Top 5 Things to Eat This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Festival season continues this weekend with the fourth annual Arizona Taco Festival but if you're looking for something a little more celebrity-driven, may we suggest catching some of the region's best chefs as they tour the Valley on Saturday? And if you're planning on heading to Tempe at all, we've got a handful of dining suggestions worth your consideration.
elements at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Chef Beau MacMillan
Lunch and Learn
Friday, October 18
This Friday, the 12th season of Sanctuary on Camleback Mountain's Lunch and Learn series kicks off with a four-course dinner event and several special guests. At 6 p.m. diners can join local chefs Mark Tarbell and Lee Hillson for the evening, as well as The Food Network's Andrew Schecter, who created the hit show Restaurant: Impossible. In addition to the wine paired dinner attendees will be invited to check out the new Jade Bar, to enjoy live musical performances from Dillon Dixon, Billy Austin, and Matthew Randall. The event costs $125 per person and reservations can be made by calling 480-948-2100.
Arizona Taco Festival
Katie Johnson $2 chicken tacos from La Hacienda at the Arizona Taco Festival last year.
Saturday, October 19
This weekend, taco lovers will invade Scottsdale's Salt River Fields. The annual Arizona Taco Festival will bring together more than 50 taco teams to compete in various categories for $10,000 in prize money. They're prepared to dish out 100,000 tacos this year. Attendees will be able to taste tacos of all varieties for $2 each, and this year in addition to chicken, pork, beef and seafood varieties, vegetable tacos will be available. There will also be plenty of other activities to look forward to including a tequila expo on Saturday and Lucha Libre wrestling as well as the "Ay Chihuahua! Beauty Pageant," on Sunday. General admission costs $12 per day and tickets can be purchased online.
5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ