February 2020 Food Events: Workshops, Wine Festivals & Beer Celebrations

There's lots to do in Tucson during the shortest month of the year.

It’s a new month and there’s love in the air.

Whether you’re falling in love with someone or falling head over heels with a new restaurant, February has plenty of fun events to attend. You’ve got choices that include food workshops for couples, pop-up beer dinners, all-you-can-eat tacos, a beer crawl, and wine festivals.

Saturday, February 1

01feb4:30 pm9:00 pmBoots n Brews Craft BeerCraft beer tastings & a dinner buffet4:30 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Tanque Verde Ranch

The dinner and tastings are part of a weekend extravaganza happening at Tanque Verde Ranch.

If you’re interested in the one-day pass it’s $55 a person, and are only valid for events happening on Saturday. Each ticket includes beer tastings, live music, and the dinner buffet. …read more.

01feb6:00 pm9:00 pmChinese New Year DinnerMulti-course dinner with entertainment6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona The Carriage House

The celebration is often considered one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, and each Asian-inspired dish will be prepared by chef Janos Wilder and chef Devon Sanner.

Tickets are $87.50 and include a five-course dinner and a half bottle of wine per person. …read more.

Wednesday, February 5

05feb7:00 pm9:00 pm"Guy's Grocery Games" Viewing Partyfeat. "Mo" of Geronimo's Revenge7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Che's Lounge

Jeronimo “Mo” Madril recently competed on Guy’s Grocery Games and now the public gets to see the outcome. Also, chef Mo will be parked right outside of Che’s Lounge — where he’s often found — and is going to recreate the dish he made on the show.

The show starts 8 p.m., but get there early to order your food. …read more.

Saturday, February 8

08feb6:00 pm10:00 pmTacopalooza 2020feat. all-you-can-eat tacos6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arizona Hop Street Lounge

The event is being run by local chef Jose Zavala, who’s also known as Che West, and much like the previous events, he’s creating three types of tacos for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the tacos, they’ll be serving up a Michelada Special.

Tickets are $20 per person and the price will increase as we approach the day of the event. …read more.

08feb12:00 pm3:00 pmSAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festivalfood, beer, wine & entertainment12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Arizona Tucson Botanical Gardens

SAVOR showcases the diversity of food and ingredients by bringing more than 60 of the region’s best chefs, wineries, breweries, and local restaurants together.

Tickets are $79 per person and that includes samples from all wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors. …read more.

08feb11:00 am10:30 pmCrawfish Boilfeat. craft beer & cocktails11:00 am - 10:30 pm AZ Sentinel Peak Brewing Company

All you’ve got to do is follow your nose to the midtown brewery, and you’ll be greeted and tastefully overtaken by the smell of Cajun seasonings.

In addition to the steaming cuisine, Sentinel Peak’s craft beer will be available as well as cocktails at their full bar. …read more.

08feb10:00 am2:00 pmBackyard Pitmaster Classfeaturing Sterling Smith10:00 am - 2:00 pm Arizona Arizona Grill & Hearth

You can learn from the best during this class.

Green Mountain Grills Competition Pitmaster, Sterling Smith, will teach you his competition secrets for the backyard cook. Tickets are $99 per person.

Tuesday, February 11

11feb6:00 am8:00 amPop-Up Beer Dinnerfeat. BOCA Tacos y tequila6:00 am - 8:00 am Arizona Tap & Bottle North

Tap & Bottle is bringing Sonora, Mexico to their “North” location with beers by Buqui Bichi Brewing and cuisine by BOCA Tacos y Tequila.

The food and beer menu has yet to be released, but you can grab your tickets now. Seats are $40 per person and includes four beers and four courses.

Wednesday, February 12

12feb6:00 pm8:00 pmBeer Pairing Dinner1912 Brewing & The Parish collaboration6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona 1912 Brewing Company

1912 Brewing‘s co-owner and head brewer is celebrating his 43rd birthday with an awesome meal from The Parish’s chef Travis Peters.

The four courses have yet to be released, but you can take a look at the regular dinner menu to get an idea of what’s normally dished out. Tickets are limited and are $40 per person. …read more.

Thursday, February 13

13feb7:00 pm9:00 pmBarbecue & Aliensfeat. Black Market BBQ7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Casa Film Bar

Black Market BBQ is pulling up to Casa Film Bar for a night of barbecue and the frightening sci-fi film “Alien.”

The food truck serves food in the style of North Carolina cuisine, so stop on by for some great food and a classic movie.

Saturday, February 15

15feb10:00 am1:00 pmCouples Cooking ClassLearn three recipes10:00 am - 1:00 pm Arizona The Garden Kitchen

This isn’t going to be your typical dining experience, ladies and gents.

Rather than waiting to be served, you’ll be serving yourself and learning new culinary techniques for that “special someone” in your life. It’s also a great way to surprise your partner with an unforgettable dinner — that is, if you don’t bring them along for the class.

It’s $55 to attend the class, and you’ll want to register soon before it fills up. …read more.

15feb11:00 am6:00 pm2020 Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festivalfeat. 25 arizona wineries11:00 am - 6:00 pm AZ Steam Pump Ranch

The Steam Pump Ranch and its iconic 1800’s ranch house is quite the backdrop for more than 25 vineyards and wineries, local fare from a variety of AZ food trucks, live jazz music performed by the Pete Swan Trio and local artisans.

Tickets are $25 per person and it’s free admission for designated drivers and kids. …read more.

15feb1:00 pm5:00 pm2020 Tucson Craft Beer CrawlNearly 30 participating breweries1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arizona

The adventure allows you to explore new areas of downtown, new beer, and perhaps favorite beer you’ve already tried in locations you’ve already seen. Either way, it’s a fun experience getting out there and seeing what Tucson has to offer.

12 venues and nearly 30 participating breweries are confirmed so far, but more may to join the party as we creep closer to the event. …read more.

15feb2:00 pm4:00 pmWine Tasting & Pairings Workshophosted by creative kind2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Arizona Commoner & Co.

Throughout the class you’ll learn about the different types of grapes, and how to identify the different characteristics of wine — body, texture, and terroir. On top of that, you’ll walk away with an idea of food pairings and glassware.

Most importantly, you’re going to be tasting a variety of wines and the dishes that tastefully pair with them.

Tickets are $65 per person. …read more.

Sunday, February 16

16feb11:00 am4:00 pmChocolate Love 2020wine & chocolate pairings11:00 am - 4:00 pm Arizona AZ Hops & Wines

Throughout the event you’ll get to hang out with hunky firefighters and law enforcement members, all while drinking wine and eating chocolate. Aside from the sweets, the event is meant to support the new calendar they’re putting together.

Tickets are $20 per person and include a souvenir glass, six tasting tickets, and chocolate. …read more.

Tuesday, February 18

18feb6:30 pm9:30 pmDinner with Chefs: Feb. 2020 Editionfeat. Anne Loftfield of High Energy Agriculture6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Arizona PY Steakhouse

With each year’s passing, the monthly event continues to change, get tastier, and grow into a much bigger culinary experience with its vast group of collaborators. This year, PY Steakhouse and executive chef Ryan Clark are inviting local farmers from Southern Arizona into the kitchen to craft multi-course dinners with paired beverages.

Next up is Anne Loftfield of High Energy Agriculture and will involve using hand-picked, mindfully-sourced, Arizona-grown ingredients. The menu has yet to be released, but will be added shortly. …read more.

Thursday, February 20

20feb7:00 pm9:00 pmRoaring 20's Party & Dinnermulti-course meal with cocktails7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ Sullivan's Steakhouse

The moment you walk into the steakhouse you’ll feel like you’ve been transplanted back into the Roaring ’20s, and on hand will be several bountiful bites and speakeasy-style cocktails.

Tickets are $65 per person and space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time. …read more.

Friday, February 21

21feb6:00 pm9:00 pmPop-Up Dinner with Doma's Delightsfeat. cuban-style cuisine6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona The Kava Bar

Dominique Stoller, who recently showed off her skills in this year’s Art of Plating competition, wants you to come out and enjoy some great tasting food, while sipping on Kava.

This time around, she’s tackling a Cuban-inspired menu, and will feature two separate sopes from you to choose from. Each plate is individually priced and reservations aren’t necessary. …read more.

Saturday, February 22

22feb2:00 pm10:00 pmFour Year Anniversary Partyfood, beer & activities2:00 pm - 10:00 pm AZ Catalina Brewing Company

Some of the events include live music by Mark William from 2 – 5 p.m., live music from Mary After Dark from 5 – 8 p.m.,and Bubba’s Burger Food Truck and Sarge’s Cheese Cakes will be parked in the lot.

In addition, you can take part in tarot readings, Henna art, and multiple outdoor games. …read more.

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.