Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
When Queen Creek Olive Mill announces that its newest batch of extra virgin olive oils have been pressed, it can only mean one thing - it's time to party. Visit Arizona's only EVOO producer this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as it kicks off Olio Nuovo (Festival of the New Oil) with Grill at the Mill. Enjoy Italian pork sausage with gourmet fixings such as caramelized onions and figs; sweet red peppers and olives; and Peach Caponatina tapenades. There will also be flights of local craft beers, house sangria, complimentary wine tastings, gelato, and EVOO cupcakes. To find out more or to take a tour, visit Queen Creek Olive Mill online.
20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festivals
If you feel like riding that festival train all weekend long, you can also check out the 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival happening Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Carefree. The event offers over 160 artists displaying over 5,000 works in various mediums. The festival also features live music, local eats, and the opportunity to sample an extensive list of wines from Arizona, California, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, and Italy. General admission is $5, and additional prices vary for art, food, and wine tastings. For more information, visit the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival online or call 480-837-5637.
Third Friday: Manifestos and Hot Rum Cider
In many ways, Downtown Phoenix's Third Friday, is better than its predecessor (First Friday): less crowds, fewer strollers, and just the right amount of art. Check out Manifesto: Jackalope Ranch's Poster Show of Life Lessons and Rules by Phoenix Creatives debuting at the Drive-Thru Gallery. Afterward you can warm yourself up with a hot rum cocktail from any one of Chow Bella's 3 Hot (Literally) Cocktails in Downtown Phoenix. Local drinking and local art? Now that's what we call a win, win. Visit Jackalope Ranch for more information on the show.