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

Grateful Spoon Gelato Today

Usually we associate happy hour with frozen margaritas not frozen treats. But at Grateful Spoon Gelato inside La Grande Orange Grocery they do happy hour with your sweet tooth in mind. From 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can get half off any scoop of gelato. The shop offers an ever-changing menu of flavors that includes both classic and more unique options -- think honey lavender, pistachio, and reisling-poached apple.

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SASSI Wednesday, July 9

The second installment of SASSI Executive Chef Chris Nicosia's Summer Food & Wine Series 2014 will go down this Wednesday. The theme for the class will be Regional Cooking: Sicily so attendees will showcase Sicilian dishes such as Eggplant Caponata and Rigatoni alla Contadina. The food will also be paired with three Sicilian wines. A single class costs $59 a person, which includes three four-ounce glasses of wine paired with the meal from the evening's demonstration. You can register on the SASSI webiste.

Salty Senorita Thursday, July 10

This Thursday Scottsdale's Salty Senorita will host a tequila-paired dinner featuring Azunia Tequila. The four-course meal includes dishes such as Seared Diver Scallops with smoked tomato, romesco, and marcona almonds paired with Azunia Anejos; Coca-Cola Short Ribs with crisp tamale cake and manchego paired with Azunia Double Reposado; and Agave Margarita Granital served with honeydew, Azunia Agave, and almond tuile. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. and costs $35 a person. For details or reservations call 480-947-2116. Space is limited to 40 guests.

Del Frisco's Grille Now through August 31

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All summer Del Frisco's Grille is offering a twist on the classic American combo of a milkshake, burger, and fries. The restaurant's Triple Threat deal includes an adult milkshake, double patty burger, and classic fries for $19.95. The deal features the restaurant's Prime Cheeseburger, which includes a patty made from a blend of USDA Prime short rib, brisket, and chuck topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and sloppy sauce between a brioche bun. The Adult Milkshake blends Nocello Walnut Liqueur, Crème de Cacao Chocolate Liqueur, and vanilla ice cream.

V95 Wine Lounge & Coffee Bar

It's been a few months since V95 Wine Lounge & Coffee Bar opened for business inside Scottsdale Fashion Square. The wine and coffee, located in the center of the mall's food court, has now added a list of five $10 wine cocktails to its offerings. The creations include the Smoked Citrus made with with Lapsang Souchong infused Lillet Blanc, grapefruit cordial, and lemon and The Wine-ing Mule, a wine-based take on a mule, made instead with Dolin Dry Vermouth, house-made orange cardamom cordial, and ginger beer.

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