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

Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails Job Fair 
Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8

It'll still be a few more months before chef Cullen Campbell and rest of the Crudo team open the doors at their second restaurant, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails. But before that can happen the owners need to assemble a new team of front of the house and back of the house staff to help operate the new spot. That's why owners Cullen and Maureen Campbell and Micah Olson (Bar Crudo) will be hosting a two-day job fair this week, during which hopeful applicants can show up at Crudo to apply. Okra will serve Southern fare with an Italian twist and will be located inside the Crown on 7th Street. The approximately 100-seat restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor space, an open kitchen, and a full bar program. Applicants are asked to show up at Crudo between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on either day. Questions can be answered by reaching out to info@crudoaz.com or by calling 602-358-8666.

New Menu Items at Citizen Public House
Tuesday, July 7

On Tuesday, Citizen Public House in Scottsdale will introduce a slew of new menu items including a grilled peach salad (pictured above) made with baby romaine, mascarpone, bacon lardons, candied pecans, and champagne vinaigrette. Other new items will include char sui short rib tacos made with pickled red onion and carrot, watermelon radish, crème fraîche, and roasted corn; a fried duck leg appetizer made with Napa cabbage slaw, burnt honey maple syrup, and a steamed bun; and buttermilk chicken served with confit fingerling potatoes, Chinese long beans, and chimichurri. Of course, you've got to remove some items to make room for the new, so get ready to say good-bye to the restaurant's forest mushroom tart, cauliflower and curry bisque, and catfish.

First Monthly Bar Flies Storytelling at Valley Bar in Phoenix


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Bar Flies: True Crimes 
Thursday, July 9

On Thursday join New Times for the second installment of Bar Flies, a new monthly reading series hosted at Valley Bar in downtown Phoenix. The second event will feature stories inspired by and of "True Crimes," written and read by local creatives including Beth May, Sara Palmer, Evan Roberts, Jason P. Woodbury, and Stephanie Chen. The night will also feature music from The Audio Ranch and, of course, drinks from the talented bartenders of Valley Bar. Admission is free. Drinks will be available for purchase. The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information check the Bar Flies Facebook event page.  

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