Summer Deals: Twin Peaks and Pie at Bragg's Factory Diner

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Netflix
What would Special Agent Dale Cooper do?
Diane, please take this one down. Zia Records has joined forces with Bragg's Factory Diner to bring free pie to Twin Peaks fans. All you have to do is get the new Twin Peaks box set at any of the Valley Zia Records locations and then you get a coupon for a free slice of Bragg's pie.

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$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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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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Doughnuts Are the New Cupcake in Phoenix, At Least According to Yelp Trends

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Yelp Trends
Phoenix is leading the way in donut love-- congrats!
Prepare to waste the next hour or so of your day on Yelp. No, we're not talking about revisiting some of your favorite Amy's Baking Co. reviews (though that's always fun). Yelp just released a city-specific trend analytics site that can tell you what's hip in Phoenix. And from the looks of it, we're all pretty cool. Craft beer beats out PBR in popularity. More surprisingly, doughnuts are more popular than cupcakes in Phoenix, a trend that has yet to take hold in other major cities. Here are some of our favorite graphs so far:

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Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream July 29

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Sprinkles Cupcakes
Free ice cream at Sprinkles? Sold.
There's probably not a whole lot more we need to say here after mentioning that you can get free ice cream tomorrow at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale. Even if you're so over cupcakes, ice cream is good and free is even better. Just make sure to line-up early because the free scoops are in limited supply.

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Summer Deals: Family-Style Italian Dining at Uncle Louie in Scottsdale

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Courtesy of Proven Media
This Sunday night special at Uncle Louie is big enough for the whole family.
So far we've shown you a lot of great places for date nights and two-person dinners for cheap eats in Phoenix, but Uncle Louie The Restaurant is offering something up this summer that's fit for a family of four. The North Scottsdale joint specializes in homey Italian dishes and generous portions-- so you can definitely expect to get your fill with this pasta special.

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Peaches, Plums Recalled from Trader Joe's, Walmart, and More

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Moldy peaches? The least of your worries with this recall.
You might want to check the packaging on your produce this week because a nationwide fruit recall is in effect on bulk and packaged fruits from the fruit wholesaler Wawona Packing Co. Recalled fruits include peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that may have been contaminated with listeria.

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A Very Kardashian Cookbook Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

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Amazon
Are you ready to cook and entertain like a Kardashian-Jenner? Hire a caterer-- erm, buy this cookbook!
Have you been keeping up the the Kardashians? Be honest. If you have, you might already know that momager Kris Jenner is releasing a cookbook that no one ever knew they wanted and it's full of family favorites. Because, you know, she's apparently a cook now too. Or at least the cover, where she has a knife in one of her hands and a bell pepper in the other, would suggest that.

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Free Coffee Alert: Scramble in Scottsdale Gives Away Free Joe All Week

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The best kind of coffee is free coffee.
Having trouble waking up this Tuesday morning? Well, if what you need is a java jolt completely gratis, you should head over to Scramble on the northwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive to try out their house blend.

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Is Raw Beef Making a Comeback in the Dining Scene?

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Tartare and carpaccio might be more common in your favorite restaurants now.
According to the Washington Post, raw beef is making a comeback on restaurant menus. Despite the risk of E.coli in uncooked meats, chefs say sourcing high-quality products as the key to safely serving raw beef. Dishes like carpaccio and tartare might be seen more typically on menus now than before, and, according to the article, that might be a matter of taste as much as it is a trend.

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