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Foodie news roundup for the week of Sept. 15.

Guacamole-making tips on National Guacamole Day from Sol Cocina.

The Wigwam announces its wine dinner schedule.

All Jason’s Deli Phoenix locations now serve gluten-free chicken nuggets – J.D. Nuggetz – another healthy diet first for the fast-casual restaurant.

The Gladly’s “Week of Thank Yous” ends today with Chef Bernie Kantak and the rest of the Gladly gang getting in on the giving by offering dine-in dinner guests one, $1 Original Chopped Salad per table.

Celebrate National Honey Month this September at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort with special dishes and a cocktail made with honey harvested from on-site bees. At stonegrill restaurant, sample dishes inspired by the bees that live on site, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in in the resort’s onsite organic garden. The dishes on this menu are available as a prix fixe menu for $35 (not including a honey-berry smash cocktail) or individually: the cocktail is $12, roasted fall harvest salad is $10, applewood-smoked pork tenderloin is $24 and an orange blossom honey cake (pictured) is $8.

Southern Rail has just debuted brunch, which will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu features fried green tomato benedict, brioche bread pudding French toast, biscuits and gravy, beignets and smoked trout with pea cakes.

New chef alert: Chef Stephen Jones, most recently of the Blue Hound Kitchen, at the Hotel Palomar, is now heading up the kitchen at Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse.

Throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, The Henry will donate a dollar from every Brown Butter Salted Caramel Roll sold to the Ronan Thompson Foundation.

Craft Beer, Cocktails & Couture is a fundraising event featuring high fashion provided by Scottsdale boutique Amy, inc, as well as craft beer sampling and education, courtesy of Crescent Crown Distributing, and signature cocktails, courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. It will be held on the evening of Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright original home on Tatum Blvd. in Paradise Valley. All proceeds will go to Colleen’s Dream Foundation, which raises money for ovarian cancer research. Tickets are $100.

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