Category: Events

Rockabilly Blues BBQ at Loews Ventana Tucson

The Rockabilly & Blues BBQ sounds like a blast. We all need more fun in our lives, right? On October 27th, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort will transform into a rockin’ food lover’s utopia for one night at its first annual Rockabilly & Blues BBQ. Guests will enjoy an incredible night under the stars featuring a […]

Tucson: SAVOR Food and Wine Festival – Feb 3

Ever since Tucson received the City of Gastronomy designation, our fair city has bubbled over with food festivals and events.  However, the grand dame of them all is SAACA’s SAVOR Food & Wine Festival which happens Saturday, February 3 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Locals and tourists alike will be able to sample 31 restaurants […]

Tucson sizzles with festival food events

Tucson is bubbling over with food festivities. THE TOAST – Jan 28 Join SAACA as they kick off the 2018 SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival week events with a celebratory TOAST to honor those who have dedicated their efforts to building a thriving, diverse and rich culinary legacy in our community. ​THE TOAST […]

Dine on Your Corner: Donate, Remember, Embrace

This is so Tucson which is one of the reasons I like living here.  Who can forget that nightmare of a travesty? Tucson —Monday, January 8th marks the 7th anniversary of the tragedy that shook Southern Arizona and our nation when former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event was interrupted by a gunman […]

Tucson: Drink More Beer for a Cause, Sips for Seniors

Hey Tucson, are you thirsty? You look thirsty. How about some craft beer and a delicious snack at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company on Sunday, November 12 from 3 to 5 pm? Drink beer for Sips for Seniors. One dollar from every pint of beer will be donated to sponsor senior pets at Pima Animal Care […]

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 […]

SAACA’s Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge 2017 Winners

Belatedly, here are the winners of SAACA’s (Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance ) Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge 2017- Congratulations to the winners. The evening was warm and well attended with more than 1,400 people, 40 participating restaurants, chefs, brewers and distillers, and nearly 100 recipes judged. $44,000 was raised for SAACA and the […]

El Tour de Tastebuds Aug 27 at The Carriage House Tucson

Blogger’s note: What an amazing cast of characters (of chefs) in the The Carriage House kitchen on Sunday August 27. This dinner sounds extraordinary. (from the cleverly written press release) A constellation of Tucson’s brightest culinary stars is proud to announce the third collaborative pop-up dinner of The Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT). While the […]

Tucson: 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge – Sept 3

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance joins forces with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to present the 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila & Taco Challenge, which will raise funds for both non-profit organizations. Some of the region’s best chefs and bartenders will be competing against each other to determine the best salsa, taco […]