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

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New Times Beer Olympics
Friday, April 22

New Times and Tempe Marketplace have teamed up to bring you the third annual Beer Olympics on Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy beer from breweries including Bud Light, Goose Island, and Montejo, while they play plenty of college party-appropriate games including cornhole, giant Jenga, putt putt, flip cup relay races, and head-to-head stationary bike races. When you play games, you'll have the chance to win prizes — including a trip to Las Vegas. Attendees will also receive free plat at Dave and Busters all night. Ticket prices start at $10. To buy tickets, visit the Ticketfly website, and for more information, check the Beer Olympics website.

Earth Day at True Food Kitchen 
Friday, April 22

This Friday is Earth Day and True Food Kitchen's metro Phoenix locations are celebrating by offering its eBites or loyalty club members a free beverage from its natural refresher menu. Choose from options such as the pomegranate limeade, a mix of lime, evaporated cane, pomegranate, and chia seeds. To sign up for eBites, visit the eBites website. For more information, visit True Food Kitchen's official website. 

Ferrari Carano Wine Dinner at Tomaso's 
Friday, April 22

This Friday, chef Tomaso Maggiore of Tomaso’s will prepare a four-course dinner featuring appetizers, pastas, entrees, and seafood paired with California wines from Ferrari Carano. Wine ambassadors Lisa Rein and Marc Palmisano from the Napa Valley winery will host the dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Tomaso's website

The Original Taste
Saturday, April 23

Make your way to The Scottsdale Waterfront from 7 to 10 p.m. this Saturday to enjoy bites from 40 different metro Phoenix restaurants at the Original Taste food festival. Restaurants including Tarbell's, Postino Wine Cafe, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Olive & Ivy will be dishing out food. Proceeds from Original Taste benefit Executive Council Charities to fund youth programs at organizations such as Phoenix Children's Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, Ryan House, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. For more information, visit The Original Taste website

Southwest Cajun Fest
Saturday, April 23

Immerse yourself in Cajun culture during the Southwest Cajun Fest from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Chandler this weekend. At the event you can dig into a plethora of Cajun dishes such as crawfish boil from the Angry Crab, crawfish mac 'n cheese from Creole Cajun Bistro, and jambalaya and shrimp étouffée from Honey Bear’s BBQ. Guests are encouraged to dress up, and also can enjoy drinks and live music. General admission tickets cost $10, and kids 12 and under receive free admission. VIP admission costs $65 and includes catered food, six adult beverages, access to private seating in the VIP area, private restrooms, and front stage access. The event will take place at the Dr. A.J. Chandler Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Southwest Cajun Festival website

Sausage Fest at Brat Haus
Sunday, April 23

Scottsdale's Brat Haus is throwing a sausage party this Sunday. From noon to 8 p.m. at the restaurant's open air patio, guests can chow down on a variety of specialty brats, pickled goodies, pretzels, fries, beer, and smoked pig. One big (literally) highlight? Brat Haus always sells what it claims to the "largest brat" in Arizona. Last year's brat was 93 feet long and this year's is expected to be 100 feet long or more. Attendees can purchase a portion of the giant brat for $1 per inch, six-inch minimum, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the ALS Association of Arizona. Pre-sale general admission tickets cost $8, if purchased at Brat Haus. Tickets purchased the day of the festival cost $10. Sausage Fest is an all-ages event, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, visit the Brat Haus website

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