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Foodie news roundup for the week of May 1.

Pedal Haus is kicking off their new collaborative series with the highly-acclaimed Arcadia taqueria, CRUjiente Tacos during Cinco De Mayo weekend. Julian Wright and Brewery Director, Derek “Doc” Osborne worked hand-in-hand with Executive Chef Richard Hinojosa and co-owner Jason Morris to create a one-of-a-kind seasonal brew along with a specialty dining experience. The restaurateurs will be debuting an exclusive culinary creation and beer in a “pop-up” setting at Pedal Haus Brewery from noon to 3 p.m. at Pedal Haus on Sunday, May 7. Chef Hinojosa will be taking over the kitchen for the day and serving up gourmet-street style tacos in conjunction with the release of the “CRUlaboration” beer, a Blood Orange Gose-style beer that will be properly paired with a Roasted Pork Belly Taco with Habanero Blood Orange Glaze . For people who cannot make it to the event on Sunday, guests will be able to enjoy the same beer and taco combination on Monday, May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at CRUjiente Tacos in Arcadia.

Every Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy Girl’s Night Out with LDV Winery in Scottsdale. Participants can get together with old girlfriends or meet new ones over wine and nibbles. The night includes half-off featured wine by the glass and happy hour prices on all other wines plus nibbles.

Available Wednesday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 9, stop by Hopdoddy for its 7 Layer Loaded Fries. This seasonal special features a large order of the burger bar’s hand-cut Kennebec fries served with a side of house made seven layer dip. Hopdoddy’s seven-layer dip features refried black beans with bacon, cheddar cheese, green chile queso, guacamole, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro that is poured all over the fries to create the seventh layer. To seal the deal on this amazing special, the 7 Layer Loaded Fries are served with two mini frozen margaritas or two ice-cold Mexican Cokes.

T. Cook’s (pictured) at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is honoring its 20th anniversary with a very special event. During the anniversary party on May 9, experience the best of T. Cook’s during an evening of culinary favorites, specialty cocktails and spectacular wine. The restaurant will close for the evening and invite guests to mix, mingle and experience a journey though T. Cook’s classic dishes while enjoying live music. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and $59 per ticket. Tickets are expected to sell out. Purchase at https://tcooksturns20.eventbrite.com.

Want a little something sweet for your grad? Sprinkles GRAD box includes Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet and Black and White cupcakes adorned with graduation caps. For high honors, spell out school names with Sprinkles letters or show your spirit with Sprinkles modern dot decorations in an assortment of school colors.

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse has introduced their new lunch special called BFD offered Monday through Friday. For only $10, get any signature burger, fries and a drink (excluding alcohol). The menu can be viewed here: http://handcutchophouse.com/food/.

Just in time for the return of patio season, The House Brasserie has rolled out an all-new drinks menu with the farm-fresh flavors of the season. Try the Tiki-inspired Snowbird with Zubrowka bison grass vodka, a European import boasting delicious coconut and vanilla notes.  Or savor the fresh flavors of spring with the new Tequila Funrise that contrasts the sweetness of fresh blueberry and lavender honey, with herbal Galliano liquer and bold Don Julio blanco tequila.

On May 10 at 6 p.m., MATCH: Cuisine & Cocktails will host a beer dinner, including a four-course meal paired with beers from San Tan Brewery. The dinner is $57 per person; space is limited to 20 people. Call 602.975.8080 to reserve a seat.

After nearly 68 years in business, Wednesday, May 10, will be known as Miracle Mile Deli Day. To celebrate the day, 20 percent of the proceeds from that day’s sales will go to Feeding Matters, a local nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of pediatric feeding struggles. Also on that day, noon to 8 p.m. every hour, there will be a $100 gift card to Miracle Mile Deli given away to someone. People can stop in all day to register to win.

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