Taste Tidbits

Foodie news fragments for the week of Oct. 15.

A taste of Scottsdale’s Local Bistro. Its sister property, Central Bistro, opens in Phoenix this week.

A big thank you to this year’s Key to the Cure food sponsors!

MercBar, at the Camelback Esplanade, launched “Flight of the Cocktails” on Monday. These trio of tequila, gin or whiskey cocktails are $15 per flight.

The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix’s bistro 24 unveils a brand-new brew: B-24 Liberator Ale.

To celebrate its 27th anniversary, TEXAZ Grill is offering all-you-can-eat chicken-fried steak Oct. 17-26 for $15 per person.

Through Nov. 11, Sprinkles Cupcakes is whipping up “Obama” (pictured) and “Romney” cupcakes.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain will be hosting an Arizona winemaker dinner event with Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Wine Company. The dinner is $85 per person.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tryst Cafe has created specialty pink drinks–Tokyo Hummingbird and Watermelon Martini. With every purchase, the restaurant gives 10 percent to the American Cancer Society.

Anyone with the first name of Dave, David or Davy will receive a free entree Oct. 21 at Famous Dave’s. (Maximum value $15 at any of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s locations between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.) Is Dave, David or Davy your middle name? You get a half-price entree.

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