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Tucson food festivals

Maybe because the nights are getting cooler but Tucson and So. Ariz. is a buzz with food Festivals.

Here’s what is happening this weekend and for the next few weeks:

Greek Festival – Sept 24
Opa! As I sit here writing this, I have a real craving for dolmades (i.e. stuffed grape leaves). Read more.

SalsaFEST – Sept 25 and 26
Hop on the Salsa Trail and enjoy the salsa festivities in Safford, Ariz. Read more.

Tucson Culinary Festival – October 1-4
Support the Tucson Originals efforts for four days of fabulous food and wine events starting with the margarita championship on Thursday October 1 at Maynards Market courtyard. Sample nine margaritas and vote for your favorite while nibbling on munchies and enjoying live music.  Friday October 2 features the Reserve Tasting for those of you with exclusive uptown food and wine tastes. Saturday October 3 is the Grande Tasting for people who like to experience all the restaurants and more wine. Then on Sunday October 4, it’s brunch at Loews Ventana Resort and the Copper Chef Challenge, sort of like the Iron Chef but Jim Murphy of Kingfisher and Jeff Fuld of Elle face off with some mystery ingredients while the brunch diners eat and watch. It all happens for a good cause and to celebrate Tucson’s independent restaurants. Check it out and buy your tickets online.
Tucson Eat Yourself – October 10 & 11
Actually, it’s called Tucson Meet Yourself but the event is practically all about food where every imagineable culture comes together for music, art, and food. More info coming soon including a pre-event cocktail party.

Tell me more. Tell me more at eat.tucson AT yahoo.com

More Tucson food festival info coming soon…

Karyn Zoldan
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