Foodie news roundup for the week of July 9.
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On July 12 and 13, all six of RA Sushi’s Arizona locations will be donating 100 percent of its profits from open to close to the 100 Club of Arizona’s Survivors Fund, created in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. All menu items apply, and take-out orders are also included.
July 15 through 31, Del Frisco’s Grille (pictured) in Phoenix is offering a complimentary appetizer with lunch or dinner entrée purchase, to any guest who brings in a gallon or more of bottled water that will be donated to the 9th Annual Operation Hydration.
Phoenix Public Market Café in Downtown Phoenix is offering happy hour seven days a week, between 3 p.m. and close. Diners will enjoy a choice of red and white wine, pitchers of premium draft beer, or a hand-crafted cocktail—all for only $5 each. Also offered all summer long, a special game day combo for fans of the D-Backs. For $8, guests will receive any sandwich or burger on the menu, as well as a premium draft beer.
Join mixologist Matt Tobey and refine your cocktail skills from 5 to 7 p.m. in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar in Phoenix on Thursday, July 18. Sample whiskey and tasty tidbits, enjoy new cocktail recipes, and learn how to make brandied cherries. $10 per person. To RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/357543657682001/.
Phoenix’s Federal Pizza (pictured on homepage) unveils a new deal. Every Monday and Tuesday, drop by anytime between 8 and 11 p.m. and receive any pizza, plus a bottle of wine (or two pitchers of beer), all for $20.
Anytime between July 1 and Sept. 7, share your funniest, most creative pictures to the Bobby-Q Facebook wall to enter their Backyard BBQ Photo Contest. Prizes are in store for the top three winners, so simply “like” Bobby-Q on Facebook, click “Enter Contest” tab, and upload your photo.
“The Fogo Summer Feast” is now on at Scottsdale’s Fogo de Chão. The feast features special pricing for dinner at $40 per person and includes the gourmet salad bar, 16 cuts of meat, traditional side dishes and a choice of chocolate mousse cake, New York-style cheesecake or tres leches cake for dessert.
From Thursday, July 11, to Saturday, July 13, Chef Justin Beckett of Beckett’s Table in Phoenix will prepare Rainier Cherries–in honor of National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11–in a variety of ways.
Cowboy Ciao in Old Town is hosting a Sommelier Showdown on Wednesday, July 17. John Germain, of Vintage 95 in Chandler, will go head to head with Cowboy Ciao’s Peter Kasperski. The duel begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be five courses and 10 wines for for $60. Call 480.946.3111 to reserve your spot.
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During National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is launching the first-ever Go Gold campaign to raise $1 million to support the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.