Weekend Eats

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


Sip and Shuck at Central Bistro

Saturday, November 7

This Saturday at Central Bistro, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne will present Sip and Shuck, a champagne and oyster tasting. From 2 to 4 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to sample freshly shucked oysters from both the East and West coasts, original oyster dishes, Champagne selections from Nicolas Feuillatte, as well as a tasting menu from Central Bistro's fall menu. The dinner costs $55 per person, and reservations should be made by calling Central Bistro at 480-646-8560. For additional details, visit Sip and Shuck on Facebook.


Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival
Saturday, November 7

Queen Creek's Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival is set to take place this weekend at Founders Park. From 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, the family-friendly celebration will feature bacon-based dishes from local restaurants and a variety of craft brews. Entertainment will be provided by musicians including Maggie Rose, Ashley Wineland, and Matt Farris and the Arizona Moonshine Band. Tickets cost $10 for presale or $12 at the door, and can be purchased online. For additional information about the Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival, visit the event online or on Facebook.



5th Annual Peoria Beer Festival

Saturday, November 7

There's no shortage of events for beer lovers this weekend, including the 5th Annual Peoria Beer Festival. Set to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peoria Sports Complex, the festival will feature more than 80 pilsners, lagers, ales, and stouts from breweries including Dubina Brewing Co., Sleepy Dog, Hanger, Odell Brewing, and Left Hand Brewing Company. Wine and food will also be in abundance. Tickets cost $25-60 per person, and can be purchased online. For additional details, visit the Beer Festival online or on Facebook


Arizona Pupusas Festival

Sunday, November 8

Get ready to celebrate pupusas this weekend. The Salvadoran national dish is made from filling piping hot, handmade corn tortillas with meat, cheese, and beans, and will be celebrated during the Arizona Pupusas Festival this Sunday. From 1 to 7 p.m. at SalvadoreƱo Restaurant #2, festival goers can sample an array of Salvadoran food, as well as enjoy live music, games, and entertainment including a traditional folklore dance from El Salvador. For additional details, visit the Arizona Pupusas Festival online or on Facebook.


Live & Local 
Sunday, November 8

The Arizona Restaurant Association in partnership with GoDaddy will present Live & Local this weekend to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. From 5 to 9 p.m., attendees can sample food, spirits, and wine, as well as enjoy entertainment by Adam Shero, Ryan Sims Band, and Rock Lobster. Attendance at Live & Local will cost from $75 to $150 per person, and tickets can be purchased in advance online. For additional information, visit Live & Local online or on Facebook.
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Cal Faber
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