Premier tasting, “The EVENT” by Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, April 15

15apr6:00 pm9:00 pmThe EVENThosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ La Encantada

One of Tucson’s biggest, most beloved, and most anticipated food festivals makes its return for another year.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is hosting its 17th annual The EVENT at La Encantada from 6 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

The premiere tasting event celebrates 50 of the top restaurants, plenty of the tastiest libations, and some of the best live entertainment and dancing Tucson has to offer.

All year ’round, the Boys & Girls Clubs provides programs and a safe place to go after school and during the summer for the at least 7,000 Club Members.

Tickets are $150 per person. Proceeds help support more than 6,000 at-risk Club Members served at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ six local clubhouses.

Get tickets for Boy & Girls Club of Tucson’s “The EVENT” by clicking here.

Raffle tickets are also available for $20 each or six for $100.

The EVENT will also be hosting live entertainment and music throughout the night, but the various acts and artists have yet to be confirmed.

Additionally, the Tucson City of Gastronomy will host a table sharing information about the designation, how Tucson earned the award, and more.


The EVENT Participating Restaurants & Menu

Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics + Chef Chic

Blood orange olive oil brownies, non-alcoholic balsamic shrub drink

AZuL at The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

Meat and sauce or salsa

BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar

Johnny cakes, braised pork

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Warm queso “Bob Armstrong” style, charred avocado taco, flan

Dips at Blanco Tacos + Tequila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dips at Blanco Tacos + Tequila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bottega Michelangelo

Trifole pasta

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Smoked pork ribs, BBQ pit beans

Carriage House

Pork Colorado, frijoles maneados, esquites

Charro Steak

Esquites de elote

Commoner & Co.

Short rib, potatoes, veggies

Short Rib at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Short Rib at Commoner & Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Contigo Latin Kitchen

Chicken and beef skewers

Anticuchos de Pollo at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Anticuchos de Pollo at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Culinary Dropout

Charred Korean aspargus, house smoked salmon, mini s’mores

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Poffertjes

El Charro Cafe

Tamale, corn

El Saguarito

Green chile beef, rice, beans, chips, salsa

Elvira’s

Chile rojo enchilada

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Mini cheesecake bites, raspberry sauce

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Whole tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes, peppercorn sauce

Frost Gelato

Mini gelato cones

HUB Ice Cream Factory

Ice cream

Ice Cream from HUB Ice Cream Factory (Photo: HUB)

Ice Cream from HUB Ice Cream Factory (Photo: HUB)

The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge

Mini chilaquiles

Monsoons Tap and Grill

Green chile pork

Noble Hops

Shepherd’s pie

North Italia

Crushed fava bean bruschetta, English pea totelloni, hazelnut torta

Pastiche Modern Eatery

Shrimp, grits, barbecue sauce

Prep & Pastry

Bacon, English muffin, egg

RA Sushi

Crispy spicy tuna

Reforma

Carnitas tacos, pickled onions, habanero salsa

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

Meatballs and sauce

Pork & Beef Meatballs at Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink (Credit: Claire Kaufman)

Pork & Beef Meatballs at Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink (Credit: Claire Kaufman)

Saffron Indian Bistro

Chicken Tikka Masala, Vegetable Biryani

Chicken Tikka Masala at Saffron Indian Bistro in Tucson

Chicken Tikka Masala at Saffron Indian Bistro in Tucson

Seis Kitchen

Tacos tinga, tacos cochinita pibil

Tacos Chicken Tinga de Puebla at Seis Kitchen (Credit: Seis Kitchen)

Tacos Chicken Tinga de Puebla at Seis Kitchen (Credit: Seis Kitchen)

Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina

Roasted corn guacamole, chips

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Ahi tuna, cheesecake

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Penne pasta with walnut arugula pesto, braised beef on polenta

Ume Asian Cuisine & Sushi

Sushi, wasabi soy sauce

Playboy Roll at Ume (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Playboy Roll at Ume (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Union Public House

Pulled pork sliders

Vero Amore

Vegetarian lasagna

Villa Peru

Causa de pollo, aji de gallina, ceviche de pescado

Causa de Pollo at Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Suni Hunt)

Causa de Pollo at Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine (Credit: Suni Hunt)

Vivace

Sea scallops, garlic potato puree, lightened demi glace

Wildflower American Grill

Grilled albacore “Forbidden,” Moroccan lamb meatball, chocolate mocha bar

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

Zinburger sliders, truffle chips

La Encantada is located at 2905 E. Skyline Dr. For more information, call (520) 573-3533 or visit bgctucson.org to purchase your tickets.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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