Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Open on The Row in Downtown Chandler

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If you've lived in the South or spend a decent amount of time there, you might already know the name Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. But for those who've never heard of the 19-location Texas-based chain of movie theaters, know that Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has been combining movies, booze, and food since long before it was trendy.

Founded as a single-screen movie theater in Austin in 1997, the company has opened locations throughout the country. Now the Alamo is coming to Arizona -- specifically to downtown Chandler as the lead tenant for the city's new entertainment district.

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Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine in Chandler Will Re-Open in New Location This Friday

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Lauren Saria
Ceviche at Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine in Chandler.
After two years in a Chandler strip mall near the intersection of Warner and Alma School roads, Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine is relocating to different digs. During the short transition, the restaurant's original location is closed.

Since opening in 2012, the Peruvian restaurant owned by chef Oscar Graham has become a destination for those seeking dishes such as fresh ceviche and mariscos al aji amarillo, a colorful plate of fish, octopus, shrimp, squid, and scallops with peas and red peppers in a yellow chile sauce.

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2015 Devoured Culinary Classic Tickets Are On Pre-Sale Now; Here's the Expanded Lineup of Events

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Evie Carpenter
Province served a roasted shredded pork with creamy polenta and pickled red onions at Devoured last year.
Next year the Devoured Culinary Classic will return to the Phoenix Art Museum for two days of dining, drinking, and loving all things local. The annual culinary celebration has become one of the hottest ticket events in town -- and for Phoenix Art Museum members, tickets are on sale now.

Next year's expanded lineup of Devoured events also includes a few other noteworthy affairs, the Devoured Bartending Competition and Palette to Palate, an art and culinary event to be held at the Renaissance Hotel.

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Four Peaks Tasting Room on Wilson Has Closed; Now Offering Brewery Tours at Original Location

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Four Peaks Brewing
For the last two years the Four Peaks Tasting Room located at 2401 South Wilson in Tempe (just off of Broadway and Roosevelt roads) has been a destination a beer drinkers looking for place to hang out and eat some food truck grub. The third location to come from the Tempe brewery opened its doors in 2012 and offered a 60-barrel system, Four Peaks signature beers on tap, and wine.

Now the brewery has decided to move in a different direction with the space -- a new direction that means saying good-bye to the neighborhood tap house.

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Barrelhouse American Kitchen & Cocktails in Chandler Names New Chef

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Chef Stephan Germanaud
Since opening last March Barrelhouse American Kitchen & Cocktails has been a bright light in the East Valley dining and drinking scene. With knock-out cocktails and mostly-satisfying food, the restaurant has brought a welcome new option to the neighborhood.

Now the restaurant has welcomed a new chef to lead the kitchen team. Stephan Germanaud comes to the Valley by way of France and has most recently worked at the historic Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. Diners will have a chance to try Germanaud's cuisine at the upcoming Arts & Craft Cocktail Dinner next week.

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Songbird Coffee & Tea House to Relocate Next Year

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The downtown coffee shop will move to 812 North Third Street next year.
Rumors about the possible closure of Songbird Coffee & Tea House have been flying around for a while now. The Roosevelt Row coffee shop has been located inside the monOrchid gallery for the past two years.

Now, owners Jonathan and Erin Carroll have announced their plans for the future. The coffee and tea house will close at 214 East Roosevelt Street next year and relocate to a new space in the same neighborhood.

"The running joke is that we're moving far away . . . one-tenth of a mile south of our current location," writes Jonathan in an e-mail.

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Fate Brewing Company in Scottsdale to Open Larger Second Location Next Year

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Heather Hoch
Smoked Porter and Cream Ale brewed in house at Fate Brewing Company.
After two years of serving craft brews and bites to the north Scottsdale neighborhood, Fate Brewing Company is ready to expand. According to a post on the brewery's Facebook page, Fate Brewing Company plans to open a an even larger second location in south Scottsdale sometime next year.

Owner and brewmaster Steve McFate opened the brewpub and pizzeria at 7337 East Shea Boulevard in fall of 2012. The brewery has made a name for itself with both limited-quantity (only five gallons on tap at a time) brews and solid standbys such as its flagship Irish Red.

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8 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Scored a "D" from the County Health Department in November

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Katie Johnson
Normally this Tempe spot is a go-to for great cactus -- but it might be a while until we make a return visit.
Last month, eight of Valley dining spots failed to pass county health inspections, and though some of the violations seem harmless enough, others might have you squirming in your seat. Let's put it this way, you won't catch us at the spot where the health inspector spotted several live and dead roaches anytime soon.

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Red Goat Wine Delivers Curated Wines at a Discounted Price

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Ted Roundy
Inside an earlier iteration of AZ Wine Merchants in Scottsdale.
Wine lovers looking for interesting buys and a good deal will have a lot to appreciate about a wine membership program launched by a familiar local wine shop.

Red Goat Wine, which operates as a division of AZ Wine Merchants, will give members access to a curated list of wines twice a week for a monthly fee of $19.

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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery to Open in Tempe Next Week

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The brunch spot will open in the ASU Art Annex Building next Wednesday.
Tempe residents with a soft spot for pancakes and coffee will be happy to hear that the wait is almost over for the newest location of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery. The second Valley location of the Denver-based chain will open its doors next week on Wednesday, December 10.

Snooze fans can look forward to the familiar menu of pancakes, benedicts, one-of-a-kind brunch creations such as breakfast pot pie, as well as the restaurant's signature retro-futuristic decor.

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