5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Chemex Coffeemakers
Various size classic models

Alternative Brewing Methods: A Coffee Chop Class

Is your drip coffeemaker not doing your locally roasted, fair trade beans justice? Learn about alternative brewing methods at the Coffee Chop's first class on Saturday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. You'll learn three new ways to make java, including Chemex, Aeropress, and V60, an iced coffee method perfect to combat the Arizona heat. While the class won't turn you into a certified barista, it will give you the basic skills to get the best flavors from your beans at home using three methods (which have intimidating names but are actually pretty easy to use). For $45, students get the educational class, coffee tastings, and bites from Crepe Bar, the Tempe restaurant that will be hosting the class. Pre-registration is available online.

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Croissant breakfast sandwich & sides from Scratch Pastries

Croissant Sandwich at Scratch Pastries

If you're thinking about swing through a drive-thru to pick up a breakfast sandwich, do yourself a favor and turn the wheel toward Scratch Pastries instead. Now that there's a second location downtown on Roosevelt Row, it's easier than ever to roll out of bed and head there for a leisurely weekend breakfast. The croissant sandwich is hands-down the best this classic gets, starting with the golden brown pastry. Flaky and light, it squishes down just enough without going flat and provides the perfect buttery flavor to elevate the eggs, bacon, cheese, and tomato to breakfast heaven. The béchamel sauce puts it over the top, making this sandwich so good you'll want to order two.

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The Market on High Street
The market season will end special attractions like performances and games.

Spring Carnival at Market on High Street

This weekend will see the last Market on High Street of the season as it closes for the summer with a Spring Carnival. On Sunday, April 21, in addition to locally grown fruits and vegetables for sale, the CityNorth farmers' market will have performers like belly dancers and stilt walkers, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, a mega-slide, and more. Stop by from 10 to 2 p.m. to pick up baked goods, artisanal foods, bottles of wine, and handmade crafts, and stay for the entertainment and prizes. This is an awesome free activity for families.

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Location Info


Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Pork on a Fork

1515 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Praying Monk - CLOSED

7217 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Four Peaks Tasting Room on Wilson

2401 S. Wilson St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Luncha Libre

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Crepe Bar

7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Scratch Pastries - CLOSED

7620 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

CityCenter of CityNorth

5515 E. Deer Valley Drive, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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Thanks Chow Bella for including the Alternative Brewing Methods coffee class on your list. I wanted to let anyone interested know that we are donating $10 from each ticket to The One Fund created to help those affected by the Boston explosions this week. Perry Chop was just in Boston for the Specialty Coffee expo and left just before the tragedy. It's our way of helping the community. Thanks again!

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