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ZuZu - October 2015 Brew Master Dinner

Foodie news roundup for the week of Sept. 28.

ZuZu’s new Brew Master Dinner Series features a seasonal menu paired with a different brewery on a select Thursday each month. For the Oct. 8 dinner, enjoy brews from Four Peaks Brewing Company, paired with a delicious three-course (first course is pictured). Reception begins at 6 p.m. $42 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 480.421.7997.

Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery be hiking Camelback Mountain with a Two Brothers keg on Saturday, Oct. 3 in an effort to raise funds for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and celebrate the October launch of the brewery at Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery in Scottsdale. The public is invited to gather at the base of the Cholla Trailhead at 7 a.m. to help the Two Brothers team carry a keg to the top, and meet members of the newest brewery in town at the 1,300-foot summit between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a memorable photo opp and the chance to help a local organization. Two Brothers will donate $1 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for each person who signs the empty keg. Additionally, hikers who share a photo with the keg on social media using the hashtag #2BrosCamelbackKeg will be entered to win a Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery keg and will also receive a VIP invitation to the brewery launch party, taking place at the Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

The 7 Chef Series continues on Oct. 4 with the 7 Chef Que-Out, a multi-course barbecue extravaganza from seven top Valley chefs. Hosted at Chef Cullen Campbell’s newest restaurant, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails, the Que-Out will feature eats from Gregory Weiner, Justin Beckett, Stephen Jones, Cullen Campbell, Kelly Fletcher, Bernie Kantak, and Scott Holmes, each contributing a course to the experience. Tickets are $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity; diners also receive a $10 gift card to Okra. Reservations are required by calling 602.296.4147.

In honor of its seventh anniversary, from Monday, Oct. 5 to Thursday, Oct. 8, Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale will take 50 percent off your entire food order, excluding alcohol.

In honor of National Pizza Month, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, Fired Pie is offering a buy one, get one free deal on all of their entrées all day long. No call in orders are allowed, and the deal is limited to one per person.

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is partnering again with BEARIZONA, hosting the 8th annual Taste in Williams on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme “Wine & Dine with the Stars” provides guests with the opportunity to dress like their favorite movie star and enjoy viewing animal displays while they sample great food, wine, micro-brews and visit with local artists. In addition, entertainment will be provided by Northern Arizona’s Mother Road Trio. Guests will sample and savor specialties prepared and served by local restaurants. Patrons will enjoy tastings of Arizona wines from the Historic Brewing Company, Arizona Stronghold, Western Wines among others. Guests will also enjoy a taste of Williams’ own microbrew from the Historic Brewing Company. Tickets for the Taste in Williams event is $40 per person at www.williamschamber.org. (Must be 21 or older to attend.)

You and your pooch are invited to join Puff & Fluff on the dog-friendly patio at 32 Shea from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 This informal, un-hosted gathering is just for fun, laughs, great food and drinks. There will be fabulous raffle items with all of the proceeds being donated to RESCUE.

Infusion Café and Roastery is hosting coffee-centric classes this fall. On Oct. 3, join in from 9 to 11:00 a.m. and Oct. 17 from 9 11:00 a.m. Cost is $75 and reservations are made by calling 480.731.3236.

Join Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa in the lobby bar starting Oct. 5 for the first true “Aperitivo Hour” in the Valley. Chef Massimo de Francesca will pair libations with assorted small plates, Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy cheeses, meats, crostini, olives, flat breads and more—all included with cocktail, beer or wine purchase.

The Wing Counter is giving away wings for an entire year. The first 25 people in line on Friday, Oct. 2, Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 will receive six wings each week for one year. The first 25 people will be officially “counted” in line each of these days at 10:30 a.m. (store opening). Each winner must be 18 years of age or older. Recipient will receive a stamp card that will be marked in store by a Wing Counter employee, each week to redeem their wings. Missed weeks by the winners will not be redeemed or made up later. Must present stamp card to redeem free wings. Each winner is allowed six free wings per week for 52 weeks. Additionally, The Wing Counter will offer its entire menu at 50 percent off from Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4.

Southern Rail invites you to its Jazz & Jambalaya series, every Sunday, Oct. 4 through Nov. 29. Guests can listen to soothing, live jazz music performed on the restaurant’s front porch while enjoying all of the delicious food, including jambalaya, and beverage deals Southern Rail will be serving up.

Taco Guild will celebrate National Taco Day on Oct. 4 with pink tacos to support Don’t Be a Chump! Check For a Lump!, a Phoenix-based charity that, among other things, provides wigs for women undergoing chemotherapy. Half of all taco sales on National Taco Day will go directly to Don’t Be a Chump. The restaurant will serve its full menu all day, with all tortillas being dyed pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Taco Guild, which is known for its craft drinks, also will feature a pink drink, with half the proceeds benefitting the charity.

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