Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of June 25.

With the start of summer, Wildflower has welcomed delicious new seasonal offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wildflower guests can now enjoy the unique and filling salmon breakfast bowl (pictured) with sunny eggs, arugula, salmon salad, roasted tomatoes, lemon, hot peppers and goat cheese; the delicious salmon roll BLT, featuring wild-caught salmon, thick-cut bacon and Wildflower’s soft briche; the light, lunch-perfect heirloom tomato and chicken salad tossed in a spicy herb vinaigrette; and, for dinner, the spicy lemon penne brimming with chicken breast, garlic, hot peppers, lemon vegetable broth, heirloom tomatoes, spinach, pea shoots, petite peas, scallions, basil, feta and for a little crunch, toasted walnuts. And don’t forget to finish your meal with the indulgent new sea salt brownie.

Arizona’s only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant, Kai at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, a summer dining experience to remember. On Friday, July 6, Kai’s final night of dinner service before its annual summer hiatus, the will honor Howard Seftel, former food critic for the Arizona Republic, with a wine dinner unlike any other.  The prolific storyteller will have a chance to share his stories through a different medium–a five-course, fine dining experience. Guests will also be granted private viewing of the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Star-Spangled Spectacular  fireworks show in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. This exclusive wine dinner will be offered to a limited number of guests and is priced at $175 per person.  Each guest is invited to a private reception with hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6 p.m.  The five-course dinner with wine pairings will then follow with seating at 6:30 p.m. and private viewing of the Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. For dining reservations, call 602.385.5777.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers now offers a Kids Eat Free promo this summer on Tuesdays. Kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée all day Tuesday at the following locations: 7th Street, Arcadia, Shea and Gilbert.

Beat the heat this June as Hula’s Modern Tiki celebrates National Mai Tai Day with tasty deals on all your favorite cooling tropical cocktails. On Saturday, June 30, Hula’s is offering half-priced Hula’s Mai Tais from opening to close.

From Sunday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 31, Miracle Mile Deli will be offering a Dogs Day of Summer special and fundraiser. Customers can purchase a Hebrew National hot dog, French fries and a small soft drink for just $5. Add chili, a New Yorker or Straw toppings for just $1 extra. Even better, for every hot dog sold, Miracle Mile Deli will donate $1 to the Colten Cowell Foundation.

Join Mesa’s Organ Stop Pizza (they will be decking the halls and getting in the holiday spirit) for the United Food Bank Christmas in July Food Drive Challenge. Bring in at least two approved non-perishable food items, or make a $2 cash donation, between July 1 and 31 and receive 10 percent off your entire kitchen bill that evening while enjoying The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ and delicious pizzas, pastas, salad and more.

A new Flower Child has bloomed in North Phoenix. Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant has opened the doors to its fourth Valley location in Desert Ridge Marketplace at Tatum Boulevard and the Loop 101. Located in the southwest corner of the shopping center, the 4,461-sq.-ft. space is reminiscent of a farmer’s market with a charming and comfortable patio and a wide selection of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available for lunch and dinner.


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