Grab your favorite toothpick & pair of overalls because the 6th Annual Arizona BBQ Festival & Redneck Games is stumbling in to Salt River Fields on Saturday May 2nd from 12 noon- 10 p.m. Brought to you by the kissing cousins at Affordable Food Festivals this event is bound to excite all and offend many with their antics in the redneck arena such as toilet seat horseshoes, cow milking, a Daisy Dukes beauty pageant & bobbing for pigs feet.
If the Redneck Games aren’t your thing, there will be over 25 of the top pit masters including Honey Bear’s, Pork on a Fork and Bootleggers smokin n grillin pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more with $2 samples and full meals for purchase. If that’s not enough loosen your belt, if you’re wearing one, and settle in for some Honky Tonk music starting at 12:30 with the band Honey Girl followed by Laura Walsh, Ashley Wineland, The Troubador Experience, Tommy Ash Band and Neon Circus taking the stage 8:30 p.m. & 9:30.
Fear not drinkers as plenty of ice cold Tito’s Vodka, beer and more will be available to keep you cool.
Tickets to this all ages festival are available for $12 includes free parking & kids 12 & under are free. VIP tickets are available in advance for $60 in advance and $75 at the door. VIP ticket holders get 5 drink ticket, 8 food tokens and access to private bathrooms & seating next to the main stage and most of all not feeling like a redneck. Tickets can be purchased at www.azbbqfestival.com
Salt River Fields is at 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85258
As the tax man cometh Wednesday April 15th, RA Sushi is hoping to make the day a little more wallet friendly. Whether you need pay taxes or are getting a refund everybody can take advantage of All Day Happy Hour at the 5 Phoenix area RA Sushi’s. You can choose from more than 25 sushi & appetizer selections at $3.49- $8.99 plus a large selection of signature cocktails, beer, wine and sake ranging from $3.75 -$8.00.
On most days RA celebrates Happy Hour from 3p.m. – 7p.m. but on the 15th it will be from open to close and will feature favorites such as Viva Las Vegas Roll, Rainbow Roll and Pineapple Cheese Wontons and all can be washed down with signature cocktails such as the Emperor’s Margarita and Dragon Bite. More information can be found at www.RAsushi.com
The 5 Phoenix area RA Sushi’s are located at
Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Road; Phoenix, 85044; 480-940-1111
Dana Park in Mesa: 1652 S. Val Vista Drive; Mesa, 85204; 480-632-9500
Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy; Scottsdale, 85254; 480-951-5888
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, 85251; 480-990-9256
Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave.; Tempe, 85281; 480-303-9800
Scottsdale’s Brat Haus will be hosting Sausage Fest in their outdoor beer garden on Sunday April 26th from 12 noon- 8pm. The sausage themed celebration will include the Arizona longest Brat and largest pretzel along with exotic Brats and sausage themed shenanigans such as a Stein holding contest, pretzel toss, eating contests and more. Yelp will be hosting selfie zone where festival goers can post pictures for a chance to win $100 Brat Haus gift card and Yelp schwag.
Brat Haus will create & grill an 80 + foot Brat and will sell portions to patrons for $1 per 6 inches with a 6 inch minimum with 50% of the proceeds going to the ALS Association of Arizona.
Ice cold beers from SanTan Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing, Krombacher and New Belgium will be on tap and available for purchase to wash down your brats, pretzel and more.
Tickets for this all ages festival can be purchased in advance for $8 at Brat Haus or $10 on the day of the event. Tickets can also be purchased on their website www.brathausaz.com
Brat Haus is at 3622 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85251