Negroni Week Kick Off at The Brickyard Downtown
The Negroni is a traditional Italian cocktail made from gin, vermouth, and Campari liqueur, and if you're not sure about whether it's an important drink, consider that there's a whole week dedicated to the libation. Bars celebrate Negroni Week by giving a portion of the proceeds of sales to charity, and The Brickyard in Chandler's Negroni Week specials start today. Guests can enjoy classic negronis for $10, with $1 of each drink sale benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. All tips will also benefit the organization. For more information, visit the event Facebook page or The Brickyard Downtown's website. Negroni Week runs from Monday, June 6 to Sunday, June 12. To check out what bars in town will be offering drink specials, visit the Negroni Week website.
Copa America Centenario Soccer Game Viewing Party at Four Peaks Brewing Company
Tuesday, June 7
If you're a soccer fan looking to down craft brews during the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament, Tempe's Four Peaks Brewing Company will be showing all of the games on its flat-panel TVs. The next game is this Tuesday's match pitting the United States National Team versus Costa Rica. The game starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit Four Peaks Brewing Company.
Summer Season Farmer's Table Dinner at Quiessence
Wednesday, June 8
The Farm at South Mountain is hosting a four-course wine dinner that honors the summer season this Wednesday. Quiessence Chef Dustin Christofolo will collaborate with Maya Dailey of Maya’s Farm and Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Wine Company. One sample course features smoked trout served with crispy spring onion, bread spoons, cilantro, lemon emulsion, turnips, pickled nasturtium seeds, and raisin vinaigrette paired with Pillsbury Chenin Blanc. Vegetarian options are also available. Tickets cost $85 per person, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. You can make reservations by calling 602-276-0601. For more information, visit the Quiessence website.
Blind Wine Tasting at Valley Bar
Thursday, June 9
Think you can tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines? Well, you can test your skills this Thursday at Valley Bar during a blind wine tasting. Participants will try four different wines that range in price from $12 to $95. Two are from Washington, and the other two are from Napa. Now, you just have to guess which is which. Tickets cost $10, and the tasting runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Bottles of wine will be for sale. For more information, visit Valley Bar's website or the event Facebook page.
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Hot Dog Happy Hour at Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails
Throughout the month of June, Okra will offer a hot dog happy hour. Okra cooks will grill up a Tender Belly frank topped with different fixings every day. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit Okra's website.