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Baja Joe’s Mexican Cantina: No cover for an evening of old-school and new-school Latin beats from DJ Chop and DJ DBX. Free champagne toast at midnight. Prize giveaways. Food and drink specials TBA.

Bourbon Jacks Bar & Grill: Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing to live music by Urban Country from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Complimentary Fireball toast at midnight.

La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: Starting at 9 p.m., a dinner buffet will feature adovada ribs, steak, shrimp, chicken fajitas, and other menu favorites. Prize raffles and champagne toast at midnight. $30 per person, $50 per couple ($20 per person for parties of 10 or more).

Murphy’s Law Irish Pub & Alehouse: Starting ay 9 p.m., no cover for DJ Smassh, dancing, party favors, and midnight champagne toast. Kitchen open until 2 a.m. You can reserve your seat for $25 per person ahead of time and get that $25 back to spend on New Year’s Eve.

MWC Bistro: From 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., enjoy an evening with four wines from around the globe, four courses of international cuisine, a champagne toast at midnight, and dancing to DJ Skully. Tickets are $65 per person.

SanTan Brewing Company: Enjoy a special menu including smoked rib eye, green chile pork pot pie, and pollo con espinaca. Champagne toast and party favors. Reservations accepted before 9 p.m.

The Brass Tap: All beers will be $4 from 8 p.m. to close. Get a beer for a penny at midnight.

The Perch Pub & Brewery: Starting at 8 p.m., celebration on the roof includes prime rib dinner, bottle of champagne, dessert bar and chocolate fountain, party favors, live music, and prime view of downtown Chandler fireworks for $100 per person.

Check back for updates as they become available.

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World of Beer celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Gilbert location Saturday with a party called One Year of Beer.

Starting at noon, the first 50 people through the doors of the SanTan Village craft beer bar will receive a brewery-related prize, such as a pint glass, a T-shirt, etc.

Thirteen specialty brews will be on tap:

  • Ace Black Jack
  • Cartel What’s Up Doc
  • Dogfish Head Beer Thousand
  • Dogfish Head Olde School
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard
  • Green Flash Treasure Chest
  • Green Flash West Coast IPA with mango and Fresno chiles (on cask)
  • Hangar 24 Slow Roll
  • Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra
  • New Belgium Le Terroir
  • Odell 180 Shilling
  • Odell Barrel Thief
  • The Bruery Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings

WOB will be selling some rare, limited bottles from its cellar. The Yoga Pants dueling piano band will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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Murphy’s Law in downtown Chandler is offering its take on Minneapolis’ famed Juicy Lucy burger this weekend.

Available today through Sunday, the Juicy Lucy ($12) is pure juicy, cheesy goodness with melted American cheese in the middle of the burger. You can add bacon for another $2.

This weekend’s other special is green chile queso dip and chips ($8), Murphy’s signature cheese dip infused with green chies, other peppers, and spices served with house-seasoned tortilla chips.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

  • The Brass Tap: Service industry gets 25% of draft beer and house wine from 9 p.m.-close.
  • Hungry Monk: 99-cent chicken tenders.
  • Duke’s Tavern: $3 craft beer pints.
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: Ladies receive happy hour pricing on drinks from 6-9 p.m. in bar.
  • Murphy’s Law: $3 Bud Light drafts, $3 well drinks, $3 mimosas, and $2-$5 select apps during NFL game; ladies receive $3 Pinnacle cocktails and $4 Pinnacle martinis from 8 p.m.-close.
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: All-day happy hour with $2-$3 beers, $5 wines, and $1 off spirits; $4.50 appetizers; $6 wings.
  • Romeo’s Euro Cafe: Five-course “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” dinner at 6:30 p.m.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for Celebrate Feast of the 7 Fishes at Zappone’s Italian Bistro on Wednesday

Zappone’s Italian Bistro in Gilbert will host its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The dinner, typically held on Christmas Eve, is an Italian-American tradition featuring seven different seafood dishes.

Feast of the Seven Fishes menu

  • Clams Casino
  • Fried Calamari
  • Baccala Cakes
  • Cream of Lobster Soup
  • Squid Ink Risotto with Cuttlefish & Shrimp
  • Whole Baked Fish
  • Panettone Bread Pudding
  • Glass of house wine

The family-style dinner is $50, plus tax and 18% tip, per person. Reservations required: 480-480-218-2338.

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If you missed last night’s “Horizon” segment on the AZ Beer Bill, here’s what Andy Ingram from Four Peaks Brewing and Don Isaacson from AZ Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association had to say:

(You’ll want to move the yellow slider to the 9:16 mark.)

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It’s Tuesday, which means taco deals…

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