Beer & Donuts at Il Vinaio, French Press Lids Make Coffee To-Go, and Mezcal Cupcakes

A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.

Jess Harter of Mouth by Southwest had one of the 60 seats for Il Vinaio's semi-annual Beer & Donuts tasting last Saturday afternoon. Gourmet beer and doughnut pairing -- say no more. Check out his blog to find out which was his favorite fizzy doughy duo.

What do you do when you shatter your French press? You don't fret and get some plastic press lids. Easy. Don't you wish you'd invented this, first? test drove these XPress lids and were really impressed. We're thinking that coffee (or tea) for one was just made so much easier. Love this.

If you haven't started following Scarletta Bakes, get on it already. You owe it to your Arizona food blog following selves. She's whipped up some clever cupcakes and annointed them with a gummy worm on top. Adorable -- plus you get a little bonus love story in the post.

Hey metro Phoenix eaters, if you have a food blog or know of one we've missed, leave word in the comments section.

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