ocean. UnderTow was an instant hit when it launched in August 2016, including earning a prestigious “Best New American Cocktail Bar” nomination from Tales of the Cocktail, an annual event in New Orleans that’s considered the Oscars of the beverage industry.  

Starting on September 10, UnderTow will be open Monday though Thursday (4 pm to midnight), Friday and Saturday (4 pm to 2 am) and Sunday (2 to 10 pm). Located at 3620 E. Indian School Rd. (beneath Sips Coffee & Beer Garage), call 602-753-6504 to reserve your spot or visit www.undertowphx.com for their reservation policy. Or follow the UnderTow’s voyage on Facebook & Twitter @drinkundertow and Instragram @undertowphx.

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Celebrate Grandparents at TEXAZ Grill
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Celebrate Grandparents at TEXAZ Grill

Treat your Grandparents to a hearty meal just like they used to make, with National Grandparents Day at TEXAZ Grill in Phoenix, where all day long (10 am to 10pm) they will be serving up classic, rib-sticking Chicken & Dumplings for only $8. Brimming with from-scratch dumplings and hearty chunks of chicken, this creamy, filling stew is the same recipe that TEXAZ's Owner/Head Chef, Steve Freidkin learned from his mother back in Texas. Plus, all grandparents will receive complimentary, old-fashioned, homemade Rice Pudding with an entrée order (proof of grandparenthood required).       

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Pop-Up Tiki Bar at Proof at The Four Seasons
Sep
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Pop-Up Tiki Bar at Proof at The Four Seasons

  • Proof at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale (map)
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Known for its steadfast commitment to serving food and beverage sourced exclusively from the United States, Proof, an American Canteen, is capitalizing on a “libation loophole” to offer limited-edition, tiki-style Thirsty Thursday specials.

Enjoy the ambiance of the evening by donning a complimentary lei and taking a trip to the islands. The tiki-style drinks are available every Thursday night in Proof. Drinks include the Flaming Zombie Bite, with over-proof rum, gin, pineapple, orgeat, orange and raspberry. The Bitter Burro combines dark rum, amaro, ginger liquor, bitter, ginger beer and lemon. Or try the Lava Flow, combining rum, pineapple juice, coconut rum ice cream and strawberry. These specialty drinks range from $12 to $16.

Small bites are available to accompany the drink menu. The Bacon Bao Bun features housemade bacon, jicama slaw, Thai Bird chilis and mint. The Shrimp Bibimbap combines prawns, ancient grains and sunny-side up egg and sesame seeds.

To make reservations in Proof, an American Canteen, please call (480) 513-5088.  

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Beer Garden: Tailgate Edition at Hotel Valley Ho
Sep
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Beer Garden: Tailgate Edition at Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho Sands Venue

Hotel Valley Ho Sands Venue

Visit Hotel Valley Ho on Thursday, September 7 for the next event in their Beer Garden series. This tailgate edition event features brews from Honor Brewing Company, a veteran-owned company that has a mission to brew great beer and honor American heroes. Enjoy an evening of craft beer, delicious food, DJ entertainment and football on the big screen as the New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Executive Chef Russell LaCasce has crafted a special tailgate menu including four-alarm chili, fried mac and cheese balls, smoked baby back ribs, mason jar pies and much more. This event will be held in the hotel's Sands venue starting at 5 p.m. Stay tuned for details on upcoming events that will be held on the hotel's scenic rooftop deck. The cost is $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made at 480.421.7997.

EVENT LINK<https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/rooftop-beer-garden>

 

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Tiki Tuesday at The Ostrich
Sep
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tiki Tuesday at The Ostrich

The gentlemen at The Ostrich in Chandler are doing TiKi right! On Tuesdays, they're open for the sole purpose of sharing the ALOHA spirit so come on out and enjoy some extraordinary cocktails and exotic tunes with the Tiki AZ 'ohana! Food from the adjoining restaurant will be available also. Be sure to wear your Aloha attire and don't forget your favorite mug! 

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Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day at Fired Pie
Sep
5
10:00am10:00am

Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day at Fired Pie

Tuesday, September 5, is National Cheese Pizza Day and Fired Pie wants to help you celebrate! All Fired Pie locations will offer half off a cheese pizza with the purchase of any drink. This is for cheese pizzas only. Not available on third party deliveries and one per person, dine in only. Fired Pie has 16 locations in metro Phoenix and two in Tucson. You can find out more about them at Firedpie.com.

September is also Hunger Awareness Month and all September long, locally owned Fired Pie is participating in the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Every $1 you donate to No Kid Hungry while at any of Fired Pie’s 16 metro Phoenix locations or two Tucson locations, you will receive a voucher for a free Pookie (a chocolate chip cookie or macadamia nut cookie dough topped with vanilla bean ice cream) that you can use on your next visit. You will have 30 days from the date of purchase to use the voucher. Voucher cannot be used on the purchase date. NoKidHungry.org.

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Sunday Suppers at Match
Sep
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sunday Suppers at Match

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Join Match Restaurant and Cocktails at the FOUND:RE Phoenix hotel for September's Sunday Suppers for only $22 per person.  To make your reservation, call 602.875.8080. Menu: “Hoboken Style Sunday Gravy” with spaghetti and meatballs, Clams Casino, wedge salad with tomato and bleu cheese and a chocolate chip cannoli. With this menu, Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir is just $7 per glass. (September 3, 10, 17, 24) 

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First Friday at DeSoto Central Market
Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

First Friday at DeSoto Central Market

It's First Friday on Roosevelt Row! DeSoto Central Market is the perfect place to stop by for a drink and grab a delicious dinner. Enjoy Happy Hour specials until 7 pm and the pop-up market with great local vendors. 

Happy Hour:
$1 off pints
$2 off pitchers
$5 pitcher of Beer of the Day
$2 off wine by the glass
$5 cocktail of the day
$6 Burger of the Day (Mystery Burger!)
$1 off Sides at DCM Burger Joint

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Bar Brawl at jade bar: Final Round
Aug
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bar Brawl at jade bar: Final Round

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UPDATE:  The winner is.....William Ludington of The Ostrich.  Congratulations Will! 

Sunday, August 27th is the culmination of Bar Brawl 2017 at the jade bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa with emcee Eddie "Aces" Garcia. Celebrate with music by DJ Hybrid 33 and Happy Hour pricing for food and drinks.   Cheer on these two talents for the final round:  Piroose Hajizadeh-Amini of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour and Will Ludington of The Ostrich!

They competed against these talented cocktail artists, some of the best at their craft in AZ's libation scene:
Kyle Landry of Crudo
Liza Loewenhagen of Cobra Arcade Bar
Alex Knight of Culinary Dropout
Gavin Pena of The Clever Koi
Rando Shields of Shady’s Fine Ales and Cocktails
Sam Penton of Counter Intuitive

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Nobuo $40 Tasting Menu Summer Special
Aug
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Nobuo $40 Tasting Menu Summer Special

Photo:  Nobuo at Teeter House

Photo:  Nobuo at Teeter House

This weekend, visit Nobuo at Teeter House for James Beard Award-winning Chef Nobuo Fukuda's seven-course tasting menu for only $40 per person (normally $80 per person) on Sunday, August 27th only. Make your reservations at http://www.nobuofukuda.com/ or call 602-254-0600. For menu, visit this link

 

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National Burger Day at TEXAZ
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

National Burger Day at TEXAZ

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The only thing tastier than TEXAZ Grill's beefy hamburgers is enjoying one for only $6 (normally priced at $8.50), served from 10am-4pm.

We take our beef and our burgers seriously in Texas," says TEXAZ Grill's owner and cook, Steve Freidkin. "Each burger starts with six-ounces of fresh, pure ground chuck, grilled to order and served on a toasted sesame seed bun with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and a pickle on the side."

Enjoy your burger neat or pile on the extras such as American, Longhorn, Jalapeno-Jack or Blue cheese crumbles, mashed avocado, sautéed onions or mushrooms, or TEXAZ-style (topped with house-made chili, plus cheese and onions), all for an additional cost.  Plus, every burger includes a side of fried potatoes.

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TUCSON: Bite Nite
Aug
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

TUCSON: Bite Nite

Bite Nite, a benefit event for The ALS Association, Arizona Chapter, will take place in Tucson on Saturday, August 26 at the Westin la Paloma Resort and Spa from 6 to 10pm.  Introduced in 2014 by The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, Bite Nite has established its place as one of Tucson’s preeminent culinary events/fundraisers.  The event raises funds and awareness for ALS while showcasing signature dishes from top chefs across the Old Pueblo.  

Guests at Bite Nite enjoy signature bites from many of Tucson’s top restaurants, wine, spirits and craft beer tastings, live musical entertainment, and also have the opportunity to participate in the live and silent auctions by bidding a variety of restaurant gift cards/certificates, wine dinners, special mystery boxes and more.

2017 participating restaurants include: Azul, Bob's Steak & Chop House, Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bistro, Hub, Kingfisher Bar & Grill, North Italia, Penca Restaurante, PY Steakhouse, Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink, Texas Roadhouse, Trattoria Pina, and specialty purveyors Nothing Bundt Cake, Popped Artisan Popcorn, and Three Wells Distillery.

Tickets to attend the event are $100 per person (or $1000 for a table of 10 with guaranteed seating) and can be purchased online at http://bitenite.org/tucson/.  

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