Thursday, October 5

Posted: Updated:

Bobby Q's opens up new downtown Phoenix location 

It's a Valley favorite, with award winning barbeque sauce. And, now it's coming to the downtown area. Bobby Q's is opening its newest location on 32nd Street and Camelback, they opened for business just this week. 

For more information: www.bobbyq.net

Bobby-Q's Great Steaks & Real BBQ
32nd Street & Camelback 
3154 E. Camelback Rd. 
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone:602-626-8856

Sassy's bakes "Cookies for Cops"

What better way to say, "thank you" to our law enforcement, than with sweet kindness and some cookies. It was an idea that began in 2014. Today, the organization, called "Cookies for a Cop" is a nation-wide coordinated, and annual effort, as a way to show our appreciation to local departments, dispatch centers and detention centers. This year, Sassy's Cafe & Bakery is participating. 

Cookies for a Cop was founded December 4th, 2014 as a way to tell our law enforcement officers that we appreciate them, value them, and want to lift their spirits. This coordinated and highly organized annual event is bringing together approved leaders from across the U.S. to deliver cookies to their local departments, dispatch centers, and detention centers. We have a mission to delivery 2 cookies for every one officer / civilian support personnel in the hopes of bringing a smile to their face. The gift of a cookie is such a kind thing. The gift of tens of thousands, delivered in a coordinated effort is something beyond amazing!

For more information on Cookies for a Cop visit: http://cookiesforacop.com/

Sassy's Cafe & Bakery  
4210 E Main St #2, Mesa, AZ 85205
Website: http://www.sassyscafeandbakery.com/
Phone: (480) 649-3067

Humorous Valley moms take to the stage

You might remember Leeann & Michelle, two Valley moms who went viral with funny spoof videos. Now, they're having a live improv comedy show this weekend in Phoenix. 

Improv show called "Bedtime Routine" is on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00PM at Dearing Studio in North Phoenix. 

For more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bedtime-routine-by-leeann-michelle-think-theyre-funny-tickets-34632841762 

Dearing Studio
10806 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028 
Website: https://www.dearingstudio.com/
Phone: (480) 313-9901

Visit Leeann & Michelle Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/leeannandmichelle

Phoenix Fashion Week begins with a Fashionably Pink Celebrity Fashion Show 

Phoenix Fashion Week kicks off today, Oct. 5th with the Fashionably Pink Survivor & Celebrity Fashion Show powered by Tal Barkel at Talking Stick Resort. The event will benefit local breast cancer non-profit Don't Be a Chump! Check for a Lump! and feature a mix of survivors and local celebs walking the NEW 80-foot poolside runway. We have a sneak peek as one of the celebs, is none other than our 3TV's Javier Soto. 

The evening begins with a glamorous (no-host) cocktail reception at 6:00 pm inside the Style Villa, featuring a dramatic red-carpet entrance for photo opportunities, mingling with local tastemakers, live DJ, and refreshing spirits. The night will also include a charitable LIVE auction by famed auctioneer 'Bobby D' and other giving opportunities, with proceeds benefiting Don't Be a Chump, Check for a Lump! and their Wig Out Program, providing high quality wigs for post chemotherapy and complimentary mammograms for low-income women in Arizona. 

Tickets are required for Fashionably Pink. VIP seats are $195 and include a front row seat and swag bag. Premium seats are $100 and include a reserved seat for the fashion show. 

For more information: www.phoenixfashionweek.com 

Don't be a Chump! Check for a Lump! is a local non-profit organization dedicated to motivating women to perform self-breast checks and to directly assisting women with mammograms and going through breast cancer treatment through their Wig Out program, that provides free custom wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy. For more information, visit: www.checkforalump.org

Talking Stick Resort
9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
101 & Talking Stick Way 

Mac n Cheese Showdown: Scott Pasmore vs. Heather Walker

The Mac n Cheese Fest is coming to Scottsdale on October 7th, and today, it's a mac n cheese battle of the sexes! Scott Pasmore will take his simple mac n cheese recipe up against Heather Walker's NACHO Mama's mac!  We'll see who wins, and we'll talk to the folks at the mac n cheese fest to see how YOU can get your mac on October 7. 

Nacho Mama's Mac N Cheese recipe:

Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 30 minutes / Servings: 6-8

Ingredients: 

1 lb. macaroni elbows
1 lb. Open Nature Australian Grass-Fed ground beef
1 1/2 tbsp. McCormick taco seasoning
2 cans Juanita's Nacho Cheese Sauce, medium heat (15 oz.)
1 cup half & half
16 oz. Mexican shredded cheese blend (reserve about 1/2 cup for garnish)
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 large, chopped green onions
2 tbsp. diced jalapeños (canned or fresh)
6 corn tortillas
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. kosher salt

Steps:

1.Using a large knife or pizza cutter, slice the tortillas into 1/2 " wide by 2" long strips.  Heat the oil on medium heat in a medium saucepan.  Fry the tortilla strips in batches, until golden brown.  Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a dish that's lined with a paper towel.  Sprinkle with salt as soon as they come out of the oil.  Set aside until ready to use.
2.Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil.  Add the macaroni elbows, boil for about 7 minutes until al dente, drain and set aside.
3.Heat a large skillet to high heat. Add the grass-fed beef and season with the taco seasoning. Cook on high heat for 7-10 minutes, breaking it up as it browns and cooks through.  Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
4.In a medium saucepan, add the nacho cheese sauce, half & half and shredded cheese.  Heat on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sauce is smooth, creamy and warm.
5.Add the macaroni to a very large mixing bowl.  Stir in the cheese sauce and the cooked ground beef until combined.
6.Transfer to a large serving bowl and top with additional cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and diced jalapeños.  Serve immediately.

For more information, visit these websites: https://macandcheesefestaz.com/
and www.phoenixfamilyfoodie.com/blog

Comedian Craig Gass wows with his impersonations

From Christopher Walken to Tracy Morgan to Adam Sandler, Craig Gass does celebrity voices on "Family Guy" and "American Dad." He learned how to be an impersonator from TV growing up because his entire family is deaf. He grew up in Arizona and went on to act on TV shows like "King of Queens," "Las Vegas," and "Sex and The City." Check him out starting 

See him Thursday at the Tempe Improv and Standuplive! in Phoenix.

Tempe Improv
Thursday, Oct 5th- Saturday, Oct 7th        
930 E University Dr.
Phone: (480) 921-9877
For more information: http://tempeimprov.com/event.cfm?id=494214&cart

Stand Up Live
Sunday, Oct 8th       Phoenix, AZ        
50 W Jefferson St.
Phone: (480) 719-6100
For more information: http://phoenix.standuplive.com/event.cfm?id=493935&cart

To learn more about Craig Gass tour, visit: http://getgass.com/tour-2/.

Garden Guy: DIY flower beds & kid-friendly gardens 

It's the perfect weather to start thinking about sprucing up your background with raised flower beds, and even your own garden. Tess Rafols is with Dave the Garden Guy with a DIY project you and your family can undertake in just one weekend. 

Contact Dave at gardenguy@gardenguy.com, or visit www.gardenguy.com 

Blade Runner 2049/Mountain Between Us

Tara reviews the movies, “Blade Runner 2049" and "Mountain Between Us."

For more information on both movies visit their official websites:
Blade Runner 2049: http://bladerunnermovie.com/
Mountain Between Us: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-mountain-between-us

For more information on Tara reviews and interviews visit:
http://www.harkinstheatres.com/behindTheScreens.aspx

Tiki Thursday Benefitting Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief at Market Street Kitchen

Market Street Kitchen will host a Tiki Thursday event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The proceeds will go to Unidos por Puerto Rico, and all donations will be matched. 

Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 4:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Market Street Kitchen

Appetizer
Chicharrones dusted with a spiced Puerto Rican rub $6

Arroz con gandules (Puerto Rican fried rice) $9 
bacon, rice, pidgeon peas cooked down in a soffrito of oregano, garlic, onions, cilantro, olives, tomato, capers and saffron

Entrée
Puerto Rican spiced (garlic, dried peppers, oregano, salt, pepper) Rotisserie pork butt $19
served with sautéed peppers, onions, garlic and potatoes seasoned with citrus
glazed with pineapple spicy BBQ sauce

Dessert
Piña colada cheesecake $8

Drinks $14
Piña Colada
Mojito 
Mai tai 
Scorpion Bowl

Those dressed for the theme will receive all drinks for $10. 
 
For more information: http://www.marketstreetkitchen.com

Market Street Kitchen
20825 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale
(480) 278-7044