Sriracha Festival, Garlic Gelato, And More This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Half Off Wings At The Wing Counter
Friday, Saturday 23 to Saturday, September 24

Glendale's The Wing Counter is celebrating its first anniversary with a deal on hot wings this weekend. From 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, you can get half off all wing orders. Dig into wings in flavors ranging from lemon pepper to honey mustard. For more information, visit The Wing Counter's website.

Sriracha Festival 
Saturday, September 24

If you love Sriracha — you know, the spicy red sauce made in California —  then you might want to head to Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix for the first-ever Sriracha Festival on Saturday. One ticket gets you unlimited entrees, desserts, and drinks made using the rooster sauce. Expect food from restaurants including Nook Kitchen, Salut Kitchen Bar, and Fuzzy's Taco Shop. Guests also can look forward to a mixology contest and live music. General admission starts at $50, and the event goes from 6 to 11 p.m. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. For more information, visit the Facebook page, Sriracha Festival website, or Eventbee page to buy tickets. 

Snoh Ice Shavery's Grand Opening 
Saturday, September 24

Snoh Ice Shavery is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in downtown Phoenix with a party from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Dig into Snoh's signature shaved snow ice creations, enjoy food from Back Door Eats, listen to a DJ spinning live beats, and even watch traditional lion dancers perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Snoh's new location is at 801 North Second Street #108. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

Fall Chef Series at Uptown Farmers Market
Saturday, September 24

From now until October 22, Valley chefs will perform live cooking demos using local ingredients at the Uptown Farmers Market every Saturday. This weekend's featured chef is Doug Robson of Otro Cafe, and the farmers market also will raffle four $50 gift certificates to his restaurant. All products and recipes used in the demonstrations will be highlighted on recipe cards. The Saturday Uptown Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit the Uptown Farmers Market's website

Third Annual Garlic Fest at Queen Creek Olive Oil Mill
Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25

Queen Creek Olive Oil Mill is throwing its third annual garlic fest this weekend. Visitors can purchase organic garlic from the Mill's farm; chow down on garlic-laced cuisine from food trucks including The American Poutine Co., Spice It Up, and Queso Delights; order from a special garlic menu from the Mill's kitchen; and even try garlic gelato. Attendees can enjoy a beer garden from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days of the Garlic Fest, which will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit the Mill's website or the event's Facebook page.
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Teresa is a writer, editor, traveler, and food enthusiast. She loves chocolate, espresso, and Chihuahuas.
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