Foodie news roundup for the week of April 22.
A fab (kid-friendly) bread recipe for at-home chefs from Sassi restaurant.
A taste of Phoenix’s Milagro Grill. (Think tacos, tequila and more.)
Meet Tempe’s newest happy hour hot spot, Salut Kitchen.
Eight, Arizona PBS takes over CityScape in Downtown Phoenix Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a live food event called Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival. The event features samples from more than 30 Valley chefs, as well as beer, wine and spirits, chef demos, chef meet and greets and more. Click here for tickets.
On Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m., guests at Taylor Morrison’s two, new Scottsdale communities, Lone Mountain and Mirabel Village, will tour the fine wines of Italy and Spain with sommeliers from AZ Wine Company who will be on site to pour samples of a dozen different European wines. Plus, food pairings will be prepared by a guest chef. Attendees have the chance to win a guided, luxury winery tour by limousine at Mirabel Village, as well as a dozen bottles of wines at Lone Mountain. The 21 and older event is free.
Province at The Westin Phoenix Downtown partners with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to launch a bilingual literacy celebration on April 30, in honor of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books). From April 30 through May 30, 2013, kids under 12 years old will eat free from the selections available on the kids’ menu at Province when they bring new or gently used children’s books to the restaurant as a donation to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Kids and families are encouraged to bring books that are written in Spanish and/or English. (Children must be accompanied by an adult and only qualifies with the purchase of an adult entrée.)
NYPD Pizza will donate 25 percent of proceeds from dine-in guests to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) this weekend (April 27-28) via its Pets & Pizza event.
On April 27, Schnepf’s Farms welcomes Vincent Guerithault of Vincent’s On Camelback for its Dinner Down on the Orchard (pictured) event April 27. The farm hosts an amazing four-course freshly prepared dinner with wine pairing starting at 6 p.m.–all along the middle of the fab farm’s peach orchard. Reservations only; $85 per person or $150 for two (all-inclusive). AZFoothills.com will be there! Follow us on Twitter at @AZFoothillsFood for photos on Dinner Down on the Orchard.