5 Coolest Food Happenings this December

Editorial StaffNovember 2018
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1. Feast of the Seven Fishes at Zappone’s Italian Bistro
The Gilbert bistro is generally thought to have the Valley’s premier version of this traditional Italian holiday meal, with modern wrinkles like ahi tuna crudo. December 12. $65 per person. zapponesbistro.com

 

photo courtesy J. Martin Harris Travel & Leisure Photography
2. Ocean 44 Grand Opening
If you’re not excited by the Mastro family’s new piscine counterpart to Steak 44, you don’t have a soul. Or you have a shellfish allergy? Opens December 4 near Scottsdale Fashion Square. ocean44.com

 

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3. Miracle Pop-Up Bar at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
It will be one, long ugly sweater party at the Downtown gastropub, one of 80 locations internationally that are playing host to this holiday-themed cocktail pop-up. Through December 31. bluehoundkitchen.com

 

photo courtesy Kung Food Fest
4. Kung Food Fest
An Asian street food festival? Wish we’d thought of that. Twenty local restaurants and food trucks will ply their spicy noodles and other wares at Heritage Square on December 1. $10-$15. kungfoodfest.com

 

photo courtesy The Brunch Club
5. The Brunch Club
Start off the month sensibly with unlimited brunch bites and a quartet of craft cocktails in this quasi-kickoff to April’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival. December 1. $55. thebrunchclubaz.org

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