Here: Tasting Ahwatukee here again

Tasting Ahwatukee, an annual event showcasing local businesses and restaurants, will take place Saturday, Feb. 20, at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Thrivent Financial and Verizon Wireless.

Participating restaurants include Arrivederci Trattoria, AZ Bread Co., Babaloo’s Cuban Cafe, The Cake Café, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Cupz and Crepes, Dairy Queen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fired Up Grill, Florencia Pizza Bistro, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Jamba Juice Ahwatukee, Los Taquitos, Macayo’s, My Big Fat Greek Express, Niro’s Gyro’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sweet Tomatoes, Thai Basil Ahwatukee, That Italian Place, Von Hanson’s Meat Market and Waffle House.

Tickets are $7 at the door, and proceeds will support the church’s youth programs.

Log on to www.tastingahwatukee.com to learn more and see photos from last year’s event. For more information, contact Chris Skarsten at (480) 893-2579, ext. 127, or e-mail info@tastingahwatukee.com.

 

Near: 26th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals this weekend

The 26th Annual National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Arizona Nationals will run Feb. 19 to 21 at Firebird International Raceway, 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler, featuring many of drag racing’s top stars.

Gates open to spectators at 7:30 a.m. each morning. Tickets start as low as $33. Three-day passes are also available beginning at $99. Children 5 and under receive free general admission access throughout the event.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.firebirdraceway.com or call (602) 268-0200.

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