The new happy hour menu at The Covenant in Paradise Valley Lite. Killer roasted Brussels sprouts with Andouille sausage, amazing beet-scallop duos (pictured) and $6 French 75s. thecovenantaz.com
The three-course “Thanksgiving to Go” menu at Liberty Station. Because cooking is hard.
As many bao sandwiches as we can eat at Deez Buns in Tempe. Particularly the tangy, fish-saucy pho bun – which does taste uncannily like a bowl of pho. facebook.com/deezbunsaz
A new gastropub-ish thing called Hidden House in Chandler. Gourmet tacos and French onion soup? That’s so crazy, it just might work. hiddenhouseaz.com
Craft 64 in Chandler with its new patio set-up. Wood-fired pizzas + the Valley’s best all-Arizona beer list + breezy outdoor dining = bliss. It’s science. craft64.com
The return of Liquid Arizona! Sample PM-curated local beer at the PGA Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix. November 6-10. pgatour.com