Foodie Events from Oct. 27-Nov. 2: Beer yoga, edible plants & ‘Day of the Bread’

You’re going to wish that you could clone yourself to attend all of the events happening this week and into the weekend. Bid farewell to the Chinese Chorizo festival, work on your fitness at various beer yoga events, learn about native plants, and kick off Day of the Dead with bread.

(Photo by Isaac Stockton)

Also, don’t forget to can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.

Halloween Happenings

If we tried to list all the spooktacular events happening this weekend, you’d never get to the other stuff, so instead, we’ve created its own article, Halloween 2022: Spooky food & beverage-themed events in Tucson.” We’ll update the list as even more ghoulish events pop up.

TUCSON CHINESE CHORIZO FESTIVAL

Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30
Multiple restaurants

This is your last weekend to try some of the chorizo goodness you’ve been hearing about.

This weekend, savor dishes from the following restaurants:
  • The Coronet
  • Forbes Meat Company
  • Maynards
  • Noodies
  • Tito & Pep
  • Trans Fats
  • Tucson Tamale market

For the full lineup and more information, check out our spicy article, “Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival.”

WINE & JAZZ AT SIMON HAZEL CELLARS

Friday, October 28 from 6 – 8 p.m.
6960 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 160

Image provided by Simon Hazel Cellars

Join Simon Hazel Cellars for an awesome night of wine and jazz! Featuring live music by Duo Vibrato, complimentary appetizers, and some of the best wine from the Pacific Northwest, you won’t want to miss the best happy hour in the Tucson Foothills.

28oct6:00 pm8:00 pmWine & Jazz at Simon Hazel Cellars6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Arizona Simon Hazel Cellars

EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE SONORAN DESERT: TUCSON AREA

Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Santa Rita Mountains

Image provided by Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies

Join this Saturday morning expedition to learn about a wide variety of useful plants (both common and obscure) found growing in the spectacular wild lands found just outside the city limits.

Topics to be covered during the class include:

  • field botany/plant I.D
  • plant family characteristics
  • legal-ethical harvesting/processing/preparation methods
  • edible/medicinal/utilitarian uses
  • regional ethnobotany
  • plant toxicology (plus tips on how to avoid poisonous look-alike species)
  • natural history
  • plant conservation and at-risk species
  • sampling of a variety of wild edible and medicinal plant preparations

This class should prove to be insightful and rewarding for anyone interested in learning more about the flora of this unique bioregion. Cost: $50. Learn more about it here.

29oct9:00 am1:30 pmEdible & Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert: Tucson Area9:00 am - 1:30 pm Arizona

BEER YOGA EVENTS

Saturday & Sunday, at 10 & 10:30 a.m.
Crooked Tooth Brewing · Borderlands Brewing · Pueblo Vida Brewing

Get bendy with some of our favorite breweries this and every weekend! Borderlands Brewing and Crooked Tooth Brewing host Saturday morning yoga sessions at 10 and 10:30 a.m. that end in a rewarding beer afterward.

If you can’t make it Saturday, join Pueblo Vida Brewing on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

O’ODHAM FARMERS MARKET

Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 4 p.m.
San Xavier Co-Op Farm, 8100 S. Oidak Wog

Image provided by San Xavier Co-Op Farm

Join the San Xavier Coop Farm for a special O’odham Farmers Market. There will be food vendors, a cooking competition, a Halloween costume contest, and more.

29oct12:00 pm4:00 pmO'odham Farmers Market12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Arizona San Xavier Co-Op Farm

CAPS & CORKS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Saturday, October 29 at 12 p.m.
Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Rd. Suite 100

Image provided by Caps & Corks

Cheers to four years! Join Caps & Corks as they celebrate their fourth birthday. The celebration will include collaboration releases, multiple food trucks, and music.

29oct12:00 pmCaps & Corks Anniversary Celebration12:00 pm Arizona Caps & Corks

PLANT-BASED JUNK FOOD IN TUCSON

Saturday, October 29 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Tap & Bottle Downtown, 403 N. Sixth Ave. Suite 135

Image provided by Vuture Food

Join Vuture Food for some of the best vegan comfort food around. They’ll be bringing out their very popular Crispy Chik’n Sandwiches and loaded fries. They cook all of their items in oil that contains soy and they are entirely nut-free. All of their loaded fries are made with GF ingredients and their patties are made from a combination of soy, wheat, and peas.

The menu will be posted on Saturday morning. Follow their event page here to stay up-to-date.

29oct1:00 pm5:00 pmPlant Based Junk Food in Tucson1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arizona Tap & Bottle Downtown

SUNSET SUPPER AT TUCSON VILLAGE FARM

Saturday, October 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

Image provided by Tucson Village Farm

Enjoy a fabulous “Sunset Dinner” with the 4H Healthy Living Ambassadors serving up an amazing four-course farm-to-table dinner under the supervision of renowned chef Bruce Yim. While dining, you get to feast your eyes upon the best view of the Catalinas in Tucson at sunset. Expect it to be magical!

Cost: $50 all-inclusive, from mocktail to dessert.

29oct5:00 pm7:00 pmSunset Supper at Tucson Village Farm5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Arizona Tucson Village Farm

‘DAY OF THE BREAD’ AT THE MONICA

Tuesday, November 1 from 6 – 9 p.m.
40 E. Congress St.
Photo courtesy of The Monica

Photo courtesy of The Monica

The first annual “Day of the Bread” event will take place on the same day as the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This bread bazaar will feature fresh-from-the-oven delights created by baker extraordinaire, Don Guerra of Barrio Bread, chef Carlotta Flores from Si Charro! concepts, chef Danny Perez’s team at The Monica, and other Si Charro! chefs.

Cost: Tickets are $50 per person and include signature cocktail tastings, plentiful samplings of bread, and unique recipes presented by the participating chefs.

For more information, check out our article: The Monica & Barrio Bread team up for a ‘Day of the Bread’ celebration

01nov6:00 pm9:00 pm'Day of the Bread' at The Monica6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Arizona The Monica

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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