Posh Tuesday, January 14
Chef Josh Hebert has been hosting late-night ramen pop-ups at his Scottsdale restaurant Posh for years. And if you're a fan, then you'll likely be happy to know he's turning the ramen thing into a weekly event. Beginning this Tuesday Posh will serve ramen and okonomiyaki from 5 to 9 p.m. Ramen and okonomiyaki will cost $12 each and the restaurant will also serve Japanese beers, Orion and Coedo. Ramen flavors will include shoyu, miso, goma, shrimp, and a special alternating flavor. For more information visit the Ramen Tuesday Facebook page.
Sit...Stay Tuesday, January 14
You know what would make your gourmet naan-wrapped hot dog taste even better? A beer. And how about we make that a $2 craft beer. That's exactly the deal you'll get during Twos-Day at Sit...Stay on Roosevelt Row. Every Tuesday from 2 to 10 p.m. you can pair your Short Leash hot dog with a $2 can of craft beer. Appetizers are also $2 off. Try the pimento cheese dip. Seriously.
Salty Sow Wednesday January 15
Ok, so you'll probably never get to break bread at the James Beard House in New York City. That's all right, we're not holding our breath either. On the upside you can taste the menu that Salty Sow Chef Harold Marmulstein will be cooking there on February 27. The five-course, wine-paired dinner includes Georges Banks swordfish wrapped in prosciutto di Parma with Asiago polenta and shaved fennel salad, as well as Baked Manor Road cow's milk ricotta with roasted butternut squash, green pumpkin seeds, Texas honey, and balsamic syrup. The dinner costs $55 for five courses or $75 with wine pairings. Seating is limited, call 602-795-9463 for reservations.
Joyride Taco House, Central
As of last Tuesday Joyride Taco House's Central Phoenix location -- adjacent to Postino WineCafe and Federal Pizza -- is now open. Like its sister restaurant in Gilbert, Joyride serves nine varieties of tacos all of which are served family-style on housemade tortillas. The menu also includes salads, burritos, tortas, and "especiales." Joyride Central features a 270-degree patio with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls where you might want to enjoy a "coctele", craft beer, agua fresca and or glass of wine for $5 everyday before 5 p.m.
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San Tan Brewing Company
We'll skip the Anchorman jokes this time, but yes, San Tan Brewing's Sex Panther porter does take its name from the pungent, aphrodisiacal cologne featured in the original movie. The beer is a late-winter seasonal double chocolate porter that's made with Colonial Rosewood Cocoa and a large dose of chocolate malt. It's become a favorite of Valley beer geeks and is available on tap now at San Tan Brewery in Chandler. The brew has been available in cans since January 7 and you can expect it to be around until about March. For more information, visit the San Tan Brewery website.