5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Jen Robinson and Michael Babcock of Welcome Diner.
Welcome Diner's Party On Roosevelt Friday, July 4
We've already given you more than a few ideas about where you can dine and drink this Fourth of July. But if you're still not feeling in the patriotic party spirit, here's one more event for your dining and drinking calendar. This Friday Welcome Diner will be throwing a shindig where you can find art and food all in one place. In conjunction with this month's First Friday event, the Welcome Diner's Party On Roosevelt will offer all the restaurant's favorites including their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich and their well-loved Hurricanes. Local artist Benji Sakoia will also be painting live and Arizona Clay Madness will be around with hand made commemorative Welcome Diner Hurricane glasses ($25). For more information check the Facebook event page.
Last Bottle Standing Saturday, July 5
Wine lovers know that Kazimierz World Wine Bar has one of the most impressive and extensive wine lists around town and this weekend the bar and restaurant needs your help to clear out the cellar. All weekend, from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6, Kazimierz is running a Last Bottle Standing special during which you can purchase certain bottles of wine for pennies above cost. The deal is available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day Sunday, July 6
Hopefully you won't still be stuffed from your Fourth of July feast because this Sunday is National Fried Chicken Day and TexAZ in Phoenix is celebrating. The restaurant is offering one-day only special featuring fried Creole Fried Chicken Wings. All day on Sunday you can stop by the restaurant and get four crispy fried Creole Fried Chicken Wings for $5. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
The Tavern 10 Sunday, July 6
We already told you that The Tavern on Mill would be closing down to become a new bar/restaurant/micro brewery/distillery called Wasted Grain -- and this Sunday The Tavern will be throwing their all-out anniversary bash called The Tavern 10. The event will be an anniversary celebration of the bar's decade of business and will include drink specials and an auction for the bar's decor and other memorabilia. The Tavern will also be hosting a contest to recognize individuals in categories such as Best Bartender, Best DJ, and Best Regular. For more information check the Facebook event page.
Photo credit to Brian White/Wrap Arizona
Barrio Queen's Tequila Passport Program
Since Barrio Queen opened in 2012, chef and owner Silvana Salcido Esparza has been personally curating a collection of tequilas, rare mezcals, sotols, and bacanoras. Now the restaurant is ready to officially launch its Tequilla Program -- the largest selection available to the public anywhere in the state. The new program includes more than 400 tequilas, rare mezcals, sotols, and bacanoras, which guest can begin to explore with the restaurant's Tequila Passport. Stop into the restaurant to pick one up and every time you try a new tequila you'll get one of four custom stamps created specially for the program by local artist Lalo Cota.
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