5 Best Things to Eat and Drink this Week in Metro Phoenix

Second Annual Harvest Moon Charity Dinner
Tuesday, October 27

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Valley chefs Beau MacMillan and Mark Tarbell, along with other chefs, will host a charity dinner with dishes prepared by students of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). The Harvest Moon Dinner is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and will be held at its center in Goodyear at Hope Springs Organic Farm. Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased online. For additional information, visit the Harvest Moon Charity Dinner's website.

Happy Hour at Kaleidoscope Juice
Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30

Happy hour isn't just for bars anymore. Kaleidoscope Juice located at Optima Sonoran Village offers happy hour every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m., during which guests can choose from juice, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails including the Kaleidoscope Margarita ($8) made with tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and sparkling water. For additional information on Kaleidoscope's happy hour, including the full menu at its Optima location, visit the juice bar's website or Facebook page.

Cuisine and Culture of Dia de los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden
Thursday, October 29

Observe Dia de los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden this Thursday evening. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., guests can enjoy food and drink from Rosita's Place while watching Zarco Guerrero's presentation on the history of the holiday, as well as folkloric dance performances. Food and drink play an integral role in traditional Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and guests will receive a complimentary margarita upon arrival at the event. Tickets cost $69 per person and can be purchased in advance online.

Apertivo Hour at Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa
Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30

Join Chef Masimo at Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. for an authentic, Italian Apertivo Hour. Share cheeses, meats, crostini, olives, and flatbreads all of which are complimentary with a purchase of a cocktail, or glass of beer or wine. Fall cocktails at Taggia include Lillet of the Valley made with gin, lillet rouge, blackberry syrup, lemon, and bitters, as well as Red Rocks made with mezcal, tequila, beet juice, agave nectar, and salt. For additional details about Apervito Hour at Taggia including its full menu, visit Taggia at FireSky Resort online or on Facebook.

Sgt. Pepper's Pizza at Eklectic Pie


Eklectic Pie located in Mesa celebrated its grand opening to the public last week. We recommend stopping by to sample the pizzeria's Sgt. Pepper pie made with mozzarella, bell peppers, red onion, grilled chicken, spicy jalapeno cilantro lime cream sauce, and grated Parmesan cheese. Hot, tangy, with the perfect amount of kick, the Sgt. Pepper is great example of the pizzas coming out of Eklectic Pie. Eklectic Pie is open daily from 10:30 to close. Additional information, including the full menu, can be found on the restaurant's website
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Cal Faber
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