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Foodie news roundup for the week of June 3.

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From now until Aug. 31, visit one of six Sauce locations across the Valley and enjoy a Summer Sampler. Savor your choice of fresh salad, delicious warm pizza and two glasses wine for just $20.

Zinburger at Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Quarter is celebrating its littlest guests this summer with $3 kids menus all day every day now through Aug. 31. The Camp Bo-vine menu includes their choice of hamburger, turkey sloppy Joe, grilled cheese or chicken fingers, alongside a tasty side and drink. For just $2 more, kiddos can upgrade to one of Zinburger’s decadent milkshakes or floats. This special deal is limited to kids aged 12 and under.

On Monday, June 9, Patrick Peterson’s First Annual Celebs and Steaks takes place at Donovan’s Steak and Chop House. Peterson’s fellow Arizona Cardinals will act as servers as the event, which will feature a silent auction, fine wine and eats, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success, whose mission is to provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. Tickets are available by visiting www.patrickpeterson.org.

Looking for a–literally–cool weekend? Head up north for the 5th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival at Pepsi Amphitheater. The event features food tastings from some of Northern Arizona’s best restaurants, wine and beer sampling, cooking demos and more. Tickets are $35 for wine/beer samples, unlimited food tasting, parking and complementary wine glass. VIP tickets are $125, include an hour of exclusive wine tasting, early entry at noon, unlimited food tasting, complimentary wine glass, T-shirt, 12 wine/beer samples and access to the VIP area.

J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician features “Summer Selects” daily from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring 50 percent off all bottles of wine $100 or less from J&G’s award-winning collection, all summer long.

The Cove Trattoria in Scottsdale is offering a three-course Summer Prix Fixe Menu for $29 a person. Diners can take advantage of this special through Labor Day.

On June 9 at 6:30 p.m., Monday Night Chef’s Table at Hotel Valley Ho’s ZuZu (pictured) will feature the wines of Castello Banfi. The four-course meal is $64 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 480.421.7997.

Taking place the first Tuesday of every month, The Melting Pot is hosting a special ladies’ night. You will enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables diced and dunked into a bubbling blend of melted cheeses, graham cracker-encrusted marshmallows doused in warm melted chocolate and so much more. Four courses are available for $32.95 per person.

Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill just released its new “Lite Side of the Moon” menu for diners looking for lighter options for lunch and dinner. Eats include a kale and quinoa salad, a blackened salmon wrap and more.

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill in Tempe is bringing back its popular Dinner and a Movie promotion. Every Monday, June through August, restaurant goers can get a pizza of their choice, two drinks (non-alcoholic) and two Harkins Theatres movie tickets for $24.95.

On Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Derby Public House in Scottsdale hosts The Belmont Stakes White Party to fete the third jewel in the Triple Crown. At the free event, guests are encouraged to dress up in their finest summertime whites and Belfry hats while they watch the big race and enjoy the official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes, the Belmont Julep.

On Sunday, June 8, Luci’s Healthy Marketplace presents its latest class in the EatTable DrinkBar Cooking Series: Tastes of Italy with Chef James Monaci. The class will focus on the culurgione, a filled hand-made pasta. The course will also include enticing sauces from scratch to complement the culurgione and wine. Class includes wine. This event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. It is priced at $49.99 per person. To register, visit www.lucishealthymarketplace.com/cooking-classes.

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