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

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MacPhail Family Wine Dinner at Bink's Kitchen + Bar Scottsdale
Wednesday, December 2

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, chef Kevin Binkley will prepare a locally sourced menu to pair with wines from MacPhail's California family winery at Bink's Kitchen + Bar in Scottsdale. Dishes such as herb roasted octopus with brown butter gnocchi, clementine, haricot verts, and fine herbs will be paired with 2012 Gaps Crown Chardonnay. The dinner costs $85 per person, and reservations are required. Call Bink's at 480-664-9238 or visit the restaurant online for additional details, including the full MacPhail wine dinner menu.

“Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition cooking class at Scramble Scottsdale
Wednesday, December 2

It's kids only at the final "Think Global — Eat Local" cooking class at Scramble. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, kids ages 6 to 16 will have the opportunity to learn from Scramble executive chef Rick Moses. Students will learn to make fruit juice sweet treats, including apple crisp, orange banana bread, dessert sauces, and other items. The class costs $25 per person, and participants will leave with a goodie bag including a Scramble water bottle, apron, samples, coupons, and More. For additional information, visit Scramble online or call 480-404-7264. 

Flights and Bites at LDV Wine Gallery
Thursday, December 3

Join Lawrence Dunham Vineyards on Thursday for a new installment of Flights and Bites. From 5:30 to 8 p.m.,the Old Town Scottsdale wine gallery will serve four different gourmet snacks with four wine pairings. The event costs $25 per person, and reservations are encouraged. For additional information, visit LDV online, or call 480-664-4822 .

South by Southwest Breakfast Sandwich at Welcome Chicken + Donuts

Make your mornings a little tastier by stopping at Welcome Chicken + Donuts for breakfast. Along with a wide assortment of artisan doughnuts, breakfasters can choose from two new breakfast sandwiches, including the South by Southwest. Made with egg, bacon or Meatshop sausage, cheddar, jalapeño relish, and peanut sauce and served on a hotcake doughnut, the South by Southwest promises to kickstart your day. The sandwich is available all day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, visit Welcome Chicken + Donuts online or call 602-258-1655.

Holiday Menu at Sandbar Mexican Grill
Until January 1

Sandbar Mexican Grill is mixing up the menu at both its Valley locations. The holiday menu, available until January 1, features items such as smoked salmon and pomegranate guacamole, turkey dinner tacos, and red or green chile holiday tamales. Holiday cocktails include the Apple Cinnamon Margarita, and Ho-Ho Joe, made with horchata rum, Amaretto liqueur, and coffee. For additional information on Sandbar's holiday menu, visit the grill online.

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