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Dining Guide | Sizzling Summer Specials at Your Favorite Valley Spots

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Shoshana Leon No Comments

Summer is a great time in the Valley for foodies with fresh summer specials featuring lighter fare and refreshing cocktails, dining series, extended happy hours and prix-fixe menus. These great deals and fun events will make it a little easier to handle the summer heat.

060218 Summer Specials Beckett's Table

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Beckett’s Table

3717 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Grown-Ups Table (June 13 and 20, July 18 and 25, August 15 and 22):
Enjoy a three-course family-style meal complete with beverage pairings and a to-go bag of leftovers for $48 per person. Tickets can be purchased at online.

Rosé Week (June 5-10): In honor of National Rosé Day, Beckett’s Table will celebrate the whole week with a special menu, including Rosé flights and a variety of still and sparkling Rosés by the glass and bottle. The rosés have been hand selected by sommeliers Scott and Katie Stephens featuring a variety of still and sparkling rosés from Arizona, throughout the United States as well as internationally.

060218 Summer Specials Buck and Rider

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Buck and Rider

4225 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Buck and Rider’s summer dining series continues June 21nd with a five-course dinner pairing fresh seafood from the West Coast, including oysters, crab and halibut, with libations for $95. Guest can enjoy a complimentary LGO wine before dinner starts at 6:30pm.

The Camby's Tipsy Tea Party

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The Camby

2401 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Artizen: The restaurant’s new summer menu is comprised of four core food groups: snack, soil, entrees and the butchers block. Menu items include seafood including yellow tail crudo and scallops, fresh vegetables including heirloom carrots and seasonal mushrooms, and a variety of steaks.

Tipsy Tea: Available every Friday and Saturday from 2pm until 5pm at the Bees Knees, the Camby offers a refreshing twist on afternoon tea with a $40 prix-fixe menu of snacks, sweets and libations, including chilled tea-infused cocktails, hot tea-infused cocktails and tea-infused champagne cocktails, as well as straight tea and mocktails.

060218 Summer Specials DPOV

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Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

11111 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Different Pointe of View, known for its thoughtful cuisine and breathtaking views, is offering a three-course summer prix-fixe menu for $44 per person through September.

060218 Summer Specials El CharroEl Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85283

El Chorro has a special summer menu, as well as a prix-fixe Nostalgia menu on Sundays from 5pm until 8pm with three courses for $25. The restaurant has summer hours through September 23rd: dinner Wednesday through Sunday, happy hour Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm until 6:30pm, and Sunday brunch from 9am until 2pm.

060218 Summer Specials FnB

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7125 E Fifth Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For the ninth year, FnB is hosting a series of winemaker lunches featuring Arizona wines paired with cuisine created by James Beard-nominated Chef Charleen Badman. Upcoming lunches include Dos Cabezas on June 9th, Rune on June 16th and Callaghan Vineyards on July 28th. Lunches are $65 and can be reserved online.

060218 Summer Specials Hearth 61

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Hearth 61 at Mountain Shadows

5445 E Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

On one Sunday a month, acclaimed Chef Charles Wiley hosts a Sunday Supper Club pairing his delicious cuisine with selections from local suppliers and a winery or distillery. On June 24th, the menu features four courses paired with wines from Arizona’s Pillsbury Wine Company for $74 per person.

060218 Summer Specials LDV

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LDV Wine Gallery

6951 E First Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

LDV has several events this summer including its Vineyard to Table Supper Club, a three-course food and wine pairing, on the first Tuesday of every month for $69 per person. In honor of its 10th anniversary, LDV will host a horizontal wine tasting on July 7th from 6pm until8pm for $45. LDV is also hosting barbecues at its vineyard in Pearce on June 23rd and August 4th for only $30 per person.

060218 Summer Specials LON's at the Hermosa Inn

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Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

5532 N Palo Cristi Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85283

Summer dining specials May 31-Sept 16: Taste of Summer three-course prix-fixe menu for $49 with $20 wine pairing option

Guests can enjoy a tasting menu in Lon’s wine cellar for $65 with $35 wine pairing option available Thursday through Sunday evenings

Hacienda brunch for two for $32 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm featuring a shared starter, choice of two entrees or salads and two cocktails.

50% off a selection of wines by the bottle, from 6-9pm May 31 through September 16.                                                                                                  

From now through Labor Day, Lon’s Last Drop bar celebrates summer with happy hour from 4pm to close with reduced pricing on select beer, wine, cocktails and snacks. For $28, guests can enjoy a board of artisan meats and cheeses, and a carafe of wine on tap. For $36, guests can enjoy a barbecue board for two featuring house-smoked favorites for $36, with a carafe of draft wine or a growler of draft beer for an additional $18.

060218 Summer Specials at Macayo's

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Locations Valleywide

From now through July 31st, Macayo’s restaurants across the Valley are offering special menu items, including Mexican corn, street taco sampler and street tostada sampler. Other summer recipes featured at Macayo’s include Pepe’s Picante Salsa and Chicken Tinga.

060218 Summer Specials Marcellino

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Marcellino Ristorante

7114 E Stetson Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Marcellino Ristorante is offering a Summer Supper through September 9th for $35 per person with an antipasto to start, a second course including a choice of gnocchi, chicken or salmon, and ending with house-made biscotti.

060218 Summer Specials Market Street Kitchen

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Market Street Kitchen

20825 N Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

New menu items: Market Street Kitchen has fresh new menu items for lunch and dinner, as well as a revamped cocktail menu for the summer. New menu items include chicken chopped salad, Scottish salmon and pan-seared scallops. New cocktails include A Strange Sazerac, a twist on a New Orleans classic, and a Scrumptious Spritz highlighting citrus and spice.

Duel in the High Desert Cocktail Showdown (June 18th): Bartenders from some of the Valley’s finest restaurants and cocktail establishments will participate in three rounds of cocktail creations. Admission is $15, including light bites and a cocktail, with additional food and beverages available for purchase. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Tickets can be purchased online.

060218 Summer Specials Match Restaurant

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Match Restaurant and Lounge

1100 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Match Restaurant and Chef Alex Stratta will be hosting a very special wine dinner on June 14th at 6:30pm. The dinner will feature pancetta wrapped dates, fettuccine with parmigiano sauce, a salmon Greek salad, a double-cut pork chop with chimichurri. Guests will close out their experience with Monte Enebro aged goat cheese with quine paste and candied pecans. Indulge in this special dinner for only $50 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant directly.

Chef Stratta will be hosting a unique cooking class on July 7th as a part of his Match Cooking Class Series. Participants will be transported to the South of France with a welcome cocktail and three course meal along with instruction and tips. On the menu for the class is a salad Nicoise, bouillabaisse a la Marseilles and an almond and raspberry clafoutis. Participation in the class is $50 and you can reserve your spot by calling the restaurant.

060218 Summer Specials Ocean Prime

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Ocean Prime

5455 E High Street
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Now through August 31st, Ocean Prime at City North is offering a special promotion featuring a $55 Surf and Turf menu plus 50% off any show ticket at House of Comedy (excluding special engagements) on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Upon mentioning the promotion, diners will receive a 50% off voucher to redeem at the House of Comedy box office, located a few doors down from Ocean Prime. Diners must mention “Best of the Best Dinner and a Show” to redeem this offer.

060218 Summer Specials Omni Montelucia

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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Monthly dinners take place in the intimate Chef’s Kitchen with dishes pprepared by Executive Chef Marcos Seville, paired with libations from distinguished winemakers and distillers. Upcoming events include a bourbon dinner on June 28th for $110 per person, a Rosé and gluten-free dining experience on July 26th for $125 per person and tribute to Julia Child on August 15th for $125 per person.

From June 1st through September 30th, the Montelucia offers several summer dining specials at Prado including family-style Sunday dinners for $49 per person for parties of five or more, a $45 prix-fixe menu for Monday date night and a Saturday Tapas Tour for $60 per person.

060218 Summer Specials at the Phoenician

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The Phoenician

6000 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Mowry and Cotton: The resort’s signature restaurant offers summer specials for weekend brunch and dinner daily. Visit any Saturday or Sunday this summer with a party of three or more, and choose selections from the Porch Party menu. For dinner, guests can share an order of buttermilk buns, two vegetable selections, a fish entree, a meat dish and one dessert for $30 per person for parties of two or more. A selection of half-priced drinks is available during brunch and dinner.

Afternoon Tea: Every Wednesday and Thursday for $30 per person, guests can enjoy a selection of unique blends paired with small bites like finger sandwiches, pastries and more.

Thirsty Camel:  Available through August 31st, the Thirsty Camel’s all-day summer happy hour highlights Sonoran fare including Carne Asada quesadillas and grilled artichoke flatbread. There is also special pricing on beer, Rosé and sangria.

060218 Summer Specials at Pita Jungle

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Pita Jungle

Locations Valleywide

Pita Jungle’s summer menu is focused on superfoods. New menu items include a black kale and blueberry toasted almond bowl and veggie-quinoa stir fry with kimchi. In addition to the new seasonal menu, Pita Jungle recently updated its cocktail menu with new refreshing summer drinks including a Mediterranean mule and a mango margarita. Pita Jungle has new vegan and gluten-free menus. Pita Jungle is now selling their signature house Sriracha sauce and tea for retail at various locations.

060218 Summer Specials at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

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Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

7767 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is offering summer cocktails and lighter fare at restaurants throughout the resort. Refreshing new craft cocktails include pomegranate punch, cucumber cooler and orange blossom sangria. New healthy menu items include the summer superfood salad, the Sonoran grain bowl, and a grilled shrimp and avocado salad.

060218 Summer Specials at Roaring Fork

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Roaring Fork

4800 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

From now through Labor Day, Roaring Fork will offer happy hour beginning at 4pm, available all night in the bar and Saloon with discounted pricing on several menu items, including green chili pork, grilled fish tacos and the Big Ass Burger with smoked pepper bacon, cheddar and Poblano peppers. Wines by the glass and cocktails are available for $5, including the huckleberry margarita, adult Arnold Palmer, and traditional or guava Mojitos.

060218 Summer Specials Beckett's Table and Southern Rail

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Southern Rail

300 W Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85003

For the CoLAB dinner series, Chef Justin Beckett will collaborate with local artisans to create a three-course dinner with beverage pairings using their unique products. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase featured products at each dinner. Dinners start at 6pm and cost $48 per person. Upcoming CoLAB dinners include June 21st with Cutino Sauce, July 19th with Noble Bread, July 26th with Roasters of Cave Creek and August 16th with Arizona Distilling Co. Tickets can be purchased on Southern Rail’s Facebook page.

060218 Summer Specials at Sushi Roku

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Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale

7277 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Local love: Arizona residents receive 20% off their bill June 19th through September 3rd. This offer is available Sunday through Thursday for dinner only. Proof of residency is required and the offer does not apply to happy hour.

International Sushi Day (June 18):  Enjoy half off all food from 5:30pm until 10:30pm.

060218 Summer Specials at Talavera

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Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

10600 E Crescent Moon Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85282

Talavera recently relaunched as a Spanish steakhouse and is offering Summer in Seville menu from June 7th through September 16th for $98 per couple. The meal includes sangria or Cava, a choice of two tapas and a choice of seafood, meat or vegetarian paella to share. Talavera’s Gin Tonic Bar will offer happy hour specials from 5:30pm until 6:30pm. Talavera’s summer hours are 5:30pm until 9:30pm, Thursday through Sunday.

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5223 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Windsor has a new refreshing summer cocktail menu including a gin and grapefruit cocktail with cardamom syrup, a coconut bourbon cocktail and rye and strawberry shrub cocktail with vermouth and fresh lemon. All cocktails are available for $5 before 5pm daily.

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Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Monday Night Chef’s Table: The restaurant’s monthly Monday Night Chef’s Table pairs four courses from executive chef Russell LaCasce with four wines. The June 18th event features Gruet Winery. July 16th will feature a special summer Rosé dinner showcasing four wine labels including Ferrari Carano and Veuve Clicquot. The cost is $75 per person.

Show Stopper Shake: Pastry chef Audrey Enriquez dazzles with adelicious concoction that changes each month and features house-made desserts piled on top. The featured flavor for June is strawberry.

Half-Off Wine: Dine at ZuZu this summer and enjoy half-off all bottles of wine, Sunday to Thursday, from June 4th through September 16th.

Beer vs. Wine Dinner (June 16): Five courses will be paired with beer and wine, and guests will submit a secret ballot to determine the ultimate winner.

Indoor Chefs + Farmers Market Series: As summer heats up, ZuZu is celebrating the best of the season with an indoor neighborhood farmers market that brings together local chefs, purveyors and makers, with help from Shamrock Foods. The Chefs + Farmers Market Series is happening select Saturdays from 9am until 1pm, on June 23rd, June 30th, July 14th and July 21st, indoors at the hotel’s Sands venue. Enjoy chef-crafted small plates with fresh ingredients, cocktail tastings, a full cash bar and live music from Trio Rio. Shop fresh produce, browse handcrafted goods and visit the ZuZu booth where the talented culinary duo Chef Russell LaCasce and Pastry Chef Audrey Enriquez will be offering delicious pies, scones and other homemade goodies for purchase. Take advantage of a luxury refrigerated bag check while you shop, eat and drink. Special guests will include chefs Beau MacMillan, Gio Osso and Matt Carter, along with MJ Bread, Crow’s Dairy, Twisted Infusions Farms, Ruze Cake House and many more. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance or $35 at the door. Each ticket includes chef bites, cocktail samples, a 25% off dining certificate for ZuZu, and a $10 voucher to use towards a market purchase of $20 or more.


About the Author - Shoshana Leon

Shoshana Leon is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has lived in Phoenix for more than a decade. She has worked in corporate communications for more than 15 years. Her passions are food, wine and happy hour across the state or wherever she travels for work or fun. You can follow her on twitter @shoshana823.

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