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Top Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend

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See also: New Times Calendar of Events See also: Nikki's Top Four Picks for Arizona Restaurant Week Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.

The Baby Ray @ Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles Start your weekend off right with a trip to the brand spankin' new, bigger and better Phoenix branch of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles. After nearly a decade, the chicken shack moved out of their, well, shack, and into a huge space with plenty of elbow room and triple the seats. The kitchen is reportedly up and running at high speed and we suggest you get your butt down there before the Phoenix masses catch on for a plate of the gravy soaked fried chicken with a side of Lo-Lo's famous waffles. Read more about the new digs here.

Sushi & Sake 101 @ RA Sushi Kierland Wanna learn how to make sushi? Well here's your chance. Sunday, September 16th, RA Sushi at Kierland Commons will offer a special class in sushi rolling and sake pairing starting at 11:30 a.m. Each sushi student will not only learn the art of sushi rolling but they will also get to eat it! $35 per person includes include a sushi rolling lessons, one non-alcoholic beverage, miso soup, edamame, two maki (rolls), two pieces of nigiri, a sushi rolling mat, plus a voucher good for a complimentary lunch on a return visit. Throw in an extra $5 and they'll toss in a sake sampler. Call 480-951-5888 to register.

AZ Restaurant Week Prix Fixe @ Blue Hound Kitchen Yes, yes, we've been talking about Blue Hound Kitchen quite a bit since they opened earlier this summer, but they really do good things over there! Restaurant Week starts Saturday, September 15th and we got excited about Blue Hound because one of the options is their Kentucky Fried Quail. We absolutely love this dish and we can't wait to pair it up with their aged cheddar scallion biscuits and a slice of lemon blueberry cheesecake. And at just $30 (plus tax and tip) per person -- our wallets will leave happy too! Check out the entire list of participating Restaurant Week restaurants here.

Pumpkin Spice Latte @ Starbucks It's back! the Pumpkin Spice Latte has made its Fall debut and even though we occasionally bitch about pumpkin items arriving too soon, we're actually pretty happy to see this guy back on the Starbucks menu. Not only does it mean cooler temperatures are right around the corner, but it's the one thing we actually crave from Starbucks. Try as you might, indie coffee shops, unless you steal a bottle of Starbucks magical pumpkin syrup, you're attempts at pumpkin lattes fall short.

Pigskin in the Park @ Rose & Crown What could make a Sunday better than a little football and a lot of beers on a grassy lawn in downtown Phoenix? How about a pig roast? This Sunday, head on over to Rose & Crown for their 4th Annual Pigskin in the Park event starting at 11 a.m. The English pub will be roasting a pig out front while you enjoy beer, football, and maybe even a few games of cornhole or horse shoes on their front lawn. $12 per person buys you all the pig you can eat plus all the fixin's. Beer extra.

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