Rock Bottom Brewer's Dinner, Local Culinary Students Take Second and Butterbeer Cupcakes in Today's Eater's Digest

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Rock Bottom Brewer's Dinner
Join Chef and Rock Bottom Brewmaster Brian Helton for the Harvest Beer and Wine Dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery Desert Ridge this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30. Chef Helton will be preparing a five course dinner featuring soft shell crab, duck confit salad, venison tenderloin, herb roasted chicken thigh and baklava for dessert. All five courses will be paired with a house beer and an Arizona wine. Tickets are $50 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Click here or more details. 

Local Students Take Second
Congratulations to Jeremy Stephens and Kolby Gessner , two students who are currently attending The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix, for taking second place at the 2010 International Big Cooking Contest in Austria. The team competed against 32 teams from Europe and had only 30 minutes to create a main dish out of secret ingredients.  Good job guys!

Butterbeer Cupcakes?
What the heck is Butterbeer? For those of you who are not familiar with the Harry Potter Series, it's the drink of choice amongst the young wizards. It looks like the only way to try it is to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure park. Lucky, Amy from Amybites.com was able to try the parks version of Butterbeer and created this recipe for the rest of us. Butterbeer Cupcakes, read all about them here

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