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.

The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns

Unwind from the stresses of being a “grown-up.” The Grown-Ups Table is back at Beckett's Table on select Wednesdays in June, July & August. Grab your friends or come ready to make new ones.  Enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine/beverage pairings. Price: $48 per person (tax & gratuity included).

Each week, Chef Justin Beckett will release the night's one-of-a-kind themed menu on social media. Previous menus have included Spanish Tapas, Summer Picnic, British Pub Grub and more. Starting at 6:00, seating is limited to the 16 seats at our community table. Pick the date you would like to attend and purchase your tickets through the Brown Paper Ticket link:

Future Dates:
July 17
July 31
Wednesday, August 7
August 14
August 21

 

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Chef Scott Conant Dinner at Mora with Carl Seacat
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Chef Scott Conant Dinner at Mora with Carl Seacat

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Scott Conant is partnering with local grower Carl Seacat for an exclusive dining experience at Mora Italian on Wednesday, July 17. This one-night-only event will feature welcome cocktails and a collaborative menu using Seacat’s garden-fresh summer harvest for a five-course family style dinner and wine pairings by Dario Soldan of Classico Wine.

Tickets to the event are $139, which includes all food, beverages, tax and gratuity. Seating for this limited ticket event are at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This event has limited availability and a prepaid ticket is required. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.opentable.com/r/mora-italian-phoenix?ref=1068

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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 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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Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Spirited Sipping Seminars at Mountain Shadows

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Join Mountain Shadows on select Saturdays at Hearth ‘61 and go on a journey through the wonderful world of wine, beer and spirits. The resort’s talented beverage experts will guide attendees through a tasting seminar and history lesson worth savoring. Each seminar is 30 to 45 minutes, from 3-4 p.m. and costs $30 per person with extra time for guests to stick around and savor the knowledge gained (and the spirits poured). To reserve your spot, visit this link.

JULY 20 | Rosé All Day: The Perfect Summertime Wine
AUGUST 17 | The Classic Cocktails Everyone Should Master
explore martinis, manhattans, old fashioneds & daiquiris

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Gruet, Luxury Cuvée + reception selections, $59 per person, available June-August 2019
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Morning Would Brunch Pop-Up at Uptown Chula Seafood
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Would Brunch Pop-Up at Uptown Chula Seafood

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Join acclaimed chef Cory Oppold of Atlas Bistro (and Food Network's 'Chopped' winner!) for a special six-course pop-up brunch at Chula Seafood Uptown. Tickets are $60/person and includes tax and gratuity. Alcohol will be sold separately: Bloody Marys, mimosas, beer, and wine. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.

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Bar Brawl at jade bar
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Bar Brawl at jade bar

  • jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bar Brawl returns to the jade bar at the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort and Spa on July 14. Join them every Sunday from 8pm-10:30pm through August. Watch your favorite bartenders battle head-to-head in the ultimate cocktail showdown. Entry is free and includes Happy Hour pricing for both food and drinks.

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Bar Brawl Schedule:
Round 1
July 14 – Tina McDonald of La Bocca North versus Michael Testa of jade bar. Winner: Tina McDonald 

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AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern  Rail: Pillsbury Wine
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

AZ CoLab Dinner Series at Southern Rail: Pillsbury Wine

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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. 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 24 Pillsbury Wine
August 28 Four Tails Vineyard


 

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The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Grown Ups Table Dinner Series at Beckett's Table Returns

Unwind from the stresses of being a “grown-up.” The Grown-Ups Table is back at Beckett's Table on select Wednesdays in June, July & August. Grab your friends or come ready to make new ones.  Enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine/beverage pairings. Price: $48 per person (tax & gratuity included).

Each week, Chef Justin Beckett will release the night's one-of-a-kind themed menu on social media. Previous menus have included Spanish Tapas, Summer Picnic, British Pub Grub and more. Starting at 6:00, seating is limited to the 16 seats at our community table. Pick the date you would like to attend and purchase your tickets through the Brown Paper Ticket links below:

July 31
August 14
August 21

 

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Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Tamara Stanger
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Cartwright's Modern Cuisine Collaboration Dinner: Tamara Stanger

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Join Chef Brett Vibber as he welcomes back Tamara Stanger of Cotton & Copper for an exclusive Wild Foods of Arizona tasting menu on July 31. These two foraging chefs collaborate each year to showcase all that Arizona has to offer through wild food. For reservations, call 480-488-8031.

For the full schedule of summer collaborations, visit this link.

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Arizona Taco Festival 2019 Launch Events: Culinary Demonstration with Suny Santana of Taco Chelo
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Arizona Taco Festival 2019 Launch Events: Culinary Demonstration with Suny Santana of Taco Chelo

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Arizona Taco Festival, the original taco-centric extravaganza will introduce a new menu of festival offerings. Kicking off on July 11 is the Taco 101 culinary demonstrations with Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park, a pre-launch event series for the 2019 Arizona Taco Festival on October 12 and 13 showcasing Arizona’s top tacos at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Culinary masters including Arizona Taco Festival Grand Champion winners, James Beard award-nominated chefs and Arizona’s taco titans will cook up Mexican culinary creations with a cocktail pairing during these FREE 90-minute learning and tasting sessions. The upcoming line-up:

August 15: Chef Suny Santana - Taco Chelo
September 5: Chef Samantha Sanz of Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
October 3: Chef Richard Hinojosa - CRUjiente Tacos

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Williams-Sonoma at Biltmore Fashion Park
Taco 101 chef demonstrations are free. No reservations required. First come, first serve. Space is limited. 

www.aztacofestival.com.

 

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HOUSTON, TEXAS:  Around the World in 10,000 Bites
Aug
16
to Aug 17

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Around the World in 10,000 Bites

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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On August 17, join some of Arizona’s distinguished chefs such as David Duarte, Brett Vibber, and Tamara Stanger at Around the World in 10,000 Bites. A special event in Houston, Texas hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this once-in-a-lifetime culinary event invites guests on a journey across 10 countries through 101 spectacular bites. Organizer Chef David Skinner: “The idea for this event started about five years ago after speaking to some of my restaurant guests about the best meals they enjoyed in different countries. I was amazed at the number of people who had not traveled much outside the United States…I recognized the opportunity to create something that was both gastronomically unique and educational…This event would not be possible without the help of Chef David Duarte who also saw the vision and quickly jumped on board to make it a reality, and the help and passion of all our invited chefs this year. One of the first chefs to say yes was my friend Dominique Crenn. As you may know, she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately will not be able to make the event this year. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds in her name for breast cancer research. The remaining proceeds will be donated to the James Beard Foundation. Around the World in 10,000 Bites will be the gastronomic experience of a lifetime. With 101 courses from ten different countries and incredible chefs making the most delicious bites imaginable – no other event will ever come close.”

Only 100 tickets for sale. Price is $750 per seat. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.aroundtheworldin10000bites.com

There is also a pre-event Champagne and Caviar Reception on Friday, August 16 in the McFerrin Fabergé Collection. Guests will be able to meet all the chefs participating in the event and sample a selection of bites from the event. The reception is from 6:00 - 9:00pm on August 16th. Only 150 tickets for sale. Price is $250 per person. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.aroundtheworldin10000bites.com

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Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu:  Penner-Ash
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu: Penner-Ash

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. Visit www.hotelvalleyho.com or call 480.376.2600 for reservations.

Green Gazpacho
ana apple, persian cucumber, ginger, wasabi, true garden spinach and celery + garnished with shishito pepper relish
Penner-Ash Riesling 2015

Spiced Hiramasa Tataki
jimmy nardello peppers, crooked sky heirloom tomato vinaigrette, cold pressed olive oil, local chive + sea salt
Penner-Ash Viognier 2018

Grilled Veal Chop
german butterball potatoes, cherry demi, arizona shade farms oyster mushrooms, blue sky garlic + true garden herbs
Penner-Ash Pinot Noir ‘Shea Vineyard’ 2016

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
black pepper caramel, carmellia milik crumb, chipotle dark chocolate ice cream + mango curd
Penner-Ash Syrah 2015


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Chefs and Farmers Market at Hotel Valley Ho
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Chefs and Farmers Market at Hotel Valley Ho

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ZuZu is celebrating the best of the season with a free, indoor neighborhood farmers market that brings together local chefs and purveyors. Enjoy bites from Chef Russell LaCasce along with other top local chefs, and be sure to taste all the creations of Battle Freak Shake! Shop fresh produce and local culinary delights, take advantage of the refrigerated bag check, enjoy spirit and wine tastings along with a cash bar featuring bloody marys and mimosas, jam to the live music, and get a 25% off voucher to use at ZuZu during your next summer visit. For more information, visit https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/summer-market

JULY 13 | SWEET TREATS AND BATTLE FREAK SHAKE

Guest Pastry Chefs Curtis Cameron of Scottsdale National Golf Club + Ana Garza of Sanctuary will join in the fun to celebrate all things sweet. And it’s Battle Freak Shake! Over the last weeks, Hotel Valley Ho has invited home chefs to submit their own freak shake creation. This weekend, the finalists will go head to head and one will be crowned the ultimate Freak Shake. The winning shake will be featured at ZuZu all month long in August. Judging starts at 11:30 am.

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Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Champagne Saturdays at The Phoenician

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Join The Phoenician Resort for Champagne Saturdays. The Phoenician captures the essence of its award-winning Afternoon Tea experience with a new, after-dark offering that allows individuals to show their bubbly side. Each Champagne is paired with an artisan cheese board as a starter, followed by the first course of cold canapés, including Lemon-Poached Chilled Shrimp with Mango Cocktail Sauce and Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.  A second course of warm canapés features miniature Beef Wellington with Tarragon Aioli and Coconut-Breaded Lobster Tail with Thai Chili Sauce, among others. Desserts complete the menu with such decadent offerings as Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Scottish Shortbread and Dark Chocolate Truffles. Full menu here.

Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. Please call 480 423 2792 Tuesday – Saturday or email PHXLCAfternoonTeaInquiries@marriott.com.

Held in the Afternoon Tea room in the main lobby the first and third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Pricing:
Gruet, Luxury Cuvée + reception selections, $59 per person, available June-August 2019
Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut + reception selections, $89 per person
Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc + reception selections, $119 per person
Dom Perignon + reception selections, $199 per person
*A 22% gratuity will be added to all parties


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Negroni Week 2019
Jun
24
to Jun 30

Negroni Week 2019

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Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. This year Negroni Week takes place from June 24-30, 2019 when, once again, bar and restaurants will be mixing classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. For participating venues, search via this link

Kick off the week at The Brickyard Downtown from 5 to 8 pm as they host bars from around the Valley in a unique opportunity to drink for a cause with Negroni-inspired food presented by CRAFT 64 Chandler. 100% of the proceeds including tips earned will go to No Kid Hungry

Learn more about the history of the Negroni here.

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Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Supper Club at Hearth '61

Chef Charles Wiley

Chef Charles Wiley

Join Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows Resort for their Sunday Supper Club series. One Sunday a month, they will feature a guest chef, artisan supplier, winery or distillery. Savor four courses thoughtfully paired with beverages and enjoy conversation from Chef Charles Wiley and the special guest.  6 p.m. | $74 per person, plus tax & gratuity.  Reservations required | 480.624.5458 On June 23, Hearth ‘61 welcomes Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco & Otro Café. It will certainly be an unforgettable evening you won’t want to miss. Upcoming dates:

JULY 21
Matt Taylor of Mora Italian

AUGUST 18
Mel Mecinas of Scottsdale National Golf Club

SEPTEMBER 15
Beau MacMillan of Sanctuary

 

 

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Tilted Earth Festival at Page Springs Cellars
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Tilted Earth Festival at Page Springs Cellars

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Page Springs Cellars is pleased to announce the 6th annual music & wine festival Tilted Earth. Friday evening kicks off with The Henry Schuerman Commemorative Wine Dinner, benefiting students of the Arizona Culinary Institute of Scottsdale. The following evening, four musical acts will entertain at the winery. Festivalgoers will also enjoy a wine garden featuring local wineries, a gourmet food truck, games and a silent auction. Festival doors open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $65 or $75 at the door. Page Springs Cellars is located at 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325. For more information, please visit http://Tilted-Earth.com/

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Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms  (Debby Wolvos)

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms (Debby Wolvos)

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel is proud to announce a monthly Five C’s Supper Series to celebrate Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial and Arizona Statehood month in February. Kitchen West Restaurant will present three-course family style dinners that pair cuisine by Executive Chef Rick Dupere with wines from celebrated Arizona vineyards.

Guests will savor dishes inspired by the five C’s including seasonal citrus salads; butcher boards, carrot and beet slaw and Cherokee purple tomatoes with burrata. Continue the inspired dining experience with tempting entrées like crusted seabass, Duck à l’ Orange, prime ribeye, campfire creek trout, roasted bone marrow with kiln oven bread, veal stock braised short ribs and brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms. Additional temptations include family style sides like pima beans with berries, heirloom tepary beans, home baked biscuits with desert mesquite honey and charred nopales with mint macerated melons. Each Supper ends with an artfully crafted dessert including highlights such as; peach pan dowdy, cotton candy sorbet and single origin Valrhona chocolate pudding with clotted cream.

The cost of each dinner is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Guests begin each Super Series at 6:00 p.m. with a private cocktail reception featuring appetizers and Arizona wines followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings. Reservations are required. www.TheScottsdaleResort.com.

 

 

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Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival

  • JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border. The highest concentration of these restaurants is found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown and lower midtown. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance partner with title sponsor Visit Tucson and the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Tickets are $65 and include libation and menu samplings from over 30 Mexican restaurants, breweries, wine and spirit vendors.

The event will feature weekend staycation packages, food demos and education, live music and more.  For more information and to buy tickets, visit this link.

For a Write On Rubee recap of a past event, click here

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

TUCSON: Celebrity Chef Dinner at JW Starr Pass

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SOLD OUT

Kick off Saturday’s Tucson 23 culinary festival on Friday night with a special Mexican wine dinner experience. Featuring Chef Emily Dillport, Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and 3 wine makers from Mexico including Jorge Maciel from Cava Maciel, Santiago Cosio Pando from Bodega Santo Tomas & Paolo Paolini from Villa Montefiori.  Reservations for this exclusive dinner can only be made by calling Signature Grill Restaurant at 520-791-6064. Priced at $55+ Per Person.

For a Write On Rubee recap of the inaugural Chef Dinner, visit this link: https://www.writeonrubee.com/arizona/tucson-23-chefs-dinner-2016

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Southern Rail Celebrates Bourbon Week
Jun
10
to Jun 14

Southern Rail Celebrates Bourbon Week

Celebrate America’s whiskey at Southern Rail’s 2019 Bourbon Week in honor of National Bourbon Day on June 14. From Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, guests can toast to the holiday with $23 bourbon flights and fill up with bourbon-infused dishes and desserts includig pulled pork on low country hoe cake with bourbon glazed peaches and bacon bourbon apple cobbler with oat gingersnap crumble.

In addition to the Bourbon Week celebration, Southern Rail will also be hosting a Bourbon & Bitters dinner in collaboration with AZ Bitters Lab as a part of their Arizona CoLab Dinner Series. Reservations for Bourbon Week are recommended and can be made online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2431682146883354/ For more information, please call 602-200-0085 or visit www.southernrailaz.com.

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Vinyl Tuesdays at Bar Pesce
Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

Vinyl Tuesdays at Bar Pesce

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Bar Pesce is the place to be every Tuesday night with their all new Vinyl Bar Nights. Kicking off on Tuesday, June 4, Chef Cullen Campbell will join forces with Chef Koji Hoshimoto of Hana Japanese Eatery to feature a sushi and crudo menu, cocktail specials, and wines as guests listen to tunes from Campbell's personal collection of vinyl records. Vinyl Bar Night Menu:

Frites Street Okinamiyaki Fries with Cutino sauce- $8
Handrolls- prawn roe, crab, truffle- $10
Blue Fin, yamimo, ponzu- $16
Oyster, beet stem mignonette- $18
Everything Salmon Crudo- $14
Clam Bake in spring garlic butter- $16

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Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Kitchen West Five C’s Supper Series

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms  (Debby Wolvos)

Brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms (Debby Wolvos)

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel is proud to announce a monthly Five C’s Supper Series to celebrate Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial and Arizona Statehood month in February. Kitchen West Restaurant will present three-course family style dinners that pair cuisine by Executive Chef Rick Dupere with wines from celebrated Arizona vineyards. Dinners will be held on May 30 and June 20.

Guests will savor dishes inspired by the five C’s including seasonal citrus salads; butcher boards, carrot and beet slaw and Cherokee purple tomatoes with burrata. Continue the inspired dining experience with tempting entrées like crusted seabass, Duck à l’ Orange, prime ribeye, campfire creek trout, roasted bone marrow with kiln oven bread, veal stock braised short ribs and brick chicken with Arizona Shade Farms pink bacon oyster mushrooms. Additional temptations include family style sides like pima beans with berries, heirloom tepary beans, home baked biscuits with desert mesquite honey and charred nopales with mint macerated melons. Each Supper ends with an artfully crafted dessert including highlights such as; peach pan dowdy, cotton candy sorbet and single origin Valrhona chocolate pudding with clotted cream.

The cost of each dinner is $85 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Guests begin each Super Series at 6:00 p.m. with a private cocktail reception featuring appetizers and Arizona wines followed by a three-course dinner with wine pairings. Reservations are required. www.TheScottsdaleResort.com.

 

 

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Tipsy Tea Party at The Camby
May
24
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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Flavors of Phoenix
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Flavors of Phoenix

Founded 28 years ago in Arizona, and now hosted in 20-plus cities nationwide, the annual Flavors of Phoenix showcases the combined culinary talents of 30-plus of the Valley's best chefs coming together to raise funds for the American Liver Foundation. Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on Thursday, May 23, the 2019 event boasts an all-star lineup of top local chefs, including Founding Chef and Co-Chair, Christopher Gross of the Wrigley Mansion, as well as fellow Chef Co-Chairs, Matt Carter of Zinc Bistro, The Mission, Fat Ox, and Chris Masco of the Westin Kierland.

The event kicks off with a gourmet cocktail reception and silent auction, before transitioning to a multi-course dinner showcasing the signature dishes and refined flavors of the host chefs. Best of all, every ticket sold will go directly to help fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

For a full list of participating chefs, and to purchase tickets, visit https://alfflavors.org/phoenix/

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Mezcal Carreño Dinner at Talavera
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Mezcal Carreño Dinner at Talavera

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Join Chef Samantha on a culinary tour through Oaxaca, Mexico at Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North! Live flamenco guitar sets the scene as you enjoy hand-crafted cuisine & meticulously paired cocktails featuring unique spirits from Mezcal Carreño! $125 per person exclusive of tax & gratuity. For reservations, call 480-513-5085 (for a detailed Write On Rubee interview with Mezcal Carreño, visit this link)

WELCOME PINTXOS IN THE GIN BAR
mezcal carreño flight | sal de gusano | orange
spiced corn nuts | chile | lime
duritos | lime zest | tajín
esquites | street corn | queso fresco | chile
papas fritas adobadas

CEVICHE TOSTADA STATION
tepeztate mezcaL punch | prickly pear | jalapeño
lobster | mango | avocado crema | sesame
tuna tiradito | black garlic salsa macha | papaya
razor clam | yuzu kosho | orange | shishito mole

LECHON AL PASTOR
tobasiche Mezcal | pineapple | guava
fresh blue corn tortillas WITH HOJA SANTA
charred pineapple + habanero salsa
chile de arbol + garlic salsa
tomatillo + avocado salsa

PLATED ENTRÉE
esamble 7 | sal de gusano | orange | pineapple
roasted duck tamale
fresh masa | duck | foie gras | mole negro

DESSERT
carajillo | tobalá mezcal | licor 43 | coffee | almond milk foam
burnt milk flan
salsa fresca de baja


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Churroholic Opens in Tempe
May
22
11:00 AM11:00

Churroholic Opens in Tempe

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Churroholic, the much buzzed-about churro and ice cream treat shop, opens today at Tempe Marketplace. The store is located near the splash pad and Zero Degrees in The District.

Churroholic’s dedicated team of churro artisans assist each guest in their churro experience, helping them make decisions between items like the Original Churro Sandwich (your choice of ice cream served between two churro “buns”), the Cookie Monster Milkshake (Blue vanilla ice cream with brownies, cookie dough and whipped cream), or the Churro Sundae (churros with ice cream, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate drizzle, coconut flakes and toffee.)

Churroholic is open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about Churroholic, visit churroholic.com.

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Willcox Wine Festival Weekend
May
17
to May 20

Willcox Wine Festival Weekend

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Rated by Fodor's Travel as one of the top 10 wine festivals in North America, the Willcox Wine Country Festival Saturday and Sunday is a weekend-long celebration, featuring Arizona wines from the Willcox region. What started with four wineries and just over 250 attendees ten years ago, has grown to 18 wineries, over 70 art and craft vendors, 5 bands, multiple food venues, and over 5,000 attendees.

The festival is located at the historic Railroad Park (157 N. Railroad Avenue, Willcox, AZ 85643) just steps from the Willcox Wine Trail and local vineyards. Take advantage and spend the whole weekend!  Willcox offers several places to stay overnight. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.willcoxwinecountry.org

Arizona’s largest and longest running festival expands to include awards benefit dinner, theater fundraiser and the first annual Willcox Wine Country Competition. Over the past few months, wines made with Willcox wine grapes were submitted to Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago for evaluation. The results of this competition will be announced on Friday at the Awards and Benefit Dinner. At the winemaker’s dinner, two Willcox Wine Country pioneers will be recognized: Bob Webb and Dr. Mike Kilby. Both played a significant role in putting Willcox Wine Country on the map. Our second addition for this spring’s festival is a fundraiser for the Historic Willcox Theater & Arts. This event will happen on Saturday evening after the festival. Guests will sample award-winning wines, enjoy culinary delights and be invited to a movie.
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For more information on Willcox Wine Country, visit willcoxwinecountry.org or call 480-516-8848.

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Pomo Pizzeria Celebrates Nine Years
May
9
5:00 PM17:00

Pomo Pizzeria Celebrates Nine Years

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Join the party at Pomo Pizzeria as they celebrate nine successful years. On Thursday, May 9th from 5 to 7 p.m., Pomo Pizzeria will host una festa bellissima at all three locations in Phoenix, Gilbert and Scottsdale. The anniversary party will be free and open to the public and include complimentary bites from their happy hour menu along with classic Italian Aperol Spritzes and non-alcoholic punch.

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Epicuriad 2019
May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Epicuriad 2019

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Join us as dozens of world-class chefs face off in a food and beer/wine pairing competition. Based on attendee votes, one chef will be crowned the winner, and will receive the coveted Epicuriad chef's jacket. Guests will enjoy tasty treats and libations, live music by Desert Dawgs, a silent auction featuring items like a round of golf at the Phoenician and much more! For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.headforthecure.org/content/epicuriad

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Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Kentucky Derby Lawn Party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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“The most exciting two minutes in sports” will be celebrated in grand Southern style at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Guests will enjoy frosty mint juleps, live music, a photo booth, lawn games and plasma screens indoors and out. Executive Chef Sara Garrant’s brunch menu is filled with Southern flair, featuring Kentucky Derby hot browns and shrimp and grits. Southern belles and gents, wear your fanciest hats and sharpest suits to compete for prizes in our men’s and women’s Derby hat and fashion contest.

Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch is $109 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations are required, call 480.585.2694.

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Four Tails Vineyard Tasting and BBQ at GenuWine Arizona
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Four Tails Vineyard Tasting and BBQ at GenuWine Arizona

Barb and Cale Coons of Four Tails Vineyard ( photo: Write On Rubee )

Barb and Cale Coons of Four Tails Vineyard (photo: Write On Rubee)

Four Tails Vineyard will be at GenuWine pouring FREE samples of their Tempranillo, Cab Sauv, and Viognier. Come try them all and you can even purchase a bottle to bring home! In the mood for some delicious BBQ? K Star BBQ will be parked out front of GenuWine until 9:00pm!

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TasteAbout Arizona with the Scott Foundation
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

TasteAbout Arizona with the Scott Foundation

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Country Recording Artist, Shari Rowe and an all-star team of Arizona’s favorite artisan chefs and farmers pair up with Scott-Foundation to create a five-course dinner and culinary experience while raising funds for Arizona Foster Kids Culinary Programs. Come experience the culinary wonders of these Arizona chefs & farmers:
Chef Brett Vibber - Cartwright's Modern Cuisine, Chef Tamara Stranger - Cotton & Copper, Chef Jason Alford - Bulthaup (lab) AZ, Chef David Duarte - The Social on 83rd, Mountain Sky Farms, Agave Farms, Rhiba Farms, Ramona Farms, Crow’s Dairy, The Farm at South Mountain, Date Creek Ranch, Adams Natural Meats, La Campagna Homestead. Raising the vibration of a caring community supporting Arizona foster kids culinary programs, join Valley chefs and farmers as they work side-by-side with the kids to prep, cook and plate, while soaking up a kind of wisdom more useful with real-life content. Evening includes Wine, Beer & Spirits Tastings | Country Artist, Shari Rowe | Silent Auction & Raffle

TICKETS
VIP Access - $250 - Exclusive VIP Area, Premium Event Seating, 14 Tastings, Featured Bottle of Wine Per Table, a Private Area Cash Bar and more…
Individual - $125 - Admission includes 5-Course Plated Dinner, 7 Tastings & Entertainment. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tasteabout-arizona-tickets-59905277297

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Three Chef Pop-Up with Nobuo Fukuda, Zach Rodenburg, and Adam Allison
Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

Three Chef Pop-Up with Nobuo Fukuda, Zach Rodenburg, and Adam Allison

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Join Nobuo Fukuda from Teeter House, Zachary Rodenburg from Shimogamo and Adam Allison from Handlebar Diner for a special collaboration pop-up at Shimogamo in Chandler. These three talented chefs will treat guests to an exclusive seven-course dinner. Tickets are $80 per person plus an optional $25 pp for wine/sake pairing. For details and tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-chef-pop-up-tickets-59978225487

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Arizona Craft Spirits and Cocktail Festival
Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Arizona Craft Spirits and Cocktail Festival

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Mix, Mingle and Sip your way through Arizona Craft Spirits & Cocktail Festival. Sip on premium spirits that include whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and carefully crafted cocktails plus some craft beer and a little wine thrown in the mix. For details and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arizona-craft-spirits-and-cocktail-festival-tickets-53299022812

  • VIP Tickets (20 Drink Tickets, food, private area and restrooms): $100 limited number available.

  • General Admission Drinking Tickets: $26 includes 7 drink tickets, access to seminars, music, games and all the fun activities. This is a presale price good for a limited time.

  • Designated Driver: $8 admission only and no alcohol consumption is permitted.

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Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series at the Westin Kierland

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa presents in collaboration with Scottsdale League for the Arts – “Mixed: A Cocktail Culinary Series” in which Beverage Specialist Matt Allen takes guests through a sequence of cocktail and culinary pairings. The series is priced at $100 per person. Event seating is limited with only 24 seats available per event. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

Nature’s Balance | April 26, 2019
Spring cleaning with a twist, indulge in a holistic lineup of organic cocktail and culinary creations crafted with 100% certified organic ingredients, each hand-selected from organic farms, ranches, purveyors and distilleries across the Southwest. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.

Desert Delights | May 17, 2019
Taste your way through the majestic Sonoran Desert’s more than 100,000 square miles with cacti-infused cocktails enriched with botanical liqueurs and paired with desert delicacies such as wild boar, rabbit, rattlesnake and more. Ticket pricing includes service charge and sales tax, and additional gratuity is welcome upon guest preference.

A Tale of Five Isles | June 14, 2019
In celebration of the contributions Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, explore a variety of “Scotchtails” – Scotch whisky-based cocktails representing all five of Scotland’s iconic isles – joined by traditional Scottish fare rich with the likes of pecan- and barrel-smoked fish, game proteins and more.

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