8 December, 2021, 13:25

SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival is back at Tucson Botanical Gardens

Large appetites aren't necessarily a requirement, but are encouraged.

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

02feb11:00 am3:00 pmSAVOR Food & Wine Festival65+ local vendors11:00 am - 3:00 pm AZ Tucson Botanical Gardens

Here’s a festival that’ll put your belly grumbles to rest.

SAACA, Local First Arizona and Tucson Botanical Gardens are hosting the sixth annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 2.

SAVOR showcases the diversity of food and ingredients by bringing more than 65 of the region’s best chefs, wineries, breweries, and local restaurants together.

The artistic side of the city continues to expand throughout Tucson as it molds a unique gathering of local businesses. With so many local restaurants, breweries, and wineries popping up in the region it’s hard to keep track and taste them all, but that’s why this festival is so well supported.

In fact, it’s prone to selling out — last year’s tickets vanished days before the event.

Tickets are $79 per person and will be $85 on the day (if they’re still available). Admission includes samples from all wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors.

Participating Restaurants

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

  • Barrio Bread
  • Beyond Bread
  • Boca Tacos Y Tequila
  • Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
  • BrushFire BBQ Co.
  • Cafe Botanica/Gallery of Food
  • Casino Del Sol
  • Chef Chic
  • Dominick’s Real Italian
  • Gourmet Girls Bakery/Bistro
  • GRINGO Grill and Cantina
  • Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
  • Maynard’s Market
  • Merkin Pizza Wagon
  • Navigreat Fine Foods Co.
  • Nook. An Urban Kitchen
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Obon Sushi+Bar+Ramen
  • Omni Tucson National
  • Pastiche Modern Eatery
  • [POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
  • Queen Ceviche
  • Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
  • Renee’s Organic Oven
  • Rigos Restaurant
  • Seis Kitchen
  • Tohono Chul Garden Bistro
  • (More restaurants to be announced soon)

Participating Wineries

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

  • Caduceus Cellars
  • Deep Sky Vineyard
  • Four Eight Wineworks
  • Laramita Cellars
  • Merkin Vineyards
  • PRP Wine International
  • Sand-Reckoner
  • Wilhelm Family Vineyards
  • (More wineries to be announced soon)

Participating Breweries

  • Barrio Brewing Co.
  • Button Brew House
  • Dillinger Brewing Company
  • Dragoon Brewing Company
  • Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
  • (More breweries to be announced soon)

Now, you’ve got to get back home after sampling a substantial amount of wine and beer, right?

Lyft will be there to help you out with free rides and discounts if you don’t already have a designated driver. First-time users can redeem up to $20 in free Lyft credits by using the code: SAACA and existing users can get home with 10 percent off by using the code: SAVOR19.

The festival will also have live music throughout the day, but the lineup has yet to be confirmed.

Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit saaca.org.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.

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