Wagyu Beef, Firestone Walker DBAs, and More: 5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? There's plenty to eat and drink around the Valley, from some of the world's best beef to Italian wines at Scottsdale's The Cove Trattoria. For your planning pleasure, here are a few of events we have on the books.
jetalone via Flickr Matsuzaka beef
Miyazaki Beef Dinner and Seminar
Friday, September 13
Miyazaki Wagyu beef is arguably the best beef Japan has to offer, sometimes called "the Chief of Wagyu." And lucky for you, the rare treat is now available in the state, and Phoenix's chef Nobuo Fukuda is among a handful of chefs with access to this product. This weekend you can learn about and more importantly, taste, this beef from Miyazaki, Japan raised by farmer Shigemitsu Anraku. Naoto Yonezowa, from Mutual Trading, will also discuss the details of what goes into raising these cows while you enjoy a selection of chef Fukuda's preparations. The Miyazaki Beef Dinner and Seminar at Nobuo at Teeter House costs $120 a person and seating is very limited. Call (602) 254-0600.
michelleysbelly via Flickr A flight of Firestone Walker beers
"Flights of Fancy" DBA Four Way with Firestone Walker
Saturday, September 14
Get your beer on this weekend at Handlebar Tempe when the bar hosts their monthly "Flights of Fancy Beer Sampling Party." On this go-round, they've invited craft beer brewery Firestone Walker to share four of their DBAs, or double barrel-aged ales, and an extra IPA. $10 in advance of $12 at the door will buy you a flight of five beers and an order of large fries or a bratwurst. As always, if you ride your bike your first beer is only a penny. You can pre-purchase a ticket online.