Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend

Categories: Weekend Eats

Muñeca Mexicana
Mole Poblano (for sale at Crafeteria)
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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The weekend is always cause for celebration, and to add further excitement, Phoenix's most out-of-hand craft fair is back. This year's Crafeteria, happening Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot of Medlock Plaza, will feature over 40 local vendors selling their handmade crafts. The event will offer plenty of holiday shopping opportunities, live music from Stinkweeds, and yes, there will be food. As usual Short Leash will be there with gourmet hot dog fare, but this time they're also serving up some holiday s'mores to sweeten your Crafeteria experience. Be sure to also pick up artisan Mexican food products like mole poblano, spiced hot cocoa mix, and cajeta (goats milk caramel) from Muñeca Mexicana while you're there. For more information on Crafeteria, check out Jackalope Ranch's preview of the handmade lineup.

Heather Hoch
Some sizeable bar food from Handlebar and Grill in Tempe
Flights of Fancy Beer Sampling Party at The Handlebar

The Handlebar and Grill in Tempe is hosting a Flights of Fancy Beer Sampling party this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to this limited-seating event is $10, which isn't bad when you consider what it gets you: a flight of 5 Four Peaks brews, your choice of bratwurst or supersized fries, and a chance to discuss craft beers with Four Peaks representatives. For extra credit, you can score a 1 cent pint of Kiltlifter if you ride your bike to the party. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Flights of Fancy Facebook Event.

Tryst Cafe's Special Chanukah Dinner

In honor of Chanukah, which begins this Sunday evening, Tryst Cafe in North Phoenix is offering a special dinner of traditional brisket, latkes, and seasonal vegetables for $16. This menu item will only be available through December 16th (a.k.a. the final day of Chanukah). And while it's a nice thought to provide a home cooked meal for every night of the Jewish holiday, by about day 5 you're kind over the whole idea. To find out more about more about this limited-time only offer or to make a reservation, call Tryst Cafe at 480-585-7978.

Location Info

The Handlebar Tempe

680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tryst Cafe

21050 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

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"And while it's a nice thought to provide a home cooked meal for every night of the Jewish holiday, by about day 5 you're kind over the whole idea."  NOT!

Chelsea Russ
Chelsea Russ

The beer fest downtown is actually on Friday and Saturday from noon-10. I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on all the beer!

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