Local eatery Southern Rail recently launched a new all-day menu, offered seven days a week from open until close. New items include roasted sweet potatoes, a romaine and shaved vegetable salad and a seared salmon entree. Chef Justin Becktt’s award-wining fried chicken and Muffaletta burger will also now be available all day along with other diner favorites. www.southernrailaz.com.
ESPERANCA HOPE BREAKFAST
Join Uptown’s own Esperanca at its 9th annual Hope Breakfast on April 4 at the Phoenix Art Museum. The signature fundraiser features dynamic speakers, breakfast and a celebration of the thousands of lives the organization has been able to transform. Founded in 1970 and derived from the Portuguese word for “hope,” Esperanca was established to provide global health missions for those in need. Today, the organization travels within some of the most poverty-stricken towns and provides access to clean water, stable sources of food, disease prevention, health education and ecological home building. It also assists those in need right here in the Valley. www.esperanca.org.
Uptown March ‘19
On March 20 at 6 p.m., Downtown Phoenix’s Paz Cantina will host a Barrel Tequila Dinner, where guests will taste from the restaurant’s private barrel of Tequila Corazón de Agave. Diners will enjoy a four-course menu paired with the fine-aged tequila. The restaurant is also hosting a Whiskies of the World Dinner on April 17, featuring a variety of whiskies – Japanese, Scotch, Irish and American as well as a four-course dinner. Both receptions begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. $65 per person. Seats are limited, call 602.281.2930 for reservations.