Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake This Weekend

Categories: Weekend Eats

Ready for some ribs?

BBQ, beer, peaches -- sounds like the makings of a spectacular time!

This weekend is packed full of fun outdoor food events and you better get outside and take advantage of 'em before even just the though of stepping one foot outside gives you a sunburn.

Here's what's on our plate this weekend.

Eat This: Barbecued Everything at the 3rd Annual Arizona BBQ Festival at Salt River Fields. More than 100 local and national barbecue masters will be battling it out this Saturday and Sunday for $40,000 in cold hard cash and a spot at the World Barbecue Championships in Las Vegas this November. Take advantage of this all-out barbecue war by indulging in as many $2 BBQ samples as you can fit into your meat-loving belly. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets start at $12 per person. Get there early for the best parking and the best samples!

Drink This: Craft Canned Beer at The 2012 AmeriCAN Beer Festival -- This Saturday, join SanTan Brewery and more than 40 local and national breweries at the Scottsdale Civic Center as they celebrate the beloved canned beer, festival style. From noon to 6 p.m., you can get your fill of rare and not-so-rare craft canned beer. Look out for 8-Bit Ale from Kansas' brewery Tallgrass, SixPoint from Resin, and of course plenty of local favorites from Lumberyard and SanTan. Tickets start at $25 and include a live performance from ska darlings Reel Big Fish.

Location Info


Vertuccio's Farms

4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

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Annie & Mike
Annie & Mike

Do NOT go to the BBQ Fest - It's a total rip off.

It's run by the same douchebags who write Eateraz, and screw over every business they can (unless your a paid advertiser).

There's no food after 3 - the competitors have no interest in the 'samples' they are there only for the prize money.

The whole thing is a joke, and a way for these two bozos to make a pile of tax free cash.

Even they admit there festivals suck. Spend your money at restaurant week and get what you actually pay for.   

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