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

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Black Friday Black Mage Takeover at 8-Bit Aleworks
Friday, November 27

If you're in the West Valley on Friday, take a break from your shopping at 8-Bit Aleworks in Avondale. The brewery will switch out its typical roster of taps in favor of its signature Black Mage stout. The brewery will open at 6 a.m. with breakfast burritos provided by the What's Fresh food truck and will pour pints of other Black Mage variants made with toasted coconut, whiskey-soaked oak chips, and others. 8-Bit Aleworks also will offer Black Friday specials on tickets to the 2016 Strong Beer Festival. For additional information, visit the brewery online

Weary Shopper Sangria at Ticoz Latin Kitchen
Friday, November 27

From 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 27, Ticoz Latin Kitchen will serve several specials for those out and about. Along with half-off appetizers, Ticoz will offer Weary Shopper Sangria for half-off. Other deals include half-off bottles of Corona, Corona Lite, and Imperial beers. For additional details, including its full menu, visit Ticoz online or call 602-200-0160.

Kangaroo Meatloaf Sandwich at Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ
Saturday, November 28 through February

Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ is now serving a new Chalkboard Pig special that's a perfect excuse to make a Saturday morning drive up to Cave Creek. The Kangaroo Meatloaf Sandwich, made with black fig BBQ sauce and cinnamon pear slaw, is a satisfying riff on a classic sandwich and is part of the restaurant's program of limited-edition, off-menu barbecue items. The sandwich will be offered now through February. For additional information on Bryan's Black Mountain BBQ, visit the restaurant online or call 480-575-7155.

Market Brunch at T. Cook's 
Sunday, November 29 

T. Cook's chef Todd Allison has revamped the brunch menu at the Royal Palms resort's iconic restaurant. With a new focus on local, seasonal ingredients, the new menu include highlights such as Allison's signature paella, whole-roasted carved meats, made-to-order omelets, and chilled shellfish. The brunch array also features “From the Bakeshop” selections such as housemade bread, pastries, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cookies, and mini-desserts. To wash it all down, the restaurant also serves house-pressed juices and brunch cocktails. Sunday brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday and costs $49 per person. Children ages 6 to 12 cost $26, and children 5 and under are free. To make a reservation, call 602-808-0766 or visit the T. Cook's website

Clean Bellys Meal Delivery Service

Give yourself a break from planning meals by leaving the menu to local meal delivery service Clean Bellys. The brainchild of chef Lauren Romanoff, fitness expert Dave Panozzo, and Todd Chmelka, Clean Bellys allows individuals to order meal plans that work with their budgets and dietary needs. Five daily packages that include healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be delivered straight to your door, complete with farm fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins, and whole grains. To learn more about Clean Bellys or sign up for the delivery service, visit Clean Bellys online

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