Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend
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Arizona Wine Growers' Festival at the Farm
Meet Arizona's local grape farmers and wine producers this Saturday, November 17, at the Farm at South Mountain. The 4th Annual Festival at the Farm will feature wine tastings from more than 20 Arizona wineries, including Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, and Javelina Leap. There will also be live educational seminars, a picnic lunch prepared by The Farm Kitchen, tasty treats prepared by other local favorites, live music by Paris James, and both a silent and live auction. Tickets to this 21+ event are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Park in the lot on the south side of Southern Avenue west of 32nd Street, and a shuttle will take you from there to the Farm.
My Wine Cellar & Bistro
My Wine Cellar & Bistro Wine Festival
On Sunday, My Wine Cellar & Bistro's second annual wine festival will feature 20 wine samples poured by four wine distributors, all selected to be the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving meal. A special food menu, crafted by chef Sarah Baer (former Executive Sous Chef at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa), will be available for attendees to purchase. There will also be live music on the patio, and an exclusive discount will be offered on all wine purchases during the festival, which takes places from 12 to 3 p.m. Entry is $20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door. For reservations, call 480-598-9463.
Rawhide Sundown Cookout
Sundown Cookout at Rawhide
Want to feel like a cowboy (or cowgirl) for a night? Head to Rawhide on Saturday evening for the Sundown Cookout to enjoy a chuck-wagon cookout in the desert under the stars. The menu includes barbecued chicken, t-bone steak, baby back pork ribs, flat iron steak, cowboy beans, baked potatoes, and warm apple pie. There will also be a full-service cash bar available at the outdoor cookout area. Don a cowboy hat and bandana and partake in games, storytelling, and a marshmallow roast all while enjoying live country music. Dinner is $48, or $15 for children ages 4 to 11. Call 480-502-5600 for reservations.