Weekend Eats

Oktoberfest, Cuban Eats, Restaurant Week and More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Food Truck Friday at the Arizona State Capitol Friday, September 20

If you work around the Arizona State Capitol building here's some good news regarding your Friday lunch options. There's a new food truck court in town that's bringing good eats to your neck of the woods. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. you'll be able to find a handful of local food trucks parked in front of the Capitol at 17th Ave and Adams. The line up includes regulars such as Q Up BBQ, Luncha Libre, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Mister Softee but changes weekly. Picnic style seating is available on the lawn.

Other upcoming events: The Simple Farm Offers Classes For Growers and Backyard Farmers and 5 Metro Phoenix Pumpkin Treats To Try Before You Get Pumpkin-ed Out

Oktoberfest Kickoff and Keg Tapping Saturday, September 21

This Saturday Scottsdale's Brat Haus is kicking off their month-long Oktoberfest celebration with a keg tapping event with Mayor Jim Lane. In homage to true Munich style, the celebration will begin at noon with the keg tapping ceremony, followed by a day of authentic German bratwurst and pretzels. You'll have your choice of six German beers available on tap including Krombacher German pilsner, Maisel's Weisse hefeweizen and Hofbrau Oktoberfest. For the complete schedule of Brat Haus Oktoberfest events, visit the Brat Haus website. And for more Oktoberfest events around the Valley see our list of 11 Oktoberfest celebrations in metro Phoenix.

Arizona Fall Restaurant Week Begins Saturday, September 21

No matter what you're craving, it's on the table during Arizona Fall Restaurant Week, the annual event that draws food lovers to local restaurants with the lure of specially priced prix fixe menus. More than 100 Phoenix-area restaurants participate in the 9-day event by offering dinner menus for either $30 or $40. Four our list of suggestions for a totally unique dining experice - from Taste of the Tropics to a total wine adventure - check out our list of the Top 10 Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week, September 2013. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. For participating locations, prices, and menus, visit the Arizona Restaurant Week website.

Latin Passport Dinner Series: Cuba Saturday, September 21

Join downtown Phoenix's Province on thier culinary tour of Latin America this weekend as the voyage lands in the island country of Cuba. This month, the restaurant is transporting eaters to the Carribean to showcase the country's unique cuisine, a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean foods. The special four-course menu includes Ropa Vieja Empanada with cilantro cream and Mojo Glazed Pork Belly with black beans and rice. The dinner costs $35 a person and beverage pairings will be available. For reservations, call 602-429-3600 or visit the Province website.

Lunch at the Gladly

It may only have been a few weeks since The Glady, the new Biltmore restaurant courtesy of Citizen Public House's Bernie Kantak, opened up but already they've added lunch to their repertoire. The new lunch menu includes some the CPH favorite The Orignial Chopped Salad as well as a few items from the dinner menu including the Wagyu burger, buttermilk chicken breast and duck ramen. A few of the totally new options include an olive oil poached tuna melt, pork belly bah mi and yellowtail tacos. The restaurant is now opened from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

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