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Orange Table, one of the top brunch spots in Old Town Scottsdale, has moved to Tempe.

Now called Orange Table Tempe, the breakfast-and-lunch eatery has opened on the southeast corner of Forest Avenue and Seventh Street (just north of The Chuckbox) next to ASU.

(The owners sold the original Orange Table, located at Scottsdale Mall, last summer. It closed Sept. 7 and is set to re-open Monday as Park Place Bar & Grill.)

Orange Table’s award-winning breakfasts – served all day – include such eclectic dishes as jalapeno-pecan pancakes ($11.50), New England-style red flannel hash made with roasted beets ($11), and chimichurri steak and eggs ($14).

The lunch menu features burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Beverages range from coffee drinks to a full bar.

Orange Table Tempe is open 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Yikes! Chao Urban Asian Eatery, which opened less than 10 months ago on the northeast corner of Dobson and Germann in Chandler, has closed.

Chao was the offshoot of tiny Latitude Eight Thai Grill, which enjoyed a successful five-year run in downtown Chandler before Charm Thai took over the space last December.

Chao, named for a river in Thailand, included several Latitude Eight dishes on the menu, but also explored other Asian cuisines.

The stylish restaurant, a rumored $1 million build-out, featured a bar area, a dining area, a large private dining room, and a huge wrap-around patio.

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Tuesday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

Jess Harter | Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

  • The Brass TapBrew Crew members get 25% off all packaged brews; also Randall Night.
  • 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.
  • House of Brews: Grilled N.Y. strip with choice of side, fries, or soup and vegetable of the day for $10.
  • Hungry Monk: 59-cent wings.
  • 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).
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: $3 tacos; open-mic night from 6-9 p.m.
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: 2 appetizers for $9.50; 2 glasses of wine for $10; 2 14-inch cheese pizzas for $16; 2 desserts for $8.50.
  • Wimpy’s Paradise: Kids eat free with each adult meal (additional kids eat for $3) from 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Zappone’s Italian Bistro: 50% off select bottles of wine.

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It’s Tuesday, which means taco deals…

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Post image for Romeo’s Euro Cafe weekly tasting dinner sells out again

If you took our advice last week, you’ll be enjoying Romeo’s Choice Skins (pictured) and four other courses at this week’s “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

If you waited, you’re out of luck. Just like last week, this week’s dinner was an early sellout.

The dinners, hosted by chef Romeo Taus and his wife, Janice, highlight five items from the Gilbert restaurant’s regular menu.

This week’s dinner also will feature Corinthian Salad, Chicken Bleu, Pork Molise, and Rhapsody in Blush cake.

Cost is $25 per person, and you can add five wine tastings for another $10. RSVP for a future dinner: 480-962-4224.

Related: Romeo Taus ‘engineers’ culinary success with Euro Cafe

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Post image for Zappone’s Italian Bistro to host Halloween wine dinner

Zappone’s Italian Bistro in Gilbert will host a three-course Halloween wine dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and, yes, costumes are recommended.

Halloween wine dinner menu:

  • Roasted cauliflower soup
  • Sage-stuffed turkey with cranberry risotto
  • Pumpkin cheesecake

Each course will be paired with wines. There also will be live music from 6 p.m.-close.

Cost is $30 person plus 18% gratuity. RSVP: 480-218-2338.

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Brooklyn V’s Pizza in Gilbert is celebrating its one-year anniversary Friday, Oct. 17. Every time you dine at the restaurant between now and then and your check is at least $20, you’ll receive a raffle ticket.

On Oct. 17, Italian singer Tom LaGravinese will emcee a party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. He’ll sing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Neil Diamond songs, crack some jokes and hand out raffle prizes between songs.

All raffle prizes will be given away between 7-8:30 p.m. and you must be present to win. The grand prize will be a 40-inch HDTV.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, the weekend celebration will continue with singer-songwriter Aaron Howard.

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