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Foodie news roundup for the week of August 22.

OCEAN PRIME has announced its partnership with Coravin, Inc., manufacturer of the Coravin System, which allows consumers to pour and enjoy wine without pulling the cork. The Coravin program will add four exclusive wines by the glass to OCEAN PRIME’s extensive wine list, which already features a variety of reds, whites and sparkling wines. Coravin works by pouring a glass of wine without ever opening a bottle via cork removal. A needle goes through the cork to access the wine, and argon, an inert gas used frequently in winemaking, replaces the wine in the bottle. This allows the restaurant to revisit the same bottle later that night, week, month, or year, and the wine will have the same taste because it was never exposed to oxygen.

Shake Shack has announced the Roker Burger (pictured), available from through Friday, August 26, and created by “TODAY” show host Al Roker, at all U.S. Shacks. The Roker Burger ($7.49)is a 100 percent all-natural Angus burger topped with Niman Ranch BBQ pulled pork, double American cheese, red-eye mayo and pickles. Plus, $1 from every Roker Burger will support No Kid Hungry in its effort to end childhood hunger in America, where 1 in 5 kids in America are living in households without consistent access to food.

Join SOL Cocina for the first Clase Azul Tequila paired dinner on Wednesday, August 31. Dine with the owner of Clase Azule Tequila and sample and learn about the newly released Clase Azul Ultra Tequila. Enjoy delicious SOL Cocina dishes picked to perfectly compliment Clase Azul’s smooth tequila. The four course meal will include dishes like pato con mole and scallop ceviche. The complete dining experience is $125 per person and that includes food, drinks, tequila, tip and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call SOL Cocina at 480.245.6708 or email Shelly Hayes at shelly@solcocina.com.

For you fantasy football draft party, Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery invites you to host an epic draft party. All participants in your draft will receive happy hour pricing throughout your draft, a $10 Two Brothers gift card to be redeemed at another time, a t-shirt and a pint glass. Commissioners/hosts will receive a $50 gift card in addition to the Two Brothers swag.

Come to Sorso Wine Room on Sunday, August 28, and “Sip for a Cause.”  Sorso Wine Room will be giving back 10 percent of their day’s sales to Make a Wish Foundation with an all-day happy hour. Be sure not to miss the live music with Lee Perreira from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Also, Sorso will be donating 10 percent of all bottle sales of Meiomi to Make a Wish throughout the entire month of August.

Chelsea’s Kitchen are looking forward to working with a local farm in the Hatch Valley, NM, to bring in delicious mild and hot chiles for our First Annual Hatch Chile Roast featuring roasted and fresh chiles for home as well as food and drink specials. This event takes place from noon to 7 p.m. on August 27-28 at Chelsea’s Kitchen.

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