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MDA’s annual Taste of the Town returns

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Hundreds of Valley foodies, wine enthusiasts and the culinary curious will gather under the stars for a night of music, dancing and delectable tastings during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 14th Annual Taste of the Town, Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Quarter. Emceed by KTVK’s April Warnecke and Mark McClune, the charitable evening will feature more than 20 of the Valley’s top restaurants serving up their finest food and drink for a great cause.

The event, presented by Cigna, will showcase a variety of fine wine, spirits and beer from Barefoot Wine, Angels Envy Bourbon, Alliance Beverage and Hensley Beverage Company alongside world-class fare from restaurants such as Tanzy, Capital Grille, TK’s Urban Tavern, True Food Kitchen, Fogo De Chao, Brio Tuscan Grille, Lucille’s BBQ, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and more. Besides eating and drinking to their heart’s content, guests will also spend the evening socializing with other donors, bidding on a variety of luxury items and enjoying the music of local band Elvis Before Noon, a Valley favorite for fans of the 90’s Tempe sound.

In addition to the culinary offerings and the first-class silent auction, there will be an opportunity to make a donation to MDA and receive a custom necklace by luxury jeweler Cornelis Hollander through the Drinks with Dazzle raffle. The award-winning jewelry designer will be donating 50 necklaces featuring sterling silver pendants to adorn the wine up for grabs. The Drinks with Dazzle raffle is an exciting opportunity for guests to buy a bottle of wine for $65, which will come with two wine glasses courtesy of Le Creuset, and win one of five diamond encrusted versions of the sterling silver pendant necklaces.

General admission tickets for Taste of the Town are priced at $75 through Oct. 3, after which general admission increases to $100. Tickets can be purchased online at tasteofthetownaz.com.

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Grimaldi’s Rolls out Seasonal Cheesecakes

The weather may still be warm but it is back-to-school season and that means fall flavors are coming out in full force. On August 1, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is officially rolling out their fall seasonal cheesecakes and Grimaldi’s fans couldn’t be more excited.

A perfect introduction to the season is the Caramel Apple Cheesecake, a rich caramel and green apple delight topped with caramel syrup and whipped cream. And for the chocolate lovers, Grimaldi’s is bringing out their Chocolate Cheesecake, a decadent dessert served with chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream.

Cheesecakes are made in-house daily at Grimaldi’s and you can order them through October.

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Summer Sangrias

What better way to stay refreshed this summer than with a cool glass of sangria, everyone’s favorite fruit-based wine punch born in Spain? These four Phoenix restaurants have put their own spins on the popular concoction, making for a tasty, thirst-quenching drink to grab during our hottest of days (meaning….today!)

· Summertime Sangria & Sangria ‘Rita at Z’ Tejas

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill features two sangria items on their menu. The Summertime Sangria has Ecco Domani Moscato, Grand Marnier, orange juice, lemon juice, fresh strawberries, oranges and mint and costs $8.50. The Sangria ‘Rita features Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon floated on top of their 6th Street Margarita and costs $8.25. Both drinks are essential for hot summer days!

· Signature Sangria at Kelly’s

Kelly’s at SouthBridge uses a selection of seasonal red and white wines to make their signature sangria. Each sangria drink is made with fresh fruit daily along with a 100% natural fruit juices and sweeteners. Kelly’s red and white sangria’s are mixed with premium rums, vodkas and flavored liqueurs. All the best ingredients! The rest of the recipe is Kelly’s little secret…you have to go in to experience the real deal! Kelly’s sangrias are priced at $10 by the glass or $18 by the carafe.

·  White & Red Sangria at Grimaldi’s

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria also features both red and white wines to make their sweet sangria drinks. The white sangria is made with Rex Goliath Moscato and the red sangria is made with Rex Goliath Free Range Red. Pair this fruity drink with a pizza for a perfect combination!  Grimaldi’s Sangrias are priced at $6 by the glass, $15 for ½ carafes and $28 for a bottle.

· Sake Sangria at Pearl Sushi Lounge and Bomber Bar

At Pearl Sushi and Bomber Bar, you can enjoy their unique version of the Spanish drink! It’s not your traditional sangria —this libation is made with sake, white wine and peach liquor. This drink will keep you cool during those hot summer months for only $5 a glass!

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates 10 Years, Hosts Upscale Birthday Party Charity Event

Best known best for its award-winning, coal-fired oven-baked pizza, calzones, fresh salads and delicious deserts, Arizona-based Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is celebrating 10 years of flourishing business in the Valley. Despite the recession, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has experienced a continuing double-digit growth with no sign of stopping.

Grimaldi’s has experienced a 33 percent increase in 2011 and 21 percent increase in 2012.  Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has seven locations throughout Arizona and 22 more throughout the U.S. With no sign of slowing down, it’s continuing its growing trend into 2013 with the opening of six new locations in Colorado, California, Missouri, Texas and Florida. To accommodate its new locations, Grimaldi’s is planning to hire 500 more people, bringing the total employee count to more than 2,500. In a time when jobs are crucial to the economy, the pizzeria is not only maintaining a steady growth of its own business, but also attributing to the economy with jobs to the workforce.

Grimaldi’s goal to provide the finest meals, customer service and warm atmosphere has attributed to its growth.

“In challenging times, customers are looking for quality and consistency and that is what Grimaldi’s Pizzeria continues to provide; our philosophy has always been to serve the finest ingredients and maintain great customer service,” said Joe Ciolli, president and CEO of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “This has paid off tremendously, and whether Grimaldi’s is located in Arizona, California or Texas, customers are guaranteed a delicious meal and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.”

The pizzeria is not only an Arizona favorite, with seven locations (two in Chandler, one in Gilbert, three in Scottsdale and one in Peoria and Tucson), but it also consistently wins Zagat’s best pizza year after year.

In celebration of “10 years in the Valley,” on February 24, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will celebrate with an upscale birthday party event benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) at its Old Town Scottsdale location. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will go to PCH. At the event, guests will enjoy a meal of their choice for $50, and local celebrities will be serving guests, a World Champion dough-thrower will be present as well as a Frank Sinatra impersonator — in addition to other exciting birthday surprises.

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will also declare February 24 as “Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Day.”

To purchase tickets or for more information about Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, please visit grimaldispizzeria.com or call (480) 994-1100.    

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“Celebration of 10 Years in the Valley” Birthday Party

When: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Old Town Scottsdale
4000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Cost: $50 per person
Contact: (480) 994-1100
Online: grimaldispizzeria.com