All next week, highly acclaimed James Beard Nominee and Virtu Chef Gio Osso will offer up a different pasta dish for pairs looking to take advantage of a special Italian dining deal. For $40 per couple, guests can enjoy pasta for two and an expertly paired glass of wine per person. Each day’s specialty pasta will be revealed on Virtu’s Instagram page (@VirtuScottsdale), so follow along to be the first to know what’s on the menu each evening. For more, visit VirtuScottsdale.com
Celebrate National Pasta Day on Oct. 17th at Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant in Phoenix. You can celebrate with the “Handcrafted Pasta Combination” a comprehensive take on all of the raviolis that Tomaso’s has to offer including the ravioli Florentine with organic ricotta, spinach and black truffle, the butternut squash ravioli filled with squash and amaretti and the beggar’s purse ravioli filled with Taleggio-Grana cheese and Bartlett Pear.
Nothing goes down better than a two cent libation—join The Market Restaurant + Bar every Tuesday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. And enjoy your first well drink, house wine or 12 oz. draft beer for just two cents. Happy hour pricing kicks in after the first beverage—$5 House Wines, 1/2 Price Beer and $6 Specialty Cocktails. Enjoy Happy Hour Bites that range in price from $2.50-$8.00. www.themarketphx.com
Chompie’s gives its guests fair warning to save room for dessert on Wednesday, October 14. Arizona’s New York-style deli will celebrate National Dessert Day with a special Big Apple Bargain: people can buy one Danish, pastry, or slice of cake and get one of equal value for free. The offer is good for the whole week – from National Dessert Day on October 14, through Tuesday, October 20.
The date harvest is happening NOW and to celebrate Sphinx Date Company is hosting their annual “Date Night” which is an open house with tastings of local foods, wine and of course, dates! Thursday Oct. 15th from 5pm to 7pm at 3039 N Scottsdale Rd. www.sphinxdateco.com
Pie Five Pizza store in Arizona will be opening on October 16. At Pie Five, everyone gets the pizza they crave in just 5 minutes from ordering to serving. You can select from 4 dough options (including gluten free) and 27 fresh meat and veggie toppings to create a personal, handcrafted pizza to suit your taste buds – whether gourmet or just plain cheese!
Arizona Taco Festival is happening Oct. 17th and Oct. 18th 11am to 7pm, we’re giving away VIP tickets tomorrow on the blog, so keep your eyes peeled! http://aztacofestival.com/