Taste Tidbits

Foodie news for the week of Dec. 10.

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A taste of the new and improved Alchemy restaurant at Fountain Hills’ Alchemy restaurant.

Our take on Chef Robert McGrath’s new Market Street Kitchen at Scottsdale’s DC Ranch.

Grocery great: the best comforting, low-calorie soups.

In celebration of Hanukkah, guests who visit Tryst Café through Dec. 16 can enjoy a $16 traditional brisket served with latkes and seasonal vegetables.

Through Dec. 16, from open to close, Scottsdale’s Z’Tejas will offer your first Chambord Margarita at $2.10 (subsequent margaritas will be sold at regular price) in celebration of the restaurant’s 21st birthday. Guest must say “happy birthday” to their server to get the deal.

The Wigwam, in Litchfield park, kicks off its five-month Winemaker Dinner Series on Friday, Dec. 14. Guests will indulge in four tasty courses paired with wine and exclusive insight from the winemaker or a local representative on the art of food-wine pairing. Tomorrow’s dinner features Moet Hennessey Champagnes of the World. Dinners are once a month at 6:30 p.m., each with a new, featured winery. $59 per person, plus tip and tax. To reserve your spot, call 623.935.3811.

This weekend, Dec. 15 and 16, imbibers are invited to a two-day Phoenix Tequila Fest at US Airways Center. The must-attend event features tequila samplings, mariachi music, festive holiday displays, tastes for local Mexican restaurants and more.

Moments Salon in Phoenix will be hosting its famous Rock Springs Pie Sale (pictured) on Thursday, Dec. 20. Pre-order for all pies are now through Dec. 18. Pies cost $20 each with a portion of the proceeds of each pie sold to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, LON’s pastry chef guides participants in the art of creating and decorating their own holiday gingerbread house. Snacks and beverages will be provided. $40 per house.

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