Category: Events

Dinner with Chefs at Casino Del Sol

…and what a dinner it was. I was invited by author and blogger Rita Connelly to accompany her (actually do the driving) to the monthly special Dinner with Chefs event. Last night’s chefs were Ryan Clark who is now the well-deserved executive chef of Casino del Sol and Travis Peters, owner/chef of The Parish. Dinner […]

Tucson Festival of Books: What’s Under the Culinary Tent?

The Tucson Festival of Books happens next weekend (March 11 & 12) and for foodies and cooks, there is plenty to mentally munch on. Chef Ryan Clark, Executive Chef at Casino del Sol and Festival of Books Culinary Tent advisor, is pleased to announce the outstanding lineup of Tucson chefs/food authorities who will participate as […]

Tucson: Who will be crowned Nacho King or Queen?

The Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival raises the bar on tailgating. Not only does the end of the year wrap up with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl but the pre-game experience is filled with family-friendly fun, and a chip to chip challenge as to who will crowned the next Nacho King or Nacho Queen? […]

Tucson New Years Eve Dining Plus

It’s that time of year when you’re either going to celebrate on New Year’s Eve or you’re going to hibernate. If you choose the former, here are some Tucson options as well as other holiday essentials: KINGFISHER BAR & GRILL  2564 E Grant Road ~ 520-323-7739 Christmas Eve: Kingfisher will be open – last seating […]

Tucson: Free Tamale Festival at Ava Amphitheater

Celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variations of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico at the 12th Annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival. Held every year on the first Saturday of December, this festival has become a Tucson tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. It all happens on Saturday, December 3 from 10 […]

Vegetarian, Vegan Friendsgiving at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Here’s a new take on Thanksgiving: Break bread with friends and farmers this holiday season. The Flying V’s award-winning chefs invite you to gather your neighbors and friends for a delicious vegetarian and vegan family style meal before Thanksgiving. The evening will kick off with an intimate reception with local […]

Tucson Eat Yourself, aMAZED in Willcox

It’s that time of year when our local global society puts their best feet forward to show Tucson’s diversity. Here’s everything you need to know about the 3-day Tucson Meet Yourself Festival happening around the Main Library in downtown Tucson and 5 new must-eat dishes to try courtesy of Andi Berlin at the Arizona Daily […]

Yappy Hour for Tucson Greyhounds at Noble Hops

Dine at Noble Hops Gastropub on Monday, October 3 from 6 to 8 PM and 10% of the sales will be donated to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. Meet the veterinarian and staff from Ina Road Animal Hospital, drink craft beers, eat some of the best gastropub grub in town (vegetarian and gluten-free is available too) […]

Tucson Pop-Up Ensenada Dinner at Carriage House

Special guest award winning Chef Diego Hernandez (pictured) from Ensenada, Mexico joins Janos Wilder for the fourth in a series of “DOWNTOWN’S Around the Globe- Cities of Gastronomy” cooking classes and pop up dinners at the Carriage House on Friday, October 7th at 5:30 pm. Class begins at 5:30 and includes demonstration and recipes followed […]

Tucson Beer Brewed with Chiles Fundraiser for 4 Charities

Love this idea! Thirteen local craft breweries are coming together Thursday September 29 with specially crafted beers infused with chiles, chiltepin, chocolate (Hershey Bars!), mesquite and more for a special tasting that benefits four fab Tucson charities — Desert Harvesters, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, and Trees for Tucson.  This is a yearlong collaboration with […]