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

Proof Backyard BBQ Friday, May 6

Brews, food, and some incredible views sounds like a good way to kick off your weekend. This Friday, Proof at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is kicking off its summer barbecue series, which includes family-style barbecue, live music and local Arizona beer. The menu will rotate but may include cornbread hush puppies, barbecue ribs, honey-garlic grilled chicken, pulled pork and shrimp skewers. Sides might include baked beans, dill-cucumber salad with feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes mixed with Vidalia onions. Featured beers, which cost $6 each, will include the signature Proof Pilsner, Mother Road Black IPA and Fate seasonal draft. The barbecue is located on Proof's patio from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $38 per person; reservations are strongly recommended. Call 480-513-5088.

See also: 10 Best Things I Ate and Drank in May

Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival Saturday, May 7

This weekend you've got a good reason to escape the heat thanks to the Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival, which takes place at the Pepsi Amphitheater from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will include samples from more than 30 wineries, in addition to craft beer and spirits. Live cooking demos will be held on the SubZero/Wolf Chefs Demonstration Stage and Northern Arizona chefs will offer some of their signature culinary creations for tasting. Attendees will also be able to bid on food and travel packages, collectible wines and local crafts. General admission for 5th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival is $35 and can be purchased online.

PPMC $8 Burger & Beer Saturday, May 7

This weekend the Diamondbacks will take on the Braves in a three-day series and for hungry fans the Phoenix Public Market Cafe has a special deal. Every day the Dbacks play at home the restaurant will offer an AZ Burger and a pint of seasonal craft beers for $8. The AZ Burger is topped with green chile, lettuce, and cheddar, to pair perfectly with any of the five seasonal beers available on tap. The $8 Burger & Beer deal is available after 11 a.m. any day the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing at Chase Field in 2014.

Sunday Brunch at Salty Senorita Sunday, May 8

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Scottsdale's Salty Senorita has launched a new Sunday Brunch menu that's available every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new menu includes deals such as $5 Bloody Marys, $10 Sofia Mimosas, and $15 bottomless mimosas with a purchase of an entrée or $20 bottomless Mimosas. Entrees include The Sunrise Torta ($10) served with chorizo, egg, rajas, pico, and salsa verde; the California Burrito ($9) served with scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, relish, avocado, and chipotle crème; and Chilaquiles tostadas ($10) served with corn tortilla crisps, salsa verde, machegeo, and eggs. View the whole menu online.

Tempe Community Farmers Market Sunday, May 8

This Sunday the Tempe Community Farmers Market is switching over to summer hours, meaning you can hit the market from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located at 620 N. Mill Avenue, just south of Washington Street, under the 202 bridge, and features more than 40 vendors selling everything from local produce and products such as jams and honeys, to artisan goods including jewelry and pottery.

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