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

Ultimate Tacky Christmas Party at DeSoto Central Market

Get ready to party at DeSoto Central Market's Ultimate Tacky Christmas Party. Beginning at 6 p.m., the market will be full of tinsel, ugly sweaters, hot toddies, eggnog, and a cappella carols. A performance by ASU's a cappella group, Priority Male, will take place at 7:30 p.m., and don't forget to bring an ugly ornament for the ugly ornament exchange. For additional details, visit the event on Facebook

Wing Eating Contest at The Wing Counter
Saturday, December 12

The Wing Counter in Glendale will host a wing-eating competition this Saturday at 1 p.m. For a $25 entrance fee, participants will have the opportunity to compete for first-, second-, and third-place prizes, which include one year of free wings, one month of free wings, and one dozen wings free, respectively. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Blue Line K9 Foundation. You can sing up for the wing competition in person at the restaurant, or by e-mailing info@thewingcounter.com.

Holiday Light Run & Food Truck Caravan in Old Town Scottsdale
Saturday, December 12

Get over to Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday at 6 p.m. to participate in a free 5-mile walk/run event that ends at the Food Truck Caravan in Old Town Scottsdale, where attendees can enjoy treats from a rotating fleet of food trucks. Participants may bring their own beer and wine to the event, but are asked to keep it in discreet containers. Non-runners will be able to start enjoying the Food Truck Caravan as early as 6:30 p.m., and by 9:30, the party will be moved to a nearby watering hole. For more information, check out the Facebook event page

Cauliflower at The Clever Koi 

The Clever Koi has listened to your demands and is bringing back its popular cauliflower ramen. Made with cauliflower broth, pickled persimmons, shaved Brussels sprouts, and cashews, the ramen is a savory and complex treat for the senses. Don't miss the window of its return: not only is the cauliflower ramen available only during the winter months, Clever Koi serves it during dinner only, from 3 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit The Clever Koi website or call 602-222-3474.

Juby True

It's a busy time of year, so Juby True juice bar is now offering its products via online ordering for pick up or delivery. From Juby True's online ordering site, choose from an extensive menu of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, sweet treats, and cleanses, among other treats, and Juby True will bring it straight to you. For additional information, call 480-240-1277.

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