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Foodie news roundup for the week of August 15.

Kelly’s at Southbridge is celebrating all of the Olympics fun with $8 Kelly’s Caipirokska. The festive drink is made with Absolut Elyx, Passion Fruit, lime, cane sugar and soda water.

For the month of August, The Melting Pot will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation will come from a special four-course menu they will be featuring. It will include a cheese fondue, a salad, an endless entrée and a chocolate fondue.

The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen (Central Kitchen) and Huss Brewing Company will host a five-course chef’s dinner (including smoked trout and Barolo-braised short rib), pairing craft beer with craft food on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. To reserve a seat (limited seating), call 602.313.8713.

On Wednesdays, The Greene House (pictured) at Kierland Commons celebrates “Winesday” by offering half-off bottles of wine all day long. Can’t make it on a Wednesday? Stop in to The Greene House for happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m., and receive 20 percent off all menu items (available in the bar area only).

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through the end of the football season, Thirsty Lion’s Tempe and Scottsdale locations will be serving new breakfast items including Irish Whiskey French Toast and Huevos Rancheros. In addition to breakfast, on Sundays all three Thirsty Lion locations will be offering $5 Bloody Mary’s, $5 mimosas and $4 Coors Light. Watch football all weekend long and catch all of the ASU games on the PAC-12 Network and all professional games on Sundays with NFL Sunday Ticket.

Get ready to toast National Pinot Noir Day with an all-day wine deal offered at all six Valley locations of Postino WineCafé. Offered from open to close on Thursday, August 18, enjoy $5 (normally $12) glasses and $20 bottles (normally $36) of Postino’s own proprietary pinot noir wine.

In honor of Tucson’s 241st birthday, switch out the cake and ice cream for Sauce Pizza and Wine’s mac ‘n cheese! On Saturday, August 20, the Italian eatery will offer its popular side of mac ‘n cheese at all their Tucson locations for just $2.41 (normally $4.50).

Paul Martin’s American Grill has extended its weekly summer live music schedule through Sept. 1. Every Thursday evening, Paul Martin’s will feature an acoustic musician from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The live musician schedule features Tyler Nielson on August 11; Scott Hallock on August 18; Tyler Nielson on August 25; and Lawrence Zubia on September 1. Arrive early and grab a seat in the bar area to take advantage of Paul Martin’s happy hour, which is available from 3 to 7 p.m.

Celebrate summer at Sapporo with the restaurant’s three-course menu available now for $35. The special menu (with the likes of Panang curry shrimp and grilled salmon) is available through Sept. 30.

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