It’s going to be May, and we can’t wait to see all the food and drink events coming up this month. From a day celebrating all things hummus to a Downton Abbey– themed afternoon tea, a brand new location for a popular Farmer’s Market, Arizona Restaurant Week and more, you won’t run out of things to do. Check back for updates.
Teacher Appreciation Week
From Monday May 2 to Friday May 6
Teacher Appreciation Week takes place every year in early May (although our educators earn praise all the time), and several restaurants in the valley offer specials. Koibito Poke offers teachers 25% off their entire order with proof of a teacher card at all its locations, while Eating in the car will take 15 percent off teacher orders with proof of ID.
May the Fourth Be With You Cookie Decorating
Wednesday May 4
Peacock Wine Bar
1525 North Gilbert Road, c108, Gilbert
May the Fourth be with you at Peacock Wine Bar how you decorate cute star wars sugar cookies with the help of Mae’s Cookie Jar. You will create six treats with step-by-step instructions; tickets are $40 and include all necessary supplies. There will also be a special $4 glass of wine.
Kentucky Derby Celebration
Saturday May 7
4360 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Enjoy the full Kentucky Derby experience at The Montauk. The restaurant will extend the party into the parking lot so you can watch the iconic horse race while enjoying live entertainment from local DJs, brunch, and more. Dress in your best bowler hat and best outfit; photographers will be there to capture all the fun. There will also be classic Derby cocktails like mint juleps and a Chandon spritz.
Inauguration at the new location
Saturday May 7
Downtown Phoenix Farmer’s Market
720 Fifth Street North
the Downtown Phoenix Farmer’s Market is moving to a new location, in the south parking lot of the Phoenix Bioscience Core, near Fifth and McKinley streets, a few blocks from the old market location. Over 80 farmers and vendors will be selling fresh produce, artwork, food and more. Free public parking is available at the northeast corner of Fifth and McKinley; free and paid street parking; and a limited-time parking validation for the Fillmore Parking Garage. Stop at the market from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Miracle Mile Deli Day
tuesday 10 may
Miracle Mile Grocery
4433 16th Street North
Miracle Mile Grocery turns 73 on May 10, and you can enjoy good food that day while donating to a good cause. Enjoy a pastrami, brisket or corned beef sandwich with a draft beer or a slice of pie for $19.49 (the deli first opened in 1949). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Colten Cowell Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps sick children feel like superheroes. The restaurant will also be offering $100 gift cards every hour from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday May 11
The Canal Club at the Scott Resort and Spa
4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
The Canal Club organizes rum tastings as part of its Rum Society every second Wednesday of the month. May focuses on Selva Ray Rum. Tickets are $35 and include rum samples, light bites, and a specialty cocktail. You will also receive 25% off at the Canal Club for the rest of the evening.
international hummus day
Friday May 13
International Hummus Day is May 13 and Pita Jungle celebrates by offering its guests a free little hummus dip with the purchase of a main course during happy hour (3-6 p.m.). Choose the Classic Hummus, Roasted Pepper, Cilantro Jalapeño, or Hummus Trio. This offer is only valid for on-site dining at participating establishments.
Back to Downton Afternoon Tea Party
Saturday May 14
English rose tea room 201 Easy Street, #103, Carefree
Downton Abbey: A New Era hits theaters May 20 and English rose tea room is hosting a special event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate. Dress in your best 1920s or 30s costume to enjoy formal afternoon tea. There will be Downton-inspired giveaways, music, photo ops and the chance to win tickets to see the film. Reserve your place now by calling 480-488-4812.
Saturday May 14
Found: RE Phoenix Hotel
1100 North Central Avenue
The Passport Series is back at Found: RE Phoenix. You will take a figurative trip to another country and get stamps in your (fake) passport. May will take you to South Korea with a theme party by the pool. The event is free, with South Korean-themed food and drink available for purchase at Match Market & Bar.
Arizona Restaurant Week
From Friday 20 May to Sunday 29 May
Arizona Restaurant Week happens twice a year, and it’s back this month. Restaurants across the state serving a variety of cuisines offer prefixed dinners for $33, $44, or $55 per person or couple. You can go as many times as you like over the nine days, and some restaurants may offer take-out food. Check the website, as new restaurants and menus are added every day.