5 Places to Eat and Drink on Thanksgiving Eve in Metro Phoenix

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Crudo

On Thanksgiving Eve, chef Cullen Campbell and the Crudo crew will host the second annual Put a Bird on It Party. In keeping with the avarian theme, the bar will serve drinks such as the Duck Duck Moose, made with Ayelsbury Duck Vodka, Hum Botanical Liqueur, lemon, and maple syrup, and the Birds of a Feather, made with Wild Turkey bourbon, Scarlet Ibis Rum, lime, mint, and brown sugar. All drinks will cost $7. From the kitchen, look forward to specials such as fried chicken skins with Calabrian chile ($5), scrapple, and eggs ($7), Tennessee hot chicken with corn cake and pickles ($12), and smoked wings with white balsamic aioli ($8). The party starts at 9 p.m.

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Cooks and Corks at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale Offered a Beautiful Setting and Upscale Cuisine

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Lauren Saria
A lechon empanada from chef Roberto Madrid.
On Friday night, hundreds of food-loving Phoenicians headed to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North to celebrate the kick-off of this year's Scottsdale Culinary Festival at the Cooks and Corks event.

More than a dozen local chefs participated in this year's event, serving top-quality dishes with ingredients such as freshly shaved truffles and seared scallops. To complement the food, Hensley Beverage Company provided a nice range of beers, wines, and spirits from all over Arizona and the world. We were invited to join in on the action at this year's event.

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

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Spiga Cucina Italiana
Monday, November 17

This week north Scottsdale will welcome a new dining destination to the scene when Spiga Cucina Italiana opens its doors to the public. The new restaurant comes courtesy of Toronto-based restaurateurs Paula and Fernando Esteves (Spuntini Ristorante) and local chef Marc Martinez (Federal Pizza, Postino Wine Café, North Italia). Located at 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, the restaurant serves cuisine from both Italy and the Iberian Peninsula including house-made pasta, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and gourmet grilled fishes and meats. In addition to offering lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials, Spiga will bring diners a 2,350-bottle wine collection featuring rare wines from Portugal and Spain. For more information check the Spiga Cucina Italiana website.


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Cooks and Corks at Four Seasons Resort This Friday -- Get Your Tickets While You Can

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The event will be held on the picturesque Fountain Terrace lawn.
If you're looking for a fancy soiree to put on your weekend calendar, then you might be interested in Cooks and Corks, an al fresco evening of food and drinks at one of the Valley's top resorts.

The one-night tasting event is the official kick-off to next year's Scottsdale Culinary Festival and will be held on Friday, November 14 at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Attendees will get to sample food from some of Scottsdale's top chefs and enjoy spirits, wines, and craft beers from Hensley Beverage Co.

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5 Veterans Day Dining Deals in Metro Phoenix

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Sassi
We're thankful for our veterans and active military members 365 days a year, but today local businesses are giving a salute to vets by offering a handful of special Veterans Day deals. Here are five local dining and drinking spots where military members, active and retired, can cash in on a special deal.

Sassi

Today active and retired military veterans can head to Sassi in north Scottsdale for a complimentary three-course meal. Chef Chris Nicosia's special menu includes an Italian chopped salad; a choice of Chicken Marsala or Beef Short Ribs; and a flourless chocolate cake with espresso cream, and chocolate espresso. Guests must RSVP in advance through the Sassi website to secure a reservation. The price for non-military guest is $39.

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

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Welcome Chicken + Donuts
Today

If you've been impatiently waiting for the coming of this second restaurant from the folks behind Welcome Diner, here's a great piece of news to start your week: The wait is over. Welcome Chicken + Doughnuts officially opens its doors to the public today and will be serving artisan doughnuts and bone-in fried chicken from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1550 E. Buckeye Road, near 16th Street and Buckeye Road, and has been testing doughnut flavors such as Niman bacon and real maple, blueberry cocoa nibs, and carrot toasted coconut and almonds. Mouth watering yet? Yeah, ours, too.


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Here's the Brewery Lineup for the NovemBEER Festival on Saturday, November 22

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Mark your calendars now, beer lovers, because you're not going to want to miss this. Later this month New Times will host the NovemBEER Festival, the grande finale of the month-long celebration of all things carbonated and boozy.

The event will go down on Saturday, November 22 at the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix from noon to 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to sample beers and ciders from dozens of local and national breweries.

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Free Tamale-Making Classes at All Ranch Market Locations

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Ever think it was impossible to learn to make tamales? Think again.

Every year you probably say to yourself, "I'm going to learn to make tamales for the next holiday season." Then the just before that year is up, you conclude that it's too much of a task and you're not sure where to even begin.

Now, none of that matters, thanks to the Ranch Markets around the Valley. Starting this Friday, Nov. 7, classes will begin at the Roosevelt Street location in Central Phoenix. The best part: The classes are completely free.

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Get Your Tickets for Phoenix Tour de Coops on Saturday -- There's Gonna Be a Ton of Chicks

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Phoenix New Times
Have you gotten your tickets yet?
This Saturday, November 8, Valley Permaculture Alliance will host its annual fundraiser Tour de Coops, known around town as the Valley's "most unique home tour." The event is a self-guided tour that "celebrates urban chickens and sustainable living."

Attendees will get to check out unique chicken coops, gardens, and outdoor spaces while geek-ing out about all things chicken. Last year's event of 22 homes even featured a bunch of feathered and furry animals including dogs, lambs, and tons of adorable baby chicks.

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

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The Plain and Simple
Zinburger at Scottsdale Quarter
Weekdays through Tuesday, December 30

Are you sick of soggy sandwiches and cold leftovers for lunch? Or maybe you're just looking for a good excuse to get up from your desk and out of the office during your lunch break. Well, for a limited time Zinburger at the Scottsdale Quarter is doing its best to draw you to their restaurant for lunch with a pretty sweet deal. On weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Tuesday, December 30 you can get a Plain & Simple burger, a handful of fries, and nonalcoholic beverage for $10. And yeah, the Plain & Simple burger is exactly what it sounds like: a Certified Angus Beef burger with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a freshly baked bun.


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