Quick sips & bites of news about what’s going on around the Phoenix restaurant community, breweries and wineries.

Duckhorn Wine Dinner at The Boulders Resort & Spa

Reservations are being taken for the March 11th dinner with the iconic Napa Valley winery. The 4-course dinner will be paired with wines only found at the winery. Dinner will be under the stars in the resort’s Organic Garden. Seats are $175 per person and reservations can be made by calling 480-595-4668.

PHX Beer Co.’s new beer supports Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

The new Hefeweizen styled beer, Rebuild the Guild Benefit Beer donates part of the sales to the struggling non-profit while supplies last. Reliant on events the ACBG has not been able to hold any due to the pandemic. Saturday March 27th both Scottsdale & Phoenix locations will donate all money from sales to the organization that support and lobbies for Arizona’s craft brewers.

Cider Corps owner receives big honor

Veteran and owner Jason Duren was named one of 29 Rising Stars in the food and beverage industry from around the country. FSR Magazine recognizes people in the industry who are making a positive change in the industry. Two of the reasons for the honor are Jason’s leadership in the cider industry and his continued support of the veteran community.

Belle’s Nashville Kitchen starts nutritious meal prep service

The new honky tonk bar in Old Town Scottsdale just launched “Belle’s on Wheels” meal prep service. Chef Samantha Roberts created a clean eating & nutritious selection of meals high in protein, low in sodium with no added chemicals. Gluten free and dairy free meals are available. Meals are made in advance with proteins costing $4-$14 per serving and sides are $3. Buying in bulk for family meals is also an option. Curbside and in- store pick -up is available with deliveries available for those within 3 miles of the restaurant. To order your meals call 480-590-3190 or visit their website.

World Famous cream puffs coming to Scottsdale

Beard Papa’s build your own cream puffs opens its newest location at Scottsdale Quarter on Saturday February 27th. The Japanese based bakery will offer free cream puffs with all purchases and a FREE SWAG bag to the first 100 customers.


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  1. Hi Sandy great job on your informative emails. . I really enjoy reading about the restaurants that I need to try.
    I went to a great little place last night called Alocafe in Old town. They have been serving breakfast and brunch for 6 or 7 years. The owner Steve(by the way great guy with lots of stories ), is trying to promote their Friday and. Saturday evening bistro from 4:30-7 .The menu was terrific . The food was fresh and delicious. We ordered the charcuterie board, the baked provolone with arugula and prosciutto and the trio of meatballs. All were fabulous.
    They also have a flamenco guitarist, Chris who was awesome. We sat outside in a cute courtyard. I would check them out not only for breakfast but to maybe help him promote the new fri/sat happy hour .
    I believe you won’t be disappointed.
    They have an Instagram , that is how I heard about the guitarist.
    Also the chef is a former Diamondback!
    Thanks, Dawn ✌️

    1. Hi Dawn, Thanks for the kind words about the blog and for checking it out. I’ve been to Alo a few times for breakfast and lunch. Saw they are serving dinner and need to get back there to check it out. Stay tuned!!

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