Fortaleza Happy Hour, Tuscan Cooking Class at Sassi, and More This Week in Metro Phoenix

BBQ Daddy Tasting & Open House
Tuesday, June 28

This Tuesday, you can sample meats and signature sides from local BBQ Daddy Catering company for just $10 per person. You also can meet the BBQ company's team of wedding professionals or just stay for the food and chat with the company's head chef and owner Terry ("The BBQ Daddy") Matthews, who has appeared on Food Network. The event goes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Valley Garden Center. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite link or BBQ Daddy's website

Tuscan Cooking Class at Sassi
Wednesday, June 29

Sassi's Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia will teach participants how to whip up Tuscan=style dishes this Wednesday at the Scottsdale Italian restaurant. The class is part of Sassi's summer cooking series, during which guests will watch demonstrations and hand-prepare duck liver mousse, chicken cacciatore, and fried wine knots. Attendees also can sample two regional wine parings from Sassi's Wine Spectator award-winning list with each dish. The class, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is limited to 30 guests, and tickets cost $69 (include chef demonstration with food and wine pairings). A credit card is required to confirm a reservation. Reservations are required can be made by visiting Sassi's website or by calling 480-502-9095. 

Fortaleza Tequila Happy Hour at Macayo's 
Thursday, June 30

Macayo's Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard location is hosting a Fortaleza Tequila happy hour this Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. For $15, guests will receive a Mexican fresca, a tequila cocktail (lime juice, lemon juice, homemade squirt, and Fortaleza Blanco tequila), and a recipe, too. Samples of the Fortaleza Tequila expressions including Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo, and passed chef-inspired and cocktail-inspired appetizers also will be served. A brand ambassador from the company will co-host the event and educate guests about tequila. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or Macayo's website

Meal Deal at Relish Burger Bistro
All week

Summertime in Phoenix is all about heat and great restaurant deals. One of our favorites? Relish Burger Bistro at The Phoenician is offering a fixed menu featuring eight burgers and dessert for $20. Guests can choose from options such as the Cowboy, a grilled Kobe beef patty topped with beer-battered onion rings, bacon, cheddar, pickled jalapeƱos, and house steak sauce served on a brioche bun, or keep it simple with the Classic, a combination of a grilled Kobe burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and your choice of two toppings. All burgers are served with a side of tater tots. For dessert, you can dig into roasted white chocolate and butterscotch pudding, or for an extra $5, you can order a milkshake or a Four Peaks draft beer. This is a dine-in only deal and is valid from now until September 15. For more information, visit Relish Burger Bistro's website
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