Wine Dinner for Two at Paul Martin's American Grill
For $50 all day on Monday, you can enjoy a wine dinner for two at Scottsdale's Paul Martin's American Grill. Pick one salad, one entree and one bottle of wine from a menu of 25 options. Entrées include steak frites, BBQ pork ribs, linguini and shrimp, and mesquite-grilled salmon. Paul Martin's American Grill is located at 6186 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-991-9342 or visit the Paul Martin's American Grill website.
Eklectic Pie's Launches New Pizza with a Luau
Tuesday, January 5
Mesa's Eklectic Pie is debuting a new pizza and is celebrating the occaison with a luau. From 5 to 8 p.m., you can enjoy The Royal Canadian Luau pie, topped with mozzarella cheese, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and finished with Parmesan cheese. You can buy this pie or any of Eklectic's other 11-inch offerings and beverages including wine or beer for just $8. The luau also will feature San Tan's Mr. Pineapple, a hula hoop contest, live music, and the chance to win prizes if you dress in Hawaiian garb. For more information about Eclectic Pie, visit the restaurant's website.
Provisioner Wine Rose Release Party
Tuesday, January 7 from 6 to 11 p.m.
Arizona-made Provisioner Wines will be throwing a release party celebrating its new rose on Tuesday. Head over to Monorchid on Roosevelt to enjoy a whole roasted hog, wine tastings, live music, and mechanical bull rides. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online. For more information, check out this post.
National Tempura Day at Stingray Sushi
Thursday, January 7
These days even your favorite battered and fried Japanese dish gets its very own holiday: January 7, a.k.a. National Tempura Day. Stingray Sushi's three locations — Chandler, Scottsdale Quarter, and Biltmore Fashion Park — will be celebrating with a special tempura platter. The $19 tempura feast feautres two pieces of King crab, two pieces of shrimp and 10 pieces of assorted seasonal vegetables that all have been dipped and fried in this traditional Japanese batter. For more information, check out Stingray Sushi's website.
Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Over two days at the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival, you can expect to hear from several speakers and check out vendors dedicated to serving and educating the public about vegan cuisine. Speakers include Jason Wyrick, Executive Chef of The Vegan Taste, which delivers vegan organic meals across Arizona, and Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. A single day ticket to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A VIP ticket costs $50 and $60 at the door. The festival will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center, which is located at 3939 N. DrinkwaterBoulevard in Scottsdale. For more information, visit the festival website.
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Brew Your Own Coffee at Infusion Coffee & Tea
Saturday, January 9
On Saturday the experts at Tempe's Infusion Coffee & Tea will host a class designed to teach you how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. For two hours, the staff will take questions and teach you how to properly use a French press or teach you the perfect pour over method. The class costs $75 and runs from noon to 2 p.m. You can make reservations by calling 480-731-3236, emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the café. For more information, check out Infusion Coffee & Tea's website.
Win a Free Year of Flower Child
The entire month of January
If one of your new year's resolutions is to eat healthy, you could enter to win a whole year of food from Flower Child to help you achieve it. When you use the hashtag #FlowerChild365 with a photo of food, fitness, or lifestyle shots, you'll be entered to win 365 days worth of healthy fare from the Sam Fox restaurant. The contest ends January 31. For more, visit the Flower Child website.