Community Night at Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Meal Deal at Sauce, and More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Farewell Shift for Counter Intuitive's Mari Howe 
Saturday, July 9

Popular Counter Intuitive bartender Mari Howe is leaving the Valley to relocate to Maui. But don't worry, you can enjoy her drinks one last time from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday when Howe will file her final shift at the Old Town Scottsdale bar. Down Counter Intuitive's Mexican-inspired drinks while you say goodbye. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

Cookie Decorating at Smitholator Cookie Shop
Saturday, July 9

Mesa's Smitholator Cookie Shop is hosting ice-cream themed cookie-decorating workshops this Saturday. During the class, you can kick your icing skills up a notch by icing cookies to look like ice-cream treats. During class, students will use royal icing and learn how to use various consistencies and other icing techniques. There's one session at 10 a.m. and another at 3 p.m., and tickets cost $25 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page

Downtown Dining Deal at Phoenix Public Market 
Sunday, July 10

Every Sunday at Phoenix Public Market, diners can enjoy Community Night three-course dinners for just $12.99 from 5 p.m. to close. The three courses include The Westward Ho featuring spring mix, carrots, cucumbers, onion, and red wine vinaigrette; a choice of one entree including roasted cauliflower with mashed potatoes and herb salad, fried chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw, or a barbecue platter with pork, chicken, French fries, coleslaw, and cornbread; and finish the meal with one seasonal dessert. Diners also can enjoy $7 pitchers of beer, $5 sangria, or $5 house wine during Community Night hours. For more information, call 602-253-2700 or visit the Phoenix Public Market Cafe website

Meal Deal at Sauce Pizza & Wine 
All weekend

Sauce Pizza & Wine is offering a discounted meal deal that's available from now until August 31. Guests can choose one salad priced $8 or under, one pizza priced less than $10, and two glasses of wine priced less than $6 — all for $20 total. Sauce guests can dig into dishes such as a seasonal watermelon salad, which features watermelon, feta cheese, and jicama batons in a blend of arugula and spinach tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette. For more information, visit Sauce Pizza & Wine's website.  

Summer Cocktails at Hotel Valley Ho
All weekend

Hotel Valley Ho's ZuZu is serving up three featured cocktails for summer. Diners at the Scottsdale hotel can cool off with drinks including the ZuZu’s Blood Orange Sparkling Vodka made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blood orange puree, ginger root syrup, Voss sparkling water, and fresh muddled raspberry. Enjoy the hotel's summer drinks for $12 each in the lounge or the restaurant now through August. For more information, visit Hotel Valley Ho's website
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