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Chef Kelly Fletcher, formerly of The Revival in Tempe.
Chef Kelly Fletcher, formerly of The Revival in Tempe.
Lauren Saria

Umami Tempe Tonight

Tonight, Umami Tempe will host chef Kelly Fletcher for a special dinner event. Fletcher, formerly of The Revival, has created a six-course menu for the evening that includes dishes such as pork and pine-nut polpettine with Boursin and tomato jam; white bean with kale pistou, shaved prosciutto, and elephant garlic chips; and togarashi seared Soku tuna with rice noodle, paitan broth, crispy chicken skin, and radish butter. The dinner, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., costs $60 per person and will be held in the restaurant's Tea Room. Space is limited; to reserve a spot call Heidi Lee at 602-738-2665.

See also: Here's The Schedule for Pat Duncan's 2015 "Farmer in the House" Dining Series


Free soft serve? Yeah, we're into it.
Free soft serve? Yeah, we're into it.

Dairy Queen Today

If you're cruising around town today and happen to come across a Dairy Queen, you might want to pull up to that drive-thru. All day today participating Dairy Queen stores around the country are celebrating their 75th anniversary by serving free 5 oz. vanilla soft-serve cones to customers. And though you don't have to pay a dime to get a frozen treat, all donations collected on Free Cone Day will be collected for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children's hospitals.


Lon's underground wine cellar.
Lon's underground wine cellar.
Courtesy of Lon's at The Hermosa Inn

Lon's at the Hermosa Wednesday, March 18

For an intimate dinner and wine experience, it doesn't get much better than the Pop-Up Wine Dinners hosted by Lon's at The Hermosa. This week the restaurant will host co-founder Juelle Fisher and her daughter and winemaker Whitney Fisher of Fisher Vineyards, located in Napa Valley. The dinner will feature the winery's Lamb Vineyard Cabernet, Coach Insignia Cabernet, and Cameron, Bordeaux Blend, which will be paired with cuisine prepared by Executive Chef James Ducas and his culinary team. The dinner, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m., is limited to 10 people and costs $150 per person. To reserve a spot call 602-955-7878.

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Umami - Closed

21 E. 6th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281



Lon's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253



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