Thursday, September 1
Nothing Bundt Cakes
The first 250 guests at Nothing Bundt Cakes locations will receive a free Confetti Bundtlet, as the bakery turns 25 years old. There's also an online contest where one lucky person will win a $25,000 birthday celebration planned by a celebrity party planning company, with 25 runner-ups receiving a $100 Nothing Bundt Cakes gift card. You can enter the contest by submitting a photo and description of your favorite birthday memory. Entries will be accepted through September 25.
Friday, September 2 through Friday, September 30
Joe's Farm Grill
3000 East Ray Road, Gilbert
Saturday, September 3
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas
1 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4
Amadio Ranch 4701 West Dobbins Road, Laveen Village
Family-owned Amadio Ranch is hosting its second annual Hatch Chile Festival. Get your fresh roasted green chiles directly from Hatch, New Mexico plus visit food trucks and vendors. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 4
929 East Pierce Street
You're encouraged to eat with your hands, right off the table, at Welcome Diner's shrimp boil. Wren House Brewing, McClendon's Select, Schreiner's Sausage, and Nelson's Meat and Fish will also be participating. The $40 tickets (plus fees) includes one seat, the shrimp boil, fixings, and two beers.
Thursday, September 8
Belly Kitchen and Bar
3150 East Ray Road, Gilbert, #180
Belly Kitchen and Bar is one of the host of new restaurants coming to Gilbert's Epicenter. The Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese-inspired eatery has already found success in Phoenix. Belly will be exploring new dishes at its East Valley location plus a completely new lunch menu. The restaurant will welcome its first customers on Thursday, September 8.
Monday, September 12 to Saturday, September 17
1495 North Higley Road, Gilbert, #107
Tuesday, September 13
Christopher's at Wrigley Mansion
2501 East Telawa Trail
Friday, September 16
1100 North Central Avenue
Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25
Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 South Meridian Road, Queen Creek
The ninth annual Garlic Fest is back at Queen Creek Olive Mill, lasting just over a week. Watch cooking demos, play games in the grove, purchase garlic products and accessories, and more. Del Piero Kitchen will have a daily garlic-inspired menu plus the beer and wine garden will be open on the weekend. The event is free to attend with no reservations required.
Saturday, September 17
Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows
5445 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Learn all about bourbon during this history lesson and tasting, paired with a light nosh at Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows. Space is limited to 20 guests, with a maximum party size of eight. Tickets cost $39.
Saturday, September 17
Match Market and Bar at Found:Re Phoenix
Found:RE Phoenix and Compa Spirits are teaming up for a four-course mezcal pairing dinner, with dishes prepared by executive chef Shane Jackson with tastings from Erstwhile Mezcal, a woman-led socially conscious distillery. Examples of courses include a fresh corn porridge with a mezcal-cured quail egg, wild mushrooms, agave roasted peppers, and chapulines, and lamb shank barbacoa with habanero, clove, gremolata, and sour orange. The event costs $159 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Our Favorite Things Tea Party
Wednesday, September 21 to Sunday, September 25
Drink Me! Tea Room
1730 East Warner Road, #5, Tempe
Here's your chance to try some of Drink Me! Tea Room's favorite items from their menu over the past two years. You'll indulge in a three-tiered selection of sweet and savory plant-based and gluten-free treats. Opt to make it a tipsy tea party by adding special tea cocktails and mocktails. The Full Afternoon Tea is $54 per person while the Literary Tea offers a smaller sampling of treats and is $36.50 per person.
Friday, September 23 to October, 30 (Thursdays through Sundays)
Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell Road
Monday, September 26
Macayo's Mexican Food
Macayo's Mexican Food is celebrating 76 years in business and the Arizona staple has always been known for its chimichangas. This National Chimichanga Day, the restaurant is merging the two with a chimichanga and birthday celebration. Grab a shredded chicken or beef chimichanga for $10, or $2 off the regular price. Round out the meal with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans for 76 cents each.
National Coffee Day
Thursday, September 29
If you love your java, you'll be jumping for joy over all the deals on National Coffee Day. Scooter's Coffee is offering a free small cup of fresh-brewed coffee. Just scan your Scooter's Coffee app. Duck Donuts in Chandler will also give guests a free medium hot coffee or cold brew with the purchase of a donut, plus an offer for a free coffee with any purchase on your next visit. La Madeleine is celebrating with one free regular or large drip coffee for customers who order online or on the app. Dunkin' is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee for its DD Perks members, and Peet's has complimentary small drip coffee with any purchase at participating locations.