Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
|Trio of tacos from Otro Café|
We've always been fans of the tacos (and everything else) at Gallo Blanco Café in the Clarendon Hotel. But at chef-owner Doug Robson's new digs, the scrumptious street-style snacks have been upgraded to the next level of deliciousness. Not only are the vegetables tacos filled with super-fresh, locally grown produce, but all the tortillas are made to order. And at Otro Café, the veggies and the tortilla are organic, so $3 apiece is a pretty sweet deal. Stop by on Saturday for happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. to get $1 off all tacos, including carne asada with salsa, cilantro, onion, and guacamole and al pastor with pineapple and achiote adobe. (Otro Café is closed on Sundays.)
The Ned The vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand
If you missed all of the decadent brunches for Mother's Day (or can't say no to one more), book a table at House of Tricks this Saturday, May 18. The four-course menu will include pairings from award-winning The Ned Winery located on the South Island of New Zealand. Dishes include roasted half Cornish game hen, paired with The Ned Waihopai River Pinot Griogio 2012, and lobster mac and cheese with crispy pancetta and tarragon, paired with The Ned Waihopai River Pinot Noir 2012. Dessert will be a caramelized pear tartlet with honey crème fraiche and a late harvest sauvignon blanc. Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and is $85 per person, including tax and gratuity.