Saturday, June 18
International Sushi Day is June 18, and RA Sushi is celebrating by holding Sushi and Sake 101 classes at all of the company's Arizona locations. During class, chefs will discuss the history and culture of sushi and then teach participants how to roll three different sushi rolls. Participants will also receive a brief history of sake while sampling three different types of the traditional Japanese rice wine to compare and contrast flavors and preparation styles. Tickets cost $35 without sake and $40 with sake sampling and instruction. Class begins at 11 a.m. For more information, visit RA Sushi's website or call the restaurant to make a reservation.
Sultry Sangria and Sake Saturday at Sorso Wine Room
Saturday, June 18
If you've always wanted to learn how to make Spanish sangria, Scottsdale's Sorso Wine Room is giving you the chance this Saturday. The wine bar is hosting a hands-on sangria and sake cocktail-making class led by Joe Intiso of Southern Wine & Spirits. The class will teach simple summer sangria ideas and how to use sake as more than a shot. Tickets cost $25 per person, which includes the workshop, recipes, sips, and bites. Participants will also receive 15 percent off any additional purchases that evening. The class is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit Sorso Wine Room's website.
BOGO Cupcake for Dads at Sprinkles
Sunday, June 19
We've already told you about some of the best restaurant deals for Father's Day, but if you're looking for a low-key (and sweet) way to celebrate, you might want to head to Sprinkles in Scottsdale on Sunday. When you buy one cupcake, just say the words "rad dad" to get another one free. Limit one per person. For more information, visit the Sprinkles website.
Tilted Earth Festival
Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18
The Tilted Earth Festival in Cottonwood, Arizona, celebrates the Verde Valley of Arizona and one of the region's biggest contributions: wine. Festival goers can head to Cottonwood's Riverfront Park to enjoy a food and drink extravaganza. Attendees can sip on vino from 13 Arizona wineries, including Page Springs Cellars, D.A. Ranch, and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. Four Peaks Brewing Company and That Brewery will be serving beer. Guests also can enjoy wine cocktails from the Tilted wine mixology tent and a variety of food trucks from the Phoenix Food Truck Coalition, including Queso Good quesadilla truck, Jersey J’s East Coast Cuisine, and Burgers Amore. The festival runs from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Tickets costs $52 before the festival and $58 on the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Tilted Earth Festival's website.
Buy Three Juby True Juices and Get a Free Pure Barre Class
Juby True fans take note: if you buy three of the company's fresh juices at once, you'll get a free barre class at Pure Barre all throughout the month of June. If you've always wanted to try barre class, here's your shot. The June promotion is limited to two certificates per guest and is valid while supplies last. The free Pure Barre Class certificate may be redeemed at any one of the following Pure Barre locations: Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Central Phoenix, and Chandler. For more information, visit Juby True or Pure Barre's website.