Real, Wild, and Woody Beer Festival
Saturday, July 18
This Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., beer aficionados from the newly-21 to the cicerone-certified can gather at the Phoenix Convention Center for the Real, Wild, and Woody Beer Festival hosted by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. More than 60 breweries, including the new 8-Bit Brewery from Avondale, will be on hand to discuss their products and craft with attendees. Tickets cost $57 and include 20 beer sample tickets, as well as small bites from local food vendors. For more information as well as details on how to purchase tickets, visit the the Real, Wild, and Woody Festival wesbite or the festival's Facebook page.
Brazilian Brunch at Peixoto Coffee
Sunday, July 19
Adding to the growing list of reasons to make the trip over to Chandler, Peixoto Coffee will be hosting a Brazilian Brunch this coming
Sunday morning. From 8 a.m. to noon, brunch-goers can sample a variety of Brazilian treats including Pão-de-queijo (gluten free cheese puffs with tapioca flour), Prestigio cake (chocolate coconut cake), and Empadinhas (pictured above). Peixoto's variety of coffee beverages, which are made with beans sourced from Brazil, will also be available. For more details, visit the event's Facebook page, or Peixoto Coffee's website.
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Bastille Day Menu at Christopher's
Through Sunday, July 19
Bastille Day may have already come and gone earlier this week, but don't tell Chef Christopher Gross. The chef's Biltmore restaurant is celebrating Bastille Day through the weekend with a three-course menu with items including French Onion Soup, Coq au Vin, and Tarte Tatin. The dinner costs $39 per person with an additional $20 per person for wine pairings, and comes with a complimentary loaf of fresh bread. For additional information, including details on making reservations, visit Christopher's at their website or Facebook page.