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Flamenco, BBQ and Gridiron Glory + more to do this week

Gridiron Glory
The Arizona Science Center’s exhibit, “Gridiron Glory:  The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” is in its final week. Over 200 pieces make up the exhibition. The exhibit consists of attire, photos, documents, and NFL Films footage. The exhibit allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the finest examples of legends of the NFL. There are also interactive displays that demonstrate the science behind the sport.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, thru May 3,  $23.95

Dining Out for Life
This international event is a day where participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to fight HIV and AIDS. Restaurants such as Cibo, PizzaPeoplePub, Sierra Bonita Grill, The Vig, and others across the Valley are participating. Each restaurant will donate anywhere from 10% to upwards of 100% of the proceeds depending on the place and meal. For a complete list of restaurants, click here.
Various locations, Phoenix, April 30, Price varies

Whiskey Row Marathon
Head up to Prescott to compete in the annual Whiskey Row Marathon. Runners have the option of choosing the marathon, half marathon, 10K or two-mile options. The event is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year. The marathon and half marathon portions feature rugged dirt in the middle of the course. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in age-based categories for all the events.  Registration fees vary depending on the race.
Prescott YMCA, 750 Whipple St., Prescott, May 2, $20-$100

“PHXFLAMEnco Part: Uno” brings Arizona’s most talented flamenco dancers to dance the night away and provide entertainment. The event’s mission is to educate the local community about the thriving arts culture in the state. “PHXFLAMEnco Part: Uno” features live performances, Juerga, local artisan market, and other art showcases. In addition to the dancing, there will also be a chef showcase. Refreshments and games will also be available. Guests must be 18 and up to attend.
Ice House, 429 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, May 1, $25

BBQ & Redneck games
The annual BBQ and Redneck games are back at Salt River Fields. The event brings in over 20 pit masters that will be cranking out smoked pork, beef, ribs, and chicken. With all the BBQ, there’s a handful of eating contests as well. In addition to the BBQ, there will be live bands, mechanical bull riding, giant beer pong, and the Redneck Games Arena. General admission gets participants into the event and access to the Redneck Games, but the VIP option comes equipped with a limited number food and drink tokens which are required to purchase food and drink.
Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, May 2, $12 for GA, $50 in advance/ $75 at the gate for VIP

Photo: Chef Guido Saccone, Cibo

Top 5: Phoenix Favorites, Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Phoenix Favorites — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Matt’s Big Breakfast

801 N. 1st St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 254-1074
Using only cage-free eggs from humanely raised chickens, Angus beef, grain-fed natural Iowa pork and local organic produce, this breakfast hot-spot only serves high quality dishes.

Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
Come for the pizza — as it has been rated as the best pizza in the U.S. by Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Vogue, and Rachel Ray; and, it has also been recognized by Martha Stewart, Oprah, GQ and Gourmet.

Carolina’s Mexican Food

1202 E. Mohave St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 252-1503
Carolina’s Mexican Food offers fantastic Mexican food, catering, and even dedicates itself to help the community by donating to nonprofit organizations, such as the Free Arts for Abused Children and Phoenix Day.

The Fry Bread House

4140 N. 7th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 351-2345
Locals love the green chili stew, the restaurant’s small, rustic charm, the red chili burro and, of course, the fry bread.


603 N. 5th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 441-2697
Located in a restored 1913 bungalow, Cibo’s intimate environment combined with its artisanal pizzas and house-made, fresh pasta create an unforgettable evening.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012