Where Local and Global Appetites Collide
Food/Beer Blockbuster Block Party Downtown – Oct. 1 – 3 to 6 pm

Food/Beer Blockbuster Block Party Downtown – Oct. 1 – 3 to 6 pm

The weather is cooling off nicely and where else would you rather be than the Gastronomic Union of Tucson’s (G.U.T.) event celebrating local chefs while fundraising for TEDxTucson?

The Block Party on Broadway, a gustatory extravaganza, will take place in the parking lot of the Carriage House in downtown Tucson located on the corner of Broadway and Arizona Avenue.  The event will feature four whole locally raised pigs prepared by four chefs in their signature styles.

Chef Matt Cable from Fresco Pizzeria will smoke his; Chef Michael Elefante from Mama Louisa’s will fix his “Porcetta” style; Chef Obie from the Mountain Oyster Club will offer a Caja China (box roasted) preparation; and  Chef Gary Hickey from Charro Steak will cook his on a spit over a mesquite fire.

There will also be a wide array of side dishes and desserts prepared by 20 local chefs as well as beer samples from four local breweries: Barrio Brewing, Crooked Tooth Brewing, Dillinger Brewing and Pueblo Vida Brewing Co.  Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Herm and DJ Alias.  A percentage of the proceeds from the Block Party on Broadway will go to TEDxTucson.

Adult tickets are $40 each and include all you can eat and four beer samples.  Kids under 15 get all they can eat for $12.50.  Tickets can be purchased here.

G.U.T is a Union of local Chefs working to further education and give back to Tucson’s diverse culinary community through responsible agriculture and locally sourced ingredients. It is a collaboration of over 30 chefs and food professionals who came together following Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, to foster a culinary community of creativity, professional development and community engagement.

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