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

Wingstock 2014 Saturday, April 19

The "hottest festival in the Valley" is going down Saturday at the Mesa Amphitheatre. At Wingstock Arizona 2014, Valley restaurants (including House of Brews in Gilbert and The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Tempe) will compete for the title of "Wingstock King of Wings." Entertainment will include live music from Laura Walsh, wing-eating contests, and an egg hunt for kids. Admission ($5 in advance or $7 at the door) does not include wing coupons. Those will be available for $3 for 4 coupons or $10 for 14 and will get you one wing each. The festival gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Wingstock AZ website.

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Cottontail Tea Saturday, April 19

On Friday and Saturday, Bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix will host a Cottontail Tea event. The traditional tea service will include tea, hot chocolate, finger sandwiches, and scones as well as a few special treats for kids. Look forward to an appearance from Peter Cottontail, story time, and baskets of Easter treats. Cottontail Tea will be held on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, at noon and 3 p.m. The tea costs $40 for both children and adults. For more information, visit the Bistro 24 website.

Brunch at The Gladly Sunday, April 20

The Gladly, the second restaurant from chef Bernie Kantak, is offering a Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with fun food options and a menu of morning cocktails. The food menu includes the Eggs Bernie-dict ($10) with over-easy eggs, smoked sausage and fondue on a pretzel roll or the Pigstrami Hash ($11) made with house-smoked pork butt pastrami, Yukon Gold potatoes, onion, kale, two eggs and lepinja. Drinks include Milk was a Good Idea ($8) with Russell's Reserve Bourbon, dark muscovado sugar and milk on the rocks or a Seasonal Mule ($10) with American Harvest organic spirit, ginger beer, blueberry and mint on the rocks. And to make things even sweeter the restaurant also offers happy hour all day long on Sunday. You can view The Gladly's complete brunch menu here.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch Sunday, April 20

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This Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Petite Maison in Scottsdale will offer a three-course champagne Easter brunch. The menu includes first course options such as house smoked salmon with fingerling potato salad, pickled beets and caviar; petite quiche with black truffle, wild mushrooms, and smoked tomato tartar; and house pate with pickled local jardinière, mustard, and grilled baguette. Other courses include sous vide bistro filet with lobster potato "casserole" and poached organic egg and jumbo beignet with powder sugar and fruit preserves. The brunch costs $49 per person and includes champagne and mimosas. For reservations call 480-991-6887. You can view the complete menu on the Petite Maison website.

15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

If you're still looking for more Easter brunch options in Phoenix, we're got a whole list to help you out. The options range from a picturesque experience at The Farm at South Mountain's pecan groves where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries served with homemade preserves; pecan French toast with caramelized bananas and brioche, applewood-smoked bacon; or strawberry salad with goat cheese and lemon-ginger vinaigrette, and cherry tomato salad with fresh mozzarella. For a more formal experience, try El Chorro in Paradise Valley where your meal will include an order of their signature sticky buns. View our complete list of 15 Easter Options at Metro Phoenix Restaurants for more choices.

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