If you missed last night’s “Horizon” segment on the AZ Beer Bill, here’s what Andy Ingram from Four Peaks Brewing and Don Isaacson from AZ Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association had to say:

(You’ll want to move the yellow slider to the 9:16 mark.)

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Post image for It’s Taco Tuesday! Here are today’s East Valley taco deals

It’s Tuesday, which means taco deals…

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & 3 other restaurants coming to downtown Chandler

Downtown Chandler, already home to an impressive collection of 20 or so restaurants surrounding A.J. Chandler Park, is getting even more.

The city council just approved a proposal for a new development on the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard.

The centerpiece will be the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a two-story bar and restaurant with a separate eight-screen movie theater.

The Texas-based chain, which will make its Arizona debut, does not brew beer, but offers a variety of craft beers, especially local ones.

The developer hopes to open Alamo by the end of 2015.

The approved development also will include The Vig, a popular local chain of neighborhood bar and grills with three locations in Phoenix and another in Scottsdale.

Mill Avenue nightlife entrepreneur Julian Wright will add spinoffs of his pizzeria and wine bar La Bocca and Mexican restaurant and bar Modern Margarita.

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Post image for Opening Tuesday: Boulders on Broadway spinoff Boulders on Southern in Mesa

After a weekend of “friends and family” sessions, Boulders on Southern opens to the public at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the northeast corner of Alma School and Southern in Mesa.

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The bicycling- and rock-climbing-themed neighborhood bar and grill offers the same pub grub menu of burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas as its elder Tempe sibling, Boulders on Broadway.

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Boulders takes over the 6,700-square-foot space that formerly was home to Irish-themed sports bar R.T. O’Sullivan’s. The extensive renovation includes brand-new booths.

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In a nod to its predecessor, Boulders has recycled R.T. O’Sullivan’s door into a large table. Cross-cut tree trunks make a dramatic wall piece.

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Unfinished wood and natural stone are the two main elements of the decor. A small tree extends from low wall made of stones.

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The bar has 20 beers on tap, as opposed to 30 in Tempe. It eventually plans to do craft beer tastings and promos.

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A billiards room provides another option for neighborhood residents to hang out.

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A huge south-facing patio is sure to be a popular gathering spot.

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Post image for Monday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

  • 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.
  • Duke’s Tavern: $2.50 Coronas, $3 Dos XX pints, $3 Jose Cuervo, $3 margaritas
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: $5 house margaritas; free kids meal with purchase of adult entree.
  • Murphy’s Law: $3 Bud Light drafts, $3 well drinks, $3 mimosas, and $2-$5 select apps during NFL game.
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: $1 off manicotti, meatballs (with spaghetti or in sub), Malibu, and Merlot.
  • Zappone’s Italian Bistro: Buy one entree, get 50% off second entree from 4-9 p.m. Dine in only.

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World of Beer in Gilbert will celebrate the “12 Beers of Christmas” – tapping 12 winter seasonals from 12 different breweries – from 2 p.m.-close Saturday.

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  • Two Brothers Peppermint Bark
  • Bell’s Christmas Ale
  • Anchor Our Special Ale
  • Abita Christmas Ale
  • Avery Jubilation
  • Port Santa’s Little Helper
  • Ninkasi Sleigh’r
  • Goose Island Festivity Ale
  • Samuel Adams Merry Maker
  • Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale
  • Sonoran White Chocolate with Candy Canes
  • Breckenridge Christmas Ale

The party will include prize giveaways from participating breweries, and a “take your Christmas photo” area with ugly sweaters and other props.

WOB also will be accepting toy donations for the Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Anyone who brings in a toy ($5 value or more) will get a free local beer.

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Post image for Romeo’s Euro Cafe to host ‘3rd Tuesday’ & special ‘Taste’ dinner next week

Romeo’s Euro Cafe in Gilbert will hold its monthly “3rd Tuesday” dinner – in which the kitchen crew creates three new menu items and the waitstaff pairs them with three wines – at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dec. 16 “3rd Tuesday” menu:

  • Arcadian Foie: Foie gras, andouille sausage, fennel, caramelized onions, red & green jalapenos, apricots, spinach, savory bread pudding, roasted beets, crispy Brussels sprouts leaves, wasabi cream, and black caviar (paired with 2012 Benvolio Pinot Grigio)
  • Cu Mamaliga Verde: Beef short ribs, broccolini, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto soft polenta, parsley chimichurri, and pickled red onions (2005 Galante Almond Flat Pinot Noir Estate)
  • Chocolate marionberry tart (Regio Dark Wine)

Cost is $30 per person plus tax and tip. RSVP: 480-962-4224.

Also, next week’s five-course “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” dinner on Thursday will be extra special. It will feature pairings with wines rated 90 points or higher.

It also will be the final weekly “Taste” dinner of 2014, since there won’t be one on Christmas or New Year’s Day.

Dec. 18 “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” menu:

  • Foccacia De La Provincia (paired with 2011 Wild Horse Unbridled Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 60)
  • Balsamic Steak Salad (2009 Trapiche Malbec Jorge Miralles Single Vineyard Mendoza Argentina 90)
  • Kasseri Chicken (2004 Flora Springs Out-of-Sight-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 100)
  • Pork Molise (2007 Michael David Winery Gluttony Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador 90)
  • Dangerous Dilemma (2012 Mollydooker “The Carnival of Love” Shiraz McLaren Vale Australia 125)

Cost is $75 per person plus tax and tip. RSVP: 480-962-4224.

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Post image for Get free doughnut or coffee at new BoSa Donuts in Gilbert

In what’s becoming a weekly occurrence, Valley chain BoSa Donuts has opened another location. This one is on the northwest corner of Higley and Baseline in Gilbert.

Stop by a get a free doughnut or free coffee through next Thursday.

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Post image for The Brass Tap in Mesa hosts Epic Brewing tasting Friday

The Brass Tap at Mesa Riverview will host a tasting of four beers from Utah’s Epic Brewing at 6 p.m. Friday.

The beer lineup: Big Bad Baptist, Brass Tap Imperial IPA, Brainless on Raspberries, and Fest Devious.

The Brass Tap also will be collecting for a toys-for-tots drive sponsored by the veterans of Mesa Community College and the USMC.

If you bring an unopened toy for a gift you will receive 10% off your entire bill.

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