Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of June 10.

Diners can now experience Mastro’s Steakhouse’s signature items with a limited-time three-course menu for only $69, plus tax and gratuity. Choose between select appetizers, entrees and desserts to customize your dining experience. Appetizers include French onion soup, jalapeno-tuna sashimi, Caesar salad or Mambo salad. Entrees include New Zealand king salmon, herb-roasted chicken, double-cut pork chop or 6-oz. petite filet. There is also a choice of two sides. For dessert, choose between cheesecake, chocolate Sin Cake or Mastro’s signature personal warm butter cake. The Summer Menu will be offered Sunday through Thursday through Sept. 30.

Match Restaurant and Lounge has the cure for the Monday blues with the new “Margarita with a Margherita” special available every Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The special includes one margarita and one margherita pizza for $10 every Monday for dine-in service.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale will celebrate its seventh anniversary on Friday, June 14. Join the party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Check out Kelly’s brand new cocktails, win raffle prizes and dance the night away to DJ Rolemodel.

On Tuesday, June 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., True Food Kitchen invites guests to enjoy seasonal dishes and paired beverages at a four-course summer community dinner. Hosted at its Biltmore Fashion Park location, the dinner will follow a “Summer Grilling” theme. The meal will start with a watermelon appetizer with whipped feta, heirloom tomato and mint as well as a grilled squash and asparagus flatbread, paired with a watermelon margarita. The second course will spotlight organic Mexican street corn and grilled radicchio with vegan-Caesar hummus, served with a Tangent pinot grigio wine pairing. Guests get the choice of an entrée served with a glass of Imagery chardonnay: grilled Veta La Palma sea bass with cashew sauce, pickled peaches, heirloom tomato and radicchio or vegan grilled Yakitori-style sweet potatoes with broccolini, pickled shitake mushrooms and umami sauce. For the final course, guests will enjoy a vegan blueberry tart paired with a sparkling rosé. Tickets to a community dinner are $55 per person.

The Lola AZ at Westgate is offering two of its fun dessert shakes (pictured) for $5 all month long–the Fruity Pebbles and the Cap’N Crunch–in honor of Pride Month.

Beat the heat this summer with half-priced food on International Sushi Day on June 16 at Sushi Roku. On that day, enjoy half-off on the entire menu of award-winning, authentic Japanese-style sushi, including an innovative all-vegan sushi menu, all night long (not valid during happy hour, dine-in only). 

The Duce in Phoenix has kicked off its Lemonade for Life campaign, which runs through Labor Day. From now through Sept. 2, The Duce will donate $1 from every lemonade and $2 from every lemonade cocktail to Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD).

Trapp Haus BBQ raises a glass to National Bourbon Day on Friday, June 14, with $2 off any bourbon selection from the restaurant’s extensive bourbon list. Southern Rail’s 2019 Bourbon Week takes place all week, through Friday, June 14. Guests can toast to the holiday with $23 bourbon flights and fill up with bourbon-infused dishes and desserts.

Donut Bar Scottsdale is celebrating Father’s Day with a specialty box of Dad doughnuts, including a limited run of golf, mustache and necktie-themed treats. Dubbed the “Dad Box,” this special box is only available during Father’s Day weekend, June 14 to June 16.

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