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Food and Drink Events You Won't Want to Miss in March

The St. Patrick's Day special at Miracle Mile Deli.
The St. Patrick's Day special at Miracle Mile Deli. Miracle Mile Deli
Our monthly list of food and drink events is back, with a whole pile of fun events in March. From grand openings and festivals to multi-course meals, a wine tasting, and more, the month is shaping up to be an exciting one. Check back here for updates, and let us know what you get up to!
click to enlarge The new eegee's in Gilbert is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drive-thru is open until 10. - EEGEE'S
The new eegee's in Gilbert is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drive-thru is open until 10.
eegee's
Soft Opening
Wednesday, March 2
eegee's
3612 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert
Eegee's is on a roll, with its third metro Phoenix restaurant officially opening on March 3. But on March 2, guests are invited to stop in from 4 to 8 p.m. to enjoy eegee's popular frozen drinks, French fries, grinders, and subs. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Open Arms, an organization that supports Gilbert-based families who have fallen on hard times. The first 5,000 customers will also receive a special-edition sticker designed by local artist Sage Aune.
click to enlarge The indoor section of Luckys Indoor Outdoor includes a pool table. - LUCKYS INDOOR OUTDOOR
The indoor section of Luckys Indoor Outdoor includes a pool table.
Luckys Indoor Outdoor
Agave Festival
Thursday, March 3
Luckys Indoor Outdoor
817 North Second Street
Luckys Indoor Outdoor is celebrating all things agave at its first-ever agave festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy four cocktail tastings and delicious bites served up by Estero Beach Tacos, plus a live band out on the patio. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and include the four tastings and a taco.
click to enlarge Dancers celebrate the Persian New Year in 2020. - PERSIAN NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Dancers celebrate the Persian New Year in 2020.
Persian New Year Festival
Persian New Year Festival
Saturday, March 5
Scottsdale Waterfront
7135 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
The Persian New Year has been celebrated every spring for more than 3,000 years, and this festival has been a Scottsdale staple since 2019. There will be a variety of booths offering tastes of authentic Persian food, plus live music, art, dance performances, and more. Receive a free hot tea when you pre-register. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Scottsdale Waterfront.
Beer, beer, and more beer will be served with every course at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery. - PHOENIX NEW TIMES
Beer, beer, and more beer will be served with every course at BJ's Restaurant and Brewery.
Phoenix New Times
Five-Course Beer Dinner
Monday, March 7
BJ's Restaurant and Brewery
Multiple Locations
Beer can enhance a whole meal — even dessert. To that end, BJ's Restaurant and Brewery is putting on a five-course meal showcasing seven different types of beer. Food includes clam chowder, a spring harvest salad, a barbecue tri-tip slider, a Mandarin orange glazed pork chop with white cheddar mashed potatoes, and a cookies ’n' cream pizookie. Pre-pay to reserve your spot for $40 a person (not including tax), or pay $45 on the day of the event. The dinner is sold out at the Mesa and Peoria BJ's locations, but tickets are still available for the Chandler and Phoenix outlets.
click to enlarge A strawberry smoothie and Dapper & Stout's fresh-brewed coffee (roasted locally). - MELISSA CAMPANA
A strawberry smoothie and Dapper & Stout's fresh-brewed coffee (roasted locally).
Melissa Campana
Grand Opening and Espresso Martini Competition
Monday, March 14
Dapper & Stout Uptown
100 East Camelback Road, #150
It's time to raise a glass to the official grand opening of Dapper & Stout's Uptown Phoenix location. In honor of the occasion, the coffee-meets-cocktails restaurant will host an espresso martini competition from 6 to 9 p.m.; Tyka Chheng of Baby Boy Cocktail Bar will emcee. Tickets are $30 per person, include two drinks, tempting bites, and the live show; proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital.
click to enlarge The St. Patrick's Day special at Miracle Mile Deli. - MIRACLE MILE DELI
The St. Patrick's Day special at Miracle Mile Deli.
Miracle Mile Deli
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19
Miracle Mile Deli
4433 North 16th Street
St. Patrick's Day is one of the most popular weeks of the year for Miracle Mile Deli, with more than 10,000 pounds of corned beef expected to be sold, nearly triple the normal amount. Enjoy an Irish feast of corned beef, cabbage, Irish potatoes, and bread with butter for $16.50. Other themed treats include Guinness beer, green beer, mint chocolate chip milkshakes, shamrock shortbread cookies, and green and white cookies. If you're hosting a family gathering, grab a $65 family pack (feeds four), available for takeout and curbside pickup.

click to enlarge Celebrate all week at Wally's. - WALLY'S AMERICAN GASTROPUB
Celebrate all week at Wally's.
Wally's American Gastropub
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19
Wally's American Gastropub
7704 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale

Why celebrate just one day when you can enjoy St. Patrick's Day festivities the entire week? That's the thinking at Wally's American Gastropub. Throughout the week, enjoy green beer, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and beef stew, and Reuben sandwiches. There will also be Guinness on tap and Jameson Irish whiskey on the shelf.
click to enlarge It's all about wine and the perfect pairings. - MATCH MARKET & BAR
It's all about wine and the perfect pairings.
Match Market & Bar
Match Guide to Wine Class and Tasting
Wednesday, March 16
Match Market and Bar at Found:RE Phoenix
1100 North Central Avenue

This monthly class at Match Market and Bar focuses on a discussion about wine alongside tasting samples and light bites. This month's topic, women winemakers from Italy, will be discussed by a representative from Classico Wines, and sampled bottles will be available to buy at a 15% discount. Tickets are $25, and the event goes from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
click to enlarge It's easy being green at Fibber Magees. - FIBBER MAGEES
It's easy being green at Fibber Magees.
Fibber Magees
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thursday, March 17
Fibber Magees
1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler

After a brief hiatus during the pandemic, Irish pub Fibber Magees is back with its all-day block party to commemorate St. Patrick's Day. The event kicks off with an authentic Irish breakfast at 8 a.m. and goes until 2 a.m. Throughout the day, you can enjoy dishes like lamb shepherd's pie and beer-battered fish and chips, along with an outdoor beer garden and live entertainment. Tickets will be available to purchase the day of the party.
click to enlarge Come for a cuppa Cartel in Coronado. - TY DAHLSTROM
Come for a cuppa Cartel in Coronado.
Ty Dahlstrom
Grand Opening
Saturday, March 19, to Sunday, March 20
Cartel Coronado
2205 North Seventh Street

Cartel Roasting Co. is celebrating its newest location, in Phoenix's historic Coronado neighborhood, with a two-day celebration. Food trucks like Wok This Way will be parked on site throughout the weekend. One lucky guest will win free coffee for a whole year, while free Cartel Coronado koozies will be given out to the first 200 people in line. 
click to enlarge Is your mouth watering yet? - JIM LOUVAU
Is your mouth watering yet?
Jim Louvau
Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival
Sunday, March 20
The Pressroom
3125 South 52nd Street, Tempe
The second annual Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival celebrates fried chicken of all stripes, from Korean to Nashville hot and chimac, South Korea's word for the pairing of fried chicken and beer. The Pressroom will have cold beer and cocktails available for purchase, plus lemonade, boba tea, and desserts. Tickets cover admission only; all food and drink will be sold separately.
click to enlarge Get social at Society by EVO. - SOCIETY BY EVO
Get social at Society by EVO.
Society by EVO
Restaurant Opening
Tuesday, March 22
Society by EVO
920 East University Drive, Tempe

A new late-night eatery and bar is joining Tempe's restaurant scene, and is located next to Arizona State University. Nick Neuman, the founder of Old Town Scottsdale's EVO, will open Society by EVO along with several partners. The menu will showcase Mediterranean-inspired dishes as well as some EVO favorites and inventive cocktails. Society by EVO's hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, with food served until 1:30 a.m.
click to enlarge LA MADELEINE
La Madeleine

Spring Menu
Wednesday, March 23
La Madeleine
Multiple Locations

La Madeleine is launching a seasonal bakery menu this month, focused on refreshing lemon and lime flavors. There's a new lemon poppyseed muffin, plus returning favorites — a lemon white-chocolate chunk cookie, Key lime cheesecake, and lemon blueberry Danish. These limited-time items are available through July 31 and can be ordered in-store for dining in, for takeout, or online for curbside pickup and delivery.

Dining for Dreams
Friday, March 25
Local First Arizona Community Kitchen
659 East Main Street, Mesa
Twice a year, Local First Arizona and Fuerza Local partner to provide a three-course dinner highlighting the culinary creations of four recent graduates from the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program. The six-month course teaches under-resourced micro-entrepreneurs the basics of financial literacy and business development. The menu includes a duo of fresh spring rolls, your choice of scallops with a chimichurri sauce or slow-cooked pork shoulder (a vegetarian option is available, too), and a housemade decadent cheesecake. Aguas frescas are your drink choice. Tickets are $75 per person and space is limited, so they will sell out fast.
click to enlarge Wrap it up at Pita Jungle on National Pita Day. - PITA JUNGLE
Wrap it up at Pita Jungle on National Pita Day.
Pita Jungle
National Pita Day
Tuesday, March 29
Pita Jungle
Multiple Locations

National Pita Day is March 29, and Pita Jungle is celebrating by serving up $6 pitas all day at participating locations. The offer is valid for dine-in or online ordering. Choose from the classic gyro, Mediterranean roast chicken shawarma, falafel, grilled chicken pita, the Philly chicken, or steak pita. Wraps are not included.
Mezcal Carreño is teaming up with Los Sombreros for a special dinner. - CHRIS MALLOY
Mezcal Carreño is teaming up with Los Sombreros for a special dinner.
Chris Malloy
Mezcal Dinner
Wednesday, March 30
Los Sombreros Mesa
1976 West Southern Avenue, Mesa

Los Sombreros and Mezcal Carreño are teaming up to host a mezcal dinner at the restaurant's Mesa location. The four-course meal will be held upstairs in the restaurant's mezcaleria and includes fresh shrimp poached in lime juice, Cholula, cucumbers and pico de gallo, served with avocado and tostada and paired with a mezcal Old Fashioned; sautéed shrimp over mole verde with melted cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds, tomato, and cilantro paired with a mezcal neat; a traditional mole from Oaxaca over slow-roasted carnitas with veggies and mashed potatoes, paired with mezcal Passion Flower; and flan drizzled with housemade mezcal caramel. Tickets, $99, will be available starting March 1.
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Julie Levin is a writer, TV show producer, and an on-air news radio anchor. When she's not behind the scenes or mid broadcast, she's trying new eateries and bars or meeting up with as many friends as possible in one day (usually socializing around food). A self-proclaimed history geek, she also enjoys reading menus and watching food shows with her fiancé. They're working on visiting every place on their master list of Arizona restaurants.