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

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Stock up on some sweet bubbly at Sportsman's Fine Wine and Spirits We can think of a couple reasons why a trip to Sportsman's Fine Wine and Spirits should make an appearance on your weekend To Do list. The 32nd and Camelback location is staffed with knowledgeable liquor enthusiasts who can guide you to the perfect bottle of wine or bubbly, and even throw in some suggestions of what foods to pair them with. Unlike its more corporate competitors, Sportsman's is locally owned and operated, and has been specializing in fine wine and spirits for nearly 25 years. If you're looking to wow your friends and your taste buds on New Year's Eve, stop by Sportsman's for some much needed Champagne 101.

Herbal Elixir Mixer at Bud's Glass Joint BN Health is hosting its first-ever Herbal Elixir Mixer this Friday at Bud's Glass Joint in Downtown Phoenix. BN Health, which stands for "Bitchin' Nutrition," (no seriously) is operated by three health enthusiasts who share their knowledge, ideas, recipes and more through community events and at BNHealth.net.

BN Health's Elixir Mixer will give guests the chance to sample all-natural beverages like herbal sodas, herbal chocolate elixirs, as well as snacks like superfood macaroons. Live music will be provided by local act, Contradiktion, and guest speakers will be available to offer their expertise on venturing into a more herbal lifestyle. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Herbal Elixir Mixer Facebook event.

Pick up some pastry perfection at the new Tammie Coe Bakery That New Year's resolution hasn't started just yet, so why not indulge with one last hurrah at the newest addition to the Tammie Coe (and MJ Bread) family. The bakery, which opened at 5210 North Central Avenue (next-door to Federal Pizza) on December 21, will offer the same buttered and frosted confections that you've come to love (to the point of regret) as well as MJ's artisan breads, and cups of Joe from Lux Coffee. For more information visit Tammie Coe Cakes on Facebook.

Load up on luck at TEXAZ Grill Everyone has his or her New Year's superstitions: standing on your head at the stroke of midnight, not eating fowl because chickens scratch backwards. But one of the most commonly accepted beliefs revolves around the good fortune of black eyed peas. And that is why TEXAZ Grill is offering a seasonal side dish of the lucky legume for free with your purchase of lunch or dinner. For more information or to make a reservation call TEXAZ Grill at 602-248-7827.

Latin Passport Series at Province Province at the Westin Hotel is inviting guests to take a culinary excursion through different regions of South America with its year-long Latin Passport Dinner series. Every month, Executive Chef Randy Zweiban and Chef de Cuisine Rita French will introduce a new Latin country, explored through an elaborate four-course meal and supplemental wine and cocktail pairings. These prix-fixed dinners are $35 per person and are only available on Saturdays. Stop by Province this weekend for its final segment of Costa Rican-inspired fair including: chayote soup, beef picadillo empanadas, pan seared sea bass, and raisin cake with coffee-rum glaze. For a preview of upcoming Passport Series dinners or to make a reservation for this one, visit Province online or call 602-429-3600.

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