Foodie news roundup for the week of August 13.
The Gladly is celebrating these last weeks of summer with two can’t-miss dining events. First up and slated for Sunday, Aug. 19, is The Gladly’s take on a classic clam boil with Chula Seafood, Wren House Brewing Company and Cutino Sauce Co. Two seatings are available at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and tickets are up for grabs for $40 (includes gratuity, beverages sold separately) at TheGladly.com/Store. View the menu online. Guests can then stop back Saturday, Aug. 25, for The Gladly’s Glenfiddich & Balvenie Scotch Dinner, which pairs some of the United Kingdom-based scotch purveyor’s best offerings with a complementing, multi-course menu featuring Chef Bernie Kantak’s dishes. Seats are available for $65 per person and service starts at 7 p.m.; make a reservation now by calling 602.759.8132. View the menu online.
Beckett’s Table invites guests to enjoy some of their favorite bubbles during the first-annual Sparkling Week, now through Sunday, August 19. Beckett’s Table will be offering notable Champagnes and sparkling wines, including the famously known Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut. The special menu will offer bubbles by the glass, bottle and a special sparkling flight featuring three 2-oz. tastings for $15 per person.
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Too is set to open this fall in the former Famous 48 connected to Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Old Town. This new annex location, Too, connects the restaurants through the interior and adds 146 seats and 24 TV’s to accommodate overflow at the ever-popular Old Town location. The addition also will feature Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers signature look including an outdoor patio, a large bar, comfortable leather booths and rustic wood tables, all the elements that regulars enjoy.
Press Coffee (pictured) is coming to Old Town Scottsdale; the newest cafe is located at the Scotttsdale Waterfront and kicks off its grand opening weekend benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. On August 24, 25 and 26, Press Coffee at Scottsdale Waterfront will have its daily drip brew available in any size for only $1. It will donate 100 percent of those drip coffee sales to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation as part of its Press On Charities program.
Cycle Ave. and OHSO Gilbert collaborate for the first-ever “Mimosa Monday” ride on August 20. Riders can indulge in one complimentary morning mimosa at the new OHSO Gilbert following the 9:15 a.m. ride at Cycle. Ave. When using code MIMOSAMONDAY to register online, first-time cyclers can enjoy a complimentary ride in addition to the free eye-opener.
The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund celebrates 10 years on Monday, August 27, during Fitz’s Supper Club 2018, Celebrities at YOUR service for First and Ten at Dominick’s. Fitzgerald invites you to join him as he reminisces on some of the unforgettable plays made both on the field and off the field, through the programs that the First Down Fund has supported. Guests will enjoy post-game favorites prepared by Chef Marc Lupino, cocktails, spending time with old and new friends, all while bidding for a cause on dazzling items in the highly-anticipated silent and live auctions. The event will start at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $850 per person.
The highly anticipated fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, FRANCINE, is set to open this Friday, August 14th at 5:00 p.m.
In the spot formerly housed by Calico Jacks at Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District is a new scratch kitchen and mixology concept to add to your must-visit lineup this fall: The Lola