Five Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

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Gin 101 this week at El Chorro
Just because the weekend is over doesn't mean you have to starve. Here's what we've got on the books this week.

An Intro to Gin: How to Approach, Understand & Appreciate Gin

This summer El Chorro in Scottsdale is offering classes to teach even the most mixology-challenged how to understand and enjoy different types of liquors. The well-known restaurant will kick off the series 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with a course called "An Intro to Gin: How to Approach, Understand & Appreciate Gin." Participants will have personal instruction about cocktail making from El Chorro beverage manager Alec van Dobben. They'll also get a bar-side meal prepared by chef Charles Kassels, including jumbo shirmp cocktail with cucumber radish salad. The class costs $55 a person. For more information visit the El Chorro website.

More events this week:
"Back to Basics" Craft Beer Panel at Papago Brewing Company Scheduled for July 11

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Brews to Benefit

Every month, New Times hosts a happy hour event at a local bar or restaurant to raise a glass and some money for a local charity. This month, on Thursday, July 11, head to downtown Phoenix's Rose and Crown to benefit The Assistance League of Phoenix and the Operation School Bell program. The program provides clothes to children who otherwise wouldn't have adequate school clothing and outfitted more than 4,300 children in the 2010-11 school year. The event will feature Firestone Walker Company beers and attendees will get to sample their keystone brews as well as a seasonal selection. The event will go from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $10 for four drink tickets. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit the Brews to Benefit website.


Location Info

El Chorro

5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: General

The Rose & Crown Pub

628 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

The Spotted Donkey at El Pedregal

34505 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kai

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

World of Beer

526 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

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