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

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Open Bakery Day at Pistol Whipped Pastry 
Saturday, October 17

Pistol Whipped Pastry will open the doors of its commercial kitchen to the public Saturday. From noon to 2 p.m., the baked goods purveyor will allow patrons to place pre-orders online for pickup, or to stop by and shop a small selection of fresh pastries. Additional information about the Open Bakery Day can be found on Pistol Whipped Pastry's Facebook page.

Flying Tomato Festival at Kiwanis Park
Saturday, October 17

Give in to your food fight urges this weekend at the Flying Tomato Festival. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants will toss tomatoes in battle while enjoying music, dancing, and food. Tickets cost $45 to $75, depending on group size and day of registration, and can be purchased in advance online. Festival passes include admission wristbands, a pair of goggles, a Flying Tomato temporary tattoo, and all the tomatoes required to participate in the fracas. More information can be found on Facebook.

Home Brewing Class at Infusion Café and Roastery
Saturday, October 17

Hone in on your home-brewing skills at Infusion Café and Roastery's Home Brewing Workshop this weekend. From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, participants will learn how to perfect different brewing techniques including V60, Chemex, and French press, as well as the significance of grind size and brewing methodology. The class costs $75 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 480-731-3236 or in person at the cafe. For additional information, visit Infusion Café and Roastery at its website or on Facebook.

Arizona Taco Festival at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18

Fill up on tacos Saturday and Sunday during the Arizona Taco Festival. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, attendees will have the opportunity to sample tacos from nearly 50 restaurants, and enjoy margaritas, beer, and other beverages. Other festival activities will include Lucha Libre wrestling, live music stages, interactive photo booths, Loco Patron taco eating contests, and cooking demonstrations. Tickets prices start at $12, and can be purchased online. For additional information on the Arizona Taco Festival, visit Facebook.

bRUNch at Postino Annex
Saturday, October 18

Join bRUNch Running Saturday to participate in a 5K or 10K run that ends with brunch at Postino Annex in Tempe. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the run, and include admission to the run, an entrée, two drinks, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased online. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. For additional information on bRUNch running, visit Facebook.

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