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Foodie news roundup for the week of July 21.

Get to know Neil Levinson of Classic Cakes and Confections.

Two new treats to try: Snappers and UV Sugar Crush.

Anyone can stop by Scramble in Scottsdale from 6 to 8 a.m. and receive a free 16 oz. cup of coffee–no purchase necessary–through July 25.

NYPD Pizza will open on Mill Ave on Monday, July 28. To celebrate with the community, NYPD Pizza is providing complimentary metered parking along Mill Avenue and a “Garlic Knot-Cutting Ceremony” with Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell that day. NYPD Pizza is the only pizzeria in the Phoenix area with a private-label beer, called NYPD Uptown Amber Ale™, custom crafted by The Phoenix Ale Brewery, that has become their No. 1 craft brew seller.

July 30 is National Cheesecake Day, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is giving customers a free slice of Grimaldi’s famous house-made cheesecake with any purchase of $25 or more on that day.

On Sunday, July 27, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails (pictured) will host a seven-course all-veggie menu from seven local chefs, paired with specialty cocktails from seven mixologists from across the Valley, during the Great American Veg Out. The meal is $35, plus tax and gratuity. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (reservations recommended, availability is limited). To reserve your spot, call 602.258.0231.

In honor of National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, July 25, TEXAZ Grill in Phoenix will be serving up Dixie cups brimming with Blue Bell’s homemade vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, hot fudge, chopped pecans and a single maraschino cherry on top, all for $2.

On Wednesday, July 30, Bink’s Scottsdale will host an Heirloom Tomato Dinner. The four-course dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $48 per person. Guests have the option of including beverage pairings at $22 per person. To reserve your spot, call 480.664.9238.

Red Embers Bar & Grill, located inside local family venue Uptown Alley, is offering up ten wings for $5 all day long (with the purchase of a beverage) on July 29 in honor of National Chicken Wing Day.

Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale is giving away free ice cream. The first 100 customers who show up to their store at noon on Tuesday, July 29, will receive a free scoop of red velvet ice cream.

In honor of National Tequila Day, July 24, Blanco Tacos + Tequila is hosting a four-course tequila dinner with Maestro Dobel Tequila. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 480.905.3278.

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