Top 5 Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

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Flanny's 3rd Anniversary Featuring Arizona on Tap Saturday, November 2

Flanny's has been one of many go-to beer spots in the Valley for years -- three years, to be exact. And this weekend, the Tempe bar is raising a glass to three years of success and the rise of craft beer in the state with Flanny's 3rd Anniversary Featuring Arizona on Tap. The party will bring nearly 30 Arizona breweries to the table, including Four Peaks Brewing, Sonoran Brewing, Cartel Coffee Lab, Mother Road Brewing and Wanderlust Brewing. Tickets to Arizona on Tap cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include 20 pours of cold brew. Bring yourself and your beer gut Saturday, November 2 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit the event website for more information.

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Clever Koi Job Fair Saturday, November 2

It's fair to say people are pretty excited about chef Jared Porter's new restaurant, The Clever Koi, which is expected to open in November. It might just be one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year and if you want to be a part -- from the inside -- head to the restaurant this weekend when they'll be holding a two-day job fair for all positions. Interviews will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at The Clever Koi, 4236 North Central Avenue, Suite 1. Positions include both front of house and back of house staff: servers, hosts, busers, line cooks, and dishwashers. For additional information about the job fair, contact general manager Nicholas Campisano at nick@thecleverkoi.com.

Eight's Great GrillFest Sunday, November 3

Nine months of the year we've got perfect grilling weather, which means it makes sense that PBS would choose Phoenix as a place to celebrate the art of the grill. This Sunday they're bringing in national grill masters including Steven Raichlen of Primal Grill and Barbara Pool Fenzl of Savor the Southwest together for the first Eight's Great Grill Fest. The event will include an afternoon of cooking demonstrations, food tastings from local restaurants and beer and wine samples. Tickets to the event cost $30 and are all-inclusive. Catch Eight's Great GrillFest at the Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia in Peoria on Sunday, November 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at the Eight, Arizona PBS website.

Get Your FnGroove On Sunday, November 3

You know what's better than dinner at FnB? Half off dinner at FnB. And this weekend you can make that dream come true by calling the restaurant between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday to purchase gift certificates at a half off discount. You can purchase any amount of gift card and they're good for one year for dinner only. If you prefer, you can also stop by the restaurant in person to make your purchase. The restaurant and market will be closed, but if you drop in you'll also get a free beer or glass of wine. Call Restaurant FnB at 480-284-4777 or 707-206-2919. Telephone operators Charleen and Pavle will be taking your phone calls.

Essence Bakery

This week, our guilty pleasure columnist JK Grence shines the spotlight on Essence Bakery's Raspberry Rose Macarons. This little treat offers just the right amount of rose, offset by sweet raspberry, and makes for a perfect afternoon anytime snack. Besides, with the bakery and café's new Phoenix location (where you can get breakfast all day on the weekend!) you've got no excuse for not picking up a box while you bop around town.

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