Foodie Events from Sept. 22-28: Oktoberfest continues, fancy dinners, & live music

Welcome to the fall season, Tucson. Pumpkin spice is in the air, Oktoberfest is still going strong, and there continues to be plenty to eat, see, and drink in between.

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.

Oktoberfest in Tucson

Multiple times & locations
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

There are not only one, two, three, or even five Oktoberfest events this weekend. There will be six. All of the events can be found in our article ”
Oktoberfest 2022: Stein holding contests, lederhosen & lots of beer.”

We wish you the best of luck deciding on which one to attend first.

Sazerac spirits pairing dinner at Noble Hops

Thursday, September 22 at 6 p.m.
445 S. Alvernon Way

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Noble Hops, in partnership with Sazerac Spirits, is proud to present its bourbon pairing dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. It starts with a refreshing palate cleanser and an amuse-bouche bite from Frost.

22sep6:00 pmNoble Hops + Sazerac Spirits Bourbon Pairing Dinner6:00 pm Arizona Noble Hops - Alvernon

Karl Strauss Beer Pairing Dinner at Brother John’s

Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
1801 N. Stone Ave.

Image provided by Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Don’t miss out on this month’s beer pairing dinner featuring Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Brother John’s has created a four-course menu paired with seasonal beers from the brewery out of San Diego, California.

It’s $55 per person and seating is limited so purchase your tickets in advance.

22sep6:30 pm9:00 pmKarl Strauss Beer Dinner6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Japanese Tea Ceremony Class

Saturday, September 24 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.
1701 E. Seneca St.

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Tucson Japanese Culture Class is hosting a tea ceremony class this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to see how matcha is prepared and then to taste it with an experienced instructor. Plus, it’s just $15 per person.

24sep9:00 am10:30 amJapanese Tea Ceremony Class9:00 am - 10:30 am Arizona International School of Tucson

Wine dinner at Commoner & Co. 

Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m.
6960 E. Sunrise Dr.

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Commoner & Co. is hosting a special wine dinner where you’ll be guided through three courses featuring unique wines. Whether you are new to wine or a seasoned wine lover, you’ll be happy you went to this. It’s $65 per person.

24sep6:00 pmA wine dinner at Commoner & Co.6:00 pm Arizona Commoner & Co.

Bacon, Blues & Brews 2022

Sunday, September 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1801 N. Stone Ave.
photo of bacon

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels

Join the Tucson Originals Restaurants in partnership with Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ to support location restaurants. There are a lot of local spots participating this year and it’s just $45 per person.

25sep11:30 am2:00 pmBacon, Blues and BrewsIt's bacon time!11:30 am - 2:00 pm Arizona Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Flying Leap wine dinner at Zio Peppe

Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Zio Peppe

Photo by Jackie Tran

Zio Peppe is presenting a six-course dinner paired with Flying Leap Vineyards’ wines. This one is going to be mighty tasty so make your reservations soon rather than later.

27sep6:00 pmZio Peppe presents Flying Leap Wine Dinner6:00 pm Arizona Zio Peppe

Italian wine dinner at Bata

Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
35 E. Toole Ave.
View of the kitchen from the bar at BATA

View of the kitchen from the bar at BATA

BATA is partnering with Stem Wine Company for an educational Italian wine dinner. Seats are $150 per person and you’ll want to make reservations for this dinner.

28sep6:30 pmBATA Piedmont Italian Wine Dinner6:30 pm Arizona Bata

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.