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Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
The 17th Behind The Flames Annual Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner
On Sunday, September 24, 2017 the Scottsdale Firefighters Association will host its 17th annual Behind the Flames Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner at Dominick's Steakhouse to benefit charities such as Vista Del Camino Food Bank and Scottsdale Foothills Animal Rescue. Some featured speakers include Arizona Coyotes Legend Shane Doan, Make-A-Wish Mom Linda Pauling, and Mountainside Fitness Founder Tom Hatten. The cocktail hour begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner from Dominick’s Steakhouse that features prime steaks, seafood and signature dishes at 6:00 pm. Dominick’s Steakhouse is located in the Scottsdale Quarter at 15169 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Single tickets are available for $150 or $300 for two. Seats have sold out in the past, so those interested are encouraged to reserve their spots early.
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2017 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
For some, the falling leaves and subtle chill in the air signify the onset of autumn. Here in the Valley, local diners celebrate the season with the arrival of The Arizona Restaurant Association's Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW). This year marks the 10th anniversary of this food-focused event that has developed into a 10-day long gastronomic jubilee, with restaurants statewide offering their special ARW menus brimming with the bounty of the season’s harvest. To celebrate 10 years of this spectacular event this year, the Arizona Restaurant Association is giving diners a chance to win big during Fall ARW with an exciting online contest featuring 10 experiential prizes that foodie and travel lovers will eat up. The 2017 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, from September 15th through the 24th, with nearly 200 participating restaurants showcasing three-course prix-fixe meals for just $33 or $44 per person. In addition to Fall ARW, the Arizona Restaurant Association hosts Spring ARW in May and Arizona Breakfast Weekend in July, and is proud to be supported by its sponsors: Young’s Market Company, Sanderson Lincoln, Sanderson Ford, Open Table, the Arizona Office of Tourism, and American Express.
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Fair/Festival,For the Family,Food/Tasting
Arizona Taco Festival
Over 50 taco teams from throughout the region compete for $10,000 in prizes at this annual event. Visitors can dine on a diverse array of tacos for a mere $2 each while enjoying music, cooking demonstrations, wrestling matches and more. An additional tasting pass will allow visitors to sample up to 10 tequilas from over 100 varieties (Saturday only). Other highlights include Sunday's "Ay Chihuaua!" canine beauty pageant (2 p.m.), live lucha libre wrestling and a main stage featuring live music throughout the weekend.
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Blues,Food/Tasting,Fair/Festival,For the Family
Bacon, Blues, & Brews
From ice-cold brews to lively tunes, Bacon, Blues and Brews offers something for all appetites, and it’s all going down in Queen Creek this fall.This family-friendly celebration of craft beer, blues music and everyone's favorite pork product will feature an array of inventive bacon-based dishes from chefs from around the Valley, as well as an assortment of additional offerings for those looking beyond bacon and beer (if such individuals exist).
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Beat the Heat Sangria & Salsa Festival
Enjoy a variety of sangrias, salsa tastings and Spanish food in the air conditioned comfort of the Tucson Convention Center. Craft beer, artisan vendors and live guitar music.
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Beer for Breakfast Beer Pairing Dinner
THAT Brewery Cottonwood will be hosting a breakfast-themed four-course meal with beer pairings. Tickets are $41 plus tax; you must prepay at THAT Brewery for reservations. Limited seating.
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Food/Tasting, Acoustic
Brian Chartrand & Friends
The Summer Concert Series continues at Coup Des Tartes! September 2 at 7:30 PM Brian and his friends will perform live the Rendezvous Room. Tickets are $35 per person plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. Purchase your tickets online at
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Chef Robert Irvine Live
This is a high-energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience. More than just a cooking demo, it is an interactive show that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the hit TV show, "Dinner: Impossible," come to life right before your eyes.
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Chiles and Chocolate Festival
Chiles & Chocolate Festival is the ideal recipe for a sweet and spicy weekend. Sample and shop your way through Arizona’s top chile and chocolate vendors. Indulge in gourmet chocolates, zesty sauces, fresh fire-roasted chiles and other delights. Listen to catchy musical mixes and enjoy fiery live performances of Latin, Brazilian and Spanish dance on Boppart Courtyard.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Animals, Food/Tasting
Chipotle Mexican Grills to Donate 50% of Profits to the Arizona Humane Society
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, all 50 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Kingman, and Bullhead City will be participating in a fundraiser that donates 50 percent of each total bill to the Arizona Humane Society. Diners must mention AHS to the cashier and pay in the store to benefit AHS. 50 percent of proceeds from online orders, group ordering, and catering can be included if the bill is paid for in the store. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count. Find a Chipotle location near you:
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