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Five Things to Eat and Drink this Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.

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Spring Training Menu at Roka Akor

Now that spring training is here, Japanese eatery Roka Akor is inviting customers to step up to the plate (so to speak) with its new ballpark-inspired menu. Featuring items such as Wagyu Hot Dog with Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Japanese Mustard, Chi-Town Chibi Burger with Housemade Bun, San Fran 'Cali Roll,' and Roka Akor Scallop Ceviche Tacos, this Scottsdale restaurant's spring training menu is an upscale alternative to the usual ballpark fare. Check out Roka Akor online for more information and make a note to stop by when you catch the next game at Salt River Fields.

The Great Arizona Beer Festival

Arizona Beer Week may be over, but there's still another reason to sip those suds. The 25th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival is happening this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park. Showcasing more than 200 beers from more than 50 local, national, and international breweries, this fundraising event benefits Sounds of Arizona, a nonprofit radio reading service for those with print disabilities. Tickets starts at $45 ($10 for designated drivers). To purchase admission or to find out more information visit The Great Arizona Beer Festival online.

Welcome Diner and Art Detour

In case you haven't heard, food truck favorite and comfort food connoisseurs Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen has made a new home inside downtown Phoenix's historic Welcome Diner. Owners Michael Babcock and Jenn Robinson are still serving up the same local hits from their mobile menu including the fried chicken biscuit sandwich and New Orleans-inspired red beans and rice, as well as some new items like burgers (topped with peanut butter), craft beers, and signature hurricanes. And what with Artlink Art Detour 25 happening this weekend, you have the perfect means to fuel your fine-art excursion. For more information, check out Old Dixie's on Facebook.

Hangover Hour at The Rose & Crown Pub

The good people at The Rose & Crown understand the importance of a balanced breakfast: meat, dairy, whole grains, and, of course, alcohol. That's why the English-style pub is unveiling its new Hangover Hour on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays, stop by the Rose & Crown for a generous helping of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast ($3. Yes, just $3), as well as $3 bloody Mary's, $3 mimosas, $4 pints of Sam Adams, and $3.50 Saint Mary's. Looks like waking up just got a lot easier. Visit the Rose & Crown online for more information.

35th Annual Arizona State Open Chili Championship

Casa Grande may not be the hottest destination in Arizona, but temperatures will certainly be rising this weekend with the 35th Annual Arizona State Open Chili Championship. Happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ed Hooper Park, this all-ages event will feature chili competitions, car shows, live music, as well as arts and food vendors. Awards will be handed out, and proceeds from chili sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, visit the Arizona Chili Open online.

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