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This month World of Beer in Tempe is hosting a celebration of craft beer. Every Saturday a different style of beer will be given tribute in the form of 10 samples (3 to 4 oz.) for $10. From 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, November 17, pale ales and IPAs will be in the spotlight. Fourteen brews will be available, including Widmer Rotator, Four Peaks Raj IPA, Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, and Prescott Ponderosa IPA. Purchase your ticket in advance online.
Fans of Top Chef who are looking for a reason to visit Brian Malarkey's Searsucker in Scottsdale, we have the perfect excuse for you: Sunday brunch. Try the Dr. Seuss-inspired Green Eggs & Ham. Pork belly is cured overnight with salt and brown sugar and then slow-roasted for three hours. The pork belly is sautéed until hot and crispy and then served with a slice of brioche. The dish is topped with a poached egg along with brown butter hollandaise sauce that gets its bright green hue from Italian parsley and tarragon. Searsucker's brunch also features the "man mosa" with bourbon, blackberry, maple syrup, and champagne.
Meet Arizona's local grape farmers and wine producers this Saturday, November 17, at the Farm at South Mountain. The 4th Annual Festival at the Farm will feature wine tastings from more than 20 Arizona wineries, including Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, and Javelina Leap. There will also be live educational seminars, a picnic lunch prepared by The Farm Kitchen, tasty treats prepared by other local favorites, live music by Paris James, and both a silent and live auction. Tickets to this 21+ event are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Park in the lot on the south side of Southern Avenue west of 32nd Street, and a shuttle will take you from there to the Farm.
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On Sunday, My Wine Cellar & Bistro's second annual wine festival will feature 20 wine samples poured by four wine distributors, all selected to be the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving meal. A special food menu, crafted by chef Sarah Baer (former Executive Sous Chef at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa), will be available for attendees to purchase. There will also be live music on the patio, and an exclusive discount will be offered on all wine purchases during the festival, which takes places from 12 to 3 p.m. Entry is $20 in advance, or $25 cash at the door. For reservations, call 480-598-9463.
Want to feel like a cowboy (or cowgirl) for a night? Head to Rawhide on Saturday evening for the Sundown Cookout to enjoy a chuck-wagon cookout in the desert under the stars. The menu includes barbecued chicken, t-bone steak, baby back pork ribs, flat iron steak, cowboy beans, baked potatoes, and warm apple pie. There will also be a full-service cash bar available at the outdoor cookout area. Don a cowboy hat and bandana and partake in games, storytelling, and a marshmallow roast all while enjoying live country music. Dinner is $48, or $15 for children ages 4 to 11. Call 480-502-5600 for reservations.