Luau, SuperMonk IPA, and 2-for-1 Dinner at Roaring Fork: Labor Day Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Weekend Eats

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Chef Mel Mecinas and Robin Miller will be at the 9th Annual Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!
Saturday, August 31

The annual Phoenix Cooks! event is just around the corner, which means that we've officially kicked off the fall culinary event season. This year, the Westin Keirland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale will host chefs including Stephen Jones of Bluehound Kitchen and Cocktails, Michael Rusconi of Rusconi's American Kitchen, Robin Miller from the Food Network and Mel Mecinas from the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale for a day-long celebration of culinary cool. General admission will include food, wine, beer and spirit samples as well as cooking demonstrations. Various classes on everything from beer and wine pairings to olive oil profiles will be held throughout the day and cost $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. For more information and ticket information, visit the Phoenix Cooks! website.

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Roast pig on a spit

16th Annual Hawaiian Luau
Sunday, September 1

Head up to Harold's Cave Creek Corral this weekend for the bar's annual Hawaiian Luau feast. Co-owner Danny "Maui Dan" Piacquadio says the event is one of the most popular of the year, offering attendees a pig roast luau buffet, Hawaiian dancers and a reggae performance by Grantman & the Island Beat. A $25 ticket includes a Hawaiian buffet with two pig roast buffet stations, smoked mahi mahi, a shrimp and seafood casserole, herb-roasted chicken and other island-inspired eats. It also buys you a seat for a fire knife show and two concerts. For the complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets visit the Facebook event page.

Location Info


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Harold's Cave Creek Corral

6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Music

Salty Sow

4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Roaring Fork

4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Hr Hamada
Hr Hamada

please don't think you're getting a Hawaiian experience if you're going to Harolds. There are plenty of places that REAL Hawaiians will eat at instead of a tourist trap in Cave Creek. IF you eat in Cave Creek, go to Binkleys. But if you want Hawaiian, avoid cave creek. It's such a Hawaiian experience that they have a Reggae band and don't even know the difference. You can go to the Kitchen in Mesa and get a much better meal. And Umami will give you a great bowl. But Phoenix PhoenixCooks!, Gladly and the Roaring Fork are gonna be fun!

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