Tuesday, August 16
Scottsdale's Crab & Mermaid Fish Shop is now offering happy hour all day on Tuesdays and has started serving a new menu, too. Guests can dig into discounted plates including $2 raw oysters, crabby spinach and artichoke dip, Inner Harbor crab cakes, shrimp ceviche, and garlic baked clams. And pair your seafood with happy hour beverages, including $4 draft beers and premium well drinks, in addition to $5 oyster shooters, house wines, and daily craft cocktails. For more information, visit Crab & Mermaid's website.
National Pinot Noir Day at Postino
Thursday, August 18
This Thursday is National Pinot Noir Day, and Postino is celebrating with an all-day deal on the red wine. Offered from open to close on Thursday, August 18, guests can enjoy $5 glasses and $20 bottles of Postino's proprietary custom pinot noir. Named "Stagedive," this pinot noir was crafted by Postino's wine merchant, Brent Karlicek, and bottled by California's Banshee Wines. This deal will be offered at all six of Postino Wine Café's locations in the Valley. For more information, visit Postino's website.
Pig & Pickle Cocktail Dinner
Thursday, August 18
Scottsdale's Pig & Pickle is hosting its first cocktail dinner of the summer this Thursday. The restaurant has teamed up with Luke Detraz of Southern Wine and Spirits of Arizona to put on the event. Attendees can dig into four courses created by chef/owner Keenan Bosworth, which will be paired with cocktails. A welcome punch also will be served. The evening begins at 6 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $55 per person. Call 480-990-1407 to reserve your spot. For more information, visit Pig & Pickle's website.
Julia Child Dinner at Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge
Chef Christopher Gross has created a special three-course menu in honor of the birthday of the late culinary icon Julia Child. Gross worked alongside Child years ago on her PBS television series when he was an up-and-coming chef. Anticipate starters like duck liver terrine and tart of escargot, followed by entrees including lobster-roe-basted whitefish, coq au vin, and beef bourguignon. The dinner will conclude with a choice of Gross's famed chocolate mousse tower (pictured) or profiteroles au chocolat. To reserve a spot for this meal, make a reservation by calling 602-522-2344 and mentioning “Julia Child.” Tickets cost $39 per person, and wine pairings are available for an additional $20. This menu will be served from Monday, August 15 to Saturday, August 20. For more information, visit Christopher's website.
True Food Kitchen Unveils New Menu
True Food Kitchen's chefs have unveiled a brand-new menu. The healthy restaurant chain has introduced two new categories, including a vegetarian section and a bowls category, in addition to a slew of other new menu items. Diners can enjoy heirloom tomato bruschetta from the vegetables section and a spicy Panang curry with organic potato, long bean, bok choy, carrot, Thai basil, and coconut broth from the bowls section. Other new plates include summer squash pizza and a grass-fed burger. For more information, visit True Food Kitchen's website.