Foodie news roundup for the week of Nov. 18.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Phoenix’s Hotel Palomar reveals a new winter menu and seasonal cocktails.
Two favorite Valley chefs unveil plans for new restaurants this winter.
Guests are invited to enjoy the Mix and Mingle hour at the newly redesigned Mix Up Bar at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The new hour showcases inventive mixology and an unexpected “mix” of the season’s freshest ingredients. The Mix and Mingle hour features a $5 menu, including select craft cocktails, wines by the glass, draft beers and bites.
Served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Brat Haüs in Scottsdale has launched its Beer Brunch. In addition to German dishes, diners can choose from more than 70 unique craft beers on tap.
US Airways Center hosts the 5th Annual Phoenix Tequila Fest, Nov. 23 and 24 in Downtown Phoenix. Attendees of the Phoenix Tequila Fest will be treated to all-day samplings of 100-plus brands and varieties of premium and ultra-premium tequilas, as well as tequila liqueurs, crèmes, infusions and flavored tequilas. Highlighting include live performances, the hottest jalapeño, serrano and habanero chili pepper eating contest, and complimentary food sampling from the most popular restaurants in the Valley. Tickets are $50 or $75 for a two-day pass at www.ticketmaster.com.
Bobby Q (pictured) in Phoenix recently rolled out Wine Wednesdays. Every week, guests can enjoy a select wine offered at half price, an incredible $4 per glass and $14 per bottle.
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Did you know Feb. 23 is National Curling is Cool Day? How about that there is an aspiring Olympic curler here in the Valley who also happens to be the chef of Pasta Brioni and the new dining concept, NPX: A Neighborhood Joint? Well, it's time to get schooled on this unique Olympic sport from chef Michael Siggins