Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of Sept. 30.
POSH birthday dinner
Get to know one of the Valley’s Top Chefs, Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco.
Valley restaurants celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Chef Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s in Cave Creek celebrates fall with the Wild Game Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The six-course tasting menu (with multiple amuse-bouches) is $96 per person; $54 for wine pairings. To make a reservation, call 480.437.1072.
POSH (pictured) in Scottsdale hosts a special birthday dinner for chef Josh Hebert and sous chef Jeremy Stevens on Oct. 4. (The chefs share a birthday.) There will be extended happy hour specials, and diners can choose from four courses to a full tasting at discount pricing, which starts at $35 for four courses. The menu will include some of chef Hebert’s and sous chef Stevens’ favorite things.
In a nod to Bavarian culture, Downtown Chandler welcomes würstl, a beer garden, a brat-eating contest, stein races and much more during the Sixth Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest on Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to midnight. A portion of the proceeds from the SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest benefit St. Joseph the Worker. Tickets are $10.
Executive chef Massimo De Francesa of Taggia of Scottsdale’s FireSky presents Ottobrefesta on Oct. 9: A German-inspired meal to celebrate Oktoberfest with an Italian twist. Each course is paired with Italian beer, and dishes include grilled bratwurst and bira-braised short ribs. $65 per person, plus tip and tax. For reservations, call 480.424.6095.
Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale celebrates five years in the Valley with 50 percent off dinner Oct. 7-10.  That’s 50 percent off everything (excludes alcohol); fresh fish will be brought in every day to stay fully stocked. Visit Oct. 11 and join in the W Scottsdale’s own five-year birthday celebration, a Carnival-themed bash.
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