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“Get Lei’d” Pool Party
What better way to embrace the warmer weather than to “Get Lei’d” at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar? Named as one of America’s best rooftop bars by Travel + Leisure and USA Today, LUSTRE Rooftop Bar is bringing the island vibes to Downtown Phoenix with a Hawaiian luau hosted by Kona Brewing Co. Guests will enjoy a delicious pig roast on the rooftop and live reggae music by Highest Conspiracy. Pool opens at 11am. Pig roast on the rooftop with menu items catered around the pig (prices vary) starting at 12:30pm. Kona beer samplings from 2-4pm. Live reggae music by Highest Conspiracy. Hawaiian-themed attire encouraged. Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is an oasis in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with a pool and cabanas that offer sweeping views of the city skyline, craft cocktails, an energetic vibe and seasonal menu items perfect for enjoying poolside. For more information visit
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Food/Tasting, Class/Workshop
2017 Cooking Class Line Up
Fresh off his 5th place win at the World Food Championships, Executive Chef Anthony Serrano is hosting a series of cooking classes this season. 7/1/17 - Ceviche & Shrimp Cocktail; 8/5/17 - Tortas & Salsa. All classes are $20 each and include lunch, instruction and a drink. They begin at 10:00 a.m. Register by contacting: El Palacio, 2950 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249, (480) 802-5770,
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
6th Annual Mile High Brewfest
Savor beer samples from some of the Southwest's finest craft breweries, sample wine from local wineries and taste from local food trucks, outdoors in the pleasant air of a Prescott Summer. Enjoy performances by a variety of bands throughout the evening.
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Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
Andaz Scottsdale Joins the Fourth Annual EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES Campaign
The Andaz brand announced the next phase of its collaboration with (RED), the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. Through June 30, select Andaz hotels in the US –including Andaz Scottsdale – will join the fourth annual EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign with an exclusive breakfast promotion that allows guests and locals to turn what they eat, drink, and spend into a force to fight AIDS.For every person who enjoys breakfast at a participating Andaz restaurant in June, the hotel will donate $1 to (RED)’s fight to end AIDS. Every participating property will also offer a special signature breakfast item, with every order triggering a $3 donation from the hotel. The signature breakfast item at Andaz Scottsdale is red velvet pancakes with whip cream and house made granola, accompanied by pomegranate chia seed pudding.
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Food/Tasting, For the Family, Social Event
Arizona Breakfast Weekend
Valley chefs and restaurateurs are uniting for an event that celebrates the most important meal of the day: breakfast. The third annual Arizona Breakfast Weekend, sponsored by Hickman’s Family Farms, hits eateries July 27-30. Diners will enjoy special dishes at breakfast and brunch spots around the Valley. Confirmed restaurants so far include: Hash Kitchen – Scottsdale and Arcadia, The Original Breakfast House, Paul Martin’s, Ticoz, Perk Eatery and The Market by Jennifer’s. Nearly 50 restaurants participated last year, and it is anticipated that number will increase this year. A full list of participating restaurants and menus will be available in late June/early July at The brainchild of and produced by Arizona Restaurant Association, Arizona Breakfast Weekend offers lovers of all things egg, bacon, and toast the chance to dine on special breakfast dishes and brunch experiences at restaurants, diners and hotels around the Valley of the Sun. Chefs will have the chance to curate new recipes and to wow breakfast lovers by elevating and celebrating the morning meal. Breakfast Weekend will feature three dining price points ($7, $10 or $15) and each restaurant that participates will offer a signature dish or combination that corresponds with the price point.
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
Boulders on Southern Summer Beer Fest 2017
It’s that time of year again. Join Boulders on Southern for their 3rd annual Summer Beer Fest, featuring their best draft list yet. Same great price: $30 will get you a dozen pours of beers they’ve been stashing since they opened, including: Alesmith Nibs & Beans Speedway Stout, Bear Republic Cuvee de Bubba, New Belgium La Terroir, Founders Frootwood, Boulevard Scotch on Scotch, Firestone Bretta Rose, 2016 Maui Imperial Coconut Porter, Elevation Vanilla Oilman, The Bruery Humulous Turreaux and more. Just a small snapshot of the great beer line up; stay tuned for the remainder of the beers.
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Community Event, Animals, Benefit/Fundraiser, Food/Tasting, For the Family
Canine Companions at Tommy Bahama Kierland
Join us on Saturday June 24th from 12 pm – 4pm at Tommy Bahama Kierland for our Canine Companions Event. Enjoy shopping, light bites and cocktails from the restaurant, and have the opportunity to play with some puppies in training. 10% of the store’s net sales will benefit Canine Companions for Independence. Join us and let’s shop for a cause.
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Community Event, Food/Tasting, Talks/Lectures
Chef Larry P. Canepa Presents "Foods that Shaped the World"
This presentation explores the foods that changed the world in profound and delicious social, political and economic ways; tastings are included. About the presenter: Chef Larry P. Canepa is a Certified Culinary Educator with a dynamic, innovative and engaging style that incorporates food history, culinary arts, education and 'food-tainment' into every program. Each presentation is a fun experience, including analyses of the historical, social and cultural aspects of food and culture. Chef believes in the Farm-to-Table approach to food, education and dining and works closely with local farmers, growers, and food artisans to create a delicious and informative food experience—adult lLearning with specialized curriculum based on Culinary Arts.
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Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Featuring Torres Wines
Nestled in the back of Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia’s sprawling 32 acres of trickling fountains and lush, verdant flora sits the Chef’s Kitchen. With incredible views of Camelback Mountain, this indoor/outdoor space features a grotto-style indoor kitchen with 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. Limited to just 24 guests, during each Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Chef Seville will bring the interactive kitchen space to life with a multi-course dinner featuring guest wine, beer and spirit makers. Reservations are $110++ per person and can be made by calling (480) 627-3161 or via email at Chef’s Secret Garden Dinner Featuring Torres Wine, Thursday, June 29, 2017, Chef's Kitchen at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Dinner starts at 6:00pm. First Course: Charred Octopus with Meyer Lemon, chickpea goat cheese mousse, watercress and warm chorizo mignonette. Second Course: Venison Loin with honey Tempranillo glaze, roasted garlic, manchego saffron risotto and venison glace.Third Course: Roasted Lamb Belly with papas bravas, white asparagus and smoked blackberry gremolata. Fourth Course: Cast Iron Torrijas Bread Pudding with desert honey frozen custard.
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Food/Tasting, Film
Cinema Politica Free Film Screening: The Edible City
Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system.The film digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding inspirational, grass-roots solutions based on growing local food systems and economies. Esteve Giraud, a Sustainability Graduate student, will be the post-film discussion expert.
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