Foodie news roundup for the week of Oct. 23.
When you bring a small pumpkin into Kelly’s at Southbridge in Scottsdale through Oct. 29, 15 percent will be taken off of your bill. All pumpkins collected will be donated to the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for HomeSmart’s annual Halloween event on Oct. 31. Patients from all over the hospital will be able to decorate their own pumpkins.
Mark Russell (pictured), founder and CEO of Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, has announced plans for the very first Oregano’s to open in the town of Cave Creek. The restaurant is slated to open in early 2014.
Talk about Sunday Fun Day: Visit any of Z’ Tejas Southwestern Grill’s five locations in the Valley on Sunday nights to enjoy the new Chef’s Dinner, which includes a three-course meal for only $14.95. The dinner special starts at 3 p.m. and kids eat free off of the Z’ Tejas KidZ menu.
On Oct. 30, bistro 24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, guests are invited to a four-course meal paired with the award-winning wines of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates during Harvest Wine Dinner. The dinner is $75 per person, and reservations are recommended by calling 602.952.2424.
On Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m., Luci’s Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix will be hosting a cooking class to teach you how to make gluten-free Halloween dishes including Edible Cookie Graveyards and Sausage Stuffed Mini Pumpkins. Participants will receive a gluten-free Halloween goodie bag, and the best dressed kiddo will take home a $25 Luci’s gift card. Participants will also receive 10 percent off market purchases. The class is $29.99 for adults and $15 for children. Sign up at www.lucishealthymarketplace.com.
RA Sushi is hosting its annual Boo Bash Halloween Party on Oct. 31 at all Valley RA Sushi locations. Each restaurant will be serving up themed food and drink specials. Also on the agenda, a guest DJ and a costume contest.
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