Foodie Events from June 23-28: Wine pairings, cooking classes & a Pizza Throwdown

Happy first week of summer!

As the temperatures continue to climb, so does the desire for air-conditioned events. We get it. Without further ado, here’s this week’s event suggestions that won’t break a sweat.

URAMAKI SUSHI MAKING CLASS WITH ANTSY NANCY

Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
LEARN TO MAKE SUSHI ROLLS

Hooray for cold food in this heat!

This class will teach you how to make perfect sushi rice and once you’ve mastered that, you’ll be well on your way to creating several uramaki rolls. Make your own California, Spicy Tuna, Seattle, and Philadelphia rolls. Each student will have hands-on experience filling and rolling sushi on a bamboo mat, and then slicing it into perfect sushi rolls.

23jun6:00 pm8:00 pmLearn to make sushi rollsLearn to make sushi rolls with Antsy Nancy6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Antsy Nancy

‘KEEP TUCSON VINYL’ AT THE DELTA

Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
WEEKLY DJ SETS EVERY THURSDAY

If you haven’t heard, someone attempted to start a fire at The Delta earlier this week. They could use your support now more than ever as they suffered damages.

Every Thursday, DJs (who are owners of local vinyl stores) will be taking turns spinning records at The Delta. There’s no specific genre, just cool vintage vinyl jams, and the funky sounds will be paired with local drafts, wine, and spirits. Oh, and make sure to drink local because they’ll be offering half-off deals on all local/regional alcohol.

26may8:00 pm10:00 pm'Keep Tucson Vinyl' at The DeltaWeekly DJ sets every Thursday8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arizona The Delta

CHILLIN AT THE CHUL

Friday, June 24  & Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m.
CHILL AT THE CHUL WITH MUSIC, REFRESHING SPIRITS, AND LIGHT BITES

Something fun to do after work and/or with your family.

Join Tohono Chul on Fridays and Saturdays this summer for Chillin at the Chul! From 5 – 8 p.m. you’ll find music, refreshing spirits, and light bites. Admission is free. Saturdays are family-friendly as they’ve partnered with the Children’s Museum of Oro Valley to provide nature play to keep kids entertained while parents relax.

03jun5:00 pm8:00 pmChillin at the ChulChill at the Chul with music, refreshing spirits, and light bites.5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

2022 PIZZA THROWDOWN AND DESSERT DUEL

Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.
TUCSON’S BEST PIZZERIAS GO SLICE FOR SLICE IN A BATTLE FOR PIZZA SUPREMACY

Eat and vote for your favorite slice and sweet at the 2022 Pizza Throwdown and Dessert Duel.

The Tucson Originals will host the 2022 Annual Pizza Throwdown taking place this Saturday at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria. Local pizzerias will compete for the title of Pizza Throwdown Champion and Best dessert.

25jun6:00 pm8:00 pm2022 Pizza Throwdown and Dessert DuelTucson’s best pizzerias go slice for slice in a battle for pizza supremacy!6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

TUCSON FOOD SHARE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
TUCSON FOOD SHARE IS CELEBRATING THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Everyone is welcome to join, especially if you haven’t been to the food share before. There’ll be a tasty potluck, new friends, DJs and dancing, and an opportunity to perform your music or poem or another creative presentation to raise funds/support the Food Share,

25jun8:00 pm11:00 pmTucson Food Share Summer SolsticeTucson Food Share is celebrating the Summer Solstice!8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Arizona Tucson Food Share

COOKING CLASS WITH FLYING APRONS: THE FOODS OF FATHER KINO

Tuesday, June 28 at 5 p.m.
MENU HONORS FATHER EUSEBIO FRANCISCO KINO

This month’s class is local to the max with ingredients — from the salt and olive oil to the pork, native corn, amaranth greens, dates, and mesquite flour.

Chef Kristine Jensen’s menu honors Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) and the indigenous peoples who’ve called the Santa Cruz River Valley home for more than 4,000 years.

Menu: 

  • Native Sonoran Corn Sopes with Father Kino’s Native Tepary BeansPork Belly and Nopalito Salsa
  • Date and Mesquite Bars are dessert

28jun5:00 pm7:30 pmCooking class with Flying Aprons: The Foods of Father KinoMenu honors Father Eusebio Francisco Kino5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Arizona Flying Aprons Tucson

ZIO PEPPE SICILY AND SARDINIA WINE DINNER

Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Join Zio Peppe for a four-course Sicilian and Sardinian Wine Dinner

Menu: 

  • Lobster culurgiones in sepia ink pasta, vanilla, and peach coulis
    • Paired with Pala I Fiori Vermentino di Sardgena
  • Octopus salad, cress, watermelon, beet, orange, hazelnut, plum, prickly pear
    • Paired with Donnafugata Sicilia Anthìlia 2020
  • Clams, fregola sarda, butterfly pea brodo, seaweed, tamari & grape seafoam
    • Paired with Cantine Colosi Sicilia Grillo 2020
  • Coffee and cocoa rubbed beef, griddled polenta, romanesco, orange and anise glaze
    • Paired with Cantine Colosi Sicilia Nero d’Avola 2020

28jun6:00 pmZio Peppe Sicily and Sardinia Wine Dinner6:00 pm Arizona Zio Peppe

For all events happening throughout Tucson, check out our Event Directory

Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and Star Wars. Her love of food and drink takes her to places far, far away.

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