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Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Mixology 101 at Jade Bar

Brush up on your bartending skills with Jade Bar at the Sanctuary. Every Saturday at 1 p.m., the drink masters at Jade Bar present Mixology 101. At $30 per person and only 10 people per session, this intimate cocktail class offers helpful tips, techniques, demonstrations, and tastings of 3 to 4 themed cocktails. This week's theme: "Brandy Concoctions - Cognacs and the classics." Since seats are limited, reservations are recommended. You make yours by calling 480-607-2300; and for a look at upcoming Mixology 101 events, visit Jade Bar online.

Downtown Phoenix Public Market

Fuel your New Year's resolutions with fresh foods from Downtown Phoenix Public Market. Happening Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. off Pierce and Central, this urban farmers market is one the largest metro Phoenix has to offer. Check out vendors such as: Crooked Sky Farms, One Windmill Farm, and Chile Acres Farm. You can also grab a bite from one of the many food trucks including: Short Leash Hotdogs, Hey Joe!, and Jamburritos. There's live music, plenty of free parking, and it's only a short walk from the light rail. For more information and for a full list of vendors visit the Phoenix Public Market online.

Date Night Cooking Class at My AZ Kitchen

Heat things up in the kitchen with Date Night Cooking Class at My AZ Kitchen this Friday. The first-ever date night themed cooking class from the recently opened Gilbert based kitchen will be lead by Chef W Rieth. Couples will learn to cook with natural aphrodisiacs and enjoy such seductive menu items as dark chocolate and almond truffles. The class runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tickets are $85 per couple. To purchase a spot in the class visit My AZ Kitchen online.

Free Coffee from Dutch Bros. Coffee in Paradise Valley

The coffee gods must be smiling on us this weekend because all day Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. you can score free drinks from the newest Dutch Bros. location in Paradise Valley.

To celebrate the grand opening of Dutch Bros. Coffee at Paradise Village Pkwy (just outside Paradise Valley Mall), the coffee shop will be doling out free Dutch Bros. Blue Rebels, 16 oz doubles, and blended drinks like freezes and smoothies. For more information visit the Dutch Bros. Facebook Event.

Uptown Amber Ale at NYPD Pizza

If you're in the mood for something new and exclusive, stop by any NYPD Pizza location to try the recently launched Uptown Amber Ale. Produced by Phoenix Ale Brewery and available only at NYPD Pizza, this unique brew delivers full-bodied flavor crafted specifically to compliment the restaurants' New York-Italian style menu. Visit NYPD Pizza online for a list of all metro Phoenix locations.

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