5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

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Heather Hoch
Liberty Market's pastry chef LaDawn Driscoll has something special up her sleeve this week.
Liberty Market
Tuesday, March 4

There are a lot of traditions that surround Fat Tuesday, but Gilbert's Liberty Market is celebrating one of the lesser known ones -- at least for most Southwestern folk. In Chicago, PÄ...czki Day is celebrated on Fat Tuesday with an annual PÄ...czki Day Parade and of course, by eating the traditional Polish pasty. A pÄ...czki looks a lot like a jelly doughnut but is made with special dough that includes eggs, fat, sugar, and sometimes milk. Liberty Market pastry chef LaDawn Driscoll will be baking three flavors -- raspberry, vanilla custard, and lemon -- and they will cost $3 each or $33 for a dozen. You can pre-order yours by calling 480-892-1900 or emailing info@libertymarket.com.

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National Absinthe Day is apparently an actual thing.
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Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Wednesday, March 5

National Absinthe Day always takes place on March 5 -- duh. And in honor of the "holiday" Scottsdale's Kazimierz World Wine Bar will host an absinthe-based cocktail dinner. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees will get a three-course dinner with two cocktails per course. So you better watch out, light weights. The bartenders will battle it out against each other in a guys-versus-girls competition, and guests will get to vote for their favorite pairings. Tickets are $40 per person and reservations are required. Call 480-946-3004.

Location Info

V95 Wine Lounge

7014 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Wright's at the Biltmore

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Liberty Market

230 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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