Top 5 Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix: New Year's Edition
San Tan Brewing Company
It's illegal in nine countries. And it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. Just kidding, but San Tan Brewing's Sex Panther porter does take its name from the pungent, aphrodisiacal cologne featured in the original Anchorman movie. The beer is a late-winter seasonal double chocolate porter that's become a favorite of Valley beer geeks. It's been available in cans since January 7, but as of today will be available on tap for a limited time at San Tan Brewing Company in Chandler. For more information, visit the San Tan Brewery website.
Nikki Buchanan Chef Charleen Badman of FnB.
Tuesday, December 31
You could do a lot worse than closing out 2013 with a meal prepared by chef Charleen Badman, and on New Year's Eve, she'll be cooking cassoulet. FnB Restaurant's New Year's Eve dinner includes four courses: a seafood starter; cassoulet, served with an assortment of veggies; greens and cheese; and dessert. Seatings from 5 to 6 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. cost $50 a person. Seatings from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. cost $75 a person and include a bubbly toast and party favors. Call 480-284-4777 for reservations. The restaurant also will be open on New Year's Day for a "Hangover Cure" lunch.