We’re pretty sure there hasn’t been a better time to get out of the heat and head up north. This weekend, Pepsi Amphitheater will be home of the 7th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival. On June 25, from noon to 4 p.m., the event gives guests the chance to experience international and domestic wine, craft beer and culinary creations from popular Northern Arizona restaurants against the backdrop of the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest.
This year also welcomes the return of Twin Arrows Casino Resort, SubZero/Wolf and Southern Wine & Spirits featuring its wine and spirits collections for guests to enjoy. In addition to Southern Wine & Spirits, Hensley Beverage Company provides the special craft beer tasting experience at Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival, and guests can anticipate another year of a cooking demonstrations on the SubZero/Wolf Demonstration Stage.
Participating restaurants include Zenith Steakhouse at Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Sakura at Flagstaff’s Doubletree Resort, The McMillian Bar and Kitchen, Northern Pines, Lalo’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food, Hickory’s Smokehouse BBQ, Lumberyard Brewing Company, Findlay Toyota Ultimate Tailgating Tundra, Pita Jungle and more.
Tickets are $45 and include four well-crafted wine/beer samples, unlimited food tasting and a complimentary wine glass. The option for additional wine tastings for purchase are available at the event. Tickets at www.PepsiAmp.com or by phone at 1.866.977.6849. The event benefits Friends of Coconino Country Parks.
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