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

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Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2

The culinary event of the year is finally here, which means this weekend dozens of the Valley's best chefs will gather at the Phoenix Art Museum for the annual Devoured Culinary Classic. Catch restaurants including Clever Koi, FnB, Roka Akor, and Crudo for a day of food and drink tastings from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days. We're particularly looking forward to a preview of the menu for the soon to open Pink Pony in Scottsdale and a taste of something new from Nocawich in Phoenix. The event will take place rain or shine, so if you're heading out Saturday don't forget your umbrella. For more information check the Devoured website.

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The Great Arizona Beer Festival Saturday, March 1

The 26th annual Great Arizona Beer Festival is going down this Saturday at Tempe Town Lake. The craft beer event will feature more than 200 beers from more than 50 breweries from all over the state, country, and globe. General admission tickets cost $45 a person and include a sample cup and 24 tickets to exchange for beer samples. The festival starts at 2 p.m. and the last pour will be at 5:45. Designated driver tickets are also available. For more information -- and to see the complete list of breweries and beers -- visit the Great Arizona Beer Festival website.

Tempe Community Market Sunday, March 2

Tempe's new year-round farmers market launches this Sunday at 620 North Mill Avenue, at the north end of the Mill Avenue Bridge, south of the Marquee Theatre parking lot and adjacent to the city of Tempe boat-storage area. The Tempe Community Market, which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature produce, honey, baked good, pickles, preserves, and crafts. For more information visit the Tempe Community Market Facebook.

Indian Market and Fair Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2

This weekend the Heard Museum will host the state's largest Indian market, the 56th annual Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market. In addition to mural painting, music, and dance performances, the event will feature cooking demonstrations that highlighting the culinary uses of native ingredients. Demos will happen throughout both days of the event, including chef Amanda Crick of Tonto Bar and Grill in Cave Creek who will demonstrate how to make milk chocolate ancho chile truffles with prickly pear centers. Tickets to the festival cost $20 a day. For more information visit the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market website.

10 Best Things to Eat and Drink While Visiting Metro Phoenix

Spring training season kicks off this weekend, with games happening at all 10 of the Valley's stadiums. If you've got visitors in town, be sure to leave time between the games to hit some of (or all) of the spots on our list of the 10 Best Things to Eat and Drink While Visiting Metro Phoenix. Sweet Republic, the award-winning ice creamery in north Scottsdale, is just a short drive from Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. And Los Dos Molinos -- where you can truly taste the Arizona heat -- is not far from the recently build Cubs Park in Mesa.

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