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

Romeo's Euro Cafe in Gilbert.
Romeo's Euro Cafe in Gilbert.
Evie Carpenter

Romeo's Euro Cafe Tuesday, August 19

Every third Tuesday of the month chef Romeo Taus of Romeo's Euro Cafe in Gilbert hosts a special dinner event with three courses and three wines for $30. This month's event features Asian Calamari Salad with cilantro tangy citrus sesame oil dressing and spicy calamari strips; chimichuri ribeye; and chocolate cherry whisky cake. The featured wines will be Clos de Nouys Vouvray Estate Sec 2009, Santa Rita Carmenere 120 2011, and Renwood "Cranky Old Vine" Zinfandel. The dinner starts at 6:30. For reservations call 480-962-4224.

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Federal's food is not so much reinvented as it is crafted with expert care.
Federal's food is not so much reinvented as it is crafted with expert care.
Jackie Mercandetti

Federal Pizza Wednesday, August 20

This summer you can join in on Federal Pizza's Local Tap Deployment series, which brings local breweries into the restaurant for beer-paired dinner events. The dinners, which cost $35 a person, are served family-style and include four courses and four beers. At this week's dinner event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., the featured brewery will be Dragoon Brewing Company located in Tucson. You can RSVP by emailing federal@upwardprojects.com or calling 602-795-2520.


The Herb Box
The Herb Box
David Robles

The Herb Box Wednesday, August 20

The Herb Box at DC Ranch and Southbridge is still running its Summer Supper Club deal and this Tuesday and Wednesday the featured fare will be Nuevo Latin cuisine. On both days the restaurant will serve a themed menu, which includes three-courses plus a glass of wine for only $30. Look for dishes including a papusa, or black bean and Manchego stuffed masa griddle cake; Cuban braised pork with tepary beans, cilantro, and Napa cabbage slaw; and Kahlua chocolate bread pudding topped with sweet cream and shaved chocolate. For reservations call 480-289-6160 (Southbridge) or 480-289-6180 (DC Ranch).


The Kracken (charred cuttlefish + glass noodles dill + thai basil + chili lime sauce, crispy shallot)
The Kracken (charred cuttlefish + glass noodles dill + thai basil + chili lime sauce, crispy shallot)
Evie Carpenter

Bitter & Twisted Thursday, August 21

Downtown's hottest cocktail spot Bitter & Twisted is now offering happy hour deals every Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. On the drinks side, you can look forward to a Collins, Margarita, Mojito or an ever-changing Featured Cocktail all for only $6, while domestic beers and well cocktails are $1 off. On the food side, the bar is offering discounted snacks such as $7 Seoul Fried Chicken with cheese gravy and watermelon kimchi or a $7 The Kracken, charred cuttlefish with glass noodles, dill, Thai basil, chili lime sauce, and crispy shallot.


Ribeye skewers with purple mashed potatoes
Ribeye skewers with purple mashed potatoes
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Sushi Roku Friday, August 22

If you're the kind of person that can only hit the nightclub when you've got a full belly -- because you need dancing fuel, duh -- then Sushi Roku has a special deal for you. Every Friday and Saturday night, diners and party-goers can get in on The Prequel to the Sequel deal that includes a omakase dinner, a bottle of sake, and a special wristband for VIP access to six nightclubs in the entertainment district for $60. Participating clubs include: W Scottsdale, Maya Day and Nightclub, Cake Nightclub, Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, Bottled Blonde AZ, and The Mint.

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Romeo's Euro Cafe

207 N. Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234



Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012



Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

1 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003



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