28 February, 2020, 06:01

Ho Ho Happy Holidays with a Sizzle & a Slice This Week

Foodie events for the week of Dec. 24 - 30.

The festivities are in full force, peaking this weekend.

Endless food options await around Christmas so if your plans fall through or unexpected guests come a-knockin’, you have options.

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The week quietens, allowing recovery time from all the holiday cheer, and picks up on the weekend with a pizza celebration followed by a bacon and mead pairing (brews available, too) before we welcome the new year.

The article will update throughout the week as events pop up — as well as the addition of a New Year’s Eve/Day round-up — so keep checking. For more information regarding event details, click the links below each event.

Monday, Dec. 24 – Tuesday, Dec. 25

Festive Meals to Chow on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 2018

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“The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in these tasty menus.

Whether you’ve been planning to go out to eat all along, or your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner plans have become a disaster, many Tucson restaurants have got you covered this year.

Some are offering their regular menus, while others are serving up something special to keep you warm.” More…

Thursday, Dec. 27

Winter Wonderland at Series 19

Old Fashioned cocktails in the works at Series 19 (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Old Fashioned cocktails in the works at Series 19 (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Music, munchies, and specialty drinks will be featured once a week for the month of December.

“Beginning on Thursday, December 6, Santa Claus, his elves, and anyone else craving a drink that tastes like a winter wonderland in a glass can purchase the exclusive cocktails.

Each cocktail — like the Sonoran Hot Chocolate or their spin on the classic Hot Toddie — is Santa approved.” More…

Saturday, Dec. 29

20 years of tasty pizza from Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria

Deep Dish Slice at Rocco's Little Chicago (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Deep Dish Slice at Rocco’s Little Chicago (Credit: Jackie Tran)

29dec(dec 29)10:00 pm30(dec 30)1:00 am20 Year Anniversary PartyPizza, prizes & cheap beer10:00 pm - 1:00 am (30) AZ Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria

“The best kind of party is a pizza party.

In order to celebrate accordingly, there’s going to be music from DJ Mike Ohno, various prizes, a cake, $1 Old Style American-style lagers, and all of the delicious food you’ve come to love.” More…

Sunday, Dec. 30

‘Bacon & Mead Pairings to Pig Out On at 1912 Brewing Company

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(flickr/kimtaro)

30dec1:00 pm5:00 pmNational Bacon Daybacon & mead pairings1:00 pm - 5:00 pm AZ 1912 Brewing Company

“Another holiday is sneaking its way into your plans before the year ends.

If mead isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry about it because all of 1912’s beer will be on hand as well. However, the brewery is offering flights of mead that’ll be perfectly paired with the crispy bacon being fried up right outside.” More…

Happening all season
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: “Miracle at Elvira’s” Christmas Bar Returns

(Credit: Randy Schmidt)

(Credit: Randy Schmidt)

“Traveling bar returns to Tucson with new Christmas-inspired cocktails.

The launch happened the day after Thanksgiving. Miracle isn’t wasting any time setting up its pop-up — now expanding to more than 80 locations around the world.

The pop-up is offering 10 cocktails and two shots (some nice and others naughty), and they’ll be poured in themed mugs and glassware to match the wintry, traditional Christmas concept at the bar.” More…

10-Year Celebration Specials at Vero Amore, Dove Mountain

Margherita Pizza (Credit: Vero Amore)

Margherita Pizza (Credit: Vero Amore)

“10 years of feeding the city calls for $10 food specials.

In order to give thanks, Vero Amore is celebrating ten years at it’s original Dove Mountain location with food specials throughout the month of December.” More…

First time cooking in our new office space and Jackie Tran did a mighty job of feeding the masses. The house-made barbacoa tacos with freshly-pressed corn tortillas were the stuff of dreams.

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kate hails from South Africa. Yes, you read correctly. After wrestling lions and riding elephant-back, she finds herself in the desert. Feel free to charm her with mimosas anytime.

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