5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Weekend Eats

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Nikki Buchanan
Johnny Chu presiding over the kitchen at Sochu House.
Johnny Chu's RedThai
Friday, March 21

Earlier this year, we told you that chef Johnny Chu, of Sochu House in Phoenix and T. Spot in Chandler, was planning to open two new spots in Phoenix. And as of this weekend, fans of the chef's Asian cuisine will wait no longer to experience the newest concepts. Chu is opening RedThai Southeast Asian Kitchen at 7822 North 12th Street (12th Street and Northern) this week. The restaurant will be serving Thai and Vietnamese cuisines including pho and Thai noodle dishes -- also including a bar and Southeast Asian street eats, curries, spring rolls, and clay-pot creations. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

See also: Third Annual AZ Wine & Dine Tickets on Sale (And Discounted!) Now

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Diana Lustig
Fans of beer, barbeque, and music gather at the Great American BBQ and Beer Festival last year.
The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival
Saturday, March 22

This weekend the first of the Valley's bbq fests will bring pitmasters from all over the state and country together for a celebration of all things smoked and meaty. Participating restaurants include Joe's Real BBQ, Paletas Betty, Bourbon Jacks, DGP Gourmet Fry Bread, and Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse. The festival, which will be held in Historic Downtown Chandler, will begin at at noon and will run until 10 p.m. Tickets cost $8 when bought in advance at any Valley Bashas' location or $10 if purchased online or at the gate. For more information visit The Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival website.

Location Info

RedThai Southeast Asian Kitchen

7822 North 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gallo Blanco Cafe

401 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Vig Uptown

6015 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Echo Coffee

2902 N. 68th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Historic Downtown Chandler

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

Category: General

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