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

Sing for Your Supper at the Hard Rock Cafe

We already rounded up some of the top Tax Day food and drink deals around town, but here's one more for you. If you take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Phoenix and belt out a song, you can get a free Legendary Burger, which features a half-pound certified Angus beef burger topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, a golden fried onion ring, lettuce, and tomato. Head to the Hard Rock Cafe from 5 to 7 p.m. to nab this deal. For more information, visit the Hard Rock Cafe website

Brew Master Dinner Featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing 
Tuesday, April 21

This Tuesday's Brew Master Dinner Series at the Hotel Valley Ho's ZuZu restaurant features the third-largest craft brewery in the country, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, California. ZuZu chef Charles Wiley and a Sierra Nevada brew master will discuss the evening’s fare, and guests will enjoy four brews paired with hors d’oeuvres and a three-course menu of butter-poached prawn, roast chicken vindaloo with basmati rice, and lemon meringue pie. The reception starts at 6 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $42 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-421-7997. For more information, visit ZuZu's website

Kentucky Bourbon Versus Tennessee Whiskey Cellar Series Dinner at The Royal Palms 
Thursday, April 21 

Tennessee whiskey versus Kentucky bourbon is a debate for the ages. And you can literally taste the difference at this Thursday's edition of The Royal Palms' Cellar Series in the Mansion Courtyard. Enjoy a prix-fixe three-course menu by The Royal Palms' chef Todd Allison while you down cocktails created by The Mix Up Bar's Charlie Zeiler. Learn about the difference between Tennessee whiskeys and Kentucky bourbons from guest speaker David Stewart from Jack Daniels Distillery. The reception starts at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $95 per person. To reserve your seat, call 602-808-0766. For more information, visit The Royal Palms website. 

Book Signing (And Free Chili) with Author Robb Walsh
Thursday, April 21 

Three-time James Beard Award winning author and Texas food writer Robb Walsh will be in town to sign two his books, Legends of Texas Barbecue and The Chili Cookbook, at Texaz Grill this Thursday. The signing coincides with San Jacinto Day, a holiday that honors the 1836 battle during which Texas won its own independence from Mexico. In case you're not familiar, Walsh — who worked for a long time as the critic for our own Houston Press — is a pretty big deal in the world of food writing. He was once called the “the Indiana Jones of food writers" and has a long list of awards to his name. Guests who attend the event will also enjoy complimentary house-made chili and hot links. The book signing is from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Texaz Grill's official website

Farmer in the House Dinner at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Thursday, April 21

Executive Chef Sean Currid and local farmer Pat Duncan will host a dinner as part of the 10th annual “Farmer in the House” dining series at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails this Thursday. Chef Currid will prepare a four-course, prix-fixe menu incorporating seasonal, fresh vegetables from Buckeye-based Duncan Family Farms to be paired with select Arizona wines. The third course features herb-roasted rack of lamb served with turnip, baby leeks, and rainbow chard. The proceeds will be donated to the Association of Arizona Food Banks. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost $80 per person. Seating is limited to 60 guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-258-0231. For more information, visit the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails website

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