Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

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We're hoping for rainbow cake at the HRC's COOK Phoenix
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.

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Human Rights Campaign's COOK Phoenix

The Human Rights Campaign's first COOK Phoenix event is this Sunday at Margaret T. Hance Park downtown. Support the cause from noon to 4 p.m. by sampling unlimited food tastings from local restaurants, including Barrio Café, Ticoz Resto-Bar, and Harley's Italian Bistro. Awards will be given to both the People's Choice and Judge's Choice dishes. There will also be live entertainment and cooking demonstrations. General admission is $25 and includes unlimited food tastings as well as an annual HRC membership. Get complimentary beverages (alcoholic or not) throughout the event with a VIP ticket for $100. Proceeds will support the Human Rights Campaign Arizona's efforts to gain equality for the LGBT community.

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Milagro Grill
AZ Taco Festival winning chicken taco
Free Brunch from AZ Taco Festival Grand Champion Milagro Grill

The third annual AZ Taco Festival expanded to two days this year, and Milagro Grill took home the grand prize both days in a row. The restaurant, which opened two short months ago, also scored the top spot in the chicken and pork taco categories. If you're lucky, you'll be able to grab a table for brunch on Saturday or Sunday, when the restaurant is celebrating its win with free food. Seatings are available at 11, 11:15, and 11:30 a.m. For reservations, e-mail with your name, preferred time, and number of guests.

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Serb Fest
Dobos torte
Split-Roasted Pig, Pastries, Sarma, and More Food at the Serb Fest

Don't know anything about Serbia? Here's perfect opportunity to take a tour with your taste buds; the 10th annual Phoenix Serb Fest is taking place both days this weekend. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., stop by St. Sava Church on 44th and McKinley streets to enjoy delicious homemade Serbian cuisine and pastries, including Nutella-filled palachinke (crepes), lamb, split-roasted pig, sarma, cvapcici, krofne (the donut's classy cousin), and spectacular dobos tortes. There will also be live music and folk dance performances, and cultural and ethnic items will be for sale.

Location Info


Margaret T. Hance Park

1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Milagro Grill

4280 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

4436 E. McKinley St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Arizona State Fairgrounds

1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Gelato Spot

3164 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Udder Delights

1385 E. Warner Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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