Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
Half Off Dinner Menu at Crudo
On Saturday, June 29 Crudo is clearing the fridge before the staff and chef Cullen Campbell take their summer hiatus. (The restaurant will be closed from July 1 through the 22.) From 9 p.m. to midnight the entire dinner menu, both a la carte and coursing options, will be half-price, and wine and drink specials will also be available. Reservations are being accepted for the dining room, though the special pricing will be available in both the bar and dining room areas.
More events this weekend: Il Vinaio Partners with Desert Eagle on Beer-and-Doughnuts Pairing
Del Frisco's Grille One-Year Anniversary Party
Today, the casual chic eatery that revitalized the Camleback Esplanade, Del Frisco's Grille, will celebrate one year of operation with a party for Biltmore-area eaters. The festivities will include a three-course dinner available for $36.50 (get it? 365 days?) as well as happy hour specials available all day -- those sweet deals include $6 starters, $5 cocktails and wines, and $3 draft beers and honey badger shots. From 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. you can also enjoy live music from Valley blues, jazz and rock band Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns.
Arizona Lavender Festival
This is your last weekend to catch the 10th annual Arizona Lavender Festival -- though it'll be a bit of a trek if you want to see the billowing fields of purple and green. Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests can tour the Red Rock Farms lavender fields. On Saturday there will also be a lavender ice cream demonstration and tasting with Christine Teeple. On Sunday there will be a candle-making demo. You can cut your own bundle of lavender for $5 and the lavender farm shop will be open, with products discounted in celebration of the festival. Admission to the festival costs $5 a person and lunch packages are available for $20 but must be ordered online 24 hours in advance. For more information visit the Red Rock Farms website.
Latin Passport Dining Series: Mexico
Our neighbor to the south is the next stop on Province's trip through Latin America this summer. The restaurant's Latin Passport Dining Series kicks off it's Mexican leg this Saturday, June 29 with a culinary celebration of the fiery flavors of chili powder, oregano, cilantro, epazote, cinnamon, and cocoa. The four-course meal costs $35 a person and includes specialties such as Shrimp cocte, Pork carnitas tacos and mango cheesecake. Beverage pairings that also highlight the cuisine of the featured country will be available. For more information or reservations call 602-429-3600 or visit the Province website.
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Last Chance for Summer Dining at Indie Restaurants
Earlier this season, we offered a list of independently owned restaurants that have limited summer schedules. A large portion of those close up shop on Sunday or Monday, meaning this weekend is your last chance to grab a meal until the weather cools down. Among those restaurants we'll have to live without (at least temporarily) after this weekend are: