10 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

Chef's Table at Hotel Valley Ho's ZuZu

Today, January 11, guests can enjoy a four-course meal paired with wines from California's Laetitia Vineyard & Winery at ZuZu, the restaurant located at Scottsdale's Hotel Valley Ho. Sample dishes include lobster bisque, kale salad with smoked pork belly and gruyere, and flourless chocolate cake with raspberry couli. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $64 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-421-7997. For more information, please visit the event's official page

Pinnacle Vodka Party at Corduroy

Sip Pinnacle Vodka martinis and enjoy specialty food from Corduroy in Phoenix at the Pinnacle Martini Party today from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees can expect live music and two cocktails plus one appetizer included in the price of the ticket. Tickets cost $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page

Fort Collins Brewery Dinner at The Casablanca Lounge 
Wednesday, January 13

This Wednesday the Casablanca Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale will host a Fort Collins Brewery dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. with a drink reception. For $49.99, diners can enjoy a five-course meal with beer pairings from the Colorado brewery. Dinner without any pairings costs $39.99. Wine pairings are available upon request. To purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page

Wine and Steak Dinner at Roka Akor 
Wednesday, January 13

In case you didn't know, January is national meat month, and Roka Akor in Scottsdale is celebrating by hosting a Big Steak, Big Wine dinner on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The five-course menu will feature prime-cut steaks paired with wines. A sample pairing includes Japanese Wagyu tartare with truffle avocado, quail egg, and caviar served with Château Lassègue Grand Cru. Michael Jordan, one of the only 15 people in the world to hold the titles of both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, will be a special guest for the evening. Reserve a spot by calling 480-306-8800 or visiting the Roka Akor website

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day at Miracle Mile 
Thursday, January 14

This Thursday is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day and local deli Miracle Mile will celebrate by offering its pastrami sandwich for $8. The meal also comes with fries and a pickle. This locally owned restaurant is located at 4433 N. 16th Street in Phoenix. For more information, visit the Miracle Mile Deli website.

Free Black and White Cookie at Chompie's
Thursday, January 14

Miracle Mile isn't the only place celebrating the nation's love of pastrami this week. Local chain Chompie's will also commemorate National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day by giving away another New York staple, the black and white cookie, to anyone who orders its signature mile high hot pastrami sandwich on Thursday. For more information, visit the Chompie's website

Insider's View Dinner at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Friday, January 15

The Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort will host a 12-seat Insider's View Dinner at its Different Pointe of View restaurant on Thursday, January 15. The evening starts with a wine reception hosted by Dave Guffy of The Hess Collection in Napa. Following that, guests will enjoy a five-course meal in the main dining room prepared tableside by Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro. Reservations are required. Tickets cost $99 per person, including wine pairings. For more information, visit the hotel's website

Free Coffee at Sip in Phoenix 
Friday, January 15

Sip Coffee & Beer Garage will officially celebrate the grand opening of its 3620 Indian School Road location in Phoenix on Friday, January 15. The coffee shop, however, will also celebrate in the days leading up to the event by offering a free small drip coffee at the drive thru starting on Monday, January 11 and continuing through Friday. On Friday, Sip will serve complimentary beer from 5 to 6 p.m. and unveil a new menu. Over the weekend, guests can enjoy $5 drink specials. For more information, visit the Sip website.

New Winter Menu at Southern Rail 
All week 

Justin Beckett's The Southern Rail restaurant has introduced new items on its winter menu. Diners should expect more vegetable-centric dishes like wood-oven roasted cauliflower and beers, brussels, and butternut squash. The new menu includes salads and savory vegetable sides, all of which are made with local produce, as well as avocado toast featuring locally-made Noble Bread. The new menu also features organic grits, which are milled locally. For more information or to see the complete menu, visit the Southern Rail website

Yoga and Wine Tasting from Hidden Track Bottle Shop
Sunday, January 17

On Sunday, January 17 on the 19th floor of the 111 Monroe Building, you can enjoy yoga with a view, healthy treats, and wine from the Hidden Track Bottle Shop. Yoga starts at 4:30 p.m. and the wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. Flower Child and Heavenly Sweets AZ among other vendors also will be there. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page

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