3 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Kelly Beef Tasting Dinner Friday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18

It'll be a little bit of trek for diners to get up to Coppa Cafe in Flagstaff, but if this seven course Kelly Beef Tasting Dinner is anywhere near as good as chef Brian Konfal's usual fare then we promise it's going to be worth the drive. The dinner event will feature 100 percent natural, grass-fed beef from Kelly Beef used in dishes such as eye-round with roasted bone marrow consommé and leeks and wild blue sage fusilli pasta with shaved chuck steak and 36-hour braised tendon. You can view the entire menu on the Coppa Cafe website. The dinner, which costs $75 and begins at 7 p.m., will also feature desserts from pastry chef Paola Fioravanti. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 480-275-8888.

See also: The Simple Farm to Host Pumpkin Patch on October 17

Empty Bowls Event Friday, October 17

Tomorrow, in honor of World Food Day, The Arizona Clay Association will host the the 24th annual Empty Bowls event to raise money for Waste Not, an agency that feeds the Valley's hungry men, women and children. You can help raise money to fight hunger by heading to the Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and buying a handcrafted ceramic bowl for a minimum $12 contribution. The bowl will then be filled with a lunch donated by Canyon Café. The purchase of one bowl provides 75 meals, according to the organization. For more information visit the Waste Not website.

See also: 14 Tacos to Look for at the Arizona Taco Festival This Weekend at Salt River Fields

Bites N' Brews Saturday, November 18

This Saturday you can head to CityScape in Downtown Phoenix for the Bites N' Brews festival. The event will feature 19 breweries from all over the country including well-known brew houses such as Stone Brewing Co. and Deschutes Brewery, as well as local favorites such as Four Peaks Brewing Company and Mother Road Brewing Co. Food will be available from four vendors: The Corner CityScape, Burger N' Fries, Your Behind BBQ, and Angies Hot Dogs. The festival runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and include 10 three and a half ounce tastings. They can be purchased online. VIP tickets are also available for $75. For more information check the Bites N' Brews website.

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