Gimme a Chimi
Macayo’s Mexican Food celebrates its signature dish, the chimichanga, with the return of its popular “Gimme a Chimi” promotion. With the “build your own chimi” special, guests can select their choice of protein (shredded beef, shredded chicken, ground beef or pork carnitas); sauce (relleno sauce or fire-roasted tomatillo sauce); and topping (sour cream, guacamole or the Macayo’s Baja sauce). Additional toppings are $1.49 each. Guests can round out their meal with a side of choice (rice, refried beans, black beans or calabacitas) for an additional $1.49.
Various Macayo’s Mexican Food locations, macayo.com, $10
The Friends of Homeward Bound invite patrons to their second Rooftop 2022 to join the fight against homelessness under the stars. It will feature views, gourmet food stations, craft cocktails, entertainment and a few surprises. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, 6 to 10 p.m., homewardboundaz.org, $300
Roars and Pours
The Phoenix Zoo hosts guests 21 and older for Roars and Pours, during which patrons can stroll along zoo trails for happy hour brews, wine and food. Don’t forget about animal encounters, yard games and live music.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., phoenixzoo.org, $10
Learn & Lunch Cooking Class
Learn chef Marcellino Verzino’s secrets at his Learn & Lunch Cooking Class. This intimate, watch-and-learn-style class is held at the Chef’s Island, where he demonstrates how to prepare a signature dish, telling stories of his childhood growing up on a farm in Italy. Following class, patrons enjoy a delectable lunch of the featured dish plus an organic green salad and a sweet treat of handmade biscotti. This month’s featured dish is Polenta Con Sausage, which features a creamy polenta and homemade sausage in a rich tomato sauce.
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 1 to 3 p.m., marcellinoristorante.com, $70 per person
Central Arizona Food Truck Battle
This event will feature 20 food trucks going head to head for judges’ and guests’ votes to earn trophies. Diners can also enjoy the food from trucks competing for additional categories like best taco and best dessert trucks.
Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center, 16000 N. Maricopa Road, Maricopa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., eventbrite.com
National Ravioli Day
It’s National Ravioli Day, and Crust Simply Italian is taking the traditional dish to a new level with jumbo fresh lobster ravioli served with Alfredo and a touch of marinara for a pink sauce.
Crust Simply Italian, 10 N. San Marcos Plaza, Chandler; 8300 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., crustrestaurants.com, $22
Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival
The second Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival features varieties of fried chicken ranging from Korean to Nashville Hot chicken. An array of drinks, including cold beer, cocktails, lemonade and boba tea, along with desserts, will be available. All tickets purchased for previous dates will be honored for this date.
The Pressroom, 3125 S. 52nd Street, Tempe, 12:30 to 6 p.m., bit.ly/3v4HWef, $4-$15, children 6 and younger free
Drag Disco Brunch
Bottomless brunch, plenty of champagne and a drag show are just a few of the things that guests can expect at Drag Disco Brunch at Kähvi. Inferno Drag performers include Burandy J. Wine, Pyra Addiction, Rosie Cheeks Savage, Lucy Purr, K. Yass and more. General admission includes brunch, glasses or bottles of champagne, beats by DJ Kim E Fresh and the show from noon to 2 p.m.
Kähvi Coffee + Café, 214 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., drinkkahvi.com, $60