Foodie Events from July 14 – 20: Wine dinners, cooking classes & ways to cool down

Check out what events are in bloom this week. 

There is a mountain of things to do this weekend and we’re just here to share some of it.

Below, you’ll find the likes of cooking classes, not one, but two wine dinners (one’s chocolate-inspired), a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, family events, and more.

Don’t forget, you can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.


Thursday, July 14 from 6 – 8 p.m.
5655 E. River Rd., #101

Photo courtesy of Antsy Nancy

Join Antsy Nancy each month, as you cook your way around the world. This month’s country is Greece! Learn to make Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki Sauce.

Antsy Nancy will be serving a Greek-inspired charcuterie board and baklava for dessert, too. Register for the class here.

14jul6:00 pm8:00 pmCooking Around the World: Greece – Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki SauceLearn to make Lamb Kebobs with Tzatziki Sauce6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Antsy Nancy


Thursday, July 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.
266 E. Congress St.

Photo courtesy of Taste the Block

Focusing on all things chocolate, this delectable dinner will be hosted in HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery’s cozy new bar area. Enjoy a curated five-course experience, with Old World wine pairings accompanying each carefully crafted plate.

The menu looks absolutely delectable:

  • Chocolate Charcuterie of Italian-style chocolates, fig jam, Point Reyes bleu cheese, local honey
  • Crispy pork belly mole, caramelized onions, toasted cashews, petite cilantro
  • Orange and cocoa-dusted sea bass, Vermont-cultured orange butter, arugula
  • Coffee and cocoa-seared duck breast, crystallized ginger, mocha cream, toasted basmati
  • Chocolate babka, coconut ice cream, macerated berries, currant gastrique, basil shatter

14jul6:30 pmTaste The Block: Savory & Sweet Wine DinnerA curated five-course experience paired with Old World wine pairings 6:30 pm Arizona HUB Restaurant & Creamery


Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16, from 5 – 8 p.m.
7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
Tohono Chul chillin at the chul

Photo courtesy of Tohono Chul

Join Tohono Chul on Fridays and Saturdays this summer for Chillin at the Chul! You can literally chill down in the gardens and feel a 10° difference in temperature. From 5 – 8 p.m. you’ll find music, refreshing spirits, and light bites.

Psst… 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


Friday, July 15 from 6 – 9 p.m.
400 N. Fourth Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bawker Bawker Facebook event page

Reserve your spot for a sweet pairing of Hub Ice Creamery Ice Cream and Bawker Bawker Cider. You’ll be able to enjoy the following pairings:

  • Passionfruit Rose Cider w/ Mango Passionfruit Sorbet
  • PB & Strawberry Jelly (nitro) Cider w/ Red Berry Sorbet
  • Prickly Pear Lemon Cider w/ Prickly Pear Sorbet

15jul6:00 pm9:00 pmSorbet Cider Flight NightA fun gluten free and vegan event!6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Bawker Bawker Cider


Saturday, July 16 from 5 – 8 p.m.
3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

Image courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop and Haunted Hands Studio

Tucson Hop Shop and Haunted Hands Studio are throwing a party for Planned Parenthood. Free admission, but donations are encouraged; there will be plenty of opportunities to donate at the event.

Features speakers from Planned Parenthood AZ, shopping from local artists, live screenprinting by Tanline Printing (featuring the awesome snake/uterus design by Best in Tucson Tattoo Artist, Lisa Cardenas) tattoo flash sales by Haunted Hands, food trucks (Black Market BBQ and Tucson Fat Noodle), music by DJ Shelby Athouguia (Electric Feel / KXCI), and more.

16jul5:00 pm8:00 pmBans off BashFundraiser for planned parenthood5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Tucson Hop Shop


Saturday, July 16 from 5 – 10 p.m.
7254 N. Oracle Rd.

Image provided by Tap & Bottle North

Tap & Bottle has a lot going on this year. They just finished celebrating their nine-year anniversary at the downtown location and are getting ready to celebrate the north taproom turning five years old.

Join Tap & Bottle Downtown this Saturday, July 9 for music, food from Black Market BBQ, and of course, beer! There will be staff favorites and collaborations on tap, too.

Read our July 2022 article: “Both Tap & Bottle locations are celebrating anniversaries with a big bang.”


Sunday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
6400 E. El Dorado Circle
Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT)

Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) (Photo by Adam Lehrman)

The Gastronomic Union of Tucson presents: GUT Goes to the Movies! The first dinner of the 2022 summer series takes inspiration from Hollywood blockbusters, foreign indie films, and cult classics alike to bring you an imaginative dinner.

The GUT chefs are offering a five-course menu with a welcome cocktail and wines to accompany the meal. Courses in this dinner pay tribute to the films: Julie & Julia, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Tampopo, Big Night, and Ratatouille. Prepare for an evening of classic haute cuisine, international fare, and whimsical flights of fancy.

Read our July 2022 article: “Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT) announces the return of its collaborative pop-up dinners“.

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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