4 October, 2022, 12:41

Foodie Events from August 18-24: Tiki parties, pop-ups & summer nights

Did you know? The second Saturday of August has become an annual day of celebration in the world of Polynesian Pop culture: International Tiki Day. It makes sense why there are luau-related events going on this week. Check them out for yourself!

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.

GUIDO-Q POP-UP LUNCH

Now – Friday, August 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2041 S. Craycroft Rd.

Image provided by Mama Louisa’s

Follow your gym and tan routine with some lunch from Mama Louisa’s pop-up menu. They’ll be offering things like:

  • #10 Can Stacked and Layered with Seasoned Waffle Fries – with Italian pico, alfredo cheese sauce, and maple wood-smoked brisket
  • Stracciatella Cheese – with roasted tomatoes, arugula, EVOO, and balsamic Reduction served on torta bread
  • Maple Wood Smoked Brisket – with pepperoncini, pickled onions, provolone, asiago, and white cheddar, served on sourdough

If you’re thinking of skipping lunch, fuggetaboutit and make your way down to Mama Louisa’s.

15aug11:00 am3:00 pmGuido-Q pop-up LunchGym. Tan. BBQ. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Arizona Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

FLASH IN THE PAST TIKI BASH

Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
4625 E. Broadway Blvd.

Image provided by Flash in the Past

Come and celebrate Tucson’s historic Kon Tiki Lounge with Flash in the Past 1960s style! Dress to impress the Gods: vintage/retro tropical attire encouraged.

Exclusive cocktails, menu, and more. Plus, admission is free.

18aug6:00 pmFlash in the Past Tiki BashGet leid!6:00 pm Arizona Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge

SAVORING SUMMER

Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m.
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. Suite 105

Image provided by 1912 Brewing.

Cool off this Friday with an Ice Cream and Beer Float pairing at 1912 Brewing Company. The brewery will feature three different flavor combos including Sours and Stouts.

19aug4:00 pmSavoring Summerscoop, there it is!4:00 pm Arizona 1912 Brewing Company

ON THE FLY KITCHEN POP-UP EVENT

Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20
2660 N. Campbell Ave.

Menu provided by On the Fly Kitchen

On the Fly kitchen is back and they’re bringing you some more delicious, savory, and unforgettable food. There’ll be an abundance of fried goodies such as catfish, chicken, whiting fish, and more!

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the @tucsonjaguars and the @tucsonseminolesfootball.

19aug6:00 pm9:00 amOn the fly kitchen pop-up eventgood vibes and soul food6:00 pm - 9:00 am Arizona Prep & Pastry

LUCKY DUCKY PARTY

Saturday, August 20 from 2 – 6 p.m.
151 E. Broadway Blvd.
AC Hotel

Photo courtesy of SWOON Media

Nothing quite beats spending a sunny afternoon by the pool.

Bring a rubber ducky to the downtown AC Hotel pool and receive a complimentary punch from their poolside lounge bar. Party to DJ Walters and the Don’s beats and then enjoy food by Little Love Burger and HUB Ice Cream Parlor. Help them fill the pool with rubber duckies for a photo opp like no other.

20aug2:00 pm6:00 pmLucky Ducky PartyBring a rubber ducky for the pool2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Arizona AC Hotel Tucson Downtown

SUNSET SATURDAYS AT TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS

Saturday, August 20 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
2150 N. Alvernon Way

Image provided by Tucson Botanical Gardens

Join the Tucson Botanical Gardens this weekend and next for its Sunset Saturdays live concert series with local Tucson bands.

Celebrate summer evenings with some of the best things in life: good people, good music, and good food all in Tucson’s coolest urban oasis!

Doors Open at 6 p.m. and music is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 20: Dry Wash Anglers, bluegrass guitar and vocals duo with soulful harmonies and skillful guitar work
Saturday, August 27: Daytrails, an indie rock band that takes inspiration from the desert landscape with emphasis on melodic songwriting and emotional connection

20aug6:00 pm8:30 pmSunset Saturdays at Tucson Botanical Gardens6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Arizona Tucson Botanical Gardens

BORDERLANDS SUMMER NITE BEER FEST

Saturday, August 20 from 6 – 10 p.m.
119 E. Toole Ave.
Borderlands Summer Nite Beer Fest (Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company on Facebook)

Borderlands Summer Nite Beer Fest (Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company on Facebook)

Oh hoppy days! Borderland’s Summer Nite Beer Fest will feature 15+ local breweries, games, food, and live music. VIP, General admission, and DD tickets are still available, but act quick! Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Check out our “15 BREWERIES JOIN ‘SUMMER NITE BEER FEST’ AT BORDERLANDS BREWING COMPANY” article to learn more.

20aug6:00 pm10:00 pmBorderlands Summer Nite Beer FestAre you ready for the 2nd Annual Summer Beer Fest!?6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arizona Borderlands Brewing Company

WINE DINNER – FEATURING OLD PUEBLO CELLARS

Sunday, August 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
550 W. Orange Grove Rd.

Image provided by Arizona Winery Tours

Arizona Winery Tours proudly presents: A Food & Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Chef Pablo of Scratching the Plate and Old Pueblo Cellars. Expect a three-course meal, delicious wine, and date tastings.

Cost: $110 per person. Call (520) 201-6905 to make your reservation.

21aug5:30 pm8:30 pmWine Dinner - Featuring Old Pueblo CellarsFood & Wine Pairing Dinner5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Arizona The Urban Grove

TIKI TUESDAY AT HACIENDA DEL SOL

Tuesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.

Image provided by Hacienda del Sol

Tiki Tuesday is back at Hacienda del Sol!

Enjoy Tiki-themed cocktails and an island-inspired food menu from 11 a.m. to close every Tuesday at Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge. Even better, you’ll also be able to enjoy live steel drum music from 6 – 8 p.m. in the restaurant. Take advantage of their Happy Hour specials from 3 – 6 p.m. and don’t forget that they have Tiki mugs available for purchase, so be sure to take one home!

23aug11:00 am9:00 pmTiki Tuesday at Hacienda Del SolA lei'd back time11:00 am - 9:00 pm Arizona Hacienda del Sol

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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