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Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
The Oscar Burger @ Liberty Market Better clear your schedule and hightail it out to Gilbert for the very last day of Liberty Market's Burger Daze. The Gilbert eatery is closing out their 30 burger fest with their outrageous Oscar Burger. The over-the-top burger features a 100% ground chuck patty topped with beef tenderloin scallopini, lump crab meat, bernaise sauce, and asparagus all on toasted brioche and will be served with kettle chips at lunch and fingerling potatoes during dinner. The hefty burger comes with a price tag of $20 and will only be on the menu today!
Friday Night Match Up with Luncha Libre @ The Phoenix Ale Brewery This evening, head over to the Phoenix Ale Brewery for a couple pints of sweet locally brewed beer paired with delicious eats from the Luncha Libre food truck and they're bringing a special treat for those of you who missed it last week -- The Arizona Banh Mi. The truck's new mouthwatering sandwich is loaded up with pork loin marinated in Asian spices, a southwest Jicama Slaw and fresh sliced jalapenos and served on a soft bolillo roll. The truck will be serving food from 5 - 7 p.m., don't miss your chance to try this awesome sandwich!
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Phoenix Cooks! @ The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Attention Phoenix Foodies, your very first culinary event of the Fall season is here! This Saturday, foodies from across the Valley will gather at the Westin Keirland in Scottsdale for an afternoon of food, drinks, and more food. The 8th Annual Phoenix Cooks! event will feature 32 cooking classes and demos and a giant marketplace where you'll be able to chow down on culinary delights from 45 of the Valley's top resort and restaurant chefs. Wine and tequila tastings will be available, as well as beer from the Alaskan Brewing Co. The event runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and tickets start at $75 per person.
SanTan Brewing Company's Bathing Suit Brews Cruise @ Grimaldi's Pizzeria Air up those bike tires, put on your best bikini and then ride over to Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Scottsdale for a four-stop beer bike ride with SanTan Brewing Company and the bike friendly folks from T.B.A.G. The ride starts with pizza slices and beers at Grimaldi's, then travels to Zipp's on Camelback and RNR for more afternoon brews, and ends at the swanky Saguaro Hotel for poolside beers and beats from DJ Peabody. The ride starts at 3 p.m. and the party at the Saguaro goes till 9 p.m. $20 gets you a beer at each stop and a slice of pizza. RSVP for the ride here.
Labor Day BBQ @ The Queen Creek Olive Mill Labor Day isn't for actual labor, it's for relaxing with a beer in one hand and something grilled in the other. This year, put down that bag of charcoal and stop by the Queen Creek Olive Mill for a tasty grilled Italian sausage topped with your choice of their caramelized red onion and fig, sweet red pepper and olive, or peach caponatina tapenades and a side of Sicilian slaw and Gourmet Potato Chips. The Mill will also be offering flights of locally brewed beers and wine tasting from the Hinant Family Vineyards along with live music and lots of fancy olive oil shopping. The barbeque runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and admission is free. (sausages and beer flights extra)