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Foodie news roundup for the week of Jan. 19.

Gertrude’s and San Tan Brewing Company have teamed up to celebrate the upcoming Big Game Week by hosting a local craft beer dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. The five-course dinner, and reception, is $50 plus tax and tip.

Every Monday evening, Texaz Grill offers a mouthwatering special featuring four hand-breaded pieces of their famous Southern Fried Chicken, plus your choice of salad and potatoes for $14. But get there early, as this special regularly sells out, and when it’s gone, there won’t be any more until next week.

Just in time to host the Super Bowl crowds, Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale has opened four cool new restaurants: Hot N Juicy Crawfish (opening this Friday); Crave Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches (opening this week); Fractured Prune (opened last week); and OPA Life Greek Cafe (opened in late December).

Through Jan. 25, Hopdoddy Burger Bar is dishing up the Lil Brat for $10; the special includes a beef patty, beer-braised bratwurst, caramelized onions, red bell peppers, provolone cheese, sweet grain mustard and a poppy seed bun.

Jim and Jason Ebel, founders of Two Brothers Brewing Company, announced  the grand opening of Two Brothers Taphouse and Brewery in Scottsdale. The restaurant will be open to the public Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. for lunch and dinner. The 8,165-sq.-ft. Two Brothers Scottsdale Taphouse and Brewery location will feature eight year-round beers, eight seasonals, three artisans and a new line of barrel-aged sours.

On Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m., Bad Water Brewing in Scottsdale is hosting the first annual “Brewers Bowl” craft beer festival in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale. Created to showcase the burgeoning craft beer scene in Arizona, the event will feature at least 15 local breweries, plus live music and food trucks. The Brewers Bowl will benefit the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank. General admission is a modest $25 dollars, and includes 20 beer tasting tickets. VIP admission is $45, and includes 25 tickets, plus early entry to the event. Event proceeds will benefit the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank. To purchase tickets, visit www.brewersbowl.com.

The Capital Grille (pictured) has launched the new winter additions to its popular “Plates” lunch menu. Selecting from soup or salad and an entrée for $18, guests can customize their lunch with the flavors of the season. The new menu offerings include the dry-aged sirloin hash with crispy onions and the creamy potato leek soup.

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