MXSW Weekend Guide for May 19-21, 2017

BY Jess Harter Friday, May 19, 2017

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Arizona Restaurant Week: The twice-a-year promotion kicks off its 10-day spring edition with participating restaurants throughout the Valley offering prix-fixe dinner menus for either $33 or $44.

Tacos Tequila Whiskey Grand Opening: The Denver-based Mexican concept celebrates the recent opening of its Arcadia location with happy hour prices, including $2 beers and $5 cocktails, all day.

BottleShop 48 Wine & Cider Tasting: Sample four French and three English ciders, plus three wines from California’s superhero-themed Iconic Wines, for free from 5-7 p.m. at the Tempe store.

Peoria Artisan Third Sabbath Tapping: The Peoria brewery celebrates the tapping of the second batch of its Belgian tripel – a gold medal winner at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival – from 5-10 p.m.


Peach Sour Pop-Up Store: Try Iconic Cocktail’s new Pichuberry Peach Sour made with peaches from The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert. Peach sodas are $5 (free with purchase of mixer) from 10 a.m.-noon.

Queen Creek’s Lemonade Days: The town’s annual family-friendly celebration of summer features food, beer, cocktails, and, or course, lemonade. There also will be live music and lots of kids activities.

Joint Forces Malted Cider Tapping: Downtown Mesa’s Oro Brewing and soon-to-open Cider Corps tap their latest collaboration – a malted cider – from 2-8 p.m. at the brewery.

Helton Brewing One-Year Anniversary: The Phoenix brewery closes out its first year with a party from 6-10 p.m. featuring games, a 6 p.m. tapping of its Double IPA, and music from The Sugar Thieves.


Beer Beets Dinner at Gertrude’s: Grand Canyon and Ballast Point breweries are teaming up for a beet-themed beer dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden restaurant. All four food courses will feature beets.

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