Taste. Chandler's Culinary Festival When: October 6, 5-10pm Where: downtown Chandler How much: $35 general admission / $50 per couple, pre-sale ONLY What to eat / drink: guests will be able to vote for their favorite from participating restaurants including Shimagamo, Superstition Farms, The Keg, Vintage 95, El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina, Yoli's Café, SanTan Brewing Company, Dos Gringos, AJ's Café, Coach & Willie's, Irish Republic, Pittsburgh Willie's, Paletas Betty, The Hungry Monk, Pearl Sushi.
Dine Out with the Chefs When: October 7, 3-5pm Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale How much: $65 in advance, $70 at the door, $100 VIP What to eat/drink: creations by the baristas of Shine Coffee, drinks by mixologist Jason Asher, wines from Sam Pillsbury plus food and cooking demonstrations from 30 chefs
Greater Arizona Greek Festival When: October 12-14 (Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm) Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center, 1973 E. Maryland Ave. How much: $3, children 12 and under are free What to eat / drink: gyros, kalamari, pastitsio (Greek "lasagna"), spanakopita (spinach pie), lamb roasted on a spit and handmade pastry including baklava, finikia, kourambiedes, koulourakia, kataifi, and melomakarouna to eat on site or take home.
Taste of Cave Creek When: Oct 16-17 (5-10pm) Where: Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek How much: $10 per person, per day. Food tastings, $1 - $4 each What to eat / drink: Sanderson Ford-Sanderson Lincoln Tim & Willy Cave Creek Chili Cook-Off with the International Chili Society
Arab American Festival When: October 20, 12-9pm Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road How much: Free from noon to 4 pm; after 4, adults $5; children under 12 and 60 inches free What to eat / drink: featuring authentic Lebanese cooking including fresh pita from Mijana