6 October, 2022, 10:04

“Nacho Average Tailgate Festival” at University of Arizona Mall December 30

Nacho Average Tailgate Festival presented by Modelo Especial
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, December 30
University of Arizona Mall
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Let’s be real here, the best part about Super Bowl parties is the nachos. And Tucson’s the right place to embrace that.

The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on Friday, December 30 will embrace the almighty nacho at the Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival at the University of Arizona Mall. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., it will serve as the base for the “Nacho Average Tailgate Festival.”

Over 30 local nacho purveyors will face off for the title of Nacho King or Queen. Attendees will be able to sample nachos from each purveyor and vote for their favorite with the help of some cold beer samples.

The winner will be crowned at halftime of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl later that afternoon.

A ticket to the game is all that guests will need for entry to the tailgate, while an additional $15 fee for access to the Nacho Average Tailgate Festival.

To top it off, the Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms will perform live.

Participating Nacho Purveyors

  • Alejandro’s
  • Armando Duarte
  • Brushfire BBQ Co.
  • El Charro Café
  • El Gorrion Restaurant
  • Ernesto Guzman
  • Famous Sam’s
  • Lindy’s on 4th
  • Pub 1922
  • Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar & Grill
  • Rigo’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Sir Veza’s Taco Garage
  • The Hideout
  • The Neighborhood
  • Union Public House

For more information, visit novaarizonabowl.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.