20 October, 2020, 09:47

August Food Events: Magic, Anniversaries & Staycations to end off the summer

It's time to get to eating (and drinking) with this handful of August food events.

You’ve made it this far into summer and have fearfully taken on all of the joyous temperatures that comes packaged along with it. Now it’s time to get to eating (and drinking) with this handful of August food events.

With that being said, you deserve to cool off and treat yourself to some of the fun events happening around the city this month.

Whether it’s the an immense margarita festival that’ll take you on a whirlwind adventure of flavors, or a staycation deal that’ll both keep you cool and your stomach full with a $20 breakfast credit, you’ll find something fun (and definitely tasty) to do in the following list.

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August Food Events

Thursday, August 1

$100 “Bed then Breakfast” Deal at Hotel Congress & Cup Cafe

Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Cast Iron Baked Eggs at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

01augAll Day08Bed then Breakfast$20 breakfast credit(All Day) AZ Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe are offering a special “Bed then Breakfast” deal if you book a room at the hotel from Thursday, August 1 – Thursday, August 8.

In order to snag this deal, you’ll need to make a reservation — at $100 a room — for a night (or a few) from Thursday, August 1 through Monday, August 26.

Upon completion of your reservation, you’ll receive a $20 breakfast credit to be used at Cup Cafe during your stay at the historic downtown hotel. Read more…

Three-Course Mezcal Carreño Dinner at Elvira’s

01aug6:30 pm8:30 pmMezcal Carreño Pairing Dinnerthree-course feast6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AZ Elvira's

Elvira’s is hosting a three-course “Mezcal Carreño Dinner” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1.

The dinner will feature a lineup from Mezcal Carreño  and three tasty dishes that are inspired by the flavors of Oaxaca. Plus, upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a Welcome Cocktail.

Seats are $60 per person. Read more…

Friday, August 2

Drink up at the 14th Annual World Margarita Championship

(Photo courtesy of Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance)

(Photo courtesy of Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance)

02aug6:30 pm8:30 pmWorld Margarita Championship 201910+ restaurants & purveyors6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AZ Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel is hosting the 2018 World Margarita Championship at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2.

If you haven’t had the chance to catch one of the previous World Margarita Championships, you may want to consider setting aside some time for this year’s event for an evening full of spirited cocktails, tastings of world class Margaritas and tequilas, and cuisine of the southwest.

Tickets are $60 per person. Read more…

Saturday, August 3

Beer & Cupcakes with Dillinger Brewing Co. & Tucson Roller Derby

Tucson Cupcake Bar amaretto, Jack & Coke, limoncello, and margarita cupcakes at Cafe Marcel (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tucson Cupcake Bar amaretto, Jack & Coke, limoncello, and margarita cupcakes at Cafe Marcel (Credit: Jackie Tran)

03aug4:00 pm7:00 pmBeer & CupcakesFour beers & Four Cupcakes4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AZ Dillinger Brewing Company

Roll on down to Dillinger Brewing Company as they host a Beer and Cupcake Pairing party with Tucson Roller Derby from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 3.

Each flight of beer consists of four brews and four mini cupcakes made by several of the local skaters — some of which are Harry Potter-themed.

Each flight of beer with cupcakes is $15 each. Read more…

Thursday, August 8

Three-Day Anniversary Celebration at Villa Peru

(Photo courtesy of Villa Peru on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Villa Peru on Facebook)

08augAll Day10Three-Day Anniversary CelebrationSpecial menu & Happy Hour(All Day) AZ Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine

Everyone’s invited as Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine celebrates its one year anniversary from Thursday, August 8 – Saturday, August 10.

The party gets the weekend started early on Thursday with a special chef’s menu for the occasion, live music, and Happy Hour prices. Plus, everyone gets a free slice of cake.

Reservations are recommended — especially during the anniversary celebration — and you can do that by heading over to villaperutucson.com or by calling (520) 900-7310.

Friday, August 9

“Bodega Bites” Pop-Up Dinner with South Sixth Bodega at Prep & Pastry

Assorted dishes at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Assorted dishes at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

09aug6:00 pm10:00 pm"Bodega Bites"Pop-up dinner with tortillas by che west6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AZ Prep & Pastry

Prep & Pastry is teaming up with South Sixth Bodega for a one of a kind Pop-Up Dinner from 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, August 9.

The dinner is officially called “Bodega Bites” and is planning to feature a taco and drink menu from the talented chefs at Prep & Pastry and the flavorful tortillas by Tortillas by Che West.

The cost of the meal and the menu has yet to be announced, which makes the pop-up even more interesting, and there’s also no need to make reservations. So, be sure to get there early if you’d like to snag a spot at the table.

Tuesday, August 6

Drink Beer & Save Turtles fundraiser at Hotel Congress

06aug6:00 pm9:00 pmDrink Beer. Save Turtles.Supports Turtle Survival Alliance6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Hotel Congress

It should’t hurt to be a turtle. It shouldn’t hurt to be thirsty either.

Luckily, Hotel Congress is considering the livelihood of everyone and throwing a “Drink Beer. Save Turtles” event from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.

The event entails exactly what it states. Grab a drink at the Hotel Congress Lobby Bar and you’ll be supporting the Turtle Survival Alliance.  You can find out more info at the Hotel Congress Facebook event page.

Friday, August 9

Ten55 Brewing Company celebrates one year at its downtown location

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

09augAll Day11One Year AnniversaryNew collaboration beer releases(All Day) AZ Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House

It’s been one year since moving to the downtown location, and Ten55 Brewing Company is throwing a weekend bash from Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11.

The party is perfect for those who’d rather not commit to one specific time because there’s something special going on each night during the anniversary celebration.

Depending on the day, they’ll be releasing “collabrewation” beers and bringing certain favorites back on tap. Read more…

Saturday, August 10

No regrets with wine, food & music at the “Bad Decisions” Festival in Sonoita

(Credit: AZ Hops & Vines: Bad Decisions Camp Out on Facebook)

(Credit: AZ Hops & Vines: Bad Decisions Camp Out on Facebook)

Over in the neighboring town of Sonoita, AZ Hops & Vines is hosting its annual “Bad Decisions” Festival from 11 a.m – 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

Aside from the beautiful landscape, you’ll find beer from local breweries, food trucks, a large amount of bacon to consume, live music, and an epic meteor shower. Read more…

You’re in for a treat: “Cake Decorating 101” class at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

(Photo courtesy of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort on Facebook)

10aug11:00 am2:00 pmCake Decorating 101workshop & Luncheon11:00 am - 2:00 pm AZ Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort and executive pastry chef, Shelli Soto, are hosting a “Cake Decorating 101” class from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.

The culinary team at the resort is treating everyone in the class to one-on-one instructions, live demonstrations, and a High Tea Luncheon. Shelli Soto is taking on the group of eager, cake decorating enthusiasts and passing on her knowledge and techniques.

Seats are $149 per person and are limited to just 24 spots. Read more…

Friday, August 16

Lance Burton Pre-Show “Magic & Wine” Dinner mesmerizes at PY Steakhouse

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

16aug6:00 pm8:00 pmMagic & Wine6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ PY Steakhouse

Just before the big Lance Burton show, PY Steakhouse, located just inside Casino Del Sol, is throwing a pre-show dinner from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, August 16.

This is a perfect meal to grab if you’re planning on checking out the Lance Burton: Master Magician and Friends show at Casino Del Sol’s Conference Center.

Seats to the dinner are $75 per person, and that does not get you into the magic show afterwards. Read 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…

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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…

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