Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of Sept. 9.
Get to know Doug Robson, of the Valley’s Top Chefs, of Gallo Blanco and Otro.
Food Truck Caravan has unveiled its September schedule.
After closing the original Bombay Spice Grill & Wine off Tatum and Shea in August, a new Paradise Valley location opens Friday at 4 p.m. To celebrate, the restaurant is giving away free hummus on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scottsdale’s The Cove Trattoria is continuing its Wine Series in partnership with Vinifera Imports with a casual event scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. It will feature informal tastings of up to three varietals and light appetizers for $15 per person. A rep from Vinifera Imports will be on-hand pouring Italian wines and providing information about food pairings and more. To RSVP, call 480.951.8273.
In honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine in at any Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location from Sept. 15 through Sept. 22 will be able to donate to the charity No Kid Hungry. In return, the diner will receive a gift card matching their donation to use on their next visit to Grimaldi’s.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale is hosting a sommelier showdown and chef challenge. Virtù Honest Craft chef/owner, Gio Osso, will take on Ciao’s Lester Gonzalez in the kitchen while mixologist Clint “Spotty” Spotleson goes head-to-head with owner/wino Peter Kasperski. $65 per person; starts at at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 480.946.3111.
Reserve your spot Sept. 16 for Monday Night Chef’s Table at ZuZu (pictured) at Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho. Join Chef Charles Wiley and Four Peaks Brewery for this special four-course dinner. $56 per person plus tip and tax; starts at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, 480.421.7997.
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