8 December, 2021, 12:21

July Foodie Events: dinners, anniversaries & lots of fireworks

Your one-stop compilation of fun times this summer.

It’s July, summer is in full swing, and it’s time to enjoy life.

Need more reasons to go outside this month — even though the overpowering heat from the sun’s rays are beating down on you? Look no further.

While some Tucsonans skip town for the summer, others will be enjoying dinners, events, and fun happenings around the city (such as those mentioned below).

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Friday, July 12

New Collaboration IPA Release by Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

(Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Facebook)

12jul6:00 pm9:00 pmCollaboration Beer Releasecreamsicle-flavored IPA6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company has joined forces with Casas Adobes Oral Surgeryto release a new brew from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

So, what was their inspiration for the COAS IPA?

It’s a tribute to the classic childhood treat, the creamsicle, but it’s also benefiting the Children’s Emergency Dental Fund at El Rio Health…More.

Saturday, July 13

Doma’s Delights Hosts Italian Pop-Up Dinner

13jul5:00 pm9:00 pmItalian Pop-Up DinnerFive-course locally grown meal5:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ

Personal chef and catering company, Doma’s Delights, is hosting a pop-up dinner with a first seating at 5 p.m. and a second at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

Dominique Stoller, who was recently the executive pastry chef at HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery, is using her exceptional culinary skills at the first pop-up with her company.

There will be two seating times, so choose wisely, and it’s $80 per person. …More.

Elaborate HSSA 75th Anniversary Banquet Dinner

(Credit: Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort)

(Credit: Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort)

13jul5:00 pm8:00 pmHSSA 75th Anniversary Banquet5:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ El Conquistador Hilton Resort

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is celebrating 75 years with a banquet dinner, a live auction, and a talk with guest speaker and Emmy Award-winning television personality Brandon McMillan of CBS’ “Lucky Dog”.

Tickets to the dinner range from $74 – $125 per person. Read more…

Local chefs & breweries join forces for the second annual “Brews & Bites”

(Credit: Borderlands Brewing Company on Instagram)

(Credit: Borderlands Brewing Company on Instagram)

13jul6:00 pm8:00 pmBaja, Brews & Bitesfeat. live music6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ The Highlands at Dove Mountain

Tucson Original Restaurants and Baja Arizona Craft Brewers have collaborated to create a unique tasting menu inspired by Tucson’s growing craft beer scene.

Everyone attending will enjoy small plates paired with beer from the featured menu of competing collaborations. Once you’ve had enough to eat and drink, you’ll vote for your favorite.

Tickets are $35 per person. Read more…

Tuesday, July 16

Summer Pappy Bourbon Flight Tasting at Batch Cafe

(Photo courtesy of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery on Facebook)

16jul6:00 pm7:00 pmSummer Pappy Bourbon Flightfeat. four tasty pours6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AZ Batch Cafe & Bar

Batch Cafe & Bar is hosting a special tasting event of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery‘s whiskey from 6 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16.

The event is extremely limited, with only 10 tickets available, so make sure to grab your tickets sooner rather than later.

Tickets are $120 per person — tax and gratuity included — and that’ll get you four pours of some of the most sought after spirits around. …More.

Wednesday, July 17

Humane Society’s “Wood Down Wednesday”

Broccoli Falafel at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Broccoli Falafel at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

17julAll DayWoof Down Wednesdayfeat. 20+ local businesses(All Day: wednesday) AZ

“Woof Down Wednesday” returns as the Humane Society of Southern Arizona teams up with several local restaurants on Wednesday, July 17.

It shouldn’t hurt to be a homeless pet, and donating doesn’t have to hurt your wallet either. All you’ve got to do is eat at any of the participating restaurants and they’ll donate anywhere from 10% to 50% of what you spend on your meal.

It’s not all about food either. This year breweries, popular drinking spots, and even an art studio are pitching in to help those in need. …More.

Thursday, July 18

“Farm to Fork” Summer Feast Series at Café Botánica, round 2

Pistachio-crusted Tilapia with shredded chicken and butterball potato empanadas, tomato-grape chutney, grilled summer corn with honey butter, and hard roasted garlic eggplant at Cafe Botanica (Credit: Kate Severino)

18jul6:00 pm8:00 pmFarm to Fork Summer Feast SeriesInspired by local farms & vineyards6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ Café Botanica

What you can expect is a family-style dinner at a shared farm table, which is perfect for hanging out with friends or begin new conversations with strangers. In addition to the cuisine, you’ll be able to tour the gardens, soak in the music, and get out of your seat and dance (if you so desire).

Tickets are $75 per person and must be purchased beforehand, mainly because of the limited seating. You can save your spot by calling (520) 445-5394.

Friday, July 26

Casa Marana & Donut Wheel host Homer Simpson-approved doughnut & beer pairing

Blueberry Frosted Doughnut at Wheel Donut

26jul6:00 pm9:00 amBeer & Doughnut Pairingfeat. Donut Wheel6:00 pm - 9:00 am AZ Casa Marana

The northwest side drinking spot, Casa Marana, has invited Donut Wheel down for a sweet evening of beer pairings from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 26.

It may have a been a rough time before the Ina Rd. construction project wrapped up, but the doughnut shop was tasty enough to stick around. …More.

Throughout the month

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails highlights Panama City in Around the Globe tour (MENU)

Patacones with Shrimp Salad at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

24junAll Day19augPanama City Menuseven new dishes(All Day) AZ DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails continues its “Around the Globe: Sisters Cities of Gastronomy” tour with a special Panama City menu from Monday, June 24 to Monday, August 19. See menu…


In addition, a Cooking Demo & Multi-Course Dinner will take place at The Carriage House on Friday, June 28 from 6 – 9 p.m. Seats are $70 per person and you’ll get a copy of all of the recipes and a multi-course dinner with drinks. See more…


Kingfisher maps out its annual “Summer Road Trip” with delectable new bites

(Credit: Kingfisher)

(Credit: Kingfisher)

18julAll Day01augSummer Road Trip: July 2019feat. cuisine of the Midwest(All Day) AZ Kingfisher

Kingfisher is hitting the map and bringing in new menus with its annual “Summer Road Trip” from Thursday, July 18 – Thursday August 1.

The summer promotion, in its 26th season, is a lot of fun because it features a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails, and regional beverages — changing it out every few weeks throughout the season. This month’s menu will feature cuisine inspired by the Midwest.

Know of any other food-related events? Let us know in the comments.

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