Weekend Eats

Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake this Weekend

It's the first weekend of June, which means downtown Phoenix is going to be hoppin' with First Friday art action, a whole lot of sunshine, and maybe a pool party or two (check out Jackalope Ranch for all your summer pool party info).

And just because we'll be out and about checkin' out the art galleries and taking a dip in the water doesn't mean we're going to be skipping any meals -- or poolside cocktails.

Here's what's on our plate...

Eat This: Appleton Rum Sea Scallops at The Breadfruit -- With all the food trucks and the hot dog and burrito vendors, we sometimes forget that there are actual restaurants downtown where you can sit down and have a civilized meal. Take a break from the hustle of the busy First Friday Strip and sit down for a plate of Caribbean-inspired eats from The Breadfruit. One of our favorite plates is the savory Appleton Rum Sea Scallops. The large scallops are bathed in hot and spicy jerk seasonings and a splash of Jamaica's Appleton Rum and then seared to perfection in a cast-iron skillet. It's the most expensive thing on the menu, but it's completely worth the extra bucks.

Drink This: Tequila Spiked Lemonade Poolside at The Saguaro Hotel -- Every Sunday during the whole entire summer, The Saguaro Hotel will be throwing a day-drinking pool party -- and unlike their Saturday event, which is only for guests, the Sunday party has an open invite ($5 cover charge). Sip on margaritas from the Distrito bar or hit up the lemonade stand for a refreshing glass of tart pink lemonade spiked with a Patron Silver. Don't forget the sunscreen!

Bake This: Mini Churro Doughnuts -- We don't normally encourage recipes that use one of those easy-bake contraptions, but we couldn't resist these little doughnuts from The Sweet Chick. Fluffy cinnamon spice mini-donuts glazed with a homemade dulce de leche sauce?! Breakfast doesn't get much better than this!

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