Foodie Events from August 25-31: Beer, tequila & charity

August 25, 2022
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

The Old Pueblo is really on display this week.

Between Kingfisher’s final stop on its Summer Culinary Road Trip, the return of the Margarita Championship, a fundraiser for YWCA and others, apple picking, and more, we’re wrapping up the last week of August quite nicely.

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, September 3
2564 E. Grant Rd.
Image provided by Kingfisher

You know summer is about to come to an end when Kingfisher embarks on the last stop of their culinary road trip. Its last stop is taking place in California and Hawaii for a limited time now through Sunday, September 4.  Did someone say Fried Dragon Egg?

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Thursday, August 25
403 N. Sixth Ave. Suite 135
Image provided by T&B

So. Much. Yeast.

Join Tap & Bottle Downtown and Rachael from Holy Focaccia for a lovely flight of three focaccia slices and three beers.

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Thursday, August 25 at 5 p.m.
4901 E. Broadway Blvd.
Image provided by Guadalajara’s Grill & Tequila Bar

In celebration of their 20-year anniversary, Guadalajara’s Grill restaurants are hosting a series of percentage nights to benefit local nonprofits with amazing missions within our Tucson Community!

Head on down for dinner this Thursday, August 25 from 5 – 9 p.m. at their Broadway location, 20% of dinner sales will go support the YWCA’s Women’s Wellness, Empowerment, & Leadership Center in honor of Women’s Equality Day.

Note: Show this event or a flyer to your server to add your dinner to the donation.

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Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
1801 N. Stone Ave.
Image provided by Brother John’s BBQ

Join Founders and Brother John’s BBQ for a beautifully paired four-course meal. $55 gets you four Founders Beer pairings with dishes like honey sriracha chicken skewers and beef ribs. Tax and gratuity are included in the cost as well!

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Friday, August 26 from 4 – 7 p.m.
930 E 2nd St.
Image provided by The Moonstone

Celebrate National Dog Day with Graduate Tucson. For every pint of draft beer that you enjoy at The Moonstone (the Graduate’s rooftop bar), they’ll donate $1 to Pima Animal Care Center.

Please note: Furry friends are not allowed inside the bar and restaurant at the Graduate Tucson.

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Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m.
4500 N. Oracle Rd. Suite 110.
Image provided by SAACA

Picture this: It’s Friday night, you’ve had a week, but then you remember you have plans to go to the World Margarita Championship, and suddenly, life is good again. Real good.

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Tucson Original Restaurants are partnering to bring you the anticipated return of the World Margarita Championship. Enjoy food sampling and margarita tastings from Southern Arizona Tucson Original Restaurants and Purveyors. Vote for your favorite margarita!

Cost: $80 per person. This is a 21+ event.

Check out our nifty write-up here to learn more.

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Saturday, August 27 from 5 – 9 p.m.
7119 N. Oracle Rd.
Photo courtesy of AR Workshop Tucson

Join AR Workshop Tucson for a DIY experience and charcuterie demonstration workshop.

Build your very own wood tray or lazy susan and customize your project with your personalized stencil and a broad selection of (non-toxic!) stain and designer paint colors. In addition to your craft, you’ll learn the art of creating a charcuterie tray with guest instructor chef Nadia with Food My Muse!

You will take home your own customized tray filled with a delicious assortment of meats and cheeses and of course the knowledge and techniques to create your own work of art the next time you host people.

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Saturday, August 27 from 6 – 10 p.m.
565 N. Cherry Ave. Fl. 5
Flyer courtesy of Arizona Sands Club

Join the Arizona Sands Club as club members work to claim the title for Best Cocktail! The winning cocktail will be determined by event guests.

Tickets include:
  • Live music and dancing
  • Cocktail samples
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Silent disco party
  • 360-degree selfie booth
  • Champagne saber experience
  • Seafood bar and grazing station by Chef Hogg

This event benefits the ClubCorp Employee Care Foundation and the Adaptive Athletics, University of Arizona Foundation.  Cost: $100. You can purchase your tickets here.

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Saturday, August 27 from 6:30 – 11 p.m.
485 S. Stone Ave.
Image provided by The Downtown Clifton

The summer supper club at The Downtown Clifton Hotel includes a three-course dinner and admission to a private courtyard concert by Freddy Jay. Your ticket includes a chef-curated three-course dinner to enjoy while you listen to the band.

Dinner Menu
  • Seared scallops on fresh corn and pickled nopal fritter topped with crème fraîche and tomatillo chutney served alongside a lightly dressed arugula and Vista Microgreen salad.
    • *vegan option available
  • Masa Ravioli en Brodo stuffed with barbacoa, served in .a guajillo broth topped with chimichurri and cotija cheese
    • *vegan option available
  • S’moran Tart with housemade mesquite graham cracker shell filled with Mexican chocolate ganache and tequila-infused toasted marshmallow fluff

Get your tickets here.

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Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2081 W. Hardy Rd.
Image courtesy of Apple Annie’s

Sure it’s still the desert, but how fun is it to live somewhere where you can drive an hour, stroll through orchards, and then take your pick of the best tree-ripened apples in Arizona?

If you get an early enough start, you can enjoy Apple Annie’s famous Pancake Breakfast from 8 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy freshly made pancakes with hot apple topping or cider syrup. Enjoy a stroll to the orchards where you can take your pick of the best tree-ripened apples in Arizona. After you’re done apple picking, enjoy a freshly baked slice of Apple Annie’s famous, homemade apple pie, or apple crumb pie in the beautiful orchards.

Oh, and don’t miss out on the Apple cider doughnut! There is nothing better than biting into a warm, fresh, cake doughnut coated in cinnamon and sugar.

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Wednesday, August 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.
2920 N Swan Rd.
Image provided by Vero Amore

Join Vero Amore (Swan location) on the last Wednesday of every month for off-the-menu cuisine and pairings.

Check out their four-course menu below:
  • Peach Arugula Salad with feta cheese, walnuts, spring mix, and white wine vinaigrette
    • *paired with wine
  • Deep Fried Salmon Balls with honey butter drizzle
    • *paired with wine
  • Pork Osso Bucco, braised shank, tomato veggie sauce, saffron risotto
    • *paired with wine
  • Panna Cotta, chocolate, and vanilla panna cotta topped with strawberry puree and walnuts

Call (520) 325-4122 to reserve your seat.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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