Wine Tasting at Pomelo, Win Free Pizza for a Year, and More This Week in Metro Phoenix

Summer Happy Hour at SunUp Brewing Company 

Central Phoenix's SunUp Brewing Company officially kicks off its summer happy hour today starting at 3 and ending at 6 p.m. During this time, guests can enjoy extended happy-hour pricing on all regular-strength beers and select $5 appetizers. For more information, visit SunUp's website or the event's Facebook page
Win Free Pizza for a Year at Crust Chandler’s 2nd Annual Great Rustica Race
Tuesday, May 24

Free pizza for a year sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's not for those who compete in Crust Chandler's second annual Great Rustica Race. This Tuesday is National Scavenger Hunt Day, and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership is celebrating by hosting a scavenger hunt from 6 to 10 p.m. Teams of two will check in at Crust Chandler before searching for items on the scavenger hunt list and then returning to the restaurant. The top three teams with the shortest race times will win prizes, including free Rustica pizzas for a year and gift cards from Crust and other merchants. Those who don't place won't walk away totally empty-handed, though. Crust Chandler also will host a post-race party downstairs at The Ostrich featuring complimentary pizza and soft drinks from 8 to 10 p.m. Registration costs $10 per team. Call 480-917-4903 or drop by Crust Chandler in person to register. For more information, visit Crust's website

Wine Tasting and Appetizers at Pomelo on The Orchard Lawn
Wednesday, May 25

If you've been looking for an excuse to check out Pomelo, here's your chance. This Wednesday, the new restaurant is hosting a wine and hors d'oeuvres gathering on The Orchard Lawn. Guests can nosh on small bites, sip wine, and listen to live music courtesy of Aletheia Spring Quartet. The tasting runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Food and beverage tickets cost $4 each. For more information, visit Pomelo's website or the event's Facebook page

Strawberry Fields Chef's Dinner at Fez
Thursday, May 26

Strawberry lovers, listen up. Head to Fez on Thursday for a special Strawberry Fields dinner. Each course features, you guessed it, strawberries, and one sample dish includes smoked pork tenderloin with roasted strawberry relish, toasted corn polenta, grilled seasonal vegetables, and pork jus. Dinner starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $44 plus tax and tip. To purchase tickets and for more information, check out the event's Eventbrite page

Airport Restaurant Month Deals at Tequileria 
All week

May is Airport Restaurant Month. And if you'll be flying in or out of Sky Harbor, you may want to consider heading to Tequileria in Terminal 3 for its special menu in celebration of the occasion. One sample dish features Parmesan-crusted chicken served with grated parmesan, breadcrumbs, and dijonnaise that's served alongside three appetizers. For more information, visit Sky Harbor's Dining Terminal's website
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Teresa is a writer, editor, traveler, and food enthusiast. She loves chocolate, espresso, and Chihuahuas.
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