Foodie news roundup for the week of Feb. 13.
Sprinkles Cupcakes’ limited-edition Raspberry Chocolate Chip cupcake is a chocolate chip-studded Belgian dark chocolate cake topped with luscious raspberry frosting and adorned with a pink heart. This specialty cupcake is available until Feb. 28.
True Food Kitchen Biltmore is hosting a stress mastery educational dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. This two-hour dinner workshop, led by Stress Mastery Expert and Duke University Certified Integrative Health Coach Sara Regester, RN, is designed to help attendees learn how to lean into stress, make it work for them and turn their stressful lifestyle into a successful lifestyle. $55 per person, includes educational session and a three-course meal consisting of family-style appetizers, entrees, desserts and one cocktail per person. Call True Food Kitchen Biltmore to make your reservation at 602.774.3488 and reference that you’re confirming your spot for the Sara Regester event.
Upward Projects hosts the 2nd annual “Brews on the Block” craft beer and live music party on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. Taking place at all four of Upwards’ Central Phoenix locations (Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House (pictured), Postino Central and Windsor), Brews on the Block will feature four pours of limited-access Oskar Blues Brewery beers, served inside a keepsake 16-ounce pint glass, all for only $35. Plus, if you prefer your craft beers canned, all four restaurants will also be offering $3 cans of Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale beer all day long. There will also be live music from several of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival‘s featured local bands. Proceeds from the 2nd annual “Blues on the Block” benefit the Oskar Blues Can’d Aid Foundation, the brewery’s nonprofit arm. Funds raised will provide musical instruments and bikes to the Phoenix community.
In honor of Arizona Cocktail Week, reserve your spot for Imbibe & Dine at The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s in Phoenix. On Feb. 23 from 4 p.m. to close, enjoy five tapas and five cocktails for $55 plus tax and gratuity. Dishes includes Homeboy’s jalapeno hot wings, a mini housemade bagel and more. Plus, through Feb. 18, the restaurant offers six canned beer buckets for $18 for Arizona Beer Week.
At El Palacio in Chandler, enjoy President’s Day, Feb. 20, with $3 margaritas and buy one, get one free entrees all day.
To celebrate National Chili Day on Thursday, Feb. 23, Texaz Grill is offering, all-you-can-eat chili for $7.50 (no sharing, to-go or doggie bags) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gertrude’s invites guests to enjoy tea-infused rare beers paired with whimsical fare at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party featuring Huss Brewing Co. and THAT Brewery. Dress up in your finest tea attire and come for a family-friendly, four-course tea on Saturday, February 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $40 plus tax and gratuity. Kids are $20 plus tax and gratuity without the tea-infused beer. A kid’s menu is also available. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 480.719.8600 to reserve your place.
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