Kazimierz World Wine Bar Tuesday, December 30
We can't think of a better way to wind down at the end of the year than by listening to live music while sipping on a glass of wine -- and conveniently, you can catch a live show at Kazimierz World Wine Bar every night of the week. On Tuesday the bar will host Sassy and the Sneak Attack (a "unky-hip-pop-rock-neo soul-r&b" band) from 9 p.m. to midnight or later and the kitchen stays open until 1:30 a.m. From 6 to 8 p.m. you can also catch the 'The Elite Eight,' a selection of 8 items available for $8 each. And by the way if you've never stepped inside this speakeasy-style spot, prepare yourself to be impressed by the wine
menu book, which includes thousands of wines from all over the world.
The Upton Wednesday, December 31
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If you're still looking for a spot to spend your New Year's Eve, The Upton is ready to host you with a special menu and complimentary toast. On Wednesday the restaurant will be serving an a la carte menu with dishes such as Grilled heirloom cherry tomato and pork belly skewers with saba; Foie and wagyu bone marrow pâté with burnt sugar and a baguette; New York strip steak with a potato tart with salt and vinegar crust and ruby beet onions; and Miso vegan ramen with crazy noodles, mushrooms, and organic tofu. Guests will also have the option to order an eclectic three-course dinner including a complimentary champagne toast for $60 per person. Everyone will get a complimentary 12 a.m. toast of either champagne or The Upton's specialty cocktail, the Midnight Revival. Call 480-991-6887 for a reservation.
Barrio Queen Thursday, January 1
When you're looking to cure that New Year's Day hangover keep in mind that Barrio Queen in Scottsdale will serving a special Mexican brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Some of the special entree options will include Arrachera, or grilled flank steak topped with two eggs, roasted poblanos and red onions, served with hand pressed warm tortillas; Tres Leches French Toast, tres leches and egg battered bolillo bread, topped with chopped pecans, strawberries, whipped cream, and Kahlua sauce; and Chile Verde Con Huevos, or two eggs covered with slow cooked pork green chile over house-made tortillas and quesillo cheese. Drink specials will include $5 Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, Mimosas, Micheladas and Beeritas all day long.