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

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

PhotoTapas: "A History of Fresh Food in the Desert" Friday, January 17

This Friday, "A History of Fresh Food in the Desert" opens at Modified Arts in downtown Phoenix. The exhibition will "span nearly the entire modern lineage of farming in the state of Arizona" through work from three local photographers. Jeremy Rowe contributes a series of early 20th century, pre-industrial archival images that reveal the foundation for Arizona's future growth. Images from Gina DeGideo come from the collection of Howard Morrison, son of Arizona farmer and photographer Marvin Morrison, and show the factory-oriented, large-scale work of Arizona in the middle of the 20th century. Finally, Heather Gill will bring photos that showcase locally grown foods today. The opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

See also: 10 Best Culinary Events in Metro Phoenix

Cain Vineyard Wine Dinner Saturday, January 18

There aren't many more romantic places in the Valley than the candlelit patio at Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale. This Saturday, the restaurant will host its annual Cain Winery Dinner, hosting Cain Winery winemaker Christopher Howell for a five-course wine paired dinner prepared by chef Steven "Chops" Smith. The menu includes hay smoked hamachi crudo with lobster crema, citrus poached apple, and sel gris; Colorado elk strip loin with pickled huckleberry, braised rainbow chard, and pomegranate jus; and sous-vide quail with buttered cabbage, blood sausage, Anson Mills polenta, and black cherry saba. The dinner costs $150 per person and reservations are required. Call 480-970-7682.

U-Pick Citrus Saturday, January 18

If you're looking for and excuse to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend head to The Farm at Agritopia on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The orchard will have a variety of organic oranges, mandarins, tangelos, grapefruit, and lemons available for picking. If you're also looking for ideas on how to use all that fruit, check out our list of 5 Ways to Cook and Bake with Citrus.

Festival of the New Oil (Olio Nuevo) Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January, 19

Queen Creek Olive Mill kicks off its annual Festival of the New Oil this Saturday. The event, which runs through Sunday, February 16 includes daily sessions of their Olive Oil 101 Class hourly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., live music, new olive oil tastings, and wine tastings. This Sunday the festivities will also include Food Truck Indulgence from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during which time food trucks including Spice It Up , Luncae Libre, Frank, and Goodness Gracious Great Balls & Sliders will serve food. Warm cider, beer, and wine will also be availabe in the Grove. For the complete schedule of events check out the Queen Creek Olive Mill website.

Happy Hour at Cornish Pasty Co.

If you haven't been to the newest location of Cornish Pasty Co. then happy hour might just be the excuse you were waiting for. Though the restaurant doesn't offer discounts on food (we know, real bummer) they do take $1 off draft beer. And that might not sound like much but with an extensive and quite interesting selection of brews, we're always willing to try something new at a cheaper price. You can check out our complete happy hour report card of Scottsdale's Cornish Pasty Co. here. The deal is offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.