Pasta and Bottle Deal at The Parlor
Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22
We've already told you about plenty of bottle and board deals around town, but what about a deal on a bottle of wine and a large serving of handmade pasta? Well, every Monday and Tuesday night at The Parlor in the Biltmore neighborhood you can get a large pasta entree and a bottle of wine for $35 or a 12-inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $25. The wine deal applies to bottles originally priced $40 or under, but is a smoking deal on the restaurant's seasonal handmade pastas including the winter entree of sweet potato gnocchi with crispy brussels sprouts and braised short rib. For more information or to see the complete menu, visit The Parlor website.
Pistol Whipped Pastry Open Bakery Day + Pre-Order Pick-Up
Thursday, December 24
If you've been procrastinating on planning your holiday meal, don't worry, because Pistol Whipped Pastry is here to save the day. On Christmas Eve, the locally-owned bakery will open its pastry kitchen to the public to offer coffee and grab-and-go treats for your holiday table. If you'd like to place a specific order for pick-up on the date, you have until Tuesday, December 22 to do so and can choose from options such as bourbon pecan pie, dark chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream, and breakfast treats including bake at home scones and cinnamon rolls. To see the complete menu and instructions on how to place an order visit the Facebook event page. The bakery is locate at 4016 East Main Street in Mesa and will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.
Friday, December 25
From Chinese restaurants and beyond, you've got plenty of options for where to go out to eat on Christmas Day. But just in case you're looking for one more choice, how about Vogue Bistro, the West Valley restaurant where chef Aurore DeBeauduy puts out excellent French fare. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year, Vogue Bistro will serve it's regular menu as well as specials such as lobster bisque ($10), Maine scallops ($34.95), 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye ($36.95), and duck breast (34.95). Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 623-544-9109.
Downtown Phoenix Open Air Market
Saturday, December 26
Did you overindulge a little too much on Christmas Day? Don't worry. It's kind of a thing. But you can start your penance the very next day with some healthy eats at the Downtown Phoenix Public Open Air Market. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the downtown Phoenix farmers market will feature vendors including Abby Lee Farms, One Windmill Farm, and Green Rock Farms selling produce and eggs, as well as prepared food vendors such as Iss’s Magical Mixes, Stone Grindz chocolate, and Doctor Hummus. The market is located at 721 N. Central Avenue. For more information check the Open Air Market website.
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Wren Day at Wren House Brewing Company
Saturday, December 26
This Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Phoenix's Wren House Brewery will be tapping some special holiday casks in celebration of Wren Day. Beer lovers can look forward to a beer release (or maybe two), special casks, and holiday treats. Bonus points in the form of $1 off beers if you show up in an ugly sweater. For more information check the Wren House Brewing Company Facebook.
Holiday Princess Tea at Coup Des Tartes
Sunday, December 27
This holiday season Central Phoenix's Coup Des Tartes restaurant is hosting Holiday Princess Tea on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The French high tea will feature array of teas, cocoa, and a selection of the restaurant's tartes, as well as other holiday pastries and a visit from a "special Princess" who will entertain the little ones with stories and songs. Children will also each receive a special gift. The tea costs $55 for adults and $35 for children, and advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 602-212-1082. For more information check the Coup Des Tartes website.
Happy Hour at Salut Kitchen Bar
From 3 to 6:30 p.m. every single day of the week, you can get a $5 bottle of house wine with the purchase of any bottle of wine. That's right, you get an almost free bottle when you buy a bottle. Other happy hour deals include $2 off tapas and s'mores, as well as $2 off cocktails, house wine, pitchers of beer, and craft beer. And, of course, you can enjoy any of those on Salut's Instagram-worthy patio — a perfect spot for posting pics that will make your frozen friends back East green with envy.