Cuttlefish Monday, April 21
Scottsdale's seafood-centric Italian restaurant, Cuttlefish, has introduced a new lineup of daily specials, available five nights a week. On Monday nights diners can enjoy a 1 lb. char-grilled Maine Lobster and Linguine Nero Fra Diavlo for just $25, while Tuesday brings 40 percent off all wine bottles. Thursday's deal will be a three-course tasting menu dinner for two for $49 and on Sundays the restaurant is offering a fish fry for $15. Cuttlefish will also have live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights. For more information visit the Cuttlefish website.
Meritage Steakhouse Tuesday, April 22
This Tuesday Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott Desert Ridge will host a wine dinner featuring the award-winning Peter Michael Winery. The coursed dinner will include Pearl and Crow's Dairy goat cheese with organic greens, candied pecans, red grapes and caramelized fig vinaigrette paired with Le Caprice Pinot Noir 2012 and Prime New York strip with celery root potato gratin, heirloom cauliflower, asparagus ribbons and green peppercorn glacé paired with L'Espirit de Pavots Cabernet 2006. The dinner costs $100 per person. For reservations call 480-293-3988.
The Handlebar Tempe Wednesday, April 23
This Wednesday The Handlebar Tempe is hosting a progressive-style beer dinner that will feature four craft brews from Denver's Oskar Blues Brewery. The dinner will start with passed hors d'oeuvres and Mama's Little Yella Pils at The Handlebar, before moving on to La Bocca for flat iron steak, salad and Old Chub Scotch Ale. The five course dinner will also include stops at El Hefe and Public House before returning to The Handlebar for dessert and Gubna Imperial IPA. The walking dinner costs $45 a person and starts at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.
Big Red Rib & Music Festival Thursday, April 24
This Thursday kicks off the four-day Big Red Rib & Music Festival on the Great Lawn at University of Phoenix Stadium.The event begins with the Arizona Cardinals Spring Tailgate on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The free tailgate will be a live TV special with barbecue from award-winning rib masters from around the country. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there will be live music performances from Beatlemania Live!, Kool & The Gang, and local bands. Addmission for those days will be $8. For the complete schedule visit the University of Phoenix Stadium website.
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Sprinkles Cupcakes Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 25
This week Sprinkles has teamed up with the Desert Botanical Garden to raise money in honor of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22. Any day this week you can go to Sprinkles and purchase a limited edition tree-adorned vanilla cupcake and 100 percent of the proceeds from your purchase will go directly to the Desert Botanical Garden. You can also pledge to take a positive conservation action through social media and enter to win great items from Sprinkles and the Garden including general admission passes to the Garden, a $20 Sprinkles Gift Card, and more.