Z’Tejas Goes Pink
In October, Z’Tejas Southwest Grill is selling pink breast cancer awareness ribbons for $10. Guests who purchase a ribbon will receive a complimentary watermelon strawberry margarita or a nonalcoholic strawberry lemonade (zero proof) cocktail. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Singletons, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping single-parent families battling cancer.
Z’Tejas, 8300 N. Road Suite D-101, Scottsdale; 7221 W. Ray Road, Chandler, ztejas.com
National Dessert Month
Miracle Mile Deli, a New York-style delicatessen that serves award-winning pastrami sandwiches, brisket or beef sandwiches, corned beef sandwiches and other East Coast delicacies, is adding a dessert special in October. With a sandwich or entrée purchase, guests can add a slice of pie for $3. Pie flavors include apple, cherry, blueberry, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, pumpkin, pecan and Boston cream.
Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, miraclemiledeli.com
House Party Thursdays
Pre-game for Fridays with House Party Thursdays at The Hot Chick with a live DJ, $5 well drinks and 20% off pony kegs.
The Hot Chick, 4363 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale, thehotchickaz.com, 3 to 10 p.m.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is celebrating Oktoberfest with Desert Brews on Fridays. The pop-up beer garden will feature live music from a German band and Weft & Warp’s take on biergarten bites, including smoked sausage and cheese board, grilled bratwurst and grilled beer bratwurst served with sauerkraut and apple. Participating breweries include PHX Beer Co., SanTan Brewing Company, State 48 Brewery and Four Peaks Brewing Company serving complimentary tastings of German beers.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows-Olive Grove, 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, andazscottsdale.com, 4 to 6 p.m.
National Taco Day
Taco joints are aplenty in the Valley, so there are plenty of choices for National Taco Day. You can’t go wrong with CRUjiente Tacos, which features tacos influenced by countries around the world. Dishes include the vegetarian crunchy potato tacos, which is gold potato, cheddar jack and cabbage topped with house hot sauce and pico de gallo; the Korean fried chicken taco, which is Korean-inspired gochujang coated chicken, compressed cabbage, pickled jalapeno, gochujang and mojo de cebollin; and do not leave out the pork belly taco, a modern twist on al pastor with roasted pineapple, achiote, red onion and jalapeno on organic blue corn tortillas.
CRUjiente Tacos, 3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, crutacos.com, 4 to 10 p.m., various prices
National Noodle Day
The recently opened Ling’s Wok Shop at Hayden Peak Crossing is offering a buy-one, get-one-free special on any of the dishes in the Noodz menu. Noodz includes the new wave pad thai, the spicy crown jewel, the dan dan Noodz and its Shanghai Noodz. Each dish comes with an array of vegetables combined with a meat or seafood choice over noodles.
Ling’s Wok Shop, 20511 N. Hayden Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., lingswok.shop, $12-$20
National Pizza & Beer Day
“Without questions, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza,” author Dave Berry says. On National Pizza and Beer Day, Crust Simply Italian couldn’t agree more. Enjoy a match made in heaven at Crust and order the Rustica Pizza and Beer combo for only $10. Mention National Pizza and Beer Day to the server to get this amazing dish for a great deal.
Crust Simply Italian, 10 N. San Marcos Plaza, Chandler; 8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite F101, Scottsdale, crustrestaurants.com, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., $10
‘Danica’ at Tarbell’s Wine Store
Former professional racecar driver and current host of the “Pretty Intense” podcast, Danica Patrick, will stop by Tarbell’s Wine Store to sign bottles of her eponymous premium rosé. Her wine was created with Les Vins Margnat, a family whose winemaking tradition dates to the French Revolution.
Tarbell’s Wine Store, 3205 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, tarbellswinestore.com, 2 to 5 p.m., wine purchases start at $20
Toast! by Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound — a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing families experiencing homelessness a pathway out of poverty — is hosting its inaugural Toast! event that includes wine and spirit tastings, local vendors, brunch and a live cocktail competition. Tasting include Grand Canyon Brewery, Crook & Marker, Rune Wine and AZ wineries. Vendors include UrbAna, Sage Femme, Metalmark Jewelers, Kendra Scott and Goodness Candles, who will give a percentage of sales back to the cause. Attendees must be 21 or older.
The Clayton House, 3719 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale, homewardboundaz.org/events/toast, 10:30 a.m., $100-$250
Harvest Moon Fest
Tarbell’s Hospitality is hosting the seventh Harvest Moon Feast Fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Careers through Culinary Programs, which provides high school students with culinary dreams the career pathways and scholarships they need to succeed. The experience includes premium cocktails, wine, and the chance to mix and mingle with celebrity chef mentor Beau MacMillan and Scott Conant, the latter of whom will sign his new book, “Peace, Love and Pasta,” a complimentary gift for VIP ticket holders.
Tarbell’s, 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, https://bit.ly/2VZAnXe, 5:30 p.m. (VIP early admission) 6:30 to 9 p.m., $125-$175
Halloween Screamin’ Sundaes
OCTOBER 24 TO OCTOBER 31
Cool off with a Halloween-themed Screamin’ Sundae the week leading up to Halloween. For $5, guests can get the Screamin’ Sundae with a large, single scoop of The Screamery’s all-natural, handcrafted ice cream with homemade butter cake, warm cookie, choice of toppings, whipped cream, black and orange sprinkles and, of course, a cherry on top.
The Screamery, 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 136, Phoenix; 140 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 106, Chandler, thescreamery.com
Hocus Pocus Tea Party
OCTOBER 27 TO OCTOBER 31
“It’s just a bit of hocus pocus.” Drink up at the Hocus Pocus Tea Party at Drink Me! Tea Room. Tickets include a pot of tea as well as gluten-free plant-based savories and sweets. Come in teatime attire or dress in a splendidly spooky costume. Decorations and amazing photo backdrops make the event Instagram worthy.
Drink Me! Tea Room, 1730 E. Warner Road, Suite 5, Tempe, drinkmetearoom.com, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $35
Noche en Blanco
The sixth annual Noche en Blanco dinner benefits Hance Park Conservancy. The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is the featured performer, along with acts from the Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Culture Center, Mariachi Fusion, The Nash and the Arizona School for the Arts. Guests can bring their own picnics and nonalcoholic drinks or preorder gourmet picnics provided by Conceptually Social Catering. Don’t forget to wear an all-white outfit!
Margaret T. Hance Park, 116 E. Moreland Street, Phoenix, hanceparkconservancy.org, 5 to 10 p.m., $25-$200