Post image for Got any name suggestions for new craft beer festival in downtown Tempe?

There’s a new craft beer festival coming to downtown Tempe on Saturday, Nov. 7, and the city is asking for help:

What do you think the name of the festival should be? Help us name this festival by choosing from the options provided or by making your own suggestion!

Some of the names under consideration:

  • Tempe Brew Fest
  • Tempe Craft Beer Fest
  • Tempe Beer Rally
  • Tempe on Tap
  • Tempe Untapped

Cast your vote, or make another suggestion, here.

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Post image for The Brass Tap will donate 15% of your Saturday check to Gilbert cat rescue

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Post image for Thursday’s ‘Taste of Romeo’s’ menu: Chicken Plaka & Paella Barcelona

The weekly five-course dinners, hosted by chef Romeo Taus and his wife, Janice, in a private dining room, typically highlight a rotating selection from the regular menu at Romeo’s Euro Cafe in Gilbert.

July 9 “Taste of Romeo’s” menu:

  • Feta Dill Fritters: A blend of gyro meat, feta cheese, fresh dill, spinach, and pine nuts.
  • Corinthian Salad: Grilled chicken breast, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, capers, and feta cheese tossed in Italian dressing over romaine.
  • Chicken Plaka: Chicken sautéed with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and onions in a lemony cream sauce.
  • Paella Barcelona (pictured): Shrimp, chicken, clams, Italian sausage, hearts of artichoke and palm, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, roasted whole garlic, tomatoes, and brown rice.
  • Tiramisu: European lady fingers soaked in espresso and layered with fresh mascarpone cheese.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $27 per person plus tax and tip. Add five wine tastes for $10. RSVP: 480-962-4224.

Also see: Romeo Taus ‘engineers’ culinary success with Euro Cafe

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Post image for My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee to offer 2-week Bubbles Class

Learn about the history, methods, grapes, regions, and types of sparkling wines from around the world when My Wine Cellar holds a two-week Bubbles Class.

The class will run 1-2:30 p.m. this Saturday and Saturday, July 18, at the Ahwatukee wine bar.

The cost is $50 for both classes, or just $40 if you’re a member of MWC’s wine club.

Only eight seats are available, so call 480-598-9463 to RSVP.

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  • Baja Joe’s: $1 off all combinations; $5 stuffed burgers after 5 p.m.; $2 bottles and shots, $3 mugs, margs, and Patron from 8 p.m.-close (cantina only).
  • The Brass Tap: Military and first responders get 25% off entire bill. Team trivia at 7 p.m. with a chance to win a $10-$30 gift cards.
  • Fibber Magees: $6 all hamburgers; $4 Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta: Get a large two-topping pizza, large tossed salad, and order of breadsticks with cheese for $17.50 from 4-8 p.m.; seniors get buy-one-get-one-free discount all night.
  • House of Brews: All-day happy hour with $2 off all appetizers and $1 off all draft beer, cocktails, and wine.
  • Hungry Monk: $9.99 all-you-can-eat boneless wings; $2.50 Blue Moons.
  • Jimmy & Joe’s Pizzeria: Buy dozen wings, get second dozen for $2; 16-inch pizzas for $14.95 (up to 3 free toppings); buy any pizza, get second pizza of equal or less value for $5 ($12 for Big Jimmy).
  • El Palacio: $4 Gold Cadillac margarita, fruit margarita, or 20-ounce margarita.
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: $5 house margaritas; free kids meal with purchase of adult entree.
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: $1 off manicotti, meatballs (with spaghetti or in sub), Malibu, and Merlot.
  • Uncle Bear’s: $2 off TC Sliders; $4 22-ounce UB beers.
  • Zappone’s Italian Bistro: $5.99 spaghetti and house-made meatballs with salad from 4-9 p.m.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for The Perch to toast new brewery law with $3 beers at midnight tonight

The recently passed Arizona Beer Bill goes into effect at midnight tonight, and The Perch Pub & Brewery in downtown Chandler will celebrate with a beer special.

At midnight, get any of the current Perch beers on tap for $3:

  • Shamma Limea Mimea Gose
  • Sam’s Raz Porter
  • CollaboRaz Saison
  • Belgian Peach
  • Batch 28 Blonde
  • Uncommon Good IPA
  • Ginger Mofo
  • Rhubarb Porter

Also get any other Arizona pint or can for $3:

  • Four Peaks Kilt Lifter
  • Four Peaks Peach
  • SanTan Devils Ale
  • Prescott Cream Ale
  • Prescott Amber
  • Desert Eagle Red Mountain
  • SanTan Hefeweiizen (can)
  • Lumberyard IPA (can)
  • Prescott Achocolypse (can)
  • Four Peaks Sunbru (can)

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Post image for Fourth of July pizza muffin special at Floridino’s in Chandler

Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta in Chandler is celebrating the Fourth of July with a special on its signature pizza muffins.

All day Saturday, get a dozen pizza muffins (regular or pepperoni) for $4.

The offer is good for dine-in or carryout.

Because of the holiday, Floridino’s will close at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

  • Baja Joe’s: $9.99 fajitas; Cantina Nachos for $5 after 5 p.m. (cantina only).
  • The Brass Tap: Service industry gets 25% of draft beer and house wine from 9 p.m.-close.
  • Fibber Magees: Half-price wings & tenders; $2 off Captain Morgan drinks, $4 shooters.
  • Hungry Monk: 99-cent chicken tenders.
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: Ladies receive happy hour pricing on drinks from 6-9 p.m. in bar.
  • Murphy’s Law: Ladies Night with $3 Pinnacle cocktails and $4 Pinnacle martinis from 8 p.m.-close.
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: All-day happy hour with $2-$3 beers, $5 wines, and $1 off spirits; $4.50 appetizers; $6 wings.
  • El Palacio: $2 street tacos, $3 Mexican pints, $4 margaritas, $5 sangria
  • Romeo’s Euro Cafe: Five-course “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” dinner at 6:30 p.m.
  • Uncle Bear’s: $2 off fajitas and Lemon Chicken Sizzle; $3 Fence Jumper golden ale pints; $4 Mexican Moonshine rocks margaritas
  • Wimpy’s Paradise: Handmade pierogi (pictured above) available from 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Zappone’s Italian Bistro: Buy one pizza, get a second for half-price. Dine-in or takeout.

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Post image for Wimpy’s Paradise & Pittsburgh Willy’s introduce 2 hot dog specials for July

In celebration of National Hot Dog Month, Wimpy’s Paradise and Pittsburgh Willy’s are selling 6-inch, all-beef hot dogs based on the previous day’s high temperature.

For example, if the official high temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor reaches 108, the following day hot dogs will be $1.08.

The special will continue through July. There’s a limit of two hot dogs per person, and it’s dine-in only.

The temporarily merged eateries also will be selling chili ’n’ cheese dogs for $2, or three for $5, all month.

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