Fill Your Weekend With Green Beer, Tamales, and Barbecue at These Metro Phoenix Events

Green beer is a must for the lucky holiday.
Green beer is a must for the lucky holiday. Pedal Haus Brewery
Don't have plans for the weekend? Well now you do, and they're filled with food and drinks. Soak up the sunshine with a craft beer in hand at a spring training game, celebrate Black-owned businesses during the kick-off of Black Restaurant Week, or try your hand at making homemade tamales with some help from the pros. Here are four food-filled festivities to pack your weekend in metro Phoenix.
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Young Chicago Cubs fans at Sloan Park in Mesa.
Elias Weiss

Spring Training Games

Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19
Multiple Locations
Sure, some go to spring training games for the baseball. But traveling to one of the many stadiums around town is also the perfect opportunity to try out some new restaurants in the area. If you're headed to a game, check out our extensive guide to where to find the best food and drinks near all 10 ballparks.

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Enjoy a traditional Irish meal at Miracle Mile Deli.
Miracle Mile Deli
St. Patrick's Day Specials

Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19
Multiple Locations
Satisfy St. Patrick's Day cravings all week with specials at restaurants across the Valley. Stop in at Miracle Mile Deli for a traditional meal of corned beef, Irish potatoes, cabbage, and bread and butter. Take the party up a notch with green beer at Pedal Haus Brewery, or start the morning off right with an Irish coffee at U.S. Egg. Find our full list of luck-filled events here.

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Ocho Rios is one of several Black-owned restaurants participating in Black Restaurant Week, from March 17 to 26.
Ocho Rios Jerk Spot

Black Restaurant Week

Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 26
Multiple Locations
A national celebration of Black-owned restaurants returns to Phoenix for its third year starting on Friday. Across the Valley, 24 participating restaurants and bars including the Boom Boom Room, Ocho Rios Jerk Spot, and Kingpin BBQ will serve specials and deals during the 2023 Black Restaurant Week.

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Macayo's is known for its red beef and green corn tamales which are usually served with refried beans and rice.

Macayo's National Tamale Day Celebration

Sunday, March 19 to Saturday, March 25
Multiple Locations
Macayo's is known for its red beef and green corn tamales which are usually served with refried beans and rice. This March, customers can make the famous Macayo's tamales at home to mark National Tamale Day on March 23. The $15 take-home kit comes with instructions and ingredients to make six red beef or green corn tamales. The kits can be purchased at any Macayo's restaurant around the Valley except the Mesa Gateway Airport location. 
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