$2.50 Pints at House of Brews in Gilbert Benefit Local Students

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Cheap beer and charity: an unbeatable combination.
You probably don't need much convincing to head over to House of Brews in Gilbert to try one of their nearly fifty different beers on tap, but today and today only there's actually a pretty good reason to get a pint or two. That's because the local bar and restaurant is serving up cheap pints during happy hour and some of the proceeds will go to benefit underprivileged students in the Valley.

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10 Best Metro Phoenix Cocktails of 2014 -- So Far

Categories: Hooch

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Heather Hoch
Just try to guess by looking at The Darkness what's in it.
It's been a great year thus far for craft cocktails in Phoenix, making it pretty difficult to pin down just 10 drinks to mention. While original tiki drinks have made their way back into the scene in a big way, simplicity, with a focus on high-quality craft spirits, seems to be king. Other trends include the use of amaros, apertifs, and fortified wines to give cocktails flavor without added juices or syrups. However, uncommon produce, like passion fruit, and homemade bitters, syrups, sodas, and more still rule the cocktail world in town-- and that's definitely not a bad thing.

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Buttterfish Tataki from Roka Akor: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Lauren Saria
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

40. Buttterfish Tataki from Roka Akor

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Orange Table to Close in September and Reopen as New Concept, Park Place Bar & Grill

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Lauren Saria
Orange Table's brunch burger.
For years, Orange Table has been our go-to spot for brunch in Old Town Scottsdale. The restaurant's cozy location, neighborhood feel, and one-of-a-kind dishes (where else can you get chimichurri corned beef hash or a heaping plate of white flannel?!) made it a gem of the dining scene.

But that's about to change. The restaurant is now under new management and ownership and will be closing in September. After undergoing a complete makeover, it will reopen in October as Park Place Bar & Grill.


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10 Flavors of Gelato from Local Chefs to Debut at The Gelato Spot in Scottsdale on Friday, August 1

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Gelato Spot
The 2nd annual Gelato Wars kicks off this Friday.
This Friday, August 1, locally-owned dessert chain The Gelato Spot will launch its second annual Gelato Wars contest. As with last year's event, the contest will pit a lineup of local chefs against each other in a battle to earn a custom-molded gelato cone trophy, $500 cash, and a $5,000 check presented on their behalf to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

For this year's contest, 10 local chefs have created limited-edition flavors of gelato that will be available at three Gelato Spot locations during the month of August. Diners will get to decide who wins the contest by voting with their wallets: The chef who sells the most gelato wins.

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Mamma Toledo's The Pie Hole Will Return in New Central Phoenix Space

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The Pie Hole will open again!
That was quick.

Less than two months after closing its doors at 110 East Roosevelt Street, Tonya Saidi's The Pie Hole has found a new Central Phoenix spot to call home. The pie shop closed on June 10, at which time Saidi (a.k.a. Mamma Toldeo) said she was looking for a larger space for her operation.

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Fried Chicken Fight: Bootleggers v. Phoenix Public Market Cafe

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Lauren Saria
Fried chicken from Bootleggers in Scottsdale.
Thank goodness for fried chicken because without this dish, we'd have nothing to stuff ourselves with after an emotionally exhausting experience. It's one of the pillars of comfort food and -- particularly when paired with a heap of something starchy -- makes for a pretty much perfect meal.

There are plenty of places that specialize specifically in battering and frying pieces of bird, but we've also noticed a few spots around town that have added fried chicken on their menus. Bootleggers does a solid job with smoked meats and moonshine, but Southern fried chicken? We'll see about that. And as for fried meat on the otherwise health-focused menu at Phoenix Public Market Cafe -- well, you can understand our curiosity.

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Bobby Q Recognized as One of the Nation's 30 Best BBQ Spots

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New Times
Is this Phoenix BBQ joint one of your favorites?
Although other places in the nation pridefully boast their barbecue prowess, one Phoenix restaurant is showing America what the Valley has to offer fans of smoked meat. Bobby Q was ranked among the top thirty BBQ joints in the nation by Open Table's Diners' Choice awards after about a decade of serving up great 'cue to Phoenicians.

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Delux in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card

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Josh Chesler
The Delux "Duo" is a great way to try the acclaimed burger without stuffing yourself.

The Spot: Delux
3146 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-522-2288
www.deluxburger.com

The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday - Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily, though the sushi kitchen closes at midnight Sunday - Thursday.


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That's a Wrap to Close After 18 Years; Owners Seeking Buyer for Restaurant

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Molly Smith
Get ready to say good-bye to That's a Wrap in central Phoenix.
It's been a long run for That's a Wrap, the healthy-minded restaurant located at 800 East Camelback Road. But after 18 years, the restaurant is preparing to close its doors on Friday, August 29.

The building the restaurant occupies has been purchased by a local car dealership and will be bulldozed to make room for a new dealership. Sadly, this isn't the first instance of a local restaurant mainstay being ousted to make room for a car dealership.

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