SanTan Oktoberfest, MasterChef Casting Call, and Texas State Fair Food This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Weekend Eats

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You can bet spinach pie and baklava are on the menu this weekend.
Oktoberfest celebrations continue this weekend with beer-fueled parties going down in Chandler and Phoenix. If you're looking for something more charitable to fill your time, you may want to check out Food Fight, a culinary tasting event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and the Arizona Restaurant Association. Don't miss your chance to strut your stuff for the judges of Fox's MasterChef this Saturday, and if you're looking for a Frito Pie, we know where you can get one.

A Taste of Greece
Friday, October 4

This Friday will kick off Chandler's three-day celebration of all things Greek -- including and most importantly to us food lovers: food. The A Taste of Greece fest at the St. Katherine Church in Chandler will have an array of classic and traditional Greek dishes including chicken, lamb shank, moussaka, and (our personal favorite) dolmathes. Attendees will be able to find different delicacies at both the indoor and outdoor dining areas with pastries available too including baklava, melomakarona, and kourambiedes. Once you've fueled up, feel free to hit the dance floor for one of the Greek folk-dancing workshops.

Free admission to the event is available online. The festival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, form 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit the A Taste of Greece website.

More events this weekend:
- Phoenix Oktoberfest
- St. George Feast of the Middle East

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SanTan Brewing Company beers will be among those available this weekend.
SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 5

The 6th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest will take over the streets of downtown Chandler this Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight. The fest includes live music, games, food, drinks and -- because you can't have Oktoberfest without beer -- expect a Bavarian-style beer garden where guests will be able to sip SanTan's Oktoberfest brew, a traditional German lager. The Expendables will be headlining the event, joined by Bad Cactus Brass Band, and while you're listening to some tunes you can partake in a game of beer pong, bag toss, or stein racing or compete in keg stacking and brat eating contests. Tickets to the event cost $10 and children are free. For more information, visit the SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest website.

Location Info


St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church

2716 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Historic Downtown Chandler

Arizona Ave. south of Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ

Category: General

Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Embassy Suites Phoenix--Biltmore

2630 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Texaz Grill

6003 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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