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

Niman Ranch bone-in lamb chops
Niman Ranch bone-in lamb chops
Lauren Saria

Second Story Liquor Bar Today

Tonight Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale will be offering a sneak preview of the restaurant's newest menu, Episode 4. The event will be available to a limited number of guest and will be "a playful and mysterious underground dining experience." The dinner includes six to eight courses from chef Josh Bracher, each of which will be paired with a cocktail from bar man John Cristie. The one of a kind dining experience costs $200 per person and is limited to 14 people. For those who like to arrive in style, round trip car service is also available for an additional $50. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Federal Pizza crafts food with expert care.
Federal Pizza crafts food with expert care.
Jackie Mercandetti

Federal Pizza Wednesday, September 3

If you're a fan of local beer, you might already be familiar with Historic Brewing Company. The brewhouse is located in Flagstaff and comes from a family of beer enthusiasts. This week you can catch Historic Brewing Company when they take over the taps at Federal Pizza in Phoenix. The restaurant will be serving a four course beer paired dinner on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The dinner, which will be served family style, costs $35 a person. For reservations call 602-795-2520 or email


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

Sweet Tomatoes Thursday, September 4

Later this week you can get a free meal at any of the eight Sweet Tomatoes locations in the Valley by helping the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center's Think Asperger's awareness campaign. This school year the campaign wants to deliver special chatterboxes, which help users spot potential signs of autism in a child and indicate when more attention may be needed, to every teacher in the state. All you have to do is help fold some of the paper fortune tellers on Thursday and you can get a free meal. Volunteers must RSVP y emailing Include which of the participating Sweet Tomatoes locations (Tempe, Desert Ridge, Scottsdale, Uptown and Ahwatukee locations) you'd like to volunteer at between 6 and 8 p.m.


Football Season kicks off this Thursday at Handlebar Tempe.
Football Season kicks off this Thursday at Handlebar Tempe.
Jessica Obert

Handlebar Tempe Thursday, September 4

Celebrate the first official game of this football season at Handlebar in Tempe. This year the bar has aligned itself with Super Bowl XLVIII champs the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, so all both teams games with be shown with sound. Thursday night's NFL Season Opener Kick Off Party will include drink specials, raffles, and more. The first 50 people to arrive will get a commemorative Handlebar mug that will be able to be refilled during every NFL game this season at a special price. To be eligible for raffles and other giveaways, attendees must RSVP in advance online. The party starts at 5:30 p.m.


Apparently it's already time for fall beers to arrive.
Apparently it's already time for fall beers to arrive.
Ryan Wolf

SanTan Brewing Company

It's officially September and that means some of you are craving all your fall favorites. If that's the case then you probably already know Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are available if you know a "secret code" (hint: it's "First PSL) and you'll be happy to hear SanTan Brewing Company's Oktoberfest Lager is also available now in cans. The local beer debuted its shiny aluminum self on Monday and will be available for purchase in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, southern California, and Texas starting in September. To locate a pint or can of Oktoberfest Lager near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company's Beer Detective online.

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Second Story Liquor Bar

4166 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012


San Tan Brewing Company

8 S. San Marcos
Chandler, AZ 85225


The Handlebar Tempe

680 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281


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