Events & news about what’s going on around the Phoenix restaurant community, breweries and wineries.

Arizona Restaurant Week starts tonight

The Fall 2023 Arizona Restaurant Week goes for 10 nights until next Sunday, September 17th. Over 150 restaurants statewide have prix-fixe menus for $33, $44 or $55 not including drinks, tax & gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended for this twice yearly dining event. Participating restaurants and menus can be found at the website.

St. Germain Spritz brunch at STK Steakhouse Saturday 9/9

Tomorrow guests dining at the trendy Scottsdale steakhouse can build their own spritz from 10am – 3pm. Add your own garnish at the Spritz Station then take a selfie at the flower wall with your Rose or Stiletto Spritz.

Rosh Hashanah plates at Miracle Mile Deli next week

Jews around the world celebrate the New Year with food and the central Phoenix deli is preparing a traditional meal for the High Holiday. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th enjoy a plate of Beef Brisket with potato pancakes (sour cream& applesauce on the side), a cup of matzoh ball soup rye bread for only $19.50. The meal is available for dine-in, take-out or curbside pickup.

Don’t wait to order your Yom Kippur meals from Chompie’s

The Jewish New Year ends with Yom Kippur as Jews fast to repent for the previous year’s sins and break the fast with lots of traditional food. All Chompie’s locations are now taking orders for family meals for the Monday, September 25th holiday. The Yom Kippur To Go Meals are as follows and a la carte orders are available. A la carte dishes include smoked fishes, homemade salads, cakes, pastries and more. For more information and to place your order visit their website.

The Nova Platter, with service for 10 for $230 and service for 15 for $330 — Fresh sliced Nova Lox (belly available) served with two cream cheese spreads — choice of plain, chive or veggie — and a lettuce, tomato, capers, Greek olives, onion and cucumber platter with assorted bagels and bialys. Add a large whitefish for $39.99 each or Baked Salmon for $6 per person

Salad Sampler, serves 20 for $280 — An attractively arranged platter of albacore tuna salad, egg salad, Greek salad, plain cream cheese and veggie cream cheese served with a platter of lettuce, tomato, Greek olives, onion and cucumber with assorted bagels and bialys. Add a whole whitefish for $39.99 or Nova Lox for $6 per person.

Fruit Platter, service for 10 $50, service for 20 for $70 — A delicious fresh fruit display of watermelon, honeydew, grapes, cantaloupe, kiwi, strawberries and pineapple.

Holiday Dessert Platter, serves 12 for $79 — Fresh baked honey cake, strudel, rugelach and chocolate babka.

Upscale Chinese food restaurant Jin Jia opens at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Chinese cuisine with a Korean twist is now available at the north Phoenix retail center. Head Chef Hyung Jin Choi and his kitchen team came all the way from Korea to provide a traditional and authentic Korean meal. Choi previously Executive Chef for PF Changs and Pei Wei in Korea. Dishes include Genghis-Khan Beef, Mango Prawn, King Crab Egg Drop soup and more.

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