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  Photo courtesy Hotel Valley Ho    All the news that’s fit to nosh. Cerveza vs. Vino: Beer or wine? “Why not both?” to quote my hedonistic partner. ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho continues The Versus Series next week with a Beer vs. Wine dinner. Homegrown Four Peaks Brewing Company will be pitted against California’s The Prisoner Wine Company in head-to-head pairings with four courses. This dinner’s lineup includes a duck and citrus salad, Wagyu beef cheek with purple yam purée and a decadent chocolate mousse bar with whipped ganache pudding, each paired with one...

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All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Going Underground: After vaunted subterranean tiki bar UnderTow relocated to the building that houses its sister bar, Platform 18 at Century Grand, Valley cocktail fans had a lot of questions. Chief among them: What was to become of UnderTow’s awesome original underground space below Sip Coffee & Beer Garage in Arcadia? At last, we have an answer. Sip owners Josh Katz and Maurice “Moe” Murillo have teamed up with Becky hard seltzer owner and mixologist Sheldon Wiley to open 36 Below, a “fully immersive cocktail lounge.” Where UnderTow let guests virtually...

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Photo courtesy Renata’s Hearth    All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Smoke Show: To quote the great philosopher Nelly, “It’s gettin’ hot in herre.” Herre = the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which recently underwent a massive renovation and in which new restaurant Renata’s Hearth is slated to open on May 18. As its name hints, the eatery will focus on dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven. “We believe that Renata’s Hearth will be unlike any other restaurant that exists in the current Arizona culinary...

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Photo courtesy Huss Brewing Co.    All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Nursing a Drink: In honor of National Nurses Week, Huss Brewing Co. is offering free beer flights for all nurses from May 6-12. Upon providing official identification, each nurse can enjoy a gratis flight of four 4-ounce pours at the brewery’s Tempe flagship or at its Uptown Plaza taproom in Central Phoenix. After battling COVID-19 for more than a year, who deserves a free round more than nurses?   Pizza Party: Speaking of...

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Planning an elegant brunch in the near future and need a sinfully rich and delectable entrée to wow your guests? If so, you’re in luck because Maple & Ash’s executive chef and partner Danny Grant shares one of his Sunday brunch recipes with us this week. To pull this off, you’ll have to make the bulk of the dish at the last minute so that everything stays warm. As always, make sure you have all...

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If you’re ready to up your meatball game, help is on the way. Danny Grant, chef/partner at Scottsdale’s newest steakhouse, Maple & Ash, is sharing his incomparable dry-aged meatball recipe with Desert Digest readers. Some tips from Grant: If you can’t get your hands on dry-aged ground beef, regular ground beef will do. Same goes for the cheese curds. You can substitute readily available fontina or ciliegine mozzarella (small balls of fresh mozzarella). Also, when...

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1. The legendary fire-roasted seafood tower at Maple & Ash. It’s actually more of a platter than a tower, but you’ll be unconscious with pleasure while eating it, so who can tell? mapleandash.com 2. The Arizona Taco Festival on October 12 and 13 at WestWorld of Scottsdale. It has all the local stars of Mexican hand-food. aztacofestival.com 3. The ridonkulous fried chicken sandwich at New Wave Market in Old Town Scottsdale. Popeye’s? Child, please. Available...

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