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Mother Bunch Brewing

825 N 7th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
(602) 368-3580

Cuisine: New American

Price: $44 per couple, beverage included


At Mother Bunch Brewing we love great hand-crafted beer and food, and truly appreciate exceptional service. We are committed to using only the finest ingredients as inspiration for every pint and plate.

Marigold Maison

4720 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 795-0020

Cuisine: Indian

Price: $33 Per Person


Salty Sow

4801 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85254
(602) 795-9463

Cuisine: American Gastropub

Price: $33 per person


Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Hand-crafted meats, cocktails and entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors.


777 E Thunderbird Rd #107
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Cuisine: American Burger Bar

Price: $33 Per Couple


Acclaimed Chef Joe Aiello of Aiello’s goes American with his newest concept “Charr” an American Burger Bar. Why? That is the CIA Grads favorite food! Joe uses only the best ground Angus & hand makes a huge garlic knot fresh from his pizzeria, Isa’s Pizza. This seals the deal for the best Burger in town. In addition, Joe also offers a handful of entrees, fresh healthy salads & sandwiches as well.

The warm urban feel with high booths, dark wood & cool backlit bar make you feel as though you are in a hip N.Y. neighborhood joint but reality sets in on the sprawling patio that overlooks the golf course. The Big screens are on for your favorite game with a pint of craft beer or perhaps a CHarrsmo.


777 E Thunderbird Rd, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 547-3354

Cuisine: Italian

Price: $33 Per Person, beverage included


East Coast Italian means hearty Southern Italian Fare at its best!

Earthy colors embrace the warm sleek feeling of this modern Italian Bistro, offering the specialties of acclaimed Chef Joe Aiello.  Aiello’s originated on Central and  is now located on 7th St & Thunderbird (SE Corner).   The menu features fabulous authentic pastas using only the finest in imported Italian products, or try one of the many fresh and healthy grilled or sautéed dishes. A business dinner, romantic interlude or family feast, This spot says it all.  Full bar and moderately priced Italian Wine list. You’ll find the Aiello’s anytime either behind the open kitchen or on the floor entertaining their diners with Tombola, a game of Italian Bingo and perhaps a free dinner!

“Every neighborhood should be so lucky as to have a great little Italian place like this.  With luscious food, accessible prices & an inviting atmosphere…  The Big Apple’s loss is Phoenix’s gain…” Michele Laudig, Phoenix New Times.


Located at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Cuisine: Nuevo Latino

Price: $44 Per Person


Showcasing imaginative Nuevo Latin cuisine, deseo’s (deseo is Spanish for “desire”) menu features a distinctive and skillfully blended combination of flavors to create delicious dishes that are bold and intriguing. This style of cooking takes traditional Latin American dishes and reinvents them using European and American cooking techniques and often non-traditional ingredients. The perfect start to dinner at deseo is to “descansar” or “relax” with a freshly created cocktail at the adjacent Muddle Bar, which specializes in blending fresh fruits (mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and more) with fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, mint and more) along with your favorite spirit for the perfect pre-dinner cocktail.

North Italia – Phoenix

4925 N 40th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

(602) 324-5600

Cuisine: Italian

Price: $33 Per Person


We’ve turned a modern lens on traditional Italian cooking. North Italia is our love letter to Italy—a place that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped off a charming side street to discover a culinary gem. After a decade in business, we’ve learned a thing or two and we’re approaching perfection in the art of handmade pasta and pizza. Every day, we start from scratch to create dishes like Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach or supple ribbons of tagliatelle for our Bolognese.

Our pizza is a revelation: an airy, barely chewy center embraced by a perfectly crisp crust. With the spirit of the Italian taverna, North is the place to talk shop over a cocktail or swap gossip sharing delectable chef creations. Every neighborhood would be lucky to have a place like North.

True Food Kitchen – Phoenix

Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E Camelback Road, Suite 135
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

(602) 774-3488

Cuisine: New American

Price: $33 Per Person


You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for everyone. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. It’s honest food that tastes really good.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila – Phoenix

Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E. Camelback Road
Suite 122
Phoenix Arizona 85016

(602) 429-8000

Cuisine: Mexican

Price: $44 Per Couple, beverage included


An afternoon at Blanco will make you wish that all your afternoons were spent south of the border, barefoot, with margarita salt on your lips. Trust the escapist thrill you get from a perfectly prepared plate of street-style carne asada tacos, or award-winning barbecue pork tacos with sweet corn fresh tomato salsa. And what pairs better with an authentic Mexican dish than unforgettable margaritas, sangria, ice cold Mexican beers, and dozens of rare tequilas? Some say we may be the best patio for Mexican food in Arizona.

Culinary Dropout – Phoenix

The Yard
5632 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014


Cuisine: Gastropub

Price: $44 Per Couple


Leave your report cards and school books at home. From the chefs on the line with silver-studded ears and mohawk hairdo, to the inked-up, decked-out bar staff mixologists shaking and stirring some of the most creative cocktails, we’re all dropouts here. Culinary Dropout serves the very best in unique gastro-pub fare that quietly seeks out future musical venue superstars who wouldn’t mind being paid at the bar in whiskey and pretzel bites. We’re not easily definable and even harder to forget. And we did that on purpose so you could come and hang out. Spend time in our pub enjoying live music over brunch or happy hour. So seriously, come and hang out this weekend.