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

Date Night at Sphinx Date Company
Thursday, October 15

Fall harvests are taking place across Arizona, and Sphinx Date Co. is gearing up to let locals in on a taste of the action. From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sphinx Date Co. will host an open house at its shop, Palm & Pantry, where guests will have the opportunity to purchase fresh, Arcadia-grown Sphinx Dates ($11.25 per pound), and Khandrawy ($7.50 per pound) and Medjool dates ($9.25 per pound) from Yuma. Additionally, guests will be able to join in tastings of local wine, food, and craft beer. No RSVP is required. For additional details, visit the event on Facebook.

Muscular Dystrophy Association's 15th Annual Taste of the Town
Friday, October 16

On Friday evening, Scottsdale Quarter will play host to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 15th Annual Taste of the Town. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to sample food from more than 20 of the Valley's best chefs, including those from Capital Grille and Brio Tuscan Grille, as well as beverages from Barefoot Wine, Roxx Vodka, and others. In addition, the Drinks with Dazzle raffle will allow guests to donate to MDA with a purchase of a $65 bottle of wine. Tickets cost $65 until October 15 and $85 thereafter. Tickets can be purchased online, where additional information about Taste of the Town also can be found.

Pumpkin Pancakes at Original Breakfast House
All week long

Despite the saturation of pumpkin-flavored everything, there are still a few foods we think warrant the addition of pumpkin and spice. Original Breakfast House's pumpkin pecan pancakes ($8.95) are here, and we think they taste almost as good as pumpkin pie. Get them everyday this fall at Original Breakfast House in Scottsdale.

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