Post image for Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers to open 4 more Valley locations by March 2018

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, the fastest-growing brand of Arizona-based restaurant group Square One Concepts, is opening four new Valley locations by March 2018.

The locations are:

  • CBCB North Scottsdale, 18529 N. Scottsdale Road #121, Scottsdale
  • CBCB Glendale: 6718 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale
  • CBCB Arcadia: 3950 E. Indian School Road #150, Phoenix
  • CBCB Paradise Valley: 4731 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix

The additions will give Square One nine CBCB locations in the Valley and one in San Diego.

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Post image for July 22 & 24: Christmas in July at SanTan Brewing & The Brass Tap

A sure sign we’re approaching the dog days of summer: It’s time for Christmas in July beer events.

From 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 22, SanTan Brewing in downtown Chandler will tap stashed kegs of its Winter Warmer and RailSlide. There’ll be holiday music all day and even a visit from Santa.

From 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 24, The Brass Tap at Mesa Riverview will host Christmas in July with Ironfire Brewing. Beers on tap from the Southern California brewery will include:

  • Last Rites bourbon barrel aged triple chocolate imperial stout
  • 1440 bourbon barrel aged Scotch ale
  • Collateral Damage bourbon barrel aged imperial porter
  • Randall of Six Killer stout with peppermint and vanilla

Wear an ugly holiday sweater to win prizes.

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Post image for July 21: The Perch beer tasting at BottleShop 48 in Tempe

BottleShop 48 in Tempe will host a Perch beer tasting from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 21.

The beer list will include:

  • Café Rodo Coffee Porter
  • Reynolds Irish Red
  • Romancing the Stoned Pale Ale
  • Oregon Street IPA
  • Root to Fruit Imperial IPA

Pints will be $5. Growler fills will be 20% off.

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Post image for July 20: Dragoon, Tombstone & Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Flanny’s in Tempe

Dragoon, Tombstone and Ballast Point will share the spotlight at this month’s tap takeover at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Flanny’s in Tempe.

Tucson’s Dragoon, one of Arizona’s best breweries, will have its two excellent year-round beers – IPA and Stronghold Session Ale – on tap, as well as Ojo Blanco wheat, Seis Anniversary Imperial Stout, and Slow Dance Pilsner.

Up-and-coming Tombstone will have its Dank Fruit Double IPA – it’s hoppiest beer to date – along with Brett Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels, Imperial Stout with Piloncillo (unrefined brown sugar) aged in bourbon barrels, and Kellerbier.

San Diego’s Ballast Point will pour two limited releases –Barmy apricot-and-honey golden ale and Tart Peach Kolsch – with Bonito Blonde, Victory at Sea imperial porter, and its flagship Sculpin IPA.

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Post image for July 20: Meats, Cheese & Beer at Beer Research Institute in Mesa

The Beer Research Institute in Mesa will host a charcuterie and Belgian-style beer pairing at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

The charcuterie and cheese board will feature crispy pancetta with smoked Gouda, chorizo with honey chèvre, dry salami soppressata with sharp white cheddar, and prosciutto with Humboldt Fog goat cheese.

The board will be paired with four 8-ounce pours:

  • Lolli Imperial Belgian Ale
  • Danger Noodle Belgian Tripel
  • Penchant for Buggery Belgian Pale Ale
  • BRI 2015 Anniversary Ale (Chardonnay barrel-aged Lolli)

Tickets to the tasting are $30. Buy your ticket on the BRI website or at the brewery. You must bring a paid receipt the night of the event so be sure to print and save your ticket.

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Post image for July 19: National Hot Dog Day at Wimpy’s Paradise in Chandler

Wimpy’s Paradise/Pittsburgh Willy’s in downtown Chandler is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with lots of specials and extended hours Wednesday, July 19.

The all-day deals will include:

  • 6-inch grilled hot dog for $2 (limit of three per person)
  • Three 6-inch Chili ’n’ Cheese dogs for $6 (pictured)

The eatery will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Post image for July 20: ‘Taste of Romeo’s’ dinner at Romeo’s Euro Cafe in Gilbert

Romeo’s Euro Cafe in Gilbert holds its weekly ‘‘Taste of Romeo’s’’ dinner, hosted by chef Romeo Taus and his wife, Janice, in a private dinning room, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20.

The dinners typically feature five courses selected from the restaurant’s regular menu. This week’s selections:

  • Eggplant Cappicola
  • Teriyaki Chicken Salad
  • Penne Carbonara
  • Pork Molise (pictured)
  • Chocolate Mousse Tart

Cost is $30 per person plus tax and tip. Add five wine tastes for $10. RSVP: 480-962-4224.

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Post image for IHOP selling short stacks of buttermilk pancakes for 59 cents today

IHOP is celebrating its 59th anniversary today by selling short stacks of its buttermilk pancakes for just 59 cents.

Already had your breakfast? No worries. The deal also is good for lunch and dinner. It runs 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

There’s a limit of one short stack of three pancakes per guest. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts.

The offer is good for dine-in only.

There are 11 IHOPs throughout the East Valley.

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Post image for AZ Food Crafters launches annual summer sale: 17% off everything

AZ Food Crafters in Chandler has kicked off its annual summer sale. Get 17% off everything on its menu through Sept. 2.

The deal applies not just to their signature savory and sweet hand pies, but also to traditional round pies as well as house-made soups and salads.

The offer is good for dining in or take home frozen. AZ Food Crafter’s entire menu is available frozen – just heat and serve.

No coupon is necessary. Just mention ‘‘2017 Sizzling Summer Sale.’’

AZ Food Crafters, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary this summer, is located on the southeast corner of Alma School and Ray.

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Post image for Stephen Jones closes The Larder + The Delta, looks for new location

Chef Stephen Jones has closed his acclaimed Southern-style counter restaurant The Larder + The Delta at DeSoto Central Market in Phoenix.

Jones will look for a dedicated space for a traditional sit-down version of his restaurant, which had operated out of a six-seat stall at the shared-space market.

According to the Arizona Republic, Jones hopes to find a new home for The Larder + The Delta in downtown Phoenix by the end of the year, although a 2018 reopening may be more realistic.

In the meantime, Jones intends to do pop-ups and events.

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