Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

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Sweet Republic
Pumpkin ice cream pie

Sweet Republic's Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Not only does Sweet Republic make luscious, addictive ice cream, but they also serve it in pie form. One-upping our childhood favorite ice cream cake, these pies start with a made-from-scratch crushed waffle cone crust, have a thick layer of ice cream, and are topped with fresh whipped cream. Pumpkin spice is the latest flavor and is finished with a drizzle of salted butter caramel sauce. Slices are available for $4.50 at the Scottsdale ice cream shop, and if it's love at first bite, place a Thanksgiving pre-order by Sunday, November 11 to receive a 20% discount. Sweet Republic ice cream pies are normally $22, and other flavors available to order are apple, huckleberry swirl, maple pecan, and grasshopper.

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Cupcake Love-In 2011

Cupcake Love-In

There's no end in sight to the cupcake craze that's swept the nation. Show your affection for frosting and tiny cakes at the third annual Cupcake Love-In, taking place this Sunday, November 11, at 11 a.m. The line-up of bakers includes Tammie Coe Cakes, Urban Cookies/Ollie Cakes, Whoopie Baking Co., 24 Carrots, and Sweet Jonez Rocking Cupcakes. The Hotel Valley Ho (also partaking in the competition) is hosting the event. In addition to thousands of cupcakes, the Love-In will feature a photo booth, kids' decorating station, demos by ABC Cakes, and a cupcake eating contest (followed by one wicked sugar rush). Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and $50 for VIPs. Proceeds from the event support Project H3: Vets.

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Samplings from Urban Wine Walk 2011

Urban Wine Walk in Downtown Phoenix

Walking around downtown in the afternoon looking for wine (and more wine) is usually frowned upon, but not this Saturday! From 1 to 6 p.m., you are actually encouraged to do just that -- and to take the light rail if you aren't up for all that walking. Sixteen restaurants along the Central Corridor, including Province and Maizie's Café, will be offering wallet-friendly wine samples and snacks. It's free to join in on the fun, and samples are $2 to $4 a glass. The first 300 people to partake in the vino at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails will receive a free Urban Wine Walk souvenir glass. All that's required to participate is a map, an all-day Light Rail pass ($3.50), and your ID showing that you're 21 or over.

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Location Info


Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Papago Brewing Company

7107 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Sonoran Brewing Company

3002 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Praying Monk - CLOSED

7217 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Lon's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

San Tan Brewing Company

8 San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ

Category: Music

O.H.S.O. Eatery & NanoBrewery

4900 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Republic

9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Tammie Coe Cakes - CLOSED

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Urban Cookies and Bakeshop

4711 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

24 Carrots

1701 East Guadalupe, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

ABC Cake Decorating Supplies

2853 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Province at the Westin Hotel

333 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Maizie's Cafe and Bistro

4750 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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