Golf for Good
This month, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will team up with No Kid Hungry for a golf tournament to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. The second annual event will take place Oct. 11 at Westin Kierland Golf Club beginning with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m. There will be a shotgun start of the tournament at 8 a.m. The round of golf will be followed by lunch at the Scottsdale Quarter location of Grimaldi’s along with an award ceremony and announcement of auction winners. Playing spots in the tournament are $225 per person or $900 for a foursome. www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
On Oct. 16, Desert Ridge Marketplace will play host to the semi-annual I Recycle Phoenix! Organized by Keep Phoenix Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the one-stop recycling festival will take place 7 a.m.-noon. At the free event, the nonprofit organization will be accepting hard drives, laptops, computer towers, printers, cell phones, flat TVs and monitors for donations. Attendees can also bring bikes, non-perishable food, clothing books, housewares and more. There will also be the opportunity to shred up to five boxes of personal documents for free. Donators can either drop off via drive-thru or park and walk their items to the event space. www.phoenixrecycles.org.
LivTru Wellness recently launched its Refresh and Focus Super Antioxidant Turmeric Water. The beverage promotes healing benefits of Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, for fighting bodily inflammation. The drink, which can be consumed by kids in addition to adults, is made with all-natural ingredients like Chinese Kucha Tea Extract and heart-healthy Theaine. The water comes in peach ginger and strawberry lemon flavors. www.drinklivtru.com.
Farmers Market Returns
On Oct. 27, High Street’s farmers market will return. With close to 100 vendors selling food, arts and unique local products, the free outdoor event will bring Valley residents to shop each week. The dog-friendly market will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday of the month through April. www.highstreetaz.com.
Prep & Pastry Opens
Prep & Pastry, known as a go-to eatery in Tucson, recently opened a second location in Scottsdale. Housed inside an indoor-outdoor space wrapping around the ground floor of the Broadstone Waterfront, Prep & Pastry is open daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., offering breakfast, lunch and brunch fare. The restaurant serves up inventive housemade pastries, artisan food, craft cocktails, house-steeped teas and organic coffee drinks. www.prepandpastry.com.
Local fast-casual eatery Fired Pie recently added a new healthy meat alternative for vegetarians, vegans and meat lovers alike. The plant-based chorizo has a real chorizo taste and contains 9 grams of protein. Diners can add it to their own salad or pizza creations, or have it on the new Tostada Pizza instead of the chicken. The pizza comes with housemade dough, vegan black beans, mozzarella, mild cheddar cheese, chicken , romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, ranch dressing, chopped green onions and tortilla strips. The vegan chorizo joins other vegan and healthy alternatives on Fired Pie’s menu, including cauliflower pizza crust, gluten-free crust and vegan cheese. www.firedpie.com.