Foodie Events from August 4 – August 10: Carnivores, herbivores & a Knife Fight

There's about to be a... lot to do this weekend.

We’ve officially entered back-to-school season which means that summer will soon be coming to an end… Oh wait, we live in Tucson where it’s sunny and warm basically year-round. Here are some events to keep your mind off the fact that we still have a ways to go before we can pull out the winter wear.

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, August 4 from 3 – 9 p.m.
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.

Image provided by Hacienda del Sol

It’s too good of a deal to not bring it up again this week!

Join Hacienda Del Sol Guest Resort for Whiskey Business. Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to close, guests can enjoy half-off Crown Royal (this week), $1 off all whiskey, and a savory specialty barbecue menu. Stop by between 5 – 8 p.m. each Thursday for a blend of live jazz and country music. Mmm… a brisket slider washed down with a Manhattan… sign us up! They’ll also be serving mac and cheese bites, chicken and waffles, shrimp corn dogs, and more.

28jul3:00 pm9:00 pmWhiskey Business at Hacienda Del SolSounds neat!3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Hacienda del Sol


Friday, August 5 at 10 p.m.
402 E. Ninth St.

Every Friday is Movie Night at Nightjar! The first film of every month will be from their Cinema Vendetta series, a slightly more kinetic melange of Kung Fu, Road Movies, Drive-In Exemplar, and unconventional Shoot ‘Em Ups.

Join this (first) Friday, August 5 at 10 p.m. for Black Mask (1996).

  • Kitchen is open till 11:30 p.m.
  • Bar open til’ midnight
  • $8 Special — [POPPED] and Modelo Especial — rotating popcorn flavors

View the upcoming movies calendar at

05aug10:00 pmMovie Night at NightjarCinema Vendetta10:00 pm Arizona The Coronet

Read our May 2022 article: Nightjar’s new late-late menu and movie nights


Saturday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1045 N. Jerrie Ave.

Image provided by Tucson Grill Masters

Tucson Grill Masters has your license to grill this weekend at their Smoking 101 class. This is a great opportunity to learn and enhance your barbecue skills. This is a hands-on class where you’ll learn about different types of smokers, woods, charcoals, and common mistakes when smoking meats.

Learn to smoke:

  • Baby back ribs from start to finish
  • Pulled Pork
  • Tri-Tip
  • Chicken
  • Smoked Micheladas

Missing out on this class would be a huge missed steak. Literally. You will get to eat and take home all of your finished meats.

06aug8:30 am3:00 pmTucson Grill Masters: Smoking 101Learn how to smoke (and eat) great BBQ!8:30 am - 3:00 pm Arizona Arizona Grill & Hearth


Saturday, August 6 at 11:30 a.m.
4500 N. Oracle Rd. Suite 110

Image provided by Plant-Based Potential

For the non-meat eaters in our Tucson Foodie community, we’ve also got you covered!

Join Plant-Based Potential for an interactive cooking class where you’ll learn to make the best plant-based taco meat from walnuts. All tools and ingredients will be provided.

Cost: $35 per person. Purchase your tickets here on Eventbrite.

06aug11:30 amCooking class: Plant-based taco"meat"Let's taco 'bout walnuts. 11:30 am Arizona Catalyst Arts & Maker Space


Saturday, August 6 from 5 – 9 p.m.
5955 Arizona Pavilions Dr.

Image provided by Guadalajara’s Grill & Tequila Bar

This August 2022, our beloved Guadalajara’s Grills are turning 20! 20 years of bringing some of the best food and margaritas to our Tucson Community.

Throughout the month, Guadalajara’s Grill will be hosting festivals for 3 of their different locations featuring the best salsa, margaritas and food, live music, jumping castles, local vendors, giveaways, and more.

  • Saturday, August 6th
    5955 Arizona Pavilions Dr.
  • Saturday, August 13th
    4901 E Broadway Blvd.
  • Saturday, August 20th
    750 N Kolb Rd.

06aug5:00 pm9:00 pmGuadalajara’s Grills festival & 20 year anniversary!20 years of Guadalajara's Grill!5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Guadalajara Grill - Arizona Pavilions


Sunday, August 7, doors open at 6 p.m.
4280 N. Campbell Rd., #155

Image provided by Hotel Congress

Doug Smith will guide you through four tastes of single varietals (Tobala, Tepeztate, Mexicano) accompanied by light bites.


  • $35 General Admission includes four spirit tastes, light bites
  • $40 VIP Dinner and Tasting: includes four spirit tastes, light bites, and a 5 p.m. Cup Cafe dinner reservation (before the tasting)

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tasting starts at 7 p.m. Stay for a jazz session with Max Goldschmid afterwards.

07aug6:00 pmMezcal Sunday: Single Varietals6:00 pm Arizona


Monday, August 8 at 8 p.m.
6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Image provided by Tucson Knife Fight

There’s about to be a… KNIFE FIGHT!

Tucson Knife Fight kicked off Season Five this week, but you’ve got seven other Mondays to catch the culinary competition throughout Tucson. This year, they’ve partnered with the Tucson City of Gastronomy and will incorporate ingredients made by TCOG-certified producers, makers, and restaurants.

Follow their social media page to stay up-to-date on their locations and schedule.

08aug8:00 pmTucson Knife FightThere's about to be a... KNIFE FIGHT!8:00 pm Arizona Zio Peppe

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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