Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of July 10.

On July 14, stop by a Valley Dutch Bros. for its “Raise One For Ryan House” fundraiser. One dollar from every drink purchased from Dutch Bros. (all Valleywide locations) that day will go to Phoenix-based Ryan House, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading end-of-life and palliative care home for medically fragile children.

Chompie’s thanks customers with its 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Day. On Wednesday, July 19, guests can enjoy half price a la carte Jewish sliders at Chompie’s five Valley locations from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (limit four).

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 19, Portillo’s announces a special, one-day-only $1 hot dog offer. Customers that purchase an entrée (sandwich, entrée salad or ribs) can also buy a regular Portillo’s Chicago-Style Hot Dog for just $1, while supplies last, via dine-in or drive-thru.

On July 19, Someburros will donate 20 percent of all pre-taxed food sales from any guest who mentions Arizona’s Children Association from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Someburros will also be collecting schools supplies, like backpacks, pencils, crayons and more, for children in foster care.

From July 15 to July 22, Elly’s Brunch & Café in Phoenix will be collecting new athletic shoes in support of Child Crisis of Arizona for kids as they get ready to head back to school this August. The shoes can be for boys and girls ages K-12. Shoes will be collected at the entrance as diners come in for breakfast and lunch.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their Scottsdale tasting room, Carlson Creek Vineyard will be hosting a party on Friday, July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. where the winery will release its first-ever Malbec (pictured). Free and open to the public, the anniversary celebration will include one complimentary glass of their 2015 Malbec, along with light bites, live music and conversation with co-owner and winemaker Robert Carlson III.

North Italia is making summer even sunnier with the launch of its all-day happy hour. Now through Sept. 15, North Italia in Arcadia will have happy hour Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in addition to its all-day happy hour on Sunday.

Starting on July 16, yoga instructors from The Baltimore Studio will teach Sunday yoga at Coup Des Tartes. Every Sunday, guests can pay a $10 drop-in fee, which will include a free mimosa and 10 percent off brunch after the class. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.nicetartes.com.

Fired Pie is gearing up for its fourth anniversary on Tuesday, July 18. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering pizzas or salads for just $4 with the purchase of a beverage. This deal is not good for call-in orders or third-party delivery and only one offer per person.

To celebrate National Hot Dog Month, Miracle Mile Deli is offering up a Dog Days of Summer special. For just $5, you can purchase a Hebrew National Hot Dog, French fries and a small soft drink from Monday, July 17, through Sunday, July 23. This special deal will be available for lunch and dinner (but not before 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday). All you have to do is ask for the “hot dog special.”

On National Mac & Cheese Day, Friday, July 14, fans have the chance to buy discounted tickets for the Mac & Cheese Festival, taking place Oct. 7 at Scottsdale Waterfront. At the fest, guests can enjoy an afternoon sampling variations of this beloved dish from some of the Valley’s top restaurants, along with perfectly paired local libations to wash it all down. Starting on Friday, July 14, though Sunday, July 16, snag a discounted ticket of $10 to the fall festival online at http://macandcheesefestaz.com using the promo code: MacCheeseLove.

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