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

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Morning Glory Opening Friday, September 5

Next week, The Farm at South Mountain will reopen for its 21st season and the first of the farm's dining outlets to open will be the popular breakfast and brunch spot, Morning Glory Cafe. Starting Friday, September 5, Morning Glory will be open Tuesday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The charming dining spot serves farm fresh homestyle breakfasts such as huevos rancheros and smoked brisket hash, as well as housemade muffins and pastries. Best of all, you can enjoy your meal -- and maybe a mimosa -- with a furry friend because the restaurant is pet-friendly.

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Brunch at Cien Agaves Saturday, September 6

On Saturday, Cien Agaves -- yes, the party spot in Old Town Scottsdale -- will launch a new brunch menu with Mexican dishes such as Tres Leches French Toast ($10), Carnitas Benedict ($11), and the brunch-time favorite chilaquiles ($8). The restaurant's brunch menu will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday and also includes $5 Blood Orange Mimosas, $5 Reyka Bloody Marys, $6 Mimosa Ritas, and $5 Pomelo Margaritas -- you know, for the hair of the dog should you need it.

5th Annual Brazilian Day Festival Saturday, September 6

Are you still bummed out that you didn't get to go to the World Cup and eat awesome Brazilian food. (Oh, and watch soccer.) Well, you're in luck because you can get a little taste of Brazil this weekend at the 5th annual Brazilian Day Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The event will include plenty of live entertainment, as well as food and drinks from dozens of vendors. In addition to Brazilian cuisine, you'll be able to taste food from Lebanon, Argentina, and the Netherlands. Admission costs $12 and includes activities and entertainment. Food and drink sold separately. For more information check the Brazilian Day Festival website.

Bink's Scottsdale's Pig Head Party, Pt. 2 Sunday, September 7

If you missed the Pig's Head Party at Bink's Midtown earlier this summer, here's some great news: Bink's Scottsdale will host a second pig head pig out this weekend. The event will be similar to the first version with all-you-can-eat food from noon to 4 p.m. Admission costs $24.95 and includes local pig's head from The Meat Shop in Phoenix and pork and roasted chili skillet corn bread. Available sides will include slow-smoked pork shoulders with spicy-mustard bbq, marinated cucumbers with cous cous and dill, and more. $5 draft beers and $5 sangria will be available until 2:30 p.m. For reservations call 480-664-9238.

"Experience Italy" at The MIM Sunday, September 7

In conjunction with a new exhibit that showcases the heritage of violin makers from Cremona, Italy, Café Allegro inside of the Musical Instrument Museum will serve up a taste of Italy this weekend. Chef Chris Lenza will make dishes such as Pasta e Fagioli, Roman-style tripe, pork osso buco, and Frutti di Mare, which diners will be able to enjoy with Italian wines. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will even host an Italian wine tasting including La Gioiosa Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Ripa delle Mandorle Bianco, and Famiglia Pasqua Passimento Rosso Veneto. For more information about the Experience Italy event visit the MIM website.

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