Taste Tidbits

Foodie news roundup for the week of May 26.
Phoenix resort launches a summertime culinary camp for kids.
Memorial Day cocktails–that would be delicious all summer long.
This summer, El Chorro is keeping cool with its updated happy hour. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, enjoy an impressive selection of the iconic Paradise Valley restaurant’s signature bites and beverages for just $3 each. Gather with friends over an El Chorro margarita, domestic bottled beer or glass of house wine. Or please your palate with El Chorro’s popular sticky buns, beef sliders, grilled street tacos, artisan brie or crispy chicken livers.
Luci’s Healthy Marketplace has introduces its new, refreshing Luci’s Wine Smoothie (pictured). Delicious cream wine is blended with ice to make for a perfect, chilled adult treat. Luci’s Wine Smoothie is available in two cool flavors: Orange Crème and Chocolate Strawberry Crème.
This week, Roaring Fork is kicking off summer with its all-night happy hour, seven nights a week this summer. Come enjoy specials like a $5 Huckleberry Frozen Margarita and the $10 Big Ass Burger.
The Seven Chef Pig-Out, sponsored by Tender Belly pork products, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at The Gladly. The dinner features family-style plates from the likes of Gio Osso, Josh Hebert and other notable names. $25 per person. Reservations are required by calling 602.759.8132.
Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill in Tempe is bringing back its Beat the Heat promotion. When the outside temperature is more than 110 degrees, guests can enjoy 50 percent off their house margaritas and mojitos (regularly priced at about $7.50). This promotion is available now until August.
Today, from 2 to 6 p.m., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will host its Summer Open House for customers to try its new summer beverages. Available at participating retail locations, customers can enjoy any new small summer beverage—including the new Mud Pie and Caramel Ice Blended drinks, as well as the Vanilla or Hazelnut Iced Coffee—for $2.
Organ Stop Pizza will host a Musical Hero luncheon from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. The event will raise funds for Child Crisis Center.
AJ’s Fine Foods will present its annual Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 31, 2 to 5 p.m. The event features tastings of more than 40 wines, all personally rated and selected by AJ’s cellar masters, who will be available to provide their expert recommendations for wine and food pairings. Tastings will be complemented with gourmet specialties from AJ’s, including artisan breads and cheeses, shrimp cocktail, sushi, delectable sweets and more. Guests will enjoy live music and a silent auction offering wines and other items from AJ’s and its partners. Tickets are available for $35 at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587). Proceeds from AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event will benefit the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
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