Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week 

Diners can once again enjoy the creative menus of some of the state’s most popular restaurants with the return of the Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. From Sept. 21-30, participating restaurants offer dining specials that showcase their chefs’ culinary skills with items not always featured on their regular menus. These dishes are presented in three-course, prix-fixe menus for just $33 or $44 per person. This format gives food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of the valley and state’s culinary chops at a fantastic price.

One of Arizona Restaurant Week’s goals is to position Arizona as one of the top culinary destinations in the nation by increasing awareness of the abundance of dining opportunities available as well as stimulate business and revenue for restaurants throughout the state. 

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Phoenix

Celebrating 20 years of saving lives, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Phoenix will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Tempe Beach Park. The walk honors those touched by the disease and raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation, with more than 1 million passionate participants supporting the noncompetitive walks each year. Last year in Phoenix, more than 20,000 participants raised more than $1.1 million dollars!

This fundraiser helps the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research, provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most so that no one faces breast cancer alone.



18TH Annual Behind The Flames Annual Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner

Make plans now to celebrate the heroic Scottsdale Firefighters and the charities they support on Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2018 at the 18th annual Behind the Flames Scottsdale Firefighter Charities Dinner at Dominick’s Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter.

As part of the evening the Scottsdale Firefighters Association will also present the Scottsdale Firefighter of the Year Award and honor C.A.R.E. Award recipients Grant Woods, Pastor Warren Stewart and Jerry Colangelo, who will be the featured speakers and guests of honor. The award is to recognize individuals for Contributing to Achievement and Redefining Excellence.        

The cocktail hour begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner from Dominick’s Steakhouse that features prime steaks, seafood and signature dishes at 6:00 pm. Several charities will benefit from the dinner. For a list and more information please contact Pete Tocco at 602.799.9543 or  

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Battles to End Childhood Hunger

One in four kids in Arizona, face hunger every day. In an effort to end this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has partnered with Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America.

Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location can donate to No Kid Hungry, a charitable organization working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. For every $5 donated in their pizzerias, Grimaldi’s will provide guests with a special No Kid Hungry cannoli.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is one of thousands of restaurants nationwide to support this campaign. Every $1 donated to No Kid Hungry provides 10 meals for hungry children.

“Helping the communities in Arizona is an honor and we are so thankful to our guests for supporting our mission,” says Eric Greenwald, President and COO of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Monthly Wine Dinner

In 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery made its home in the Russian River Valley, on the edge of Green Valley at one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. Today, Courtney and his winemaking team devote themselves to Ray’s ideology of making “wines of place.” By sourcing from hillside vineyards, they are relentless at telling the story of each exceptional appellation and vineyard. 

The evening begins with an appetizer and wine reception, followed by an epicurean experience of perfectly paired wines and a memorable four-course dinner. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.

$95-$105++ per person. Space is limited. For reservations, call 480.444.1234 ext. 8640. Repeat guests receive 10 percent off of the next Winemaker Dinner. Take-home wines will be available for purchase at a discount immediately following the dinner.