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5 Best Things to Eat and Drink this Week in Metro Phoenix

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Pre-Thanksgiving Parties at Okra and Crudo 
Wednesday, November 25

Chef Cullen Campbell's restaurants Crudo and Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails will host pre-Thanksgiving parties to get your holiday weekend started. From 5 p.m. to close, Okra will host Elvis Christmas, with eats including Fool's Gold Leaf Sandwich with pork belly and PB&J and fried cornmeal mush and maple syrup, among some of The King's other favorite items. Featured cocktails will include the Hound Dog, made with pumpkin bitters, St. George spiced pear liqueur, and El Dorado 8 year rum. Alternatively, from 9 p.m. to close, Crudo's Put a Bird on It menu will offer foods including fried fingerlings with turkey gravy and hollandaise. Cocktails will feature Sitting Ducks made with passion fruit, seltzer, Campari, and Ayelsbury Duck vodka, among other libations. For additional information, visit Crudo or Okra online.

Chicken Fried Turkey at TEXAZ Grill
Now through Wednesday, November 25

TEXAZ's chicken fried turkey will be available at the Central Phoenix grill from today until November 25. A lightly breaded turkey breast cutlet, fried, and served with slow-cooked gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce provides a uniquely Texan twist on a traditional Thanksgiving dish. The chicken fried turkey costs $10 at lunch and $15 at dinner. For additional information on TEXAZ Grill, visit the restaurant online or call 602-248-7827.

4th Annual Friends-giving Party at Kelly's at SouthBridge
Wednesday, November 25

Kelly's at SouthBridge will host its 4th Annual Friends-giving party this Wednesday. With a pie-eating contest, drink specials, a photo booth, and live music, Kelly's at SouthBridge will offer plenty of ways to show off your ugly holiday sweater to your friends. DJ Convenience will play from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., while Sassy and the Sneak Attack will play from 7 until 10 p.m. For additional information, visit Kelly's at SouthBridge online or on Facebook.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Sushi Roku
Thursday, November 26

Take the stress out of Thanksgiving by treating yourself to a three-course dinner at Sushi Roku in Scottsdale. From 5:30 until 10:30 p.m., you and your friends and family can enjoy dishes including a sous vide Diestel turkey served with country bread stuffing, sweet potato puree, roasted haricot verts, and maple pecan cranberry relish. Sushi Roku's dinner costs $42 per person. Reservations can be made in advance by calling 480-970-2121 or by visiting the restaurant online.

Thanksgiving at Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona
Thursday, November 26

This Thanksgiving, Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona will offer nearly a dozen ways to enjoy hassle-free feasts. Along with other featured restaurants at Talking Stick Resort, Orange Sky will serve a prix-fixe menu including Brussels sprouts salad, grilled gulf shrimp, roasted turkey with apple-sourdough stuffing, and a seasonal dessert tray for $66 per person. Alternatively, Blue Coyote Cafe will offer diners herb-roasted turkey with spiced apple-cherry bacon stuffing, whipped Idaho potatoes, turkey gravy, buttered green beans, and cranberry-fig dressing for $18.95 per person. Visit the resort and casino's websites for additional information on their many Thanksgiving dinners options.

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