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Foodie news roundup for the week of July 13.

Guests are invited to experience the final tea service on Sunday, July 19 at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom before the hotel closes its doors on July 24. A hosted Champagne reception will kick the afternoon off at 3 p.m. followed by Full Tea served from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a slideshow of photos taken by guests and locals alike who have enjoyed the Afternoon Tea over the years. Live entertainment will be provided by the talented Nicole Pesce trio. $43 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended by calling 602.952.2424.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Sunday, July 19, with Churn in Phoenix with $1 mini scoops of a special one-day-only flavor.  From 2 to 5 p.m., enjoy $1 mini scoops of the National Ice Cream Day featured flavor, White-Chocolate & Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.

Through July 19, enjoy the limited-edition Purple Haze Shake (pictured) at Hopdoddy Burger Bar; it is a psychedelic blend of sweet blueberries and rich hazelnuts, swirled to perfection with house-made spiced ice cream.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is celebrating summer by offering their guests half-off wines every Tuesday through Sept. 30. Guests who dine in at any Arizona location enjoy half-off all glasses, carafes and bottles of wine.

Café Esperanza, the coffee whose profits benefit Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc., has launched a new specialty ground coffee called Café Esperanza Especial. The House Blend and Breakfast Blend is available for purchase at seven Phoenix Metropolitan Ranch Markets, as well as two stores in Texas and New Mexico.

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