Catering activities this week, January 11-18, 2022

Looking for something to do this week? Amid all the sickness and cold weather, there are a few fun food and drink activities this week worth taking a closer look at. Betty White-inspired ice cream, a new pass to Peter Piper Pizza, and new CBD mocktails at a hip downtown bar top our list of treats this week.

Celebrate Betty White at Sweet Republic

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Sweet Republic’s St. Olaf Friendship Cake is based on an episode of “The Golden Girls”.

Sweet Republic

Actress Betty White was an icon and trailblazer with more than eight decades on camera. His passing so close to his 100th birthday came as a shock to his legion of fans. To honor her legacy, Sweet Republic locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe will celebrate with a special ice cream flavor based on an episode of “The Golden Girls,” the company recently announced in a press release.

In one episode of the show, Rose – played by White – bakes a St. Olaf friendship cake called “vanskapkaka” to win over a controversial co-worker.

“Do you want to see my vanskapkaka?” Rose asks.

“Only if I don’t have to show you mine,” Sophia replies.

Vanskapkaka really means friendship cake in Swedish and is similar to visitation cake, which is a real Swedish dish. It is this dish that inspires the new flavor of ice cream, called St. Olaf Friendship Cake. It is a roasted almond and vanilla cake in a hazelnut butter and orange zest ice cream.

The flavor will be available for a limited time, according to the press release.

Click to enlarge The new FunPass at Peter Piper Pizza makes playing games and collecting prizes easier.  -PIZZA PETER PIPER

The new FunPass at Peter Piper Pizza makes playing games and collecting prizes easier.

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Peter Piper Pizza unveils the FunPass

Traditional game tokens and paper tickets used to play arcade games like Skee-ball and Smokin’ Tokens are now a thing of the past at Peter Piper Pizza, the restaurant chain recently announced. Tokens will be replaced with the new Peter Piper Pizza FunPass. With FunPass, customers can purchase a card to play games in the arcade and accumulate points to redeem for prizes on current or future visits without having to track old-fashioned tokens and tickets.

Easy-to-use FunPass cards can also accumulate points to redeem for extra play time or prizes on the same day or on a later visit – meaning there’s no longer any need to keep track of tokens and paper tickets.

“We listened to our loyal customers, and they told us they wish it was even easier to enjoy the Peter Piper Pizza gaming experience,” said Genaro Perez, Vice President of Marketing for Peter Piper. Pizza. “For generations, families have come to Peter Piper Pizza to create memories of great food while having fun, and FunPass is an innovation our customers will love.”

Enjoy CBD mocktails for the rest of this month at Garden Bar PHX.  - PHX GARDEN BAR

Enjoy CBD mocktails for the rest of this month at Garden Bar PHX.

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CBD Mocktails at Garden Bar PHX

One of downtown Phoenix’s newest bars is offering a selection of CBD mocktails until the end of the month. Mesa’s top dispensary and downtown Phoenix’s Garden Bar PHX have teamed up to present a series of dry January CBD mocktails available through the end of the month. According to a press release from Garden Bar PHX, four CBD mocktails are now on the menu:

  • Green Bee ($13): Free Spirit’s Spirit of Gin, with pineapple, local honey, lemon, egg white, Nano CBD tincture from Best Dispensary and honeycomb.
  • Cranberry Jubilee Highball ($13): A non-alcoholic riff on the classic Cranberry Jubilee. Made with Spirit of Gin from Free Spirit, homemade cranberry spice syrup, fresh lime, CBD Nano tincture from Best Dispensary and San Pellegrino flavored sparkling water.
  • Spiritless Whiskey Slam ($13): A non-alcoholic whiskey cocktail – made with Kentucky 75 (whisky alternative), Nopari (Campari alternative), fresh lemon and CBD Nano tincture from Best Dispensary.
  • Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita ($13): A Margarita without spirits with passion fruit flavors. Made with a salty citrus base and the spirit of tequila from Free Spirit, passion fruit and ginger, shaken with a dropper of CBD nano tincture from Best Dispensary.
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