4 October, 2022, 22:11

Foodie Events from August 11-17: Bad decisions, pour decisions & markets

Do you hear that? It’s the last bit of peace and quiet in the Old Pueblo before university classes resume. Soak up the last few tranquil-ish evenings with these fun events — there’s actually a lot going on!

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.


Now – Saturday, August 20
2564 E. Grant Rd.

Image provided by Kingfisher

Kingfisher is back on the road again and this time they’re headed to the east coast. Check out their Back East menu for a limited time now through Saturday, August 20. Did someone say Lobster Corn Dogs? What about New England Pot Pie with lobster, scallops, and oysters?

09aug(aug 9)11:00 am20(aug 20)9:00 pmKingfisher Road Trip 2022: Back EastIt's time for Kingfisher's next stop11:00 am - 9:00 pm (20) Arizona Kingfisher


Thursday, August 11
7301 E Tanque Verde Rd.

Image provided by Zona 78.

You’ll be over the moon for this deal!

Join Zona 78 during each full moon this summer and get $5 off every pizza all day! And guess what? There’s a full-moon happening this Thursday.

11augAll DayFull Moon Special!howl if you like pizza(All Day: thursday) Arizona Zona 78


Friday, August 12 at 5 p.m.
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. Suite 105

Join 1912 Brewing as they welcome Superstition Meadery for a free mead tasting. Enjoy a glass or take a bottle home to go. Stay for a while and enjoy live music by Flatlander Jim at 7 p.m.

  • Free mead tasting 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Live music 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Kitchen is open 4 – 8 p.m.

12aug5:00 pm7:00 pmMead and Music at 1912 BrewingNeed for mead5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Arizona 1912 Brewing Company


Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
3450 Highway 82
(Credit: AZ Hops & Vines: Bad Decisions Camp Out on Facebook)

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

Grab your day-drinking friends because it’s time for AZ Hops & Vines Bad Decisions 2022 featuring beer, bacon, wine, whiskey, chocolate, cheese, and live music. Beer by Thunder Canyon Brewery, wine from Hops & Vines, Village of Elgin, and Sonoita Vineyards, plus distilled spirits from Elgin Distillery. There will be waterslides, a  bacon tent, and multiple stages for live music!

If you stay for the meteor shower, you can camp at Sonoita Vineyards and they will provide a free shuttle. Bring your own pop-up and chairs (no coolers or outside alcohol).

13aug11:00 am10:00 pmHops & Vines Bad Decisions 2022Bad Decisions Camp Out 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Arizona AZ Hops & Vines

And if you’ll already be in the Sonoita area, check out this awesome event as well!

13aug11:00 am5:00 pmSecond Saturday SonoitaWine tasting and local artists11:00 am - 5:00 pm Arizona The Coop


Saturday, August 13 from 6 – 10 p.m.
3538 E. Ellington Pl

Image provided by Flowers & Bullets

Mujeres Verdes, a group made up of five ambitious women, looking to help our community and uplift other small businesses, is putting on the biggest Mercado to be held in Barrio Centro. Grab bites from Vegan Feliz, Viri Viri Bomb Bomb, Paus Pan Dulce, Phat Bois BBQ, and much, much more.

It will be hosted at the Flowers & Bullets midtown farm. There will be food galore, art, crafts, jewelry, and plenty to do with the family. Ride your bike, walk, or drive on over to the farm this Saturday.

13aug6:00 pm10:00 pmEnd of Summer Night MarketAn event with something for everyone6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arizona


Sunday, August 14 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
2526 E Grant Rd.

Image provided by Dante’s Fire.

If you’re looking for the cherry to top your weekend with, then you’re going to want to check out this Iron Chef dinner. Chef Kenneth Foy, winner of this year’s Iron Chef competition is preparing his winning Iron Chef dishes, complete with wine pairings. Check out the drool-worthy menu below featuring the award-winning secret ingredient: cherries.

14aug5:30 pm9:00 pmIron Chef DinnerAn award-winning dinner5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Dante's Fire

Not one, but two wine dinners on Tuesday, August 16.


Tuesday, August 16 at 6 p.m.
6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Zio Peppe presents a six-course meal paired with wines from The Natural Wine Company. The Natural Wine Company offers fantastic organic, biodynamic, and low-intervention wines that showcase true expressions of the grapes and their terroir.

The menu looks incredible:
  • Scallop Crudo, Melon, Kiwi, Passion Fruit, Basil paired with Viña Cartin Albariño, 2021
  • Girasole Pasta, Shrimp, Peach, Prosciutto paired with Birichino “Vin Gris” Rosé, 2021
  • Duck Ballotine, Pistachio, Arancina, Porcini + Morello Jus paired with Annamaria Sala Sicilia Rosso Nero d’Avola, 2020
  • Pork Belly, Licorice, Blood Orange paired with Villa Sant’Anna DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi, 2019
  • Lamb, Eggplant, Mint, Pomegranate paired with Lo-Fi Cabernet Franc Santa Barbara, 2020
  • Chocolate Mousse, Avocado Semifreddo, Corn Cookie paired with Chef’s Caprice Tipple

Cost: $125. Make your reservation on OpenTable before it’s sold out!

16aug6:00 pmNatural Wine Co. DinnerYou had us at Merlot!6:00 pm Arizona Zio Peppe


Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
416 E. Ninth St.

Image courtesy of Revel.

Join Revel and indulge in the world-class cuisine and wines of Italy. Each course will be dedicated to celebrating the finest culinary offerings in a specific Italian region. This will be a five-course regional meal, prepared by local chef Becky Iwata. Proteins will be generously provided by Forbes Meat Co., while the wine selections will be carefully curated by Revel house sommelier Todd Getzelman.

Prepare for an evening of decadence:
  • Aperitivo | Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Sage Leaf
  • Antipasti | Ensalada La Scala
  • Primi | Spaghetti alla Nerano (Aka Stanley Tucci Spaghetti)
  • Secondi | Bistecca Grassa with grilled vegetables
  • Finale | Formaggi e Frutta

Cost: $90 per person, wine included (gratuity is not). Purchase your seat here.

16aug7:00 pmSaluti! The Revel Italian Wine Dinner7:00 pm Arizona REVEL

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.