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

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Tandoori Khazana
The Dhaba Spice Showcase
Saturday, July 26

Explore the world of Indian spices this Saturday at The Dhaba. The restaurant will host a Spice Showcase during which attendees will learn about the "flavors, aromas, and health benefits of more than 50 of the herbs and spices utilized in Indian cooking." Students will also learn how to make four of the more popular spice blends: Garam Masala, Tandoori Masala, Curry Powder, and Maharajah Curry Powder. The class, which starts at 11 a.m., costs $60 and also includes a companion book, snacks, masala chai, and spice bottles of the four blends made during the class. To RSVP call 480-557-8800.

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

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Real, Wild, and Woody
Saturday, July 19

We have a good feeling about this first-time summer event. The fest, courtesy of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, will feature dozens of in-state craft brewers who are pulling out all the stops to present an impressive lineup of speciality brews -- think barrel-aged, smoked, and other unique creations. The event starts at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Tickets, which cost $50 in advance and include 20 beer samples, are sold out. But keep an eye on the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Facebook for chances to win a pair, as well as for news about last-minute ticket releases.


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

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Carne asada tacos
Someburros Scavenger Hunt
Today through Saturday, July 12

Now through Saturday, Someburros is celebrating its 28th year of business with twice-daily Piñata Hunts. The restaurant is thanking customers for their years of loyalty by stashing two piñatas around town every day. At 9 a.m., Someburros will give hints Twitter and Facebook about where the goodies are located. The first to arrive at the locations will get dibs on the piñatas, which will be loaded with Someburros loot, including gift cards to put toward burros, hot sauce, and pollo fundido.


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

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Jen Robinson and Michael Babcock of Welcome Diner.
Welcome Diner's Party On Roosevelt
Friday, July 4

We've already given you more than a few ideas about where you can dine and drink this Fourth of July. But if you're still not feeling in the patriotic party spirit, here's one more event for your dining and drinking calendar. This Friday Welcome Diner will be throwing a shindig where you can find art and food all in one place. In conjunction with this month's First Friday event, the Welcome Diner's Party On Roosevelt will offer all the restaurant's favorites including their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich and their well-loved Hurricanes. Local artist Benji Sakoia will also be painting live and Arizona Clay Madness will be around with hand made commemorative Welcome Diner Hurricane glasses ($25). For more information check the Facebook event page.


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

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Something's brewing in Scottsdale this weekend!
Scottsdale Beer Palooza
Saturday, June 28

You know what's even better than a new summer festival in Phoenix? A new indoor beer festival in the summer in Phoenix -- and that's exactly what we'll get this Saturday at the first Scottsdale Beer Palooza at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The new indoor event will include more than 30 breweries, live music, and food from local food trucks. One of the biggest draws is expected to be the The Beer Store, where festival attendees will be able to pick up bottles, cans, and growlers of beers featured at the event -- plan ahead and you can use this opportunity to stock up for the 4th of July weekend. Doors open 1 p.m. and the festival ends at 6 p.m. General admission costs $40 and includes 20 4-ounce beer samples. For more information visit the Scottsdale Beer Palooza website.


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

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Sweet Julia | Pink Velvet Macaron Recipe (YouTube)
Julia Baker
"Sweet Julia" Series Debut
Saturday, June 21

Catch Phoenix's own confection queen Julia Baker in the debut of the six-episode series Sweet Julia this Saturday on The Cooking Channel. (Check your local listings for times.) The series will cover everything from desserts -- of course -- to how to incorporate how to use sweet flavors in savory dishes. Dishes will include Cocoa-Rubbed Rib Eye and Pain Perdu with Rotisserie Chicken to Baked Alaska and Salted Caramels. Baker, a Paris-trained pastry chef, is the owner and founder of Julia Baker Chocolates.


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

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John Christie does everything the old fashioned way at Second Story Liquor Bar.
Whiskey School
Saturday, June 14

In honor of National Bourbon Day, Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale will be hosting a whiskey class and tasting on Saturday. Whiskey Man John Christie will be leading a two-hour educational class that will include a brief history lesson and demonstration of multiple bourbon cocktails. A $40 fee includes the class, a whiskey tasting, savory snacks, and a cocktail demonstration. The Whiskey School begins at 2 p.m. and reservations can be made on the Second Story Liquor Bar website.


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

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Ribs from Proof at the Four Seasons at Troon North
Proof Backyard BBQ
Friday, May 6

Brews, food, and some incredible views sounds like a good way to kick off your weekend. This Friday, Proof at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is kicking off its summer barbecue series, which includes family-style barbecue, live music and local Arizona beer. The menu will rotate but may include cornbread hush puppies, barbecue ribs, honey-garlic grilled chicken, pulled pork and shrimp skewers. Sides might include baked beans, dill-cucumber salad with feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes mixed with Vidalia onions. Featured beers, which cost $6 each, will include the signature Proof Pilsner, Mother Road Black IPA and Fate seasonal draft. The barbecue is located on Proof's patio from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $38 per person; reservations are strongly recommended. Call 480-513-5088.


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

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Food as Medicine: Boost Your Mood With Food
Friday, May 30

If you're searching for an answer to your health problems that doesn't involve popping pills or a total lifestyle change, then nutrition coach Nicole Caldwell may have some answers. This Friday, Caldwell will be at The Cutting Board Bakery & Cafe in Mesa talking about how food has the power to change your life. The talk will include: 5 Foods You Never Thought Could Boost Your Moods, 5 Foods for Great Moods, Why Being Alkaline Should Matter to You, and Simple Tips for Energizing Your Life. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend, but reservations are required and include a $5 deposit that will count as a $7 credit toward any dine-in dinner entrée the night of the event. For more information, visit The Cutting Board Bakery & Cafe website.


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

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Lobster Mania at Eddie's House kicks off this weekend.
Lobster Mania
Today through Memorial Day weekend

This weekend kicks off Lobster Mania at chef Eddie Matney's Eddie's House in Scottsdale. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Labor Day weekend you can head to the restaurant to dig into a 1 lb. fresh Maine Lobster and two sides for $29. The lobster preparation and sides will change weekly -- which means you can head back every week for a different lobster experience. And if you're feeling particularly hungry, Matney can bring in lobsters up to 10 lb. with 48 hour notice. For reservations call 480-946-1622.


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