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Singh Farm's 20-acre farm is re-open now.
Singh Farms Saturday, November 9
Located just off Loop 101 at Thomas Road, Singh Farms opens up its 20 acres of farmland every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The weekly farmers market offers a selection of organic produce and artisan food products. With great values on items like eggs, greens and breads as well as a great outdoor ambiance, it's easy to see why this is one of our favorite farmers markets in the Valley. This season, you'll also find fresh-baked pizzas from Singh's new wood-fired oven, slow-roasted foods from new the rotisserie oven and bar. Guest chefs including Aurore de Beauduy of Vogue Bistro will be setting up shop every week.
Prickly pear fruit and nopales, the prepared paddles of the prickly pear plant
Nopalpalooza 2013 Saturday, November 9
Though not as well-known as the prickly pear, nopales, a vegetable made from the paddle-like pads of the prickly pear plant, are not only native to the Valley but also make for delicious eats. Hip Veggies, an educational collaboration between artists and food professionals, will celebrate the food (and nopales-inspired art) this Saturday at The Hive. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a breakfast prepared by chef Mario Etsitty, who will be cooking his Dine (Navajo) spin on nopales. The event will also include art, crafts and food from chefs including Liam Murtagh of Bragg's Factory Diner, High Desert Foods (Globe), and Whole Foods Market. Nopalpalooza is a fundraiser to raise money to create an urban prickly pear farm in the Coronado Historic District, which will grow nopales to be sold for culinary use in the Phoenix area.
A booth at the Certified Local Fall Festival last year.
Certified Local Fall Festival Saturday, November 9
This Saturday, the Certified Local Fall Festival will bring more than 100 local vendors together for a day of shopping, eating, and dining. Valley artisans, restaurants, and food trucks will come to downtown Phoenix to celebrate all things Arizona-made. There will be live entertainment from Arizona musicians, as well as performance artists, crafts and activities for kids, a raffle, and a silent auction. Participating restaurants and food trucks include Island Loco, La Grande Orange Grocery, The Parlor Pizzeria, Green Restaurant, Grateful Spoon Gelato, Urban Cookies, and FEZ. Admission to the festival is free, and food samples will be available for $1 tickets, while beer and wine tastings will cost $2 each. Celebrate local businesses at 10 West Portland Street, between Third and Central avenues, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Veterans eat free at Sassi this Sunday.
Sassi Sunday, November 10
Scottsdale's Sassi restaurant will be celebrating veterans by offering a free meal to Armed Forces veterans and those currently serving. The three-course dinner will available be on Sunday night and is free to veterans as well as those currently serving. For all others, the menu will be available for $39 a person. The Veteran's Day menu includes a chopped salad, your choice of either chicken Marsala or beef short ribs and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. A limited additional menu will also be available and as usual we have gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan menu items available. Make a reservation online or by calling 480-502-9095.
Buttermilk bread pudding from The Gladly.
The Gladly's Late Night Menu Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Like its sister restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, The Gladly is now offering a limited late-night menu created each week by chef Bernie Kantak. If you've ever done late-night eats at Citizen Public House, then you know the small menus tend to be cheeky, creative, and most importantly, affordable. Kantak announces the weekend's menu on The Gladly's Facebook page every Thursday afternoon, so stay turned to see what dishes you can catch this week. The themed late-night menu is served Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
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