Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
BakedLoveliness (tumblr) We're hoping for rainbow cake at the HRC'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.
Free Brunch from AZ Taco Festival Grand Champion Milagro Grill
Milagro Grill AZ Taco Festival winning chicken taco
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, preferred time, and number of guests.
Split-Roasted Pig, Pastries, Sarma, and More Food at the Serb Fest
Serb Fest Dobos torte
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.