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Isabel's Amor, authentic Mexican dishes, located at 1490 E. Williams Field Rd. Suite 101 in Gilbert , AZ Pictured are the following craft cocktails created by mixologist Travis Nass: Blackberry Sage Margarita, Agave Lychee Rose, Otros Mexicali Mule, Agave Paloma and Isabel's Amor's spin on the classic margarita.

Foodie news roundup for the week of Oct. 31.

TEXAZ Grill is offering all-you-can-eat TEXAZ Red Chili for just $7.50 Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no sharing, to-go or doggie bags). Also on Nov. 5, TEXAZ Grill will be serving up $3 Shiner Bock beers and $6 Republic tequila shots.

Isabel’s Amor celebrates three successful years, starting tonight, with $5 house margarita deals all day and a live musical performance by Isabel’s fan favorite, Freddie Duran, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, guests can stop in from 6 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the sounds of singer-songwriter Blaine Long while sampling complimentary small bites. The specials continue into the weekend, with a Saturday fiesta featuring free appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m., $20 mix-and-match beer buckets all day and night and an on-site discoteca with tunes spun by DJ Fredo. Sunday, stop by for a little hair o’ the dog in the form of $3 Dos XX, Dos XX Amber and Modelo Especial drafts, $3 Modelo Micheladas and $5 bowls of posole all day long.

National Donut Day is Nov. 5, and The Refuge in Central Phoenix is celebrating with “sconuts.” The locally, handmade pastry is a combination of a scone and donut. Buy any coffee and get a “sconut” for free with your purchase.  Valid from 7 to 11 a.m.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, Phoenix’s Salty Sow will be bringing back their popular Sunday brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The brunch buffet will be offered for the price of $21.95 per person in addition to $4 Mimosas, and a $5 Bloody Mary Bar.

On Election Day, Nov. 8, diners can enjoy $1 drink specials at Drexyl just by wearing their “I Voted” stickers. Also on Election Day, Central Kitchen in Phoenix hosts an all-day happy hour: $2 off crowlers, $5 off growlers and buy one pizza, get the second half-off.

Starting tonight, The Spa at the Boulders Resort launches the new “Meet the Chef Series,” held every Thursday this month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Demonstration Kitchen and Classroom at the Spa. $25 per session. Nov. 3: Palo Verde Chef de Cuisine Josh Winters Boulders Resort & Spa; Nov. 10: Guest Chef Jeremy Pacheco-Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn; and Nov. 17: Banquet Chef Chef Drew Wetmore-Boulders Resort & Spa.

Through Nov. 13, CPK Desert Ridge is running a special promotion in which guests receive a $20 gift card when they purchase a $100 gift card. For Helping Hands, guests can choose to donate either the $20 gift card they received or if they are feeling very generous the $100 gift card to Helping Hands for Freedom, which is dedicated to supporting military children and families facing injury, loss and deployment.

Through Nov. 6, The Melting Pot in Scottsdale and Ahwatukee will be giving out free cheese to those who want to sit on the patio between 5 and 7 p.m. This promotion will be first come, first served.

On Nov. 9, Sorso Wine Room is showcasing how to pair different wines with each course of Thanksgiving dinner. Guests will enjoy a Thanksgiving tasting  paired with wines. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., and $35 per person.

Join Wren House Brewing Company for a four-course paired dinner at Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The Mole Stout is a private reserve from Wren House that will be exclusively available at the Wren House dinner. The four-course dinner is $45 plus tax and gratuity per person. Seating is limited, advanced purchase and reservations are required. Book your reservation online today.

On Nov. 5, Spinato’s and Kenneth A. Spinato Foundation is having a their annual charity golf tournament at SunRidge Canyon. The tournament offers food and beverages along the way, with a Beer Hole, Wine & Cheese Hole, Beef Slider Hole and, of course, Pizza Hole. There is also a luncheon following the tournament, with speeches from the two charities that they support, as well as giving away prizes, raffles, and a fun live auction. This year’s tournament will benefit Arizona’s Children Association and Sentinels of Freedom – Arizona.

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