Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend
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It's nearing the end of Phoenix's six-month summer season, and the beginning of fall brings with it the first round of food festivals. Whether you're longing for a little more summer or welcoming the (relatively) cool autumn temperatures, we've got something for you to consume this weekend.
The very first Arizona Honey Festival will take place on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by El Pedregal, the festival includes wine tastings, live bluegrass music, local honey tastings, honey-themed classes and cooking demonstrations, and children's activities like cookie decorating ($10/person) and Beekeeper Dress Up. Can't get enough honey? Saturday evening's Arizona Honey Festival prix fixe dinner menu will include honey-smoked bacon oyster brochette, hazelnut roasted diver scallops with honey corn pudding, gingered honey crisp apple salad with duck breast, and orange blossom honey torte with honey frangipane mousse. The festival is free to attend; the five-course dinner with wine pairings is $125.