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

Sprinkles Cupcakes Today

Can you believe it's been 10 years since Sprinkles Cupcakes first opened its doors and turned a simple baked good into an enduring food and pop culture phenomenon? Yeah, neither can we. And as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so why not just celebrate The Decade of The Cupcake with a free treat. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today Sprinkles Cupcakes in Scottsdale is giving away a free cupcake to every customer. The cupcake bakery is also debuting a new flavor called the Sprinkle, a birthday cake cupcake topped with rainbow sprinkles. For more information check the Sprinkles Cupcakes Scottsdale Facebook.

See also: Clash of the Cupcake Chains: Sprinkles v. Gigi's Cupcakes

Southern Rail and Changing Hands Bookstore Tuesday, April 14

"I put a lot of pressure on chefs to take local to another level," James Beard Award-winning chef Dan Barber told New Times last week. The chef, who's been named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in the World, is simultaneously one of the farm-to-table movement's biggest supporters and harshest critics. In his book The Third Plate, Barber challenges readers to push for a truly sustainable food system that supports both the environment and delicious food. Tomorrow he'll be at Southern Rail and Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix for a dinner, book talk, and book signing event. The dinner, for which reservations are required, costs $79 per person, while admission to the talk comes free with the purchase of The Third Plate. For more information check the Changing Hands Bookstore website.

See also: Chef Dan Barber, Author of 'The Third Plate,' On Must-Read Books For Chefs and The Next Frontier of The Farm-To-Table Movement

Last Drop at the Hermosa Inn Now through Wednesday, April 15

Because he's awesome and because taxes are not awesome, Last Drop Spirit Guide Travis Nass has concocted two drink specials that are available now through Tax Day on April 15. The creations include the aptly-named 10-40 ($14) made with tequila, Liquor 43, and orange flower water and the 10-40 EZ ($10.40), a straight shot of Tequila Tapatio B110.

A few other Tax Day deals around town include:

  • All day happy hour prices on Wednesday at all five Valley RA Sushi locations
  • Twenty percent off your entire bill for lunch or dinner on Wednesday at Kelly's at Southbridge in Scottsdale
  • $5 martinis and live music all day on Wednesday at Salut Kitchen and Bar in Tempe
  • $10.40 Chicken Fried Steak meal all day at Texaz in Phoenix
  • $4.15 glasses of house wine and appetizers from 5 p.m. to close at Beckett's Table in Phoenix

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