Category: Events

Eat for the Cats, Tucson Fundraisers

Do you like innovative cuisine prepared by an uber talented Tucson chef? If yes, consider dining out on Wednesday, Sept 21 at Feast Restaurant where 20% of your check will be donated to Pawsitively Cats. One hitch: You must download and print out the flyer and present it to your server in order for Pawsitively […]

Tucson Drinks: Storming the Sazerac – September 20-23

Here’s a word you don’t hear too often in Tucson – Sazerac. In 2008, the Sazerac was deemed New Orlean’s official cocktail but in the Old Pueblo not so much. We have the World Margarita Championship happening September 30. But back to the Sazerac which is alive and well at The Parish Gastropub. The drink […]

Fun Food Events – Tucson, Sept 15-18

You won’t be hungry or thirsty this weekend with all that is happening in Tucson. CataVinos Wine Shoppe celebrates its 9th anniversary over the next two weekends. On the menu for this weekend starting September 15, 16, 17 from 4 to 8 pm; the cost is $15 per tasting. Each weekend they will be pouring […]

Ice Cream Throwdown Fundraiser for Ben’s Bells, Salt & Straw

This sounds like my kind of fundraiser: Eight local ice cream and gelato makers want to win bragging rights while you the people get to sample and judge the offerings. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ben’s Bells, a homegrown charity promoting kindness to all. Sweet. The contenders are: BrushFire BBQ Co The Cup Cafe […]

Farmer+Chef–Local First Arizona Event–Sept 12

Don’t miss this special event and resource for Arizona farmers and vendors to get to know chefs, stores and buyers at a wholesale vendor fair. Also students, advocates, entrepreneurs and interested parties like me can learn about sourcing food products on a local level. This daylong event happens Monday, Sept 12 at the Tucson Convention […]

Tucson Gone to Seed at Native Seeds Search, Pop-Up Beer

Raise your hand if you have ever cleaned seeds? It might not be on your bucket list but you would be helping Native Seeds Search if you came out to help (volunteer) on Thursday September 8 from noon to 4 pm. Drop in; you need not stay for the entire time. Seeds have been sown […]

Tucson Hunger Walk Fundraiser – September 17, 2016

Tucson is an altruistic city which is good because the need is great to feed people in need. Not only are three Arizona-owned restaurants participating in a month-long No Kid Hungry campaign but the Community Food Bank is hosting its signature Hunger Walk with the goal of raising $205,000. So far, $148,000 has been raised! […]

Tucson Food Events–Sept 17-Bacon, Brew, Casks Oktoberfest

What is it about Saturday September 17th that the stars are aligned in such a way to bring about a trio of sumptuous beef, bacon and beer events around town? My apologies to vegetarians. Arizona Bacon Fest You must be 21+ to attend this bacon bacchanalia at Randolph Park driving range from 5 to 9 […]

Get Prickly at Sonoran Desert Cooking Camp – Aug 6

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday August 6 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort? Join the region’s best chefs in harvesting and preparing a variety of native ingredients like prickly pear fruit, saguaro cactus, barrel cactus and mesquite pods in this one-day fully interactive cooking class. Learn BBQ techniques using prickly pear fruit with […]

Beads, Bracelets, Booze, Greyhounds, Tea

June 25 is a very important date in Tucson – greyhound racing ends! That means a celebration hosted by Beading Divas to the Rescue, a 501c3 who has raised more than $150,000 for animal charities by selling one handcrafted beaded bracelet at a time. That is a whole lot of beads, maybe millions of beads […]