Wine and Tequila Tasting, Battle of the Bartenders and the New Shape of Hot Dogs in Today's Eater's Digest

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Wine and Tequila Tasting Tonight Up for a short road trip? Saturday May 29th, Tiburon, the aquarium restaurant in Litchfield Park hosts "Explore the Safari". From 6 to 9 p.m. sample sustainable wines by Parducci and tequilas from El Grado and Cruz while listing to live music and enjoying art work from Nancy and Jack Hampton. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will also be served.

And if that's not enough, Gary K. Clarke author of Hey Mister - Your Alligator's Loose! and I'd Rather Be on a Safari will also be signing books. $20 per person get you into the event and for $10 more you get full admission to the aquarium. Please call 623-535-4249 to make reservations.

The Search Begins Saturday May 29th TGI Friday's in Glendale will begin the search for the "Best Bartender". From 7 to 10 p.m. come down and watch pro bartenders show off their skills as they are judges on originality and drink accuracy to earn their spot in the regional TGI Friday's competition later this year. The contest is held annually to raise money and collect food for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance so don't forget to bring your food donation! Call 602-843-9000 to reserve you table.

Friendly Dogs It's Memorial Day weekend, a time for getting together with your favorite people to grill up hamburgers and hot dogs. What was that? You're scared to serve hot dogs after The American Academy of Pediatrics called them a choking hazard? Well your days of worry may soon to be over. The Wall Street Journal reported that Gene Gagliardi and his company Creativators has patented a device to cut slits in hot dogs to make them safer and more tasty. Click here to read the full story.

And if hot dogs don't scare you, Impress your friends and support local businesses with gourmet hot dogs from Schriner's Fine Sausages or Stanley's Home Made Sausage Co.. Yum!

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