Micah's Menu at Bar Crudo Tuesday, September 3
This Tuesday Phoenix's New American eatery Crudo is launching a daily cocktail-paired menu created by chef/owner Cullen Campbell and mixologist/owner Micah Olson. Every day the duo will craft a new three-course dinner with cocktail pairings that will be available from 8 to 10 p.m. at Bar Crudo. To launch the new collaboration the guys are offering crispy pork belly with Calabrian chili vinaigrette paired with Milagro tequila, Cocchi Rosa, pickled watermelon, lime and champagne - and that's just the first course. Micah's Menu will be available Tuesdays through Saturdays and costs $35 a person. Call 602-358-8666 or visit the Crudo website for more information.
"Duckaholics Anonymous" Viewing Party Wednesday, September 4
Don't ask us why or how, but A&E's Duck Dynasty is officially the hottest thing to hit reality T.V. pretty much ever. And with 11.8 million viewers turning in for the season premiere last month, we're guessing there are at least a few fans floating around the Valley who might want to head to the Shout House in Glendale every Wednesday to watch the show at 7 p.m. with a whole gaggle of friends. The dueling piano bar will be serving up Southern eats including fried chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits as well as $3 Sweet Tea cocktails and $1 well drinks. There will be Duck Dynasty bingo (with free drinks as prizes) and a best beard contest for which one lucky man will take home an outdoorsmen's package valued at $250.
Rosh Hashanah Holiday Dinner at Chompie's Wednesday, September 4
Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins this Wednesday and Chompie's New York Deli will be serving up a traditional holiday feast in honor of the occasion. The deli's Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Chandler locations will offer a full menu of chopped liver, gefelte fish, chicken soup with Matzo ball, beef barley with mushroom, roasted chicken or salmon filet and Latkes. The dinner costs $29.95 for adults or $14.95 for children 10 and under and will be available from 5 p.m. to close. Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit the Chompie's website for the complete menu.
"Food from Farm to Fork" Conference Thursday, September 5
Dairy Council of Arizona will host the 23rd annual Targeting Trends conference this Thursday at the Tempe Buttes Resort. This year's event will explore the lifecycle of food from farm to fork though education programs with industry experts. The lineup of events includes talk such as The Science of Packaging & Marketing with Michael David Gold of GoldForest branding, Chop Chop: Food Preparation for a New Generation with Chef Glenn Humphrey of the Arizona Culinary Institute and Share Our Strength, a discussion about childhood hunger, with Duke Storen, Senior Director of Partner Impact & Advocacy for Share Our Strength in Washington, D.C. Registration costs $85 or $30 for college students. The conference will at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Visit the Dairy Council of Arizona website for the full schedule and more information.
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Guest Chef Dinner with Gregory Casale at Posh Friday, September 6
If you've been around the Valley dining scene for a while, you might recognize the name Gregory Casale, although these days the chef is heading things up for Peter Piper Pizza. It's not as glamorous a gig as when he operated his own Gregory's Grill and then at Gregory's World Bistro. In the early 2000s Casale was making a name for himself as a pioneer and avant garde chef - before life took him a route that landed him on the corporate side of things, first at Paradise Bakery and later with the pizza buffet. This Friday he'll be tapping back into his creative side with a six-course dinner at Posh. The menu includes Tomato Sorbet with Dashi, Bonito Flakes, Watercress & Miso and Mushrooms "On a Stick" with Fog, Herbs & Foam - in the restaurant's words, "this could be one of the most epic guest chef dinners of all time." A seat will cost you $60 a person with wine pairings available for either $30 or $80 for sommelier pairings. RSVP online or call 480.663.7674. The whole menu is available on the Posh website.