3 Best Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Celebrate Bloomsday with Irish and Arizona-made beers at the Irish Cultural Center.
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9th Annual Bloomin' Beerfest at the Irish Cultural Center
Saturday, June 13
Have you ever celebrated Bloomsday? Well, here's your chance, bibliophiles. Surround yourself with Irish literature and culture on Saturday during celebrations based on the events of James Joyce's Ulysses. From 7 to 11 p.m., beer tastings, as well as wine, spirits, and food, will be available in tandem with readings from the modernist novel and live music by Seanachie, SHEELA-na-Gig, and the Irish Cultural Center Academy Band. Festivities will be held at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, and can be purchased online.
Take your dad to Luci's for an early Father's Day cooking class.
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Burgers & Beer Father's Day Cooking Class at Luci's Healthy Marketplace
Sunday, June 14
Celebrate Father's Day one week early with a cooking class at Luci's Healthy Marketplace. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you and your designated father figure can learn to make gourmet hamburgers from Chef James Monaci all while enjoying an ice-cold beer. The class costs $39.99 per person, and reservations must be made in advance. Register online, or see Luci's Facebook page for more details.
Grab some duck and foie gras tacos by Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza at Talavera Restaurant.
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Monthly Mash-Up at Talavera Restaurant with Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza
Sunday, June 14
We recently suggested some budget-friendly dates, but just in case you want to pull out all the stops for your beloved — or just want to grab some tasty grub — get yourself to Talavera Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North this Sunday. Executive Chef Mel Mecinas will team up with Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza for a one-night-only restaurant concept. Dinner will feature original dishes including Cedar River beef strip loin with huitlacoche empanada, mole amarillo, hoja santa, and calabacitas. Cost per person starts at $95, with optional wine pairings for $35 extra. Visit the event's Facebook page for more details as well as to see the full menu. Reservations can be made by calling 480-513-5085 or by visiting Talavera Restaurant online.
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