T. Cook’s 20th Anniversary Party
Tuesday, May 9
T. Cook’s has been in business for 20 years, and the restaurant at Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix is celebrating with an anniversary party on Tuesday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy three stations serving paella, lobster tortellini, and cream cheese crème brulee — all considered to be some of the most memorable dishes in the restaurant’s history. T. Cook's also will serve passed hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails, wine, and champagne. Tickets cost $59 per person. Food and alcohol are included. Tickets are expected to sell out. Guests can purchase tickets at the Eventbrite link and learn more by visiting T. Cook's website.
Saturday, May 13
For a celebration of all things canned craft beer, head over to Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix on Saturday for the ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival. Festival-goers can try more than 250 canned craft beers from more than 100 local and national breweries. Local spots include Phoenix Ale Brewery, SanTan Brewing Company, and Uncle Bear's Brewery. You also can enjoy food from the following places: Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Tom’s BBQ, Simon’s Hot Dogs, El Jefe Tacos, and HopDoddy Burgers. General admission tickets cost $35 online and $45 the day of. Tickets include a souvenir 4-ounce can and 20 beer samples from participating breweries. The festival is from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the festival's website.
Free Coffee for Mom at Press Coffee
Sunday, May 14
We've already told you about the different restaurants serving up special meals for Mother's Day, but if your mom would prefer a cup of coffee, consider heading to Press Coffee, where moms can score a free cup of java. On Sunday, May 14, mothers can come into Press’s Scottsdale, Tempe, or Chandler locations and receive a free small hot drip coffee or a small cold brew coffee. No proof of motherhood required, just identify yourself to the barista when ordering. The offer is good all day and will work at the Tempe, Scottsdale Quarter, and Chandler locations. It's not valid at Press Coffee's airport location. For more information, visit Press Coffee's website.
May is National Burger Month, and Scottsdale's Market Street Kitchen is offering five different special burgers all month long. Each burger costs $15 and comes with one side. The burger specials are:
May 8-14, Black & Blue: peppercorn-crusted, smokey blue cheese, bacon, arugula, and fig spread
May 15-21, Mushroom: Truffle Tremor cheese, hedgehog mushrooms, lemon aioli, and pancetta
May 22-27, Backyard Burger: barbecue pulled pork, shoestring onions, and asadero cheese
May 28-31, MSK Burger: roasted poblano, smoked onions, bacon, sharp cheddar, and MSK burger sauce
For more information, visit Market Street Kitchen's website.
Mora Italian in Phoenix has started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can dig into plates including baked eggs with semolina pudding, sausage, and porcini ragu and the chef’s take on French toast featuring blackberry stufato, goat’s milk crema, and almonds. This being brunch, guests can enjoy traditional cocktails including Bloody Marys in addition to libations like The Bee + The Basil, made with cucumber-basil vodka, dolin genepe, honey, lemon, and soda on the rocks. For more information, visit Mora Italian's website.