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

Agave on the Rocks at the Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy margaritas and a light installation at the Desert Botanical Garden's annual Agave on the Rocks from 6 to 10 p.m. today. To celebrate the current "Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light" exhibition at Desert Botanical Garden, the garden will serve all its guests a glowing margarita glass upon arrival. Local restaurants including Gertrude's, The Herb Box, and America's Taco Shop will be serving unlimited food to pair with your drinks. Sample the evening's featured tequilas at the Suerte Tequila sampling station. A tequila representative will answer any questions and discuss the finer points of tasting. Tickets cost $75 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Desert Botanical Garden website

Great Arizona Beer Festival 
Saturday, April 2 

Craft-beer enthusiasts will have the chance to sip more than 200 brews from more than 60 breweries from across the state, country, and around the world this Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sloan Park in Mesa. Featured breweries include Fate Brewing Company, Prescott Brewing Company, and Beast Brewing. Attendees also can enjoy live entertainment and food. General admission tickets cost $45. For more information, visit the Great Arizona Beer Festival website

Four Peaks Brewing Company's Kilt Chaser Festival
Saturday, April 2

Four Peaks Brewing Company's Kilt Chaser Festival is back. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, attendees can enjoy a barbecue cookoff, a 5K, live music from local bands, and craft brews from Four Peaks and 18 other Arizona breweries. Admission is just $5 per person, and there is no charge for children 14 and under. The event benefits the Four Peaks Brewing Foundation, which supports local nonprofits. The festival will be held at the brewery's tasting room located at 2401 South Wilson Street in Tempe. For more information, visit the Four Peaks Brewing Company website

Butter Making Class at Danzeisen Dairy
Saturday, April 2 
If you've always wanted to learn how to make your own butter or are just looking for a new hobby, consider taking this Saturday's Butter Making Class at Danzeisen Dairy. Included with the purchase of a ticket are one quart of Danzeisen Dairy heavy cream to make your butter; two jars in which to put your fresh butter; a single pint of Danzeisen Dairy's whole, chocolate, or strawberry milk; and a cupcake from local business Drive Me Cakey. To purchase tickets, visit the event's Sign Up Genius link

The Scottsdale Crawfish Society's 2016 Crawfish Boil 
Saturday, April 2

The Scottsdale Crawfish Society (yes, this is a thing) is hosting a Crawfish Boil on Saturday. For $25, you can enjoy crawfish, of course, as well as entertainment and music. The event is from noon to midnight at 5237 East Voltaire Avenue in Scottsdale. Crawfish will be served starting at 4 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page

Spring Menu Items at Sauce Pizza & Wine
All weekend 

Sauce Pizza & Wine has rolled out a slew of new spring menu items including a starter, salad, entree, dessert, and a selection of beer and wine options. Guests can look forward to an Italian Chopped Salad made with pepperoni, salami, smoked mozzarella, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives, yellow tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, red onions, and toasted garlic vinaigrette; or a Lasagna Pie made with spinach, mushrooms, ricotta, meatballs, and fresh garlic. The restaurant has also added a canned Underwood Rosé wine to the drink list. For more information, visit Sauce Pizza & Wine's website
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Teresa is a writer, editor, traveler, and food enthusiast. She loves chocolate, espresso, and Chihuahuas.
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