Don’t make your plans for the week until you read this!
This week is proving to be a very busy one in food world. We have gathered up the tastiest local events so all you need is a calendar, a pen and a phone to call in your reservations.
Local Events for the Week of July 27th, 2015
Monday, July 27th
Has there been a gaping hole in your life since Noca closed? Fear not super-eaters, Nocawich is opening in Tempe today and will be open for breakfast and lunch, opening at 8am and shutting down at 2pm. Love a hearty bagel to start your day? You can expect a true to life New York experience with their options, with the bagels and lox coming from some of the best spots in the state. They will also be featuring a variety of specialty pastries and once the lunch hour hits you can treat yourself to beer and wine specials that will certainly make the last half of the day a little less painful.
So drag yourself out of bed and get over to Nocawich at 777 S. College Ave., #105 in Tempe.
Wednesday, July 29th
Any time you step into The Henry you will quickly be impressed by the knowledge of each and every staff member that you come across, so it should be no surprise that an instructional evening was bound to happen. Join mixologist Jake Foster on Wednesday for their Getting to Know Your House Brown’s Class beginning at 8pm. The event will focus on the best bourbon, scotch and whiskey and Jake will lead you through the creation of the Smash and Grab and Angel’s Julep cocktails. You will also enjoy passed appetizers and desserts throughout the event. Along with your new knowledge of these cocktails you’ll walk away with the complete recipes. The cost of your education is only $45 per person, not including tax or gratuity.
The Henry is located at 4455 E. Camelback Rd in Phoenix. Make sure to call 602.429.8020 to reserve your spot.
A whole entire day devoted to chicken wings? Sign us up! To make the day even sweeter, Wingstop is offering 3 free wings with any purchase to the tiny chicken app lover. “At Wingstop, wings are our passion,” said Flynn Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer for Wingstop. “We take great pride in serving up fresh, cooked-to-order wings that are hand-tossed in one of our eleven bold flavors. This year we’re taking part in National Chicken Wing Day as a way to thank our fans for their loyalty, and to introduce new fans to the Wingstop brand.”
Check out the Wingstop website for the closest location to you.
Thursday, July 30th
Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery has partnered with Food Truck Caravan Catering to bring diners Flights & Bites; a unique dinner that pairs the specific flavors and nuances of the Lawrence Dunham Vineyards family of wines with an equally eclectic food truck. This Thursday will feature Chef Adam of Frank Food Trucks and the United Steaks of Cheese truck. For only $25 (not including tax or gratuity) you will be able to enjoy an LDV wine flight (4 wine tastes or 1 glass of wine) along with four different food pairings.
The Gallery is located at 6951 E. 1st St. in Scottsdale.
In the market for a new best friend and a refreshing glass of wine? Get both at Salut Kitchen Bar. Join Salut on their dog friendly patio from 6 until 8pm and enjoy an evening of drink specials and the cutest dogs you have ever seen. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control will be available for on-site adoptions making sure that you are able to leave with a new family member. In addition to the adoption event Salut’s wine menu will feature Chateau La Laws and when purchased, 10 percent of every bottle sold will go to No-Kill Animal Shelters.
Salut Kitchen Bar is located at 1435 E. University Dr. in Tempe.
Who better to help you celebrate National Cheesecake Day than your favorite Arizona New York Deli, Chompie’s? On this momentous day, Chompie’s is offering guests a free slice of cheesecake (a $6.95 value) with the purchase of a slice at the regular price. This special is valid at the bakery counter only (to go) at all Chompie’s locations and there is a limit of 2 slices per guest. This deal is not valid in combination with any other offer.
Visit their website for the location closest to you.
Friday, July 31st
The phrase “once in a blue moon” refers to the rare occurrence of a full moon that rises twice in a single calendar month. We only see this second full moon – the “blue moon” – about every three years. With the next blue moon projected to rise on July 31, this sight is undoubtedly worthy of a celebration!
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery is partnering with Blue Moon Brewing Co. to toast to an incredible 20 years of Blue Moon under none other than a lunar blue moon. On July 31 from 6 until 8 pm all guests will receive a special Blue Moon glass to decorate themselves while enjoying $1 off Blue Moon drafts!
Are you ready for football season? I, myself, can’t wait for the start of training camp and neither can The Wigwam. As the closest resort to the stadium, The Wigwam is an ideal location for fans to attend all open practice sessions and they have some great discounted rates just in time; $89 plus tax for Monday through Thursday and $109 plus tax for Friday and Saturday, with an additional reduced resort fee of only $10.
In addition, guests will receive a complimentary $25 resort credit per room per stay (not per night). Credit can be redeemed at any of The Wigwam’s various activities, including Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, golf and dining. To secure these incredible rates, guests are required to make advanced reservations. Promo code is: CARDSCAMP. Also, guests can enjoy The Wigwam’s new summer family activities like glow-in-the-dark games and character breakfasts.
Call the resort at 623.935.3811 to make reservations.
Saturday, August 1st
The beginning of a new month brings the hope for change and that is manifested in the Grand Opening of The Hash Kitchen, the latest culinary concept and brunch installation by Executive Chef Joey Maggiore and business partner Cristina Maggiore. This new eatery has taken over the Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen space and is the first brunch concept of the Maggiore Culinary Concepts group. While the location has been opened, the official grand opening will take place on the 1st.
A DIY Bloody Mary bar will be the focal point of the restaurant and serve various in-house infused vodkas including bacon and jalapeño and over 50 premium toppings from mini cheeseburger sliders, egg rolls, to king crab. In addition to the Bloody Mary bar, a morning cocktail menu will include six craft mimosas with freshly pureed fruit juice including peach, watermelon and blood orange. Standout breakfast menu items include specialty hashes and eggs benedict, build-your-own hash (BYOH), frittatas, or scramble options, and an eclectic mix of decadent sweets like coconut and almond encrusted French toast.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 7 am to 3 pm. For more information about The Hash Kitchen, visit www.hashhousekitchen.com or call (480) 947-3214.
Did you know that Saturday, August 1st guests nationwide celebrate “National Mustard Day?” Honored annually on the first Saturday during the month of August, this delicious yellow condiment that brings such flavor to our lives can be enjoyed by guests in some exciting new ways! To celebrate this unique occasion, Executive Chef Santiago Estrada from Roaring Fork shares details about the Scottsdale restaurant’s signature Sour Cherry Mustard, a specialty of the house.
The mustard is served with the Sugar-Cured Duck Breast, one of the restaurant’s most distinctive menu items with the addition of onion jam, little cabbages, and Brussels sprouts. Chef Estrada says, “The duck breast entrée has a lot of layers to it. The Sour Cherry Mustard, made in house, helps to balance the sweet, savory and bitter tastes in every bite.” The mustard is made with sour cherries, whole grain mustard and vinegar. Chef adds, “We roast the cherries, top them with water, a bay leaf and peppercorn and reduce them by half until they turn into a smooth demi glaze. We then fold in the whole grain mustard and vinegar. The mustard really brings everything together.” The specialty onion jam also incorporates mustard with wine vinegar, diced onion, whole grain mustard and sugar. The dish is served nightly beginning at 4pm for $26.
School is back in session, at least for my kids here in Chandler, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the passing of all the, “Mom, I’m bored!” comments that you’ve likely heard all summer than with a free breakfast or two? Kids can eat free the entire month of August at Scramble – a Breakfast Joint from 6am until 8am Monday through Friday with the purchase of an adult meal.
Children 12 years and younger will receive a free kids meal for every adult meal ordered. Menu items that qualify for the free giveaway include anything on Scramble’s kids menu: dollar cakes, French toast, or egg scramble with choice of fruit, bacon or sausage patty and kid’s milk or Capri Sun (regularly $3.99 each).
Check out the two Valley locations online.
Let us know which of these great events you’ll be making it out to.