Foodie news roundup for the week of August 25.
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In honor of International Bacon Day, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery in Phoenix will be serving up a special Bacon Day menu fall day on Saturday, August 30. Best of all, this entire pig-out helps support a great cause, as Snooze will donate 10 percent of sales on August 30 to support St. Mary’s Food Banks’ Backpack Program.
Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill is inviting guests to help celebrate the first anniversary of its makeover to a Chicago theme on Friday, Sept. 5, National Cheese Pizza Day, with a free nine-inch pizza for every guest (11 a.m. to 2 a.m., no purchase neccessary).
Scottsdale’s new SumoMaya Mexican Asian Kitchen is now offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The all-new menu features flavors of the Far East and Latin America.
Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ is offering a new tasting program pairing two iconic American flavors: barbecue and bourbon. The Bobby-Q Bourbon Flight offers guests the choice of three premium spirits, including Bobby-Q’s hand-selected single-barrel bourbon, “Barrel 13” by famed Buffalo Trace distillery.
RA Sushi is now mixing up three new seasonal cocktails that will be available through Sept. 30. The Peach Basil Sour, Cinna-Punch and Rising Moon feature light, refreshing ingredients perfect for late-summer sipping.
The Spotted Donkey Cantina (pictured) at el Pedregal hosts a tequila dinner event featuring Tequila Chamucos and a five-course dinner on Sept. 9. $60.00 per person, not including tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 480.488.3358.
Thursday, Sept. 4 is Hunger Action Day, and Valleywide Culver’s restaurants will donate 10 percent of its sales on Sept. 4, 2014 to St. Mary’s, United Food Bank and Agua Fria Food Bank.
September is National Chicken Month, and Over Easy will celebrate Fried Chicken Fridays throughout September. Fried Chicken Fridays kicks off Friday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Over Easy Arcadia location, offering guests fried chicken dinners with three sides: potatoes, veggies, salad and also the dessert of the week. Fried Chicken Fridays is $15 for adults; kids 14 years of age and younger pay their age.
Celebrate National Grandparent’s Day (Sunday, Sept. 7) at Texaz Grill in Phoenix. Bring Grandma and Grandpa in for a big bowl of chicken and dumplings, a special recipe Texaz Grill owner/head chef Steve Freidkin learned from his grandmother back in Texas, for only $6. Grandparents will also receive a complimentary old-fashioned, homemade Rice Pudding on Sunday, Sept. 7.
As part of Talavera’s specialty “Pop-Up” Dinner Series, Executive Chef Mel Mecinas is partnering with Tequila Clase Azul to offer a four-course tasting menu this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Aug. 31. Taste south-of-the-border flavors, paired with composed cocktails made with Tequila Clase Azul, on this one-night special event at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. $85 per person.
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