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Foodie news roundup for the week of July 14.

Summertime cocktails from Nolet’s.

A taste of Arcadia-based The Market by Jennifer’s.

Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden in Old Town is rolling out delicious food and drink specials all summer long.  Kick it off on Tuesdays, when you can get any pasta plus any draft beer for only $10.  Also, every Thursday from 3 to 11 p.m., ladies can enjoy half-off appetizers, pizza, and cocktails, and anyone can pair a hearty Piatti platter featuring the finest meats & cheeses, plus a bottle of wine for $25.

Blanco Tacos +Tequila is offering a festive red, white and blue margarita throughout the month of JUly. The colorful, spirited Bomb Pop is layered with mixed berry margarita on bottom, classic margarita in the middle and topped with Blue Curaçao margarita. It’s available at all Blanco locations for $10 throughout the month.

On June 21, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho welcomes the owner of Qupé Winery at its Monday Night Chef’s Table. The four-course dinner is $64 plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are required by calling 480.421.7997.

The Summer Social Hour at Central Bistro (pictured) features new bar bites including artichoke fritters and spicy Sriracha-spiked grilled chicken wings, offered daily from 2 to 6 p.m., and now all-day Mondays. Every  Thursday savor a traditional Crawfish boil featuring pots of fresh crawfish served with all the fixin’s for $20 per person. End your week with a hearty Family Feast, featuring a choice of salad, plus your choice of any two pastas or pizzas, plus beignets, all for $40 per table. These sizzling summer deals are available through the end of September.

In honor of Bastille Day this week, Chef Christopher Gross of Christopher’s Restaurant and Crush Lounge will be offering a special three-course menu of French classics all week long, through Saturday, July 19, for $40 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, Wine pairings are available for an added $20. Plus, every couple who reserves the Bastille Week dinner menu will receive one of Chef Gross’ homemade baguettes as a special takeaway in celebration of the holiday week.

El Palacio of Chandler is set to debut the second Southwestern Summer beer dinner on Wednesday, July 23. Chef Anthony will feature four craft beers from Santa Fe Brewing Company. This four-course craft beer dinner will feature off-the-menu gourmet summertime Mexican comfort foods paired with Santa Fe Brewing’s award winning beer. The dinner is $25 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.802.5770.

Phoenix’s Taco Guild is celebrating National Tequila Day July 24 by offering $5 off all tequila flights and a special tequila pork taco.

Perk Eatery has teamed with local bacon maker Bring Home The Bacon (parent company is go lb. salt)  for an epic weekend of bacon goodness to be held Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at Perk Eatery  in Scottsdale. This weekend of specials will take place both days from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bacon Weekend will include a daily special featuring bacon breakfast tacos and Bring Home The Bacon will doing a tasting of their premium pork both days from 8 a.m.  to 1 p.m. The bacon will be for sale all weekend in half pound packages.

Green Flash Brewery, of San Diego, is hosting a beer dinner at Federal Pizza on July 23.  Federal Pizza will pair an extensive Italian menu to complement four of Green Flash’s premier beers.  Twenty spots are available at $35 per person.

Yesterday, July 16,  Chandler’s fine dining destination, Cork, unveiled a complete renovation, overhauling all the menus, interior, and of course, the name to aptly reflect the new vision. The restaurant reopened as Earnest, and the menu spotlights  fundamentals of solid, seasonal American cooking with a spin on tried-and-true “meat and potatoes” classics.

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