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

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Chef's Table at Hotel Valley Ho's ZuZu in Scottsdale 

Diners at Hotel Valley Ho's Zuzu restaurant can enjoy a seasonal, four-course menu paired with wines from Napa Valley's Silverado Vineyards at the  Monday Night Chef’s Table event. Sample dinner entrées include pan-seared gnocchi with applewood-smoked bacon and asiago cream and herb-roasted New York strip served with au gratin potatoes, carrots, and herb pan jus. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $64 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-421-7997. For more information, visit ZuZu's website

Mardi Gras at Southern Rail
Tuesday, February 9

Chef Justin Beckett's Southern Rail in Phoenix will throw a Mardi Gras feast complete with $5 King Cake slices, $5 Sazerac cocktails, live jazz, and lots of beads. Guests also can order some of Beckett's signature Cajun-influenced Southern cuisine, including the classic dish jambalaya. Expect live jazz from 5 to 9 p.m. Social hour specials will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. Special menu items will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, check out the Southern Rail website

All You Can Eat Shrimp at Half Moon Sports Grill 
Tuesday, February 9

Half Moon Sports Grill's two locations in Phoenix are now serving an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet in celebration of Fat Tuesday. Normally only available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, guests can order the All You Can Eat Shrimp on Fat Tuesday featuring shrimp topped with a special sauce infused with New Belgium Snapshot Wheat Ale. Half Moon’s peel-and-eat shrimp boil also comes with andouille sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes tossed in a Cajun sauce for $17.89. Guests looking to order one serving instead of all you can eat can do so for $9.99, with refills available for $6. Consider pairing your festive food with a pint of Abita, the Beer of Mardi Gras, available on Tuesday for $3.50. For more information, visit Half Moon Sports Grill's website.  

Fondue at The Melting Pot 
Tuesday, February 9

Whether you’re celebrating the beginning of Lent or just want to eat like a king for a day, The Melting Pot's Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale locations are celebrating Fat Tuesday with a four-course meal that features an endless entrée course this week. For $39.95, guests can get a four-course meal that includes choice of cheese fondue, choice of salad, an endless fondue entrée that includes as many select items as you want, and your choice of chocolate fondue. The endless entrée includes filet mignon, white shrimp, Teriyaki-marinated sirloin, all-natural breast of chicken, and spinach and artichoke ravioli. For more information, check out the Melting Pot website

Huss and SanTan Breweries Dinner at Gertrude's 
Thursday, February 11 

Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden will host a four-course meal paired with beers from Huss and SanTan Brewing Companies this Thursday. A sample pairing includes “Bangers and Mash,” a dish featuring smoked lamb sausage, brown buttered rutabaga, pickled cabbage, and black truffle sauce paired with SanTan HopShock and Huss Nitro Stout. The evening starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $49 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-719-8600. For more information, check out Gertrude's website

Fish Fry at Original Breakfast House 
Friday, February 12 

If you observe Lent and are trying to not eat meat, The Original Breakfast House in Phoenix can help. Starting Friday, February 12, the restaurant is hosting a Fish Fry Dinner every Friday night from 4 to 7 p.m. The offer will continue until March 24. The fish fry includes all-you-can-eat crispy fried fish, french fries, and coleslaw. For more information, visit the Original Breakfast House's website

Cocktails at V-Day Singles Party at the W Scottsdale 
Saturday, February 13

If you're single this Valentine's Day, the W Scottsdale has you covered. The Scottsdale hotel is hosting a free singles-only “Wing(wo)man Party." Locals and hotel guests can bring their “wingman” (or wingwoman) to the hotel's rooftop WET Pool Deck starting at 9 p.m. Guests can then enjoy cocktail tastings from Red Bull and Jack Daniel's, a live DJ, and dancing. For more information, visit the W Scottsdale website

Valentine's Day Cocktails at Ticoz Latin Kitchen
All week 

Ticoz Latin Kitchen in Phoenix will serve three different cocktails throughout February in honor of Valentine's Day. Guests can sip on the Big Girl Mimosa, a combination of strawberry agua fresca, house-infused citrus, and Champagne, or a Sweetheart-ini, a blend of raspberry agua fresca, Absolut citron, and St. Germain. For dessert in a glass, consider Cupid's Delight, a mix of RumChata, Absolut raspberry, and Liquer 43 in a martini glass laced with housemade raspberry purée and chocolate sauce. For more information, visit Ticoz Latin Kitchen's website

Raspberry White Chocolate Mocha From Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
All week 

If you're searching for an espresso drink that's perfect for Valentine's Day, then a blend of espresso, steamed milk, and white chocolate with a hint of raspberry just might do the trick. Get one (or maybe two if you're bringing one to your sweetie) hot or iced, decaf or full-caffeinated now until February 14 at Luci's Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix. For more information, visit the Luci's Healthy Marketplace website.

Margarita Recipe Content at Blanco Tacos & Tequila 
All week 

If you've always wanted to see your drink on the menu at a restaurant, Blanco Tacos & Tequila is giving you that chance. From now until February 14, you can submit your own margarita recipe via Facebook for a chance to be featured as the restaurant's margarita of the month in March. Blanco will pick its top four and then Facebook fans will vote on their favorite drink among those four finalists. The winning margarita will be featured at all of Blanco's locations. For more information, check out Blanco's website

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