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The good people at the Heard Museum understand that there's no such thing as too much chocolate; which is why they'll be kicking off their upcoming exhibit, Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal: Changing Taste Around the World with, what else, a chocolate festival. Happening this Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Haute Chocolate Market & Festival will feature local chocolatiers, chocolate wine, live entertainment and more. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Heard Museum online.
Sunday marks the final day the of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and since it's never a good idea to drink watch golf on an empty stomach, Central Bistro in Phoenix is offering a Brunch and Bus package. For $40 per person, guests can enjoy their choice of one entree from Central Bistro 's new brunch menu as well as bottomless mimosas and round-trip transportation between the restaurant and the Phoenix Open. Central Bistro will open its doors at 9:00 a.m. giving guests ample time to fuel and flute before hopping on a double decker bus at 10:30 a.m. From there, the restaurant will offer return trips from the Open at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Central Bistro at 602-264-2655.
(Note: the the Brunch and Bus package does not include your ticket to the Phoenix Open but general admission passes can be purchased for $10 upon arrival.)
We all know that those who can't take the heat should stay out of the kitchen -- but what about those who can? Those spicy individuals should make their way to the 6 Alarm Firehouse Cook-off happening Saturday from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom in Scottsdale. This fiery showdown will pair seasoned chefs with firehouse cooks as they prepare dishes ranging from mild mannered to molten lava. For $45 per person, guests can sample signature showdown dishes, bid on a date with a firefighter, or win a dinner at a local firehouse. Proceeds from the 6 Alarm Firehouse Cook-off will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event online.
Peach Blossom Celebration at Schnepf Farms
If April showers bring May flowers, then January cold snaps bring peach blossoms back (hey, it's a loose rhyme). The Peach Blossom Celebration is happening all month long at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Enjoy guided hayride tours and self-walking trails through the Schnepf farm orchards and don't forget to try a peach-packed baked good while you're there. With six varieties of peach trees on location, blooming will be happening all month long, making any weekend in February a good time to go. Celebration hours in February are Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit Schnepf farms online.
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Super Bowl Sunday is happening this weekend; and while we can't say which team will win (half of us can't even tell you who's playing), we can say with certainty that there will be food. Catch the game at Stinger's Sports Bar and you can enjoy food and drink specials, darts tournaments, raffles, and giveaways. Named one of Chow Bella's 10 Favorite Sports Bars, Stinger's houses a generous supply of beers on tap as well as pool, foosball, poker, and pin pong tables for your half-time enjoyment. It's a far cry from the comfort of your couch, but it's also a safe bet of absolutely zero clean up afterward. For more information call Stingers at 623-937-9645.