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Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family, Food/Tasting
"Carbs for a Cause" at Oregano's Pizza Bistro
It’s a little-known fact that carbs do not count when they’re being eaten in the name of charity. Okay, that may not be entirely true, but one thing is certain, enjoying a bowl of delicous pasta with the knowledge that your order will provide three meals to a family in need will justify a carb-loading cheat-day. From Monday, September 17, through Sunday, September 23, each Oregano’s Pizza Bistro throughout the Valley will be donating three pasta meals for each one that is ordered at any of their 15 Phoenix-area locations. The goal is to break last year’s record of 50,000 meals for St. Mary’s Food Bank. For locations and information please visit:
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“Paella and Rosé at Tres”
Tres Restaurant in Tempe and Stem Wines are partnering to bring valley diners two special “Paella and Rosé at Tres” dinners this summer, the first on Wednesday, July 25 and the second on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For just $35 per couple or $66 for four people, diners receive their choice of the following paellas paired with a crisp glass of My Essential rosé each: · Vegetarian with cauliflower, chickpeas, asparagus, peppers, spinach and tomato · Puerco y Chorizo featuring Spanish chorizo, pork belly, baby pork shanks, peppers, green olives and chickpeas · Valenciana with shrimp, mussels, confit chicken, Spanish chorizo, peppers and chickpeas During the events, My Essential and all rosé bottles are available for 33 percent off regular price. Reservations can be made by calling 480.897.5300 or online
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“Rum Around the Islands” Tasting Experience
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, guests of Market Street Kitchen can enjoy an exclusive tasting and sipping event featuring rums and plates inspired from the islands — the Caribbean, Martinique, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Four local bartenders including Market Street Kitchen’s own Kyla Dahl, Matt Allen from the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Sarah Cooperman from Obon Sushi Bar and Chris Cuestas from Torch Bistro will present tastings from the different rum-producing countries, a cocktail featuring the star spirit, and bites from each region while educating diners about the islands. Cost is $55 per person and tickets are limited. Reservations can be made by calling 480-278-7044.
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Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting
5th Annual Harvest Moon
Join us for a unique dining experience under a full moon at the Omni Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. C-CAP High School Students & Teachers paired with 30 top local Chefs will dazzle your taste buds with sweet and savory small plates. Musical entertainment and beverages included. Nationally: Led by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson as board co-chair, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a national non-profit that educates and guides underserved high school students toward a bright future. Through our holistic approach to culinary training and career exploration, C-CAP prepares students for the workplace through chef mentoring, field trips, job shadows, work experience and job skills, and college and career advising. Founded by culinary educator and cookbook author Richard Grausman, C-CAP impacts over 17,500 students a year and has also awarded over $56 million in scholarships since its inception. Countless C-CAP alumni work throughout the country and are guiding the future leaders of the culinary and hospitality industry. Harvest Moon Feast is created and benefits the local Arizonal C-CAP Chapter and the Les Dames d'Escoffier - Phoenix Chapter
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival, Benefit/Fundraiser
6th Annual Live and Local Festival
Event passes are now on sale for the sixth annual Live & Local evening festival celebrating Arizona food, music, beer and spirits. Live & Local is presented by GoDaddy and will take place on Sunday, November 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Live & Local will take over The District at Desert Ridge Marketplace for the second year in a row as a benefit for the 20,000 youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS). Live & Local is hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Associate Board in partnership with Arizona Restaurant Association and is supported by community corporate sponsors. Live & Local features local restaurants, mixologists and performers. Sponsorship opportunities are available including ticket packages and inclusion on promotional materials. The early bird discounted price for event passes is $110 each available until September 15. Standard pricing of $150 per pass begins after that. Event passes include drink samples from multiple full cocktail bars, a beer garden, wine stations and dish samples from more than 20 local restaurants. Passes also include access to on-stage entertainment including DJ Miss Mixx and Nate Nathan & The MacDaddy-Os.
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Community Event,Fair/Festival,Food/Tasting,For the Family
7th Annual Prickly Pear Festival
The Seventh Annual Prickly Pear Festival hosted by the Superior Chamber of Commerce will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in the quaint and dynamic mountain town of Superior, Arizona. The festival celebrates all the edible wonders of the Sonoran Desert while showcasing the many products and health benefits of the prickly pear cactus. Along with the festival activities, most of the local restaurants and retail merchants will have special sales and prickly pear items available. Features are educa-tional speakers on the edible dessert, a prickly pear beer-making demonstration, live mariachi music, Mexican folklorico dancers, food trucks, the Prickly Pear Pageant and the famous Prickly Pear Marga-rita from the Cactus Lounge. The vendors, art show and demonstrations will run 10 am to 5 pm. For an up-to-date festival schedule, visit our website at
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
7th Annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival
Chile Pepper Festival is a local food, music & talent event hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC). By presenting the hottest local restaurateurs and chefs in Phoenix, our goal is to highlight the most delicious chile pepper cuisine our city has to offer. Onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show, a Beer Garden, a margarita station by Exotico Tequila + cocktails with Tito's Vodka, will all be on the menu! Announcement of the Festival’s best chile pepper dish winners will culminate the festivities. Roosevelt Row CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is committed to building a vibrant, dense, diverse, walkable and bikeable urban arts district in downtown Phoenix. Proceeds raised from the Chile Pepper Festival will be used to support the urban agriculture and education programs at Growhouse Community Garden, where teens and community members work side-by-side learning the importance of healthy living and how they can grow their own food. Roosevelt Row CDC & Roosevelt Growhouse Community Garden organizes the Chile Pepper Festival with the help of many volunteers, restaurants, market vendors and community partners. We hope you will join us in making this event the hottest yet!
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Food/Tasting, Living History, Benefit/Fundraiser
9th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off
Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history during this free, family-friendly culinary event. Authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the West use historic cooking methods to create the best meals fit for the trail. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories and the public can purchase these unique chuck wagon meals. Saturday lunch meal tickets are $15 and go on sale at 10 am, November 10. Meal tickets sell out quickly! In addition, advanced tickets for a chuck wagon-style meal from a local eatery available online. Enjoy Western history, cooking demonstrations, unique vendors and live music. Details at Hosted by the Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, a 501c3 entity, and the Chandler Museum. Funds raised help develop educational outreach opportunities at Tumbleweed Ranch.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
Annual Ethnic Food & Bake Sale
Get your fix of authentic Middle Eastern food at the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Food Festival to be held October 5th-7th 2018. This annual event features an incredible menu of Middle Eastern favorites including hummus, tabouli, shawarma, kabobs, gyros, falafel and more. The signature 50-foot long dessert table is a spectacle in itself featuring: baklava, mamoul, and kanafi plus many other sweet treats to tempt your taste buds. All of the food and pastries are freshly prepared using recipes that have been passed down for generations. In addition to the incredible food, the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Food Festival features fun for the whole family. Entertainment includes Arabic music by Tony Youssef and dancing performed by the youth of St. George, live music, and a children's area featuring games, face painting, and inflatable bouncers. The purpose of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Food Festival is to positively share Middle Eastern food, culture, hospitality, and tradition with the greater Phoenix community. Church tours will be available and the St. George bookstore will be open selling books, icons, and gifts just in time for the holiday season.,
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Food/Tasting,Fair/Festival,Rock,Social Event
Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest
The Yuma Visitors Bureau hosts this annual event featuring craft beers from throughout the Southwest. Patrons can expect to enjoy beer tastings, local food vendors, live music and entertainment and more.
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