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Spring Training Eats at Milagro Grill and Brat Haüs
Whether you're a baseball fan or not, there's one thing we can all look forward to during spring training season and that's limited-time-only menu items. Pair your visits to the ballpark with dishes like a Sonoran hot dog and Mudshark Brewery's limited-edition Spring Training beer, available at Milagro Grill. Brat Haüs in Scottsdale is also serving up home runs, including a footlong gourmet brat, old fashioned burger, and Cracker Jack Nutella milkshake. Batter up, foodies.
Get your fix of culture and cuisine at the 43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival happening today through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (5 p.m. on Sunday). Peruse the works of more than 200 national artists, interactive installations, live music and entertainment, as well as enjoy food truck feasting from such mobile establishments as Short Leash Hot Dogs, Paletas Betty, and The Grilled Cheese Truck. The festival will also offer a wine garden and free vodka tastings from Deep Eddy Vodka. Tickets start at $8. To purchase your Festival pass or to find out more information, visit the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts online.
Try 1 (or more) of the 10 Best Margaritas in Phoenix It's already hit 80 degrees outside, which means margarita season has officially started (not that we really need a thermometer to tell us when to enjoy our tequila). And as luck would have it, Chow Bella has put together a list of the 10 Best Margaritas in Phoenix. With enough strategy you could light rail your way through Phoenix drinking destinations like Duce, La Condesa, Barrio Cafe, and Sidebar and then cab your way north to Mi Patio, Rokerji, and Sierra Bonita Grill. Adios, winter. Buenos dias, hangover.
Because good wine deserves good food, Caballero Grill is pairing up with Midnight Cellars to bring guests a special five-course dinner on Friday at 6 p.m. The dinner will highlight wines from the Paso Robles vineyard including: Estate Merlot, Full Moon Red, and Cabernet Sauvignon "Nebula; with dishes such as roasted pork tenderloin with a blueberry merlot reduction and wild mushroom risotto with fresh basil, tomato and fennel. Cost of attendance is $39. To purchase your seat at the table, visit Caballero Grill online.
Plant some new friendships and some new recipes at the Growhouse Potluck happening at 7 p.m. today. The repurposed Roosevelt Row boutique and community garden is inviting friends and newcomers to celebrate the success of the sustainable urban garden and bid a belated farewell to former storefront neighbors and Butter Toast Boutique owners Jasmine Jerrett and Traci Nelson. Admission to the dinner is free with your contribution of an appetizer, entree, dessert or utensils. For more information or to let them know what you're bringing, visit the event on Facebook.
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