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Greek Fest, Tour De Fat, Taco Party, Oktoberfest, and Cherry Jigglers in Today's Eater's Digest


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When it Rains, it Pours
We have one busy weekend ahead of us folks! With no less then six events going on this weekend, we are going to have to manage out time wisely. 

Tonight, get your Greek on at the Greater Phoenix Greek Festival. From 5 until 10 p.m. the James A. Speros Community Center will turn into a mecca of all things Greek with art, music, dancing, and of course, plenty of food. Choose from a full-scale Greek dinner or order your gyro al la carte. The festival runs through Sunday and admission is just $2, Kids under the age of 12 and everyone over the age of 60 are free. Click here for directions.

Get ready for a full Saturday, first stop --- Tour De Fat. Grab your bike and pedal down to Tempe Beach Park for an early morning bike ride through the streets of Tempe and then it's back to the park for a couple cold beers from New Belgium Brewery. Don't overdo it, we still have 3 more stops.

Now that you have worked up an appetite from all that bike riding, it's time to hit up the Arizona Taco Festival at Scottsdale Waterfront. 30 teams will battle it out for $7500. Pay $10 to get in and then drop $2 on taco samples, try out a bunch of different tequilas, find out what exactly a beer donkey is, grab a tortilla off My Nana's new food truck, and then it's time to head to Downtown Phoenix.

Ocktoberfest round 2! The 5th annual Phoenix Old World Oktoberfest will be going down Saturday only at Margaret T. Hance Park until 9 p.m. Beer, beer, more beer, bratwursts, a pig roast and even a wedding. $5 gets you in to the party.

Last but not least, join the New Times at the Best of Phoenix A' Fare. Sample food from over 25 different restaurants while sipping on a cocktail looking down at all the little people from the 17th floor of Cityscape from 7 to 11:30 p.m. This event is 21+. Ticket price is $35 and you can buy them at the door.

After you get a little sleep, cure that hangover with cupcakes at the Cupcake Love In Sunday from  11 to 3 p.m. at the Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Sample cupcakes from local bakeries and restaurants, enter a cupcake eating contest or just drool over all the pretty little cakes. $10 in advance $15 at the door. Click here for more info.

Virgin Beauties
You should all be familiar with our newest blog obsession Jelly Shot Test Kitchen by now. If not, visit them immediately. Our favorite this week is one for the kids. Rainbow Cherry Jigglers are just as pretty as the rest of their creation, but without the alcohol. Let us know if you find rainbow cherries around town, we'll keep are eyes open too.