Weekend Eats

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

New Times' and Roosevelt Row's 6th Annual Pie Social

Saturday, November 21

There will be no shortage of flaky crusts and decadent fillings at this year's Pie Social. Starting at 2 p.m. at Bioscience High School, attendees will have the opportunity to sample an array of pies from celebrity and community bakers alike. Those who bring two pies to the Social will receive five tasting tickets, while others may purchase five tickets for $10. Celebrity bakers will include LaDawn Driscoll of Liberty Market, Danielle Morris of Earnest, Casey Hopkins-Johnson of Welcome Diner and Welcome Chicken + Donuts, defending champion Jeff Kraus of Crepe Bar, and more. Free and metered parking will be available near Bioscience High School. For additional information about Pie Social, visit the event on Facebook or online at the Roosevelt Row website. And be sure to check out our celebrity chef profiles and pie charts. 

Grand Wine Festival Tasting & Marketplace at Crowne Plaza San Marcos

Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22

Join the Arizona Wine Growers Association in celebrating the best of Arizona wine during the Grand Wine Festival this weekend. Over the course of two days, attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from Arizona's wine-growing regions — Sonoita, Willcox, and the Verde Valley. Participating wineries will include Alcantara Vineyards, Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Flying Leap Vineyards, Gallifant Cellars, Pillsbury Wine Company, and others. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Single-day advance tickets cost $65 per person, while advance two-day tickets will cost $115, and can be purchased online. Ticket prices will rise when purchased on the day of the event. For additional information, visit the Grand Wine Festival online.

Phoenix Pizza Festival
Saturday, November 21

If there's anything Phoenix diners know for certain, it's that we have an abundant supply of excellent pizza in the Valley. Celebrate the local pizza scene by gathering at Civic Space Park on Saturday for the first Phoenix Pizza Festival. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy $2 slices from participating pizza makers, including Fabio on Fire, Il Bosco, Grand Avenue Pizza Company, and others. Additional entertainment, including lawn games and live bands, will be available, along with craft beer, wine bars, and multiple dessert vendors. Admission to the Phoenix Pizza Festival costs $10. For additional information, call 480-442-9176 or visit the Phoenix Pizza Festival website and on Facebook.

New Times' NovemBEER Festival
Saturday, November 21

Show up early to the second annual NovemBEER Festival this weekend to get a taste of brews from nearly 50 local and national breweries. Arizona breweries will include Four Peaks Brewing Company, Sun Up Brewing Company, Barrio Brewing Co., and Mother Brunch Brewing, among others. National breweries will include Goose Island, Mudshark Brewery, Mike Hess Brewing, and Sierra Nevada, along with many other national names. General admission to the event costs $25 per person, and includes entry at 1 p.m. and 30 tickets for two-ounce samples. VIP admission costs $45 and includes entry to the festival one hour earlier and 40 tickets for two-ounce samples. Tickets can be purchased online. For additional information, visit the NovemBEER Festival website.

Bike, Lunch, and Learn at Taggia Scottsdale
Saturday, November 21

This weekend, Taggia Scottsdale hotel guests and other local diners will have the opportunity to join Chef Massimo De Francesca for an installment of Bike, Lunch, and Learn. Participants will bike with De Francesca to Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, where he will help shop for fresh produce. Upon returning to Taggia, the chef will prepare a gourmet three-course lunch paired with Arizona wines. Reservations cost $75 per person in advance. For additional information, call 480-424-6095, or visit Taggia online.

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