April Food and Drink Events in Greater Phoenix

Spring has arrived, and with it, a variety of food and beverage events in Arizona. There are plenty of fun events on the calendar, from a fries festival and vineyard blessing (plus several other wine-related events) to restaurant openings and a limited-release beer launch at the benefit of a local foundation. Check back throughout the month to see what we’ve added to the list!

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Your pet will thank you for participating in this event.

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dog day
saturday april 2
The laid-back Central Phoenix pint
4626 16th Street North, Unit 102
Bring your dog to The relaxed pint and receive a treat for him/her plus $2 off your first pour. the Arizona Humane Society will have dogs for adoption from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Benefits of kegs donated by Bone Haus Brewerya 50/50 raffle and silent auction where you can win Phoenix Suns tickets will help all fundraising efforts.

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Visit Mesa/12 West Brewing

Limited Release Infusion
saturday april 2
Multiple locations

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and Visit Mesa, 12 West Brewing Co.and Chupacabra Tap Room come together to launch Spectrum Double IPA. The collaborative beer has blueberry, passion fruit and citrus flavors and will only be available for a limited time. Buy draft beer at several breweries Pitches or buy cans at 12 West Brewing’s downtown Mesa location and online via delivery service. Proceeds will go to the Mesa Regional Foundation for Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion

Click to enlarge Get $4 off your online order from Koibito Poke or through the app.  - POKE KOIBITO

Get $4 off your online order from Koibito Poke or through the app.

Koibito Poke

March Madness Offer
Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3
Koibito Poke
Multiple locations

Celebrate your team in the Final Four (or not) with this slam dunk of a deal Koibito Poke. Receive $4 off when you order online through the website or app with code FINAL4. Offer is valid for popular items like Chicken and Shrimp Bowl and side dishes like Cucumber and Seaweed Salads and Spicy Crab Medley.

Taste 30 different types of beer at Rusty's Beer Fest.  - PHOENIX NEW TIMES

Taste 30 different types of beer at Rusty’s Beer Fest.

Phoenix New Times

Rusty’s Oktoberfest
Sunday April 3
Rusty’s at Mountain Shadows Resort
5445 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

Terrace season is perfect for enjoying a cold moment. For this event at Rusty is in Mountain Shadows, you can admire the beauty of Camelback Mountain while tasting more than 30 different kinds of beer. Tickets, $49, include a punch card of 20 flavors and lunch.

Each slice is a corner slice at Jet's Pizza.  - THROW PIZZA

Each slice is a corner slice at Jet’s Pizza.

Jet Pizza

Free 4 Corner Pizza Week
From Monday 4 April to Sunday 10 April
Jet Pizza
20229 North 67th Avenue, Suite C-10, Glendale

Jet Pizza already has two sites in Arizona and is opening a third in Glendale. The Detroit-style pizza company is celebrating with a special offer for customers: Free 4 Corner Pizza with the purchase of any pie. Simply use code AZ3FREE at checkout to enter.

Click to enlarge Macayo's new white and red sangria.  - MACAYO'S

Macayo’s new white and red sangria.

Macayo’s

New beverage program
Wednesday 6 April
Mexican food from Macayo
Multiple locations

Macayo’s has a new beverage program after collaborating with Barter & Shake with the aim of changing things at the restaurant. New cocktails on the menu include the Bee’s Passion, made with house gin, house-made sweet and sour and passion fruit topped with Strawberry Citrus Smash Spiked Ice; a guava colada; and red and white sangria. Macayo’s also has new glass and clay mugs available for purchase online.

National Burrito and Beer Day
Thursday, April 7
Multiple locations

It really is the best of both worlds when National Beer Day and National Burrito Day coincide, and two Mexican restaurants in the valley lead the celebration. AT Modern Mexican Salt and Lime Grill, get half your beer with a burrito purchase. More than Diego Popsthe take-out adult lunch box includes chips and salsa, your choice of a burrito or three tacos, and a canned beer for $18.

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Calling all whiskey lovers.

Match Market & Bar

Garrison Brothers four-course whiskey dinner
friday april 8
Match Market & Bar 1100 North Central Avenue

If you’re a whiskey lover, you’ll love this four-course meal brought to you by Garrison Brothers at Match Market & Bar. Every plate, from watermelon salad and crab cake to pork belly and bourbon pecan pie, will be paired with whiskey. Tickets are $125 per person plus tax; the event takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Click to enlarge Buffalo Chicken Fries and a Classic Recipe from American Poutine Co. - MELISSA FOSSUM

Buffalo chicken fries and a classic recipe from American Poutine Co.

Melissa Fossum

FRIED, Fries and Music Festival
saturday april 9
Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 Third Street North Fries and airs: what could be better? It’s time for the second edition FRIED-Festivalto come Margaret T. Hance Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A variety of vendors will offer you creative fries, poutine macaroni and cheese fries, and even dessert fries. There will also be lawn games, two stages with live bands, and more. Tickets are $12 online in advance.

Click to enlarge Father Greg Adolph blesses the vineyard.  - SONOITA VINEYARDS

Father Greg Adolph blesses the vineyard.

Sonoita Vineyards

Blessing of the vines
saturday april 9
Sonoita Vineyards
290 Elgin Canelo Road, Elgin

Say a prayer, then drink to the 44th annual blessing of Sonoita Vineyards. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a noon blessing with Father Greg Adolph of Saint Andrew’s to celebrate the start of spring and the growing season. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door and include 10 wine tastings from nearby participating wineries and a souvenir glass. Lunch can also be purchased from local vendors.

Click to enlarge The interior of Arcadia Farms evokes a beautiful farmhouse guesthouse.  - CHRIS MALLOY

The interior of Arcadia Farms evokes a beautiful farmhouse guesthouse.

Chris Malloy

Farmer and fisherman dinner at home
Thursday April 21
Arcadian Farms Coffee
7014 East First Avenue, Scottsdale

This year, the annual Farmer and Fisherman in the House dinner at Arcadian Farms Cafe will bring together Duncan Trading Company, Chula Seafoodand Distribution of quail, with all proceeds from the event going to World Central Kitchen, the organization currently providing food aid in Ukraine. The meal will highlight locally sourced fruits and vegetables and fresh fish, paired with fine wines. Tickets are $125 per person, plus service charge and 22% tax.

Click to enlarge Celebrate all things wine on this self-guided tour of downtown Phoenix.  - DOWNTOWN PHOENIX INC.

Celebrate all things wine on this self-guided tour of downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Urban wine walk
Saturday April 23
CityScape Phoenix
1 Washington Street East

It’s hard to believe, but this year marks the 10th edition Urban wine walk in downtown Phoenix. Sips start at 1 p.m. CityScape Phoenix, or you can start your self-guided tour wherever you like. Participating locations will be offering wine samples for $5 each, which includes a snack while supplies last. The first 200 people to start their walk at CityScape will receive a complimentary commemorative wine glass.

Click to enlarge Smoothie King's new finds in Gilbert.  - SMOOTHIE KING

Smoothie King’s new finds in Gilbert.

The king of smoothies

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Saturday April 23
The king of smoothies
5482 South Power Road, Suite 102, Gilbert While Gilbert is new The king of smoothies opened on March 28, the official grand opening event will be held on April 23. There will be a raffle to win prizes, including the chance to win one smoothie per week for a year. Smoothie King will donate $2 from every smoothie sold during the day to the Tillman Foundation.

Click to enlarge Get ready for a great meal using fresh local produce.  - ERIC ELMORE PHOTOGRAPHER

Get ready for a great meal using fresh local produce.

Eric Elmore Photographt

Taste of the garden
Saturday April 30
Garden of Opportunity Spaces
1200 Vineyard Road West Roots AZ Project is an organization focused on providing sustainable access to nutritious food and helping people grow their own food. The nonprofit, which was co-founded by former WNBA player Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky coach Bridget Pettis, is holding its first fundraiser at Garden of Opportunity Spaces from 18h Local premiere in Arizona chefs will prepare dinner using food grown and harvested by Project Roots AZ volunteers. Tickets are $100 on the Project Roots website.

Click to enlarge The wine industry has revitalized the Verde Valley.  - COTTONWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The wine industry has revitalized the Verde Valley.

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Verde Valley Wine Festival
Saturday April 30
Old Town Business Park
187 Pima Street East, Cottonwood After a two-year hiatus, the Verde Valley Wine Festival is back. You’ll see offerings from local wineries, breweries and restaurants, while guests can come and go during the event to enjoy all that Cottonwood has to offer. General Admission, VIP and Platinum VIP tickets are available for purchase now.

YUM food festival
Saturday April 30
Bell Bank Park
1 Legacy Disk, Mesa

Are you the foodie? Discover the YUM Food Fest at Bell Bank Park for the area’s best food trucks, beer garden, margarita village, live music, and more. There will also be child-friendly food and fun activities. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door, and $50 for VIP (Very Important Foodie).

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