Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of July 23.
From now until August 4, Arizona-based apparel and wilderness-advocate brand, Keep It Wild, is re-launching the exclusive sticker (pictured) created in collaboration with Sam Fox’s healthy-driven fast-casual restaurant, Flower Child. The limited-edition sticker, can be purchased online only at www.keepitwildco.com, and proceeds from sticker sales will be donated to The Joy Bus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering meals to people battling cancer.
Date night is heating up this summer at Ocean Prime with the restaurant’s new Summer Date Night offering, available every Thursday from July 26 through Sept. 20. The all-inclusive menu features a shared appetizer, a shared entree and a shared dessert for $95.
Dave and Buster’s Tempe Marketplace has launched its new 3/4/5 Happy Hour special. From 3:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., all happy hour cocktails are $3, $4 or $5, $1 off 22-oz. draft beers, $1 off wine by the glass and $3 off bottles of wine. Late-night happy hour runs Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight, offering the same specials.
Trapp Haus BBQ is offerings its famous “Philly Crack Wings” as a buy one, get one free special all day on Sunday, July 29, in honor of National Chicken Wing Day. In addition, there will be a bacon/maple chicken wing with a waffle special that is sure to make mouths water.
Also in honor of National Chicken Wing Day, Arcadia Tavern celebrates all weekend with a $15 combo of 10 wings and a domestic draft. It will be valid Friday, July 27, through, Sunday, July 29. The restaurant will have bone-in or boneless wings and are available in tavern (hot), mild, golden, citrus teriyaki, southwest honey, or chipotle BBQ.
Ramen Hood is a fast-casual, build-your-own ramen bowl restaurant now open in North Scottsdale’s Gateway 101 shopping center. The counter-service style restaurant allows customers to choose from a variety of authentic Japanese ingredients, flavors and toppings to create their own ramen or rice bowl, plus several specialties such as Karaage fried chicken and steamed baos.
The Montauk and Diego Pops give guests a reason to look forward to those manic Mondays. At The Montauk, it’s all-day happy hour with food specials ranging from just $4 to $11 and drinks between $3 to $5. Next door at Diego Pops, it’s a jumpstart on the standard Taco Tuesday with Taco Monday offerings instead. All nine tacos on the menu are available for just $3 every Monday. Making the Monday deal even sweeter is Diego Pops’ regular happy hour available from 3 to 6 p.m. with half-off appetizers, $3 beers, $4 Diego Margaritas and $5 wine and sangria.
Lincoln, a JW Steakhouse, located at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, is featuring its Summer Sizzler Three-Course Dinner special between now and Sept. 9 for $39, plus tax and gratuity. Guests get to dig into their choice of three hearty entrees, three side dishes and either the decadent German chocolate cake or out-of-this-world JW signature cheese cake for dessert. (The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.)
On July 28 and 29, Beckett’s Table and Southern Rail are giving guests the opportunity to celebrate Christmas early. At both restaurants, when guests purchase a $100 gift card, they will also receive a complimentary $25 gift card. The Christmas in July promotion will last from 10 a.m. to close at both restaurants. (Gift cards are not interchangeable and will only be accepted at the restaurant where they were purchased.) 
The highly anticipated summer menu returns to Bourbon & Bones Chophouse & Bar in Scottsdale, delivering exceptional food at an excellent price now through Labor Day. The summer menu features a salad, entrée (think grilled salmon or bacon-wrapped filet) and dessert for $49.95.
Friday, July 27, is National Scotch Day. To celebrate, head to Twin Peaks where diners will find an impressive selection of single-malt whiskeys that can be served over handmade ice balls. Twin Peaks offers daily happy hour specials include $2 off “Man-Sized” draft beers, $2 off select appetizers and $2 off well spirits, as well as food specials.
Cool down with seasonal cocktails at Kitchen West Restaurant and Bar Six40 located inside The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel. The Scottsdale donates five percent of all proceeds from these cocktail sales to a new charity each month as their own small gesture of gratitude to the various local charitable organizations that make our community whole. The libations are $12 and change monthly:

  • July benefiting The Humane Society Arizona: Peach Bellini featuring Titos Vodka, peach puree, lemon and orange juice and topped with prosecco
  • August benefiting New Pathways for Youth: Prairie Lemonade featuring High West Prairie Bourbon and Southern Comfort with simple syrup and finished with fresh lemon juice
  • September benefiting Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children: Pink Lady featuring Bombay Sapphire Gin, pink grapefruit juice and finished with simply syrup and Peychaud bitters
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