Literary Tea at Drink Me! Tea Room: Peter Pan
SEPTEMBER 3 TO SEPTEMBER 5
Neverland comes alive as the Peter Pan-inspired afternoon tea menu is severed at Drink Me! Tea Room. Patrons’ tea dreams will come true as they enjoy seasonal tea with plant-based and gluten-free savories and sweets. Enjoy all the happy things from this fairytale literature with an enchanting afternoon at Drink Me! Tea Room. Reservations are required.
Drink Me! Tea Room, 1730 E. Warner Road, Suite 5, Tempe, drinkmetearoom.com, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $33
The Versus Series at ZuZu
Beer and wine battle it out at the Versus Series with a savory four-course meal at ZuZu. Duking it out is Four Peaks Brewing Co. and The Prisoner Wine Co. that will include one wine and one beer to accompany each course. The special menu is crafted by executive chef Russell LaCasce to perfectly pair with each pour. Find a favorite while dining? Take home the choice home by the bottle of case. Reservations are required.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, 480.421.7997, hotelvalleyho.com, 6 p.m., $129 plus tax and gratuity
Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week
SEPTEMBER 12 TO SEPTEMBER 18
The inaugural Phoenix Vegan Restaurant showcases several vegan dining options beyond the full-service restaurants, including food trucks and meal delivery services along with small grab-and-go spots such as bakeries. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available at a plethora of locations, like Early Bird Vegan, Positively Frosted, Trash Panda Vegan, Beaut Burger and Earth Plant-Based.
Various locations, phoenixvegan.com, various dining times, $20-$33
Arizona Restaurant Week
SEPTEMBER 17 TO SEPTEMBER 26
For the 14th year, the Arizona Restaurant Association is presenting the Fall Arizona Restaurant Week, dine in or takeout. This 10-day dining extravaganza highlights Arizona’s culinary talents at more than 100 participating restaurants. Each restaurant features a three-course prix fixe menu at one of the three price points available for dine-in or takeout. Participating restaurants include ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, The Barking Bodega, Pasta Brioni, Fuego at The Clarendon, and Arrowhead Grill.
Various locations, arizonarestaurantweek.com, various dining times, $33-$55
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Rosati’s Pizza Chandler serves deep-dish, thin-crust, double-dough and gluten-free pizzas. To celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day, it will offer a buy-one, get-one jumbo of its perfected pepperoni slice while dining in. The Italian Daughter in North Scottsdale will dish stone-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza. Get a classic pepperoni pizza or try the Tre Carne with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese with house sausage, pepperoni and sopressata topped with red onion.
Rosati’s Pizza Chandler, 1050 E. Ray Road, Chandler, myrosatis.com/chandlerray; The Italian Daughter, 23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale,
theitaliandaughter.com; various dining times and pricing
Craftsman Cocktails + Kitchen Wine Dinner
Craftsman Cocktails and Kitchen will partner with Hedges Family Estate from Washington State to host a five-course wine dinner. Dining courses include goat cheese, gougere, seared diver scallops, tart cherry risotto, lamb osso buco and seared lamb chop. It wraps up with warm berries and black pepper zabaglione. Each course is paired with a wine from the Hedges Family Estate.
The Craftsman, 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, thecraftsmanaz.com, 6 p.m., $125
Hatch Green Chile Roast
SEPTEMBER 24 TO SEPTEMBER 25
Hatch green chiles come straight from the chile capital of the world, Hatch Valley, New Mexico, to Blue Clover Distillery. The Scottsdale spot roasts a yearlong supply of chiles while featuring them in an all-day dedicated menu. Feast on each menu item, including Hatch green chiles from pork stew ($5), shredded pork tacos, (two tacos/$8) and burgers ($10) to cheese fries ($8) and spicy bloody marys made with Blue Clover’s Hatch green chile-infused vodka. Guests can also purchase a 5-pound bag of roasted chiles on the patio for $10.
Blue Clover Distillery, 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, bluecloverdistillery.com, 1 to 7 p.m., $5-$10
Hatch Green Chile Cocktail Competition
For the first time, the Hatch Green Chile Cocktail Competition will bring the heat to Blue Clover Distillery as bartenders from across the Valley, including The Italian Daughter, Tucked Away Craft Kitchen & Bar and The Kaz Bar, will compete to see who can create the best cocktail using Blue Clover’s Hatch green chile vodka. Judges will name their favorite, while guests will pick another. Tickets include four craft cocktails to sample during the competition.
Blue Clover Distillery, 7042 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, bluecloverdistillery.com, 1 to 4 p.m., $20
Follow the Fork
Park West and Peoria Education Foundation team to offer a fun way for West Valley residents to enjoy the new restaurant mix, along with live music, interactive art and photo opportunities to raise funds for the nonprofit. Participating restaurants include BJ’s Steakhouse, Kasai, The Sicilian Butcher, Yama Sushi, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria and Olive Gourmet. VIP tickets include an exclusive “midnight snack” swag bag with cookie samples, beverages, tastings at participating restaurants and other VIP specials. General admission tickets include tastings and the midnight snack bag.
Park West, 9744 W. Northern Avenue, Peoria, shopparkwest.com, 6 to 8 p.m., $25-$50