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

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain Tuesday, January 28

This week will be your last opportunity to get in on a pretty hot deal at Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain. The first 12 people who mention a "Taste of Quiessence" when calling to make reservations on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday will be able to get an exclusive three-course menu created by chef Chef Dustin Christofolo for the impressive price of just $40 per person. Reservations for a Taste of Quiessence can be made only by calling 602-276-0601 and mentioning it when reserving your seating time.

See also: Grassroots Kitchen & Tap at Town & Country Plaza Opens Monday

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Wednesday, January 29

This week, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, the fast-casual chain slinging healthy Mediterranean eats, is celebrating its sixth anniversary and in honor of the occasion is offering a deal for a full five days. Today through Friday, January 31, diners can buy one entrée and get another one free. That includes options such as pitas, laffas, and plates with steak shwarma, falafel, or hummus. You can check out the whole menu online.

Salty Senorita Scottsdale Thursday, January 30

This Thursday, the public is invited to the grand reopening of Salty Señorita in Scottsdale. The relocated restaurant will host a grand-opening event at 7 p.m. with tableside margarita, samples from its Taco-yaki menu, and more. There will be live music on the patio until 11 p.m. Admission to the event is free and food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, check out the Salty Señorita Facebook page.

The Vig Uptown Thursday, January 30

This week, The Vig Uptown is bringing back its beer dinners, which feature a special menu to be paired with craft beer. Thursday's dinner will feature Deschutes Brewery and the brews will include Chainbreaker white IPA, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Red Chair NWPA, which was featured as the World Best Beer in 2012 at the Best Beer Awards. The menu includes arugula and asparagus salad, bacon wrapped shrimp over garlic mash, and mini carne asada on a potato pancake. Brewery representatives will be on hand to answer questions. Space is limited. Call 602-633-1187.

Haute Chocolate Market & Festival Friday, January 31

For the second year in a row, the Heard Museum will host Haute Chocolate, an evening event that will bring together artisan chocolate makers and other vendors for anight of tastings, entertainment and more. Participating vendors include B Naked Chocolate, Chocolade van Brugge, Chocolates by MJosephs, Fairy Tale Brownies, Goodytwos Toffee Co., Paletas Betty, Pistol Whipped Pastry, Super Chunk Sweets and Treats/Cowboy Ciao, and Wei of Chocolate. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For more information, visit the Haute Chocolate website.

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