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As always, metro Phoenix is full of fun food and wine this week, from Food truck Friday West, a gathering of Food trucks in Glendale that takes place every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., at Uptown’s new Wednesday market from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1pm at North Phoenix Baptist Church.
But this week, I suggest going to a tiki bar that just opened in Gilbert, become a French baker for a few hours and pop into a beer garden for some German music, brews and bites.
Hello, promise, a votre sante. Here’s your guide to the best food and drink to do in metro Phoenix this week.
UnderTow opens big in Gilbert
Oh, Gilbert! UnderTow, the popular Phoenix tiki bar with a creatively inspired theme is opening its second location in Gilbert. A top 10 nominee for “New American Cocktail Bar” by the Oscars of the beverage industry, the bar offers guests a unique experience while serving drinks in what appears to be the stomach of a spice trading ships. The Clipper, helmed by Captain John Mallory, is an unusual place to taste classic cocktails with a new twist, a rare collection of rums as well. in non-alcoholic beverages. UnderTow recommends reservations and a fee based on the final bill, but walk-ins are accepted.
Due date: Visit their opening week of sailing. The bar will have its grand opening on Tuesday, October 11 and are currently open for the entire week.
Where: Epicenter in Agritopia. 3150 E. Ray Road, Gilbert.
Tickets and information: $20 per person for 90 minutes. sevenrooms.com/reservations/undertowgilbert.
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Desert Brews and German Grill
This event, now in its second year, is a mini Oktoberfest. Bring your pooches and enjoy live music and a beer garden on the olive grove next to Weft & Warp Art Bar + Restaurant at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort. Fill out the restaurant details of biergarten bites.
Due date: 5 to 7 pm Friday, October 14.
Where: Andaz Scottsdale Resorts and Bungalows. 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
Tickets and information: Free to join. Food and drinks are available a la carte. andazscottsdale.com/experience/desert_brews_and_german_grill/
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Macaroni baking class
If you’ve tried making these cookies (name them ‘on’, not “oon”), you know they can go wrong. Don’t worry, chef Jenna Leurquin of French bakery JL Patisserie is here to help. Become a French baker for a few hours and learn how he makes one of the best macarons in the Valley. He will teach the whole process, from choosing the right ingredients and tools to the techniques you need to create the best cookies and ganache filling. You will also learn tips and tricks for successful decorating. Bring your own wine and go baking. You leave with two dozen macaroni.
Due date: 3:30 to 5:30 pm Saturday, October 15.
Where: JL Patisserie. 7342 E. Shea Blvd. #108, Scottsdale
Tickets and information: $95 per person. jlpatisserie.com/class/macarons-baking-class-2.
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