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.

Pop-Up Tiki Bar at Proof at The Four Seasons
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Pop-Up Tiki Bar at Proof at The Four Seasons

  • Proof at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. The tiki-style drinks are available every Thursday night in Proof, accompanied by a special island-inspired menu. 

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

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AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern  Rail
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern Rail

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Join Southern Rail for this summer's AZ CoLab Dinner Series. Chef Beckett will COLABorate with a local Arizona artisan to create a special three-course dinner experience using their unique products at Southern Rail. Gathered around the community table you will enjoy a flavorful, family-style meal complete with beverage pairings. As a bonus, guests will have the opportunity to purchase featured vendor products at each dinner. Starting at 6:00 pm and available for $48 per person, this is the perfect opportunity for YOU to celebrate and support the AZ local dining community. Pick an AZ CoLab date and purchase your tickets below.

July 19 -      Noble Bread dinner
July 26 -      Roasters of Cave Creek dinner
August 16 - AZ Distilling Co. dinner
August 30 - Mesa Micro Farm dinner 

Read more about our amazing AZ CoLab dinner partners: Cutino Sauce Co., Noble Bread, Roasters of Cave Creek, AZ Distilling Co. & Mesa Micro Farm.

 

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Nico: A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain Dinner
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Nico: A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain Dinner

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Nico Heirloom Kitchen in downtown Gilbert is hosting “A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain”. The four-course dinner starts at 6:30 and features some of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite dishes along with perfectly crafted cocktail pairings. Cost is $50+ per person. Space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, call Nico Heirloom Kitchen at 480-584-4760. 

STEAK FRITES - flat iron | house cut frites |nico sauce
MANHATTAN - david Nicholson reserve rye | carpano antica | bitters | lemon essence

DUCK L’ ORANGE - truffle orange | frisse | 64 degree egg
NEGRONI - bombay gin | sweet vermouth | campari

WHOLE ROASTED HOG - house made kraut |mostarda |braised greens
OLD FASHIONED - Yellowstone bourbon | mint lemon syrup | bitters

BANANNAS FOSTER - cognac banana | Campari cream | hazelnut dust
SAZERAC - maison rouge V.S.O.P. cognac | absinthe | Peychaud bitters | honey simple

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Chef Binkley Cooking Class and Dinner
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Chef Binkley Cooking Class and Dinner

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Watch Chef Binkley in action as he demonstrates how to prepare a 4-course dinner. This special class includes recipes and dinner and space is limited. Cost: $150 per person. Reserve your seat at https://binkleysrestaurant.com/reservation/book-an-experience/
 

  • Gazpacho, spot prawns, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, cucumber granite, basil, olive oil
  • Truffle Scented Sweet Corn Risotto, wild mushrooms, leeks
  • Slow Cooked Hazelnut Fed Rack of Pork, buttered leeks, baby potatoes, sweet pepper oil 
  • Vanilla Crepes, white chocolate, berries, candied mint, honey macadamia nuts
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Bourbon Dinner At Match
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Dinner At Match

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On July 19, guests are invited to a special bourbon pairing dinner at Match Restaurant & Lounge, FOUND:RE Hotel’s signature dining establishment. Each of the dishes of the five-course experience is paired with a complementary Woodford bourbon. Cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 602.875.8080. www.matchphx.com  Menu:

  • Foie Gras sauté, spiced pineapple, balsamic vinegar 
  • Caramelized apple and pancetta salad, spiced pecans, bourbon-date vinaigrette
  • Crispy pork belly, peach-bourbon glaze, butternut puree
  • Crispy BBQ chicken and green papaya, bourbon-Dr. Pepper sauce, mint, Fresno chilies
  • Barley crumble and spiced cherries and bourbon sour cream


 

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Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Join The Bee's Knees for a modern twist on tea time at The Camby.  Spiked tea options include chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails, tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails. The bites menu puts a twist on tea time favorites with finger sandwiches with herb ricotta & prosciutto, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and mango avocado crab salad sliders. 

Each guest savors one of every dish from the prix-fix menu, a choice of tea cocktail served in a teapot and a finale of sweet treats.  Tipsy Tea Party takes place every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Bees Knees. For reservations, please contact: tipsyteaparty@thecamby.com or call calling 602-522-6655,

For a Write On Rubee recap, visit this link: http://www.writeonrubee.com/diningout/tipsy-tea-at-the-camby

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Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby

Join The Bee's Knees for a modern twist on tea time at The Camby.  Spiked tea options include chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails, tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails. The bites menu puts a twist on tea time favorites with finger sandwiches with herb ricotta & prosciutto, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and mango avocado crab salad sliders. 

Each guest savors one of every dish from the prix-fix menu, a choice of tea cocktail served in a teapot and a finale of sweet treats.  Tipsy Tea Party takes place every Friday and Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Bees Knees. For reservations, please contact: tipsyteaparty@thecamby.com or call calling 602-522-6655,

For a Write On Rubee recap, visit this link: http://www.writeonrubee.com/diningout/tipsy-tea-at-the-camby

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Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61 with Justin Beckett
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61 with Justin Beckett

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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. 

In July, Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett's Table and Southern Rail joins Chef Wiley. Chef Beckett was a major part of the opening team at Hotel Valley Ho with Chef Wiley in 2005 and later became executive chef of Trader Vic's. Today, he is a highly successful restaurateur with his own distinctive culinary style. Cost: $74 per person, plus tax & gratuity.  For menu details and to make your reservation: https://www.mountainshadows.com/resort/events/sunday-supper-club

For a Write On Rubee recap of a past Sunday Supper Club event, visit this link. 

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Tuck Shop: Once Upon a Time in Mexico Cocktail Dinner
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tuck Shop: Once Upon a Time in Mexico Cocktail Dinner

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Join us as The Black Shaker Society takes over the Tuck Shop for a special dinner featuring 5 courses of cocktails and food from 5 regions of Mexico. Guest bartending will be Matt McCullough, Michael Almandinger and Dustin Bolin. We will be donating proceeds to The Florence Project, which provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona. Gratuity is included in price. Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased at EventBrite.

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Progressive Dining Series at Liberty Station and Market Street Kitchen
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Progressive Dining Series at Liberty Station and Market Street Kitchen

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Get a ticket to ride at Liberty Station for a magical, mystery tour of epic culinary proportions. For $75/++ enjoy incredible eats paired with craft beverages starting at Liberty Station and continuing via motor coach to Market Street Kitchen. This “hard days night” will be one for the record books. Reserve a spot at EventBrite.

Night starts at: Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse
34522 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480-595-9930
www.libertystationtavern.com

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Chef's Kitchen Series at the Omni Montelucia
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Chef's Kitchen Series at the Omni Montelucia

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our culinary team hosts exclusive experiences that showcase visiting distilleries and winemakers from across the country. Each event invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format. Prepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, each 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 with an array of citrus, herbs and exotic mints. Space is limited to 24 people.

Rosé & Gluten Free Dishes
Thursday, July 26 | 6:00 p.m. | $125 Per Guest

 

 

 

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Meet the Winemaker Summer Series at FnB: Callaghan Vineyards
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Winemaker Summer Series at FnB: Callaghan Vineyards

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FnB celebrates their 9th Annual Winemaker Luncheons Summer Series from Saturday, May 26th, through July 28th. Meet the winemakers at each of these special luncheons. Cost is $63.95 and includes selections from the winemakers paired with unique dishes from chef Charleen. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite. July 28th: Callaghan Vineyards

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Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Real, Wild & Woody Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs can beat the heat while sampling some of the best brews around at the fifth annual Real, Wild & Woody Indoor Beer Festival. The festivities, presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, are slated to take place inside of the Phoenix Convention Center from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The annual festival is geared towards raising funds for the non-profit Guild as it continues the fight in transforming Arizona’s laws and beer culture to benefit small independent breweries.

Approximately 65 of the region’s finest breweries will be featured, along with delicious complimentary small-bites from renowned local restaurants. There will also be interactive games to enjoy, an indoor rock-wall and live music from local bands to enhance the overall festival-going experience. be announced shortly.

For more information, please visit http://www.realwildandwoody.com/ and to purchase tickets in advance visit: https://phoenix.ticketforce.com.

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Emulsion Pop-Up: Titanic Masquerade Ball with PHXDC
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Emulsion Pop-Up: Titanic Masquerade Ball with PHXDC

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Emulsion is a creation from the culinary minds of Chefs Peter McQuaid, David Brito, and Sheila Mae Rendon. With diverse culinary backgrounds, they promise to introduce you to an unparalleled dining experience. Emulsion currently consists of a series of pop-up restaurants, each unique and completely chef driven.

On July 30, join Emulsion in collaboration with The Phoenix Diners Collective for a Titanic Masquerade Ball to be held at Gallo Blanco. This special event begins with a reception brought to you by PHXDC which will include live music and cocktails (for additional purchase) by Gallo Blanco's own mixologist, Tyka Chheng. This will be followed by a six-course dinner inspired by the first-class menu on the Titanic, paired with fine wines courtesy of Emulsion's sommelier, James V. Monaci. Tickets are $85 per person.

For further details and to purchase your tickets, please visit this link

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Tiki Thursdays At Market Street Kitchen
Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Tiki Thursdays At Market Street Kitchen

From 4 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. Taking place on the second Thursday of every month, each event will feature a special guest bartender.  Best of all, grab your Hawaiian shirt, grass skirt or coconut bra and receive discount pricing on Tiki cocktails all night long. 

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

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Progressive Dining Series at Liberty Station and Market Street Kitchen
Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Progressive Dining Series at Liberty Station and Market Street Kitchen

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Good Vibrations abound at the second installment of this dining series. Don a Hawaiian shirt and say “Aloha” to a special retro tiki menu and cocktail pairings. $75/++ includes food and drink at Market Street Kitchen with a motor coach ride to stop two, Liberty Station. Reserve a spot before the “tiny bubbles” float away: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magical-mystery-tour-tickets-46739483052?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

Night Starts at: Market Street Kitchen
20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
480-278-7044
www.marketstreetkitchen.com

 

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Hot Chicken Throwdown
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Hot Chicken Throwdown

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Local valley chefs will compete against each other to win the title of Best Hot Chicken in Arizona! Our panel of local celebrity judges will decide who the reigning champ will be, and you will decide the peoples choice award. Hosted By High & Rye and Sponsored by Red Bird Chicken & Hendricks Gin. Tickets are $25 pp and include entry to the event, five sample tickets, and one drink ticket. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Purchase your tickets at EventBrite.

Current Participating Chefs:

  • Jonathan Zamora with Jewel’s Bakery & Cafe
  • Brice Niehaus with High & Rye
  • Stephen Jones with Larder + Delta
  • Alex Levine with Starlight BBQ
  • Brent Kille with Cutino Sauce
  • Malone Deever with The Dressing Room
  • Frank Belosic with The Chicken Coop
  • Anthony Apolinar with Liberty Station

Judges:

  • Christina Barrueta with Write On Rubee
  • Tony Pontecorvo with FabAZ
  • Diana Red with AZ Foodie 
  • Vic Clinco, Renowned Hot Sauce Collector and Chile Pepper Expert, with Chile Pepper Magazine
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Arizona Taco Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Arizona Taco Festival

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On October 13 - 14, 2018, the taco revolution returns as the 9th annual Arizona Taco Festival takes over 10 acres of grass of Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. One of the largest and most exciting food festivals in the nation, the 2018 AZ Taco Fest will feature everything from live bands and lucha libre wrestling, to eating contest and the popular Chihuahua dog beauty pageant.

The main attraction is the collection of 60 restaurants that will dish our over 100,000 $2 tacos while competing for $10,000 CASH in a competition judged by the National Taco Association. The 2018 Arizona Taco Festival will operate on a token system (aka taco bitcoin), where guests will simply trade their purchased tokens in exchange for tacos and margs. Plus, sip and savor your way through the Saturday Tequila Expo featuring samples of 100+ premium varieties, and the Sunday Margarita Expo, where over a dozen of the Valley's top mixologists shake up gourmet renditions of the world's most popular cocktail. (Additional tickets are required for these areas.) Of course, salsa, guacamole, and other Mexican-inspired fare will round out the weekend for a true Mexican foodie fiesta.

Available soon, tickets to the 2018 Arizona Taco festival will be available for only $12 online, $15 at the gate, and kids 12 and under are free. 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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Night with Nobuo Dinner at Roka Akor
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Night with Nobuo Dinner at Roka Akor

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Two culinary all-stars will collide this month when Chef Nobuo Fukuda joins forces with Roka Akor Executive Chef Tyson Tellez to prepare a one-night-only, seven-course Omakase Dinner. Choose from two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 as the chefs pay tribute to the culture and flavors of Japan through a combination of acclaimed and specialty dishes.Seats are $100 per person, with an additional beverage pairing option available for $45. Seating is limited, so make your reservation online nowView Menu

 

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Inaugural Downtown Donut Festival
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Inaugural Downtown Donut Festival

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On November 18, the first Downtown Donut Festival will take place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving from 11am to 3pm at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix as an addition to the 4th Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival, which takes place on November 17, 2018.

Approximately 15 local donut makers will be serving $1 donuts, samples of donuts, donut holes, and all manner of donut creations. Early Bird General Admission tickets are $8.  Tickets and details are available at www.downtowndonutfest.com.

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Gilbert: Thai Chili 2 Go Grand Opening
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Gilbert: Thai Chili 2 Go Grand Opening

 Photo: Chanelle Sinclair

Photo: Chanelle Sinclair

Grand Opening, July 17—one of only 4 restaurants in Arizona to use self-order kiosks vs. front of house employees!All of the Thai Chili 2 Go locations make ordering and dining quick and convenient, with an advanced mobile app, online ordering option with “skip the line” pick-up, and delivery partners such as UberEats, Postmates, Door Dash and GrubHub. However, the new Gilbert store is one of the first kiosk locations in the metro Phoenix area to incorporate theses computers for front of house staff only. Opening specials include:

  • First 100 customers receive a free entrée on July 17 (and ree dumplings to other customers once 100 entrees have been given). 
  • From July 17 until August 17, buy one entrée, receive 50% off the second! 

    A fast-casual concept, Thai Chili 2 Go offers a myriad of delicious dish choices, including starters such as, Dumplings and two varieties of Thai Hot and Sour Soup, as well as a variety of familiar and traditional main entrée dishes including Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, Thai Fried Rice, Yellow Curry, Red Curry, Panang Curry and more.  

Thai Chili 2 Go currently has five valley locations — one in Chandler, Queen Creek, East Mesa, Gilbert, and Scottsdale — plus the newest location in the San Tan area. Thai Chili 2 Go is open daily from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.tc2go.com.

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Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu: Summer Rosés
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu: Summer Rosés

Executive Chef Russell LaCasce (Credit: ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho)

Explore delicious food paired with wines or spirits at the Monday Night Chef’s Table series at ZuZu inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho. 6:30pm | $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required | 480.376.2600. 

The July dinner will feature a selection of summer rosés chosen by winemaker Mark Lyon, including Veuve ClicquotChâteau GassierFerrari Carano and WillaKenzie

Canapés
foie gras mousse, brioche, rhubarb, kusshi oyster, wasabi, yuzu, mission fig, ricotta, phyllo + hazelnut honey
Veuve Clicquot Vintage

Duncan's Trading Co. Exotic Melons
spicy copa ham, burrata, thai basil, pickled rind + espelette pepper
Château Gassier

Black Truffle Carbonara
pancetta, asparagus, parmesan + cracked pepper
Ferrari Carano

Salted Caramel Panna Cotta
feuilletine crumble, candied cashews + milk chocolate cream
WillaKenzie

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Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

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Join Chef Charleen Badman of FnB Scottsdale and Chef Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit for a special dinner focusing on seafood sustainability and local agriculture to benefit the James Beard Foundation. Cocktail Welcome Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00-9:00 p.m. Member Price: $150, Public Price: $200 plus tax & tip. To purchase tickets, visit: http://thebreadfruit.com/events/

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Season Four: Bar Brawl at jade bar
Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Season Four: Bar Brawl at jade bar

  • jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback Resort (map)
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Bar Brawl returns to the jade bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa this July. Join them every Sunday from 8pm-10:30pm July 15 through August 26.  Sanctuary’s own Eddie (Aces) Garcia will emcee each week’s competition. Watch your favorite bartenders battle head-to-head in the ultimate cocktail showdown. Season four features an amazing lineup of 16 of the best local craft cocktailers in the business. Entry is free and includes Happy Hour pricing for both food and drinks.

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Carlson Creek Vineyard Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Carlson Creek Vineyard Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary

  • Carlson Creek Scottsdale Tasting Room (map)
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Join us on Saturday, July 14 from 4-7 p.m. for the 2nd anniversary of our Scottsdale tasting room! We'll be featuring $2 tastings of featured wines, autographed bottles by the winemakers will be for sale, and Circle R Farm's food truck will be parked out front, serving up pulled pork, duck and filet mignon sandwiches, and burgers.

For more information, call the Scottsdale tasting room at 480.947.0636 or visit www.carlsoncreek.com.

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JJ Goodman Bar Takeover at Dust Cutter
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

JJ Goodman Bar Takeover at Dust Cutter

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A globally recognized personality and thought-leader in the world of mixed drinks, JJ Goodman is the founder and owner of The London Cocktail Club bar group, Crack Cocktail Co. bottled cocktails and Keystones Cocktail Club.  Tonight he will take over Dust Cutter's Bar at The Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Discovery Hour starts at 6 pm with complimentary cocktail ritual and small bites. 

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Viva la Volcán Tequila Party at Sanctuary Resort
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Viva la Volcán Tequila Party at Sanctuary Resort

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Join us for an unforgettable introduction to Moët Hennessy’s first ever tequila – Volcan De Mi Tierra! Enjoy world-class cocktails showcasing the new spirit, plus live music.

  • 7pm – 11pm – Hispanic-inspired cocktails featuring Volcan De Mi Tierra and menu in jade bar
  • 7pm – 10pm – Live music from Miguel Melgoza


https://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/dining/jade-bar/

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Summer Spectacular Art Walk
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Spectacular Art Walk

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Summer Spectacular Art Walk, presented by Museum Square, will take place along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Blvd. and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue.

On Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6: 30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., art enthusiasts will be “transported to the tropics” of the Caribbean, while enjoying sidewalk misting (provided by Az Mist Systems), Hawaiian Shaved Ice with “adult” flavors, island music and balloon artist Joy Young. Participating galleries will be featuring exhibits by national and international artists and serving cold refreshments including fruit- and cucumber-infused ice water, flavored teas and wine.

More than 39 Downtown Scottsdale galleries are represented in the Scottsdale Gallery Association as members and participate in the SGA’s weekly art walks and special events. For more, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

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Community Cajun Boil at The Windsor
Jul
11
8:30 PM20:30

Community Cajun Boil at The Windsor

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On Wednesday, July, 11th, Windsor will roll out a patio party complete with a savory southern-style seafood boil paired with cold craft beers from Florida-based brewery, Cigar City. The cool neighborhood hang, and the cult-favorite brewery behind craft beers like Jai Alai IPA and Guayabera citra pale ale, will offer a $45 per person++ 3-course dinner. 

Tickets: https://communitycajunboil.eventbrite.com

To Graze:
Fried Okra, Homemade Jalapeño Corn Bread, Boiled Peanuts

Main Course Served Family-Style
Snow Crab Claws, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Gulf White Shrimp, Schreiner's Andouille Sausages, Grilled Sweet Corn and Roasted Red Potatoes

Sweet Finish
Churn's Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich

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Cartwright's Cookouts: BBQ, Ice Cream, and Beer
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Cartwright's Cookouts: BBQ, Ice Cream, and Beer

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What’s more American than a good old fashioned BARBECUE with ICE CREAM & BEER?! On July 11th we will feature Chef Anthony Apolinar of Liberty Station TavernMalone Deever of The Dressing Room, Chef Kurtis Purdy and Chelsea Rose Flaherty from The City Creamery for some DELICIOUS treats at our Cave Creek Cookout! And don’t forget about some AWESOME beer samples from That Brewery & Pub. Tickets: $35 per person.

Click this link to pre-purchase tickets into the event, or get them at the door.

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Banh Mi Pop-Up at Crudo
Jul
11
to Jul 14

Banh Mi Pop-Up at Crudo

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Crudo in Phoenix is hosting a special pop-up event that's temporarily transforming the adjacent Bar Crudo into 'Barh Mi' and serving up a globe-spanning feast featuring Banh Mi sandwiches and more for two weeks during their annual summer vacation and refresh, (July 11 - 14 and July 18-21). Crudo's chef/owner Cullen Campbell will be keeping Bar Crudo open exclusively for the Barh Mi event during the main dining room's closure.

Crudo's 'Barh Mi' Menu
Gougères (savory cheese puffs) $6
Escargot (curry butter, gremolata, bone marrow) $18
Cheese Burger Tartare (pickles, secret sauce, cheddar, baguette) $16
Pig Ear Papaya Salad (lime-fish sauce vinaigrette, chilies, herbs) $10
Smoked Foie Gras (apple fritters) $18
Loaded Tots $8
Steak Frites (Fire Roasted Tenderloin/Teres with Really Crispy Fries & Choice of Green Peppercorn Sauce, Shiitake Steak Sauce or Béarnaise) $40

Bahn Mi Sandwiches
Ginger Pork - $8
Brisket - $8
Combo - $8
Rotating Special $8 

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New England Lobster and Clam Bake at Blue Water Grill
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

New England Lobster and Clam Bake at Blue Water Grill

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The Bluewater Grill New England Lobster & Clambake season kicks-off with a July 10th Chef’s Tasting featuring a cup of Bluewater’s famous New England Clam Chowder, followed by steamed Maine Lobster, Manila Clams, fresh corn on the cob, baby red potatoes, crispy coleslaw and drawn butter paired with a lobster bib and hand-selected domestic white wines for $40. Considering the $65 value of the meal with wine pairing, clambake lovers save more than $25. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Reservations required for this exclusive event at (602) 277-3474

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Free Paint Night at MidiCi Pizza
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Free Paint Night at MidiCi Pizza

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For a fun event to brighten up guests’ Monday evening, Midici hosts a complimentary (with food purchase) paint night where diners can learn from artist instruction, or they can create their own masterpiece while enjoying wine and authentic Italian pizza. Event includes paint supplies, and participants must register in advance at vaeaz.com. Donations and food purchases benefit valley arts and education programs. www.mymidici.com

 

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Cocktail Class at Tarbell's
Jul
7
1:30 PM13:30

Cocktail Class at Tarbell's

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On Saturday, July 7, join Tarbell's for "Cocktails with Mikey" Class. $30 per person includes taste testing and snacks.  Cocktails featured include:  The Mai Tai - Banana Daiquiri - Corpse Reviver #2 - Old Cuban - Rye White Sangria

Future events: 
Sunday July 8: 5 to 9PM at Tarbell's
The Jersey Shore - Disco Fries & Jersey Sloppy Joe - $10/$16

Tuesday July 10: 4 to 6PM at Tarbell's
Redefining POP! Culture with Bodacious Champagne by the Glass

Wednesday July 11:  6:30PM at Tarbell's
Aubert Chardonnay Dinner - $125

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Cooking Classes with Alex Stratta at Match
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking Classes with Alex Stratta at Match

 Photo: Debby Wolvos

Photo: Debby Wolvos

Join renowned Executive Chef Alex Stratta for a series of cooking classes at Match: Restaurant & Lounge at downtown's FOUND:RE hotel. Each class is limited to 16 people and includes one welcome reception beverage. Cost: $50 per person (plus tax/gratuity). Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm. Reservations can be made by calling 602.875.8080.

On Saturday July 7, 2018 guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail and a three-course meal along with the instruction of Chef Stratta as he demonstrates how to make the following French classics:

  • Salade Nicoise with fennel-seared tuna
  • Bouillabaisse a la Marseilles saffron fish stew and rouille
  • Clafoutis — almond and raspberry cake
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Kai x Howard Seftel
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Kai x Howard Seftel

  • Kai at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass (map)
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Join us on Friday, July 6th as we honor Howard Seftel, former food critic for the Arizona Republic, with a wine dinner unlike any other. The prolific storyteller, who dined and wrote anonymously about the restaurant scene in the greater Phoenix area for over twenty years, will have a chance to share his stories through a different medium – a five-course, fine dining experience, followed by a private viewing of the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks show.

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Birds and Bubbles at Southern Rail
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Birds and Bubbles at Southern Rail

Join us Friday, July 6th for Birds & Bubbles as we celebrate one of our favorite dishes - FRIED CHICKEN. We're giving away a free glass of bubbles with every order of fried chicken dinner beginning at 5:00pm! It's a perfect Southern Rail pairing!

Reservations recommended. https://www.opentable.com/r/southern-rail-reservations-phoenix?restref=144241

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Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration

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Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration presented by Plexus Worldwide, returns to the 300,000 square-foot fully air-conditioned Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld for a full night of Fourth-of-July fun suitable for all ages. This 5th year celebration takes on the theme ‘Jurassic Fourth Dinosaur Encounter’ featuring dinosaurs roaming the event and dinosaur-themed rides for kids to enjoy.

TICKETS.  Tickets at Scottsdale4th.com.  Adult tickets prices: tickets in advance are $15/general admission; VIP tickets in advance are $25, and include reserved open seating for Fireworks, unlimited access to the VIP area food & beverage stations, exclusive access to a photobooth. Kids general admission ticket are $12 in advance; Kids VIP tickets are $30 in advance.  Kids 5 and under free. Family four-pack tickets are also available for purchase online.  Scottsdale residents are eligible for a General Admission discount through Fri., June 15, with promo code Scottsdale.  Military and First Responders are FREE with ID. Parking is $5.  

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Suds and Slides
Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

Suds and Slides

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Round up your squad and get ready for ice cold beer, spirits, water slides, summer bites and a dozen summer camp themed games at a brand new event, Suds & Slides. Happening on Saturday, June 30, 2018, the fun starts at 5 p.m. at Riverview Park in Mesa with grownups-only activities including giant inflatable waterslides, tug of war, a dunk tank, three-legged race, giant pillow toss, mini golf, beer pong, life sized foosball, and a live action hungry hippos game. 

Suds & Slides is a 21+ over event only, ticketing options include a single admission for $15 online, $20 day of. Or, enjoy a bigger savings by opting for the group admission which includes four admissions for $50 – that’s a $30 savings off day of pricing. Admission includes unlimited access to all of the water slides and games, food and beverages are sold separately. To purchase tickets, visit EventBrite.

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Cider Corps Releases Canned Cider
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Cider Corps Releases Canned Cider

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Cider Corps is bringing back its popular Pie Ciders with an all new “Red, White & Blue” line up for the extended holiday week. The Pie Ciders will be the first of Cider Corps ciders available in cans and will go on sale during a special can release on Saturday, June 30 in downtown Mesa at 31 S. Robson.  

The patriotic Pie Ciders include Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Cider (Red), Apple Pie Cider (White) and Blueberry Pie Cider (Blue).  The 16 oz cans will be available for purchase by the 3-pack only for $17.76. These are limited edition styles with only 400 of the 3-packs available. Guests are asked to respect a limit of three 3-packs per person so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the ciders. Cider fans will also have the chance to enjoy the Pie Ciders by the glass in the taproom. 

Summer Hours at Cider Corps – Starting July 5

  • Cider Corps summer hours will go into effect starting Thursday, July 5: Monday – Thursday, 3 – 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 3 – 11 p.m.
  • On Saturday, June 30, Cider Corps will have special extended hours for the can release. Doors open at 10 am for can sales. The taproom will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Cider Corps will be closed on July 4. 

Announcements about new cider styles and food truck schedules are regularly updated on Cider Corps’ Facebook and Instagram @cidercorps.

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Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Sonata's
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Sonata's

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Combining the talents of our culinary team and a sommelier, we are proud to announce our Duckhorn Wine Dinner on June 28th at 6:30pm! For almost 40 years, Duckhorn Wine Company has had one of California’s most storied vineyard programs. Come and savour a well-crafted menu with fresh ingredients, while we uncork some of the world’s finest wines. Every wine chosen is complementary to each course and is especially pleasing to the palate. Our Four-Course Duckhorn Wine Dinner is $85.00 (excluding tax and gratuity). Guests must be 21 and over. For reservations call Erwan at (626) 755-0050.

First Course
Crab Cake Tomato Concassé Salad, Basil Aioli
Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Fish Course
Seared Scallops Bacon Wrapped, Corn Pudding and Wild Mushroom Ragout
Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Meat Course
Seared Duck Breast Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto, Tomato Beurre Blanc Sauce
Merlot, Napa Valley

Dessert Course
Chocolate Cake Espresso Crème Anglaise
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2014
 

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Chef's Kitchen Series at the Omni Montelucia
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Chef's Kitchen Series at the Omni Montelucia

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia (map)
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Our culinary team hosts exclusive experiences that showcase visiting distilleries and winemakers from across the country. Each event invites guests to indulge in quality ingredients sourced locally in a live demonstration format. Prepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, each 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 with an array of citrus, herbs and exotic mints. Space is limited to 24 people.

National Bourbon Celebration
Thursday, June 28 | 6:00 p.m. | $110 Per Guest
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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Seafood From Around the World
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Seafood From Around the World

 Fidencio Alatriste and Brett Vibber

Fidencio Alatriste and Brett Vibber

Join Cody Heller and Chef Brett Vibber of Cartwright's for their next Chef Collaboration Dinner as they welcome Chef Fidencio Alatriste of Toro. This special dinner five-course dinner is $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Add wine pairings for $20 a person. Seats are limited, please call 480-488-8031 to reserve your spot. 

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Taste of Quiessence
Jun
26
to Jun 28

Taste of Quiessence

This special menu features hyper-seasonal Arizona ingredients displayed throughout a three-course dinner. For each tasting date, Chef Dustin Christofolo will compose a variety of dishes for the evening. The “Taste of Quiessence” Chef’s Tasting Menu will be available on Tuesdays through Thursdays from June 12 through June 28.

The special Chef’s Tasting price will be available to the first 12 diners who reserve on the special event dates. The three course “Taste of Quiessence” is $45++ per person (price does not include tax and gratuity) and a wine pairing option is available at $20++ per person. In order to secure a reservation, guests must call 602-276-0601 and mention “Taste of Quiessence.” 

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Wine 101 with Austin Shaw at Garage-East
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Wine 101 with Austin Shaw at Garage-East

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Garage-East and Austin Shaw C.S. (Certified Sommelier) of Kai Restraurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass will be hosting a series of wine classes on the last Monday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Our first class on June 25 will be an Intro to Wine and will feature a four wine tasting and the fundamentals of wine tasting. This class will consist of a four wine flight tasting of Arizona Wines and give an overview of wine regions, different wine making styles, and a step by step approach to blind tasting. Tickets $25

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Localized Craft Beer and Food Celebration
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Localized Craft Beer and Food Celebration

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Huss Brewing Co. is proud to announce the first-ever LOCALIZED Craft Food & Beer event, pairing top local breweries and chefs with the finest fare from local boutique meat & fish purveyors. Hosted at Helio Basin Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 23 from 2 - 6 pm, this one-day-only event will feature 4 top local craft breweries pouring fresh, foamy and summer-ready beers. Plus, enjoy gourmet fare from 4 of the Valley's best local chefs, all cooking up all-natural meats and sustainable seafood provided by 4 of the Valley's best boutique meat & fish markets. Full lineup below.

No RSVP is required to attend the LOCALIZED Craft Food & Beer event, and prices start at just $20 for 4 tickets, which includes 4 tasting plates and 4 (5 oz.) beer samples. Or purchase 7 tickets for $30, with all tickets available at the event.

Breweries:

  • Huss Brewing Co.
  • Wren House Brewing Comapny
  • Helio Basin Brewing Co.
  • Helton Brewing

Chefs:

  • Sacha Levine (The In Betweens)
  • Tamara Stanger (Helio Basin Brewing Co.)
  • Juan Zamora (Chula Seafood)
  • Dustin Dahlin (Arcadia Meat Market)

Purveyors:

  • Arcadia Meat Market
  • Nelson's Meat + Fish
  • Chula Seafood Fresh Fish Market + Restaurant
  • The Meat Market
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