10 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

Baseball Trivia at Eklectic Pie 

Eklectic Pie's Mesa and Chandler locations are hosting a baseball trivia night today and offering food and drink specials to help kick off Spring Training. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., baseball fans can answer trivia questions to win food, T-shirts, and other prizes. Each 11-inch pizza costs $5 during the event. Beers cost $2 each. And if you wear a T-shirt or hat with a baseball logo, you can nab a free dessert. For more information, check out Eklectic Pie's website

National Pancake Day at Wildflower Bread Company 
Tuesday, March 8 

Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and Wildflower Bread Company is celebrating with a BOGO deal. When you order one of the chain's short stacks, you'll get another one free. Pick from three flavors including plain, banana walnut, and lemon ricotta. This deal will run from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be offered at 12 Wildflower restaurants throughout Arizona, excluding Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport locations. For more information, visit Wildflower Bread Company's website

Melville Wine Dinner at The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer
Wednesday, March 9

Customers can enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings from the California's Melville Estate this Wednesday at The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer. Vintner Chad Melville will be there to discuss his company's vino. A sample pairing includes Melville Estate Pinot Noir that's served with a brined pork chop, cola, caramelized apple, thyme, and polenta. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $85 per person. For more information, visit The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer's website

Goose Island Beer Dinner at the Arizona Biltmore
Wednesday, March 9

This Wednesday, guests can enjoy a beer dinner at the private Sunroom of Frank & Albert’s restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore. This beer dinner features drinks from noteworthy Chicago-based craft brewery Goose Island Brewing. The three-course meal costs $45 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602-955-6600.  Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Arizona Biltmore's website

National Crabmeat Day at The Yacht Club 
Wednesday, March 9

If you're looking to celebrate National Crabmeat Day, The Yacht Club can help. This new-ish Arcadia restaurant is serving up this shellfish three different ways. Customers can order the Southwestern crab cake that's topped with Guajillo chile crema and other Southwest-inspired ingredients. Or, guests can order the Steak and Cake, a New York strip steak that's served with a side of Blue Jumbo Lump crab. The Crab Louis Salad features blue jumbo lump crab, hard-cooked egg, asparagus, olive, and tomato with shredded iceberg lettuce that's tossed with Louis dressing. For more information, visit The Yacht Club website.

Grand Opening for Decantur, the Winery at DC Ranch 
Thursday, March 10

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, guests can celebrate the grand opening of Decantur, the Winery at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Attendees can nosh on small bites, rock out to live music, and sample (what else?) eight wines. Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple. For more information, visit the event page

AVA Launch Reception at the Farm at South Mountain
Friday, March 11

The Arizona Vignerons Alliance — a group dedicated to ensuring Arizona wines meet high quality standards and promoting wine production throughout the state — is celebrating its inception with a launch party. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy a glass of wine, small bites, and wood-fired pizza at the Stone Grove at the Farm at South Mountain. Tickets cost $50. For more information, visit the Eventbrite page. 

Arizona Craft Beer Relay
Saturday, March 12

Craft beer and running don't really go together. But who cares? If you're a fan of both, you can enjoy drinking and racing this Saturday at the Arizona Craft Beer Relay. Teams of four will run a 5K-ish race as they conquer obstacles and sample local craft beer. The event will be held at the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center in Fort McDowell. Ticket prices start at $79. The relay is from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Arizona Craft Beer Relay's Eventbrite page

Mike Hess Beer Dinner At 20 Highland Tavern
Saturday, March 12

Enjoy a four-course meal paired with San Diego-based Mike Hess brews this Saturday at 20 Highland Tavern at Whole Foods on Camelback Road. Dig into plates like seasonal oysters on the half shell, green apple, and shallot mignonette paired with a Mike Hess Claritas Kolsch. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each or $50 for a couple. For more information, check out the Mike Hess Beer Dinner's event page

Coffee Flights at Infusion Coffee and Tea
All week

If you want to take your coffee drinking to a whole new level, consider trying a coffee flight from Tempe's Infusion Coffee and Tea. The $8 flight includes three-ounce pours of push cold brew, single-origin cold brew, espresso, piccolo (an espresso drink), and cold drip coffee. For more information, visit Infusion Coffee & Tea's website