Another weekend has passed us by but this week in Phoenix there are more than a few dining and drinking opportunities for midweek fun. Here are a some of the events we have on the books.
Monday Night Chef's Table with Four Peaks Brewery Today
To kick off the week, ZuZu in Scottsdale is celebrating its favorite local brewery with a four-course menu designed around Four Peaks' award-winning brews. The menu includes Gouda & Caramelized Onion Tart, Crispy Duck Salad, Blackened Beef Short Rib, and Sour Cream Cheesecake. As for beers, you'll get to taste the classic 8th Street Ale, signature Kilt Lifter, Hop Knot IPA, and the Barrel Aged Sirius Black. If you haven't heard of the last one, it's an American Double/Imperial Stout. The dinner costs $56 a person and reservations are required. Call 480-421-7997.
Tuesday Night TV Dinner Tuesday, September 17
There's no combination that rivals the classic All-American collision of dinner and television and at Downtown Phoenix's Angels Trumpet Ale House that means a gourmet combination of eats, brews and tube. Last week the menu offered Chicken Fried Steak, Smashed Potatoes, Honey Roasted Peas and Carrots, salad and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for just $7. Oh and you get a beer. Chef Xane Brody serves up a new menu each week so check the Angels Trumpet Ale House Facebook page for updates, and be confident that with 31 rotating taps there will be plenty of suds to try.
Sommelier Showdown and Chef Challenge Thursday, September 19th
If you don't already have a ticket you'll want to act fast because the talent for this showdown is sure to pull out all the stops. Catch Virtù Honest Craft Chef Gio Osso and Mixologist Clint "Spotty" Spotleson take on Cowboy Ciao Chef Lester and owner/wino Peter Kasperski as they create five courses and select ten wines in a head-to-head battle of the bottles. The throw down begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65 a person. Call 480-946-3111 to reserve your spot.
Drink to National Bourbon Heritage Month Thursday, September 19th
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Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill, the Scottsdale spot with Asian-inspired comfort food, is celebrating National Burbon Heritage Month with a Bourbon Cocktail Dinner this week. The $35 a person dinner will include four-courses, with each course being paired with a specially prepared Bourbon cocktail. For a reservation call 480-767-5464.
Gilbert Food Truck Food Court Friday, September 20
Heads up East Valley street food aficionados, your Gilbert Food Truck Court is headed to a new locale this week. The new spot, west of the old location, can be found on Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue and will feature on site restrooms, shade and limited indoor seating. On Friday you can grab either lunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or dinner, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For the list of trucks you'll be able to expect visit the Gilbert Food Truck Court Facebook and stay tuned for more information about expanded days and hours.