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

Categories: Weekend Eats

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Carol Blonder
Sushi Roku's trio tasting from the Great Arizona Picnic in 2012.
The Great Arizona Picnic
Saturday, April 12

This Saturday and Sunday the Great Arizona Picnic will take over the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival's signature two-day event will offer plenty for food and drink lovers of all types, including food samples from over 50 Valley restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and live music on three stages. The event also includes the Epicurian Expo, a showcase of cookware, knives and cutting-edge appliances, and the Southwest Festival of Beers, which will bring 200 specialty beers and some local breweries together for $1 beer samples. Tickets to the picnic, which runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 6 p.m. on Sunday, cost $10 a person. Additional tickets are needed for admission to the Epicurian Expo, Southwest Festival of Beers, and other events. For more information see the Scottsdale Culinary Festival website.

See also: Beth "Ms. American Pie" Howard to Visit Changing Hands on April 16 (Yes, There Will Be Pie)

Location Info


Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

The Farm at South Mountain

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Lobby Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

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