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

Spiga Cucina Italiana Monday, November 17

This week north Scottsdale will welcome a new dining destination to the scene when Spiga Cucina Italiana opens its doors to the public. The new restaurant comes courtesy of Toronto-based restaurateurs Paula and Fernando Esteves (Spuntini Ristorante) and local chef Marc Martinez (Federal Pizza, Postino Wine Café, North Italia). Located at 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, the restaurant serves cuisine from both Italy and the Iberian Peninsula including house-made pasta, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and gourmet grilled fishes and meats. In addition to offering lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials, Spiga will bring diners a 2,350-bottle wine collection featuring rare wines from Portugal and Spain. For more information check the Spiga Cucina Italiana website.

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Bink's Scottsdale Thursday, November 20

On Thursday James Beard Award nominated chef Kevin Binkley is teaming up with the Beer for Brains Foundation and Four Peaks Brewery for the Beer for Brains Benefit Dinner. The four-course beer paired dinner costs $85 and will raise money for brain cancer awareness through the Arizona-based non-profit organization. The menu includes dishes such as Smoked Sweet Potato Salad with pickles, sweet tea, white bread, crispy chicken skins, and hot sauce; Slow Roasted Spiced Pork Belly with sprouts, lemon, red onion, jalapeno, and plantain; and pumpkin custard with chocolate cake, cranberry granola, and orange. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Bink's Scottsdale and also includes a complimentary tasting glass from Four Peaks Brewery. For reservations call 480-664-9238.

BLD Chandler Friday, November 21

If you haven't been over to BLD in Chandler lately, we've got a good reason to check out the breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot. BLD recently debuted an expanded dinner menu with entree options such as Squash Spaghetti with squash and zucchini "noodles," peas, oven roasted, tomatoes, goat cheese, and herbs; House Fried Chicken with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and green beans; Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pasta with lresh fettuccini pasta, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and parmesan. You can view the complete dinner menu online and download a coupon for buy one get one free dinner entrees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during the month of November here.

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