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Peter Pan-Inspired Literary Tea
Friday, September 3 through Sunday September 5
We love a good afternoon tea, especially when there's a fun theme. Drink Me! Tea Room is celebrating all things Peter Pan with this month's literary tea. All your tea party dreams are sure to come true (and as J.M. Barrie wrote, "Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough"), plus there will be quite a few Neverland surprises. Enjoy savories, sweets, and a pot of tea for $33 a person. Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, September 4, 11, 18, and 25
14611 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria
SanTan Brewing Company
Thursday, September 9
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale
The Battle of the Booze at ZuZu is back, this time with beer versus wine in the form of local favorites Four Peaks Brewing Company and the Prisoner Wine Co. going head to head. Start out with dishes like grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings and beef tartare mini tacos served with The Joy Bus Wow Wheat up against Prisoner Sauvignon Blanc. Next is a duck and citrus salad paired with Hazy IPA and Prisoner Pinot Noir followed by wagyu beef cheek with Kilt Lifter and Prisoner Cabernet. For dessert, it's a chocolate mousse bar and Pumpkin Porter versus Derange Red. The event is $129 per person, and you can reserve your spot by calling 480-421-7997.
Thursdays, September 9 and 23
For those who love food and wine, this may be the perfect event for you, put on by the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. Each dinner begins with appetizers and a wine reception followed by a four-course meal. The theme on September 9 is whiskey and women while September 23's is being presented by Ramey Wine Cellars. The cost is $149 per person plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are required.
The latest in the Good Food Film Series, produced by Local First Arizona’s Good Food Finder, tells the story of the decrease over time in family-owned dairy farms in Arizona. In 1960, there were nearly 400, but now only 80 remain. The on-demand film costs $7.50. Or you can purchase the film series' annual all-access pass for $65.
Football Viewing and Game Day Specials
Kelly's at SouthBridge
7117 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale
Kelly's at SouthBridge is HQ for all kinds of NFL and college games this season, but it's especially a hub for local Chicago Bears fans and University of Washington Huskies alumni. On game day, enjoy Chicago hometown favorites like hot dogs and Windy Cindy Italian beef sandwiches. To drink, grab a Bears Bloody Mary. Or order items like Stetson nachos and confit wings off the regular menu.
Wednesday, September 15
Match Market & Bar at The FOUND:RE Phoenix
1100 North Central Avenue
Match Market & Bar's September wine series focuses on varietals from southern Italy and Sicily. During the event, guest speaker Sean Genn of Breakthru Beverage Group will guide guests through a selection of wines from the region. It's $25 per person with wine tasting samples and complimentary light fare included. Bottles of wine sampled will be available for purchase at a 15 percent discount during the class.
Thursday, September 16 to Thursday, September 23
Sphinx Date Co. Palm & Pantry is celebrating 70 years as a local farm-to-store business with celebrations all month. From September 16 to 23, guests can get 20 percent off orders over $20 using code 1951, the year Sphinx Date Co. was originally founded. Sphinx Date Co. is also partnering with local company High Jinks to create speciality 70-year merchandise including stickers, bar towels, totes, and t-shirts, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Scottsdale Historical Society.
Friday, September 17
Phoenix City Grille
5816 North 16th Street
Saturday, September 18
Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26
It's hard to believe it, but Macayo's is now celebrating its 75th year in the Valley and is putting on an epic, three-day extravaganza. Event highlights include food and drink specials, music and entertainment, exclusive pairing dinners, opportunities to win prizes, and a chance to help achieve the Guinness World Records title for the Longest Chimichanga ever built.