October 18, 2011 | 6:00am
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Uncorked & Unplugged 2011
Get ready for the meet market of culinary events, the 8th Annual Uncorked & Unplugged event is taking place this Sunday, October 23rd. The Desert Ridge Marketplace will be all a flutter from 6 to 9 p.m. as the Valley's
attractive and wealthy movers and shakers mingle with top Valley restaurants and a long list of wine purveyors. The Chick, Roy's, Grimaldi's, Tanzy and more will be showcases culinary samples from their fall menus and everyone from Stella to Crown Royal to Acacia Wines will be right their next to them with wine and spirit tastings. In between bites, check out all three stages of live music. Tickets to this event are $75 per person. Proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. Click here for tickets.
Pumpkin Cookie Bars
This past weekend we were forced to stop by the local megastore (which will remain nameless) and witness a group of Christmas trees displayed proudly in the garden area. Christmas trees. It's still October, isn't it? But that reminded us that even though we were bummed about the early arrival of our friend Pumpkin, we're going to miss it him when he's gone. Enjoy these Pumpkin Oreo Bars
before the fall flavor disappears.