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National Donut Day, Comicon Cocktails, and More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Free Donuts at the Fractured Prune
Friday, June 3

This Friday is National Donut Day, and the Fractured Prune is honoring the occasion with a few deals. Six of the Fractured Prune locations in Arizona (excluding the location at Talking Stick Arena) will give customers one free donut with the purchase of a drink and a free two-pack of donuts when they purchase one dozen donuts. Place advance orders online or visit the Fractured Prune's website for more information. 

BOGO Donuts at Jewel's Bakery and Cafe
Friday, June 3

Arcadia's Jewel's Bakery and Cafe is also celebrating National Donut Day with a buy one, get one free deal. Purchase one of this spot's gluten-free donuts — past options include lemon curd, coconut cream, black forest ham, and s'more — and get another one free. Customers also can pre-order a dozen donuts and receive a 20 percent discount on the total purchase. For more information, visit Jewel's Bakery and Cafe's website.

Flavors of Summer Wine Dinner at Gertrude's
Friday, June 3 

The Desert Botanical Garden's on-site restaurant Gertrude's is hosting a Flavors of Summer wine dinner on Friday. The dinner celebrates both garden-fresh tomatoes from Carl Seacat of Seacat Gardens and Arizona wines from Sam Pillsbury of the Pillsbury Wine Company. One sample pairing includes Cherokee tomato "tartare" served with cured egg yolk, burnt onion, and caper-crackling paired with Pillsbury's One Night Stand rosé. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $50 per person. A credit card is required to reserve a space. Call 480-719-8600 to make reservations or, for more information, visit Gertrude's website

Comicon Cocktails at the Tilted Kilt
All weekend

Comicon kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday, and Tempe's Tilted Kilt is honoring the occasion with a few specialty drinks. Guests can try a Star Wars-inspired Light Saber, made with Smirnoff Grape Vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, cranberry juice, Sprite, and freshly squeezed lemon and lime juices. And all you Mario fans out there will probably get a kick out of the Princess Peach, made with Cruzan dark and light rums, pineapple, and orange and cranberry juices. Both of these geeky drinks come with lightsaber stirrers and are available throughout Comicon weekend. For more information, visit the Tilted Kilt Tempe's website.  

Summer Menu at St. Francis
All weekend

Summer has arrived, and St. Francis has a few new menu items inspired by the season. This summer, St. Francis diners can feast on plates such as carrot ginger soup made with roasted local carrots, fresh ginger, and crème fraiche. Or they can dig into an heirloom tomato dish featuring local tomatoes, cucumbers, and shaved red onion on top of California burrata cheese and a crostini. For more information, visit St. Francis' website

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