Just thought I'd mention two events happening in the Phoenix area over the next couple of weeks.
Monday, Feb 7th kicks off the Paso Robles Tour with two wine dinners - one at Petite Maison and the other at Rancho Pinot (which I've heard is sold out). I'm looking forward to the tasting at El Chorro Lodge on Wednesday, and there are other wine dinners/late-night at Cowboy Ciao, 5th and Wine, Big Daddy's BBQ, and Kazimierz.
Arizona Beer Week is Feb 19-26, starting with the AZ Strong Beer Festival (VIP tickets sold out). http://tinyurl.com/4hfx5kb Lots of beer specials and dinners planned. I'm having a hard time choosing, but leaning towards checking out the Nobuo at Teeter House Japanese microbrew and izakaya flight, and the mead dinner at Trader Vic's or AZ beer dinner at Citizen Public House.
7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
6208 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Trader Vic's - Scottsdale
6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
El Chorro Lodge
5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Rancho Pinot Grill
6300 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 101, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
7216 E Shoeman Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Nobuo at Teeter House
622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Citizen Public House
7111 E. 5th Avenue, Suite E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
5th and Wine
7051 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Big Daddy's BBQ
8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6614