Weekend Eats

5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Second Annual Prickly Pear Festival Saturday, August 24

Head out to Superior this Saturday for the historic copper mining town's Prickly Pear Festival. The daylong event includes a variety of dining and educational events, including Jean Groen's popular prickly pear class from 1 to 2 p.m. The day will begin at 6 a.m. with a guided hike into the desert to see prickly pears and hear about desert plants. Meet at the Superior Airport to join in. Afterward, hungry hikers can head to Porter's Cafe in downtown Superior for a pancake breakfast, and throughout the day, participating local restuarnats will offer pricky pear-infused dishes for lunch and dinner. For the full list of events, directions, and other details, visit the Superior Chamber of Commerce website.

Chainbreaker, Coeds and Cocktails: Deschutes' "Back to School BBQ Bash" Saturday, August 24

Back to school doesn't have to mean back to boring, and this weekend, Deschutes Brewery is teaming up with Mill Avenue's beer bar The Handlebar Tempe for a barbecue bash to celebrate the season. There will be a special BBQ menu available for diners including a half-rack of ribs, German potato salad and drunken pork and beans for $15. Beer specials will include special pricing on Deschutes brews and a trio of "Chainbreaker Cocktails" created in celebration of the the first anniversary of Deschutes "Chainbreaker White IPA." You can view the cocktails and vote for your favorite online for a chance to win a free bike from The Bicycle Cellar and State Bicycle Company. There's no cover for the event.

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Lauren Saria
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