National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, Free Pizza at Fired Pie, and More This Week in Metro Phoenix

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day at Texaz Grill

This week kicks off with a "sweet" food holiday, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. To commemorate, Texaz Grill in Phoenix is celebrating with a special deal. All day, guests can dig into "world's smallest sundae," a miniature shooter-sized version of Texaz's famed hot fudge sundae, for $1. The dessert features a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate fudge, pecans, whipped cream, and a cherry in a shot glass. For more information, visit Texaz Grill's website

Free Pizza at Fired Pie
Tuesday, July 26

Custom pizza chain Fired Pie is opening two new locations — one in Chandler and another in Glendale — and is celebrating by giving away free pizza and salad. Fired Pie is offering everyone a complimentary pizza or salad at these two locations only on Tuesday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This offer is limited to one per person, dine-in only, and call-in orders do not qualify. For more information, visit Fired Pie's website.  

Classic Movies and Classic Cocktails at The Henry
Tuesday, July 26

Escape the summer heat and catch a classic flick this summer at The Henry. The Henry is kicking off its summer movie screening series, Classic Movies and Classic Cocktails, with a showing of the 1950 film Father of the Bride in The Henry's private dining room. This week's classic cocktail is the Old Fashioned. Guests are invited to BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket). Tickets cost $45 per person and include two featured cocktails, a group cocktail demo, light bites, and a take-home gift. To RSVP, call 602-429-8020 or ask at The Henry in person. For more information, visit The Henry's website

AZ Fine Swine Mangalitsa Dinner at Roka Akor Scottsdale
Thursday, July 28 

Roka Akor Scottsdale is hosting an AZ Fine Swine Mangalitsa pig dinner on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. For one night only, Executive Chef Jason Alford will partner with local purveyor AZ Fine Swine to create dishes using a whole pig from snout to tail. Prized for its tender texture and buttery flavor, the Mangalitsa hog is a royal heritage breed raised by a fifth-generation Arizona farm family.

The seven-course menu will be held in Roka's private dining room and paired with a variety of local beers from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. In keeping with Roka's Asian-influenced cuisine, the second course will feature Japanese whiskey liver pate with rillettes, smoked tomato jam, nori cracker, grilled Noble Bread, radish, and mustard paired with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.’s Smoked Apple Gose. Tickets cost $80 per person, and reservations are required. To reserve tickets, visit the event website. For more information, visit Roka Akor's website

Happy Hour at the AC Hotel 
All week

If you're looking for a new watering hole, the AC Lounge — located in one of Tempe's newest properties, the AC Hotel — is offering happy-hour specials Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. During this time, diners receive $2 off all wine and tap and craft beers. Guests can drink local options like San Tan Devil’s Ale or Page Spring Cellars' Mule’s Mistake red wine. The lounge is on the first floor just past the lobby. For more information, visit the AC Hotel's website

Editor's Note: This post has been updated from its original version. 
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