Foodie Events from Feb. 2 – Feb. 8: Magic & Mystery Dinner, Pizza Date Night & more


February 2, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Welcome to February! If you survived Dry January, cheers to you, and if you didn’t, cheers to you anyways!

 

You may have noticed that the Gem Show is in full swing and you’re maybe looking for things to do away from the Downtown area — we’ve got you covered. One of those events is a magical mystery dinner at midtown’s Dante’s Fire (keep scrolling for more information on that).

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko

If you are in the Gem Show vicinity and are looking for places to chow down at, we invite you to take a peek at our guide,Rock on! Where to eat when visiting the 2023 Tucson Gem Show.”

Wines from Spain: Complimentary tasting at Tap & Bottle downtown

Thursday, February 2 from 5 – 7 p.m.
403 N. Sixth Ave. #135
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Did you know that Spain has over 400 grape varieties? Tap & Bottle will be tasting two of them this Thursday. Enjoy a complimentary, guided wine tasting with in-house wine director, Arielle.

After the tasting, stay for the music! Jillian & The Giants will start up at 8 p.m. Wine and music — a winning combination.

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Café à La C’Art,’s first Thursday Dinner

Thursday, February 2 from 5 – 9 p.m.
150 N. Main Ave.
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Every 1st Thursday of the month, Café à la C’Art opens for dinner service. They have an ever-changing dinner menu and specials in addition to their regular menu.

In addition to Café à la C’Art being open, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block offers extended hours and pay-what-you-wish admission from 5 –  8 p.m.

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Beer & Cookies Pairing with Firestone Walker & the Girl Scouts

Friday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.
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Join Tucson Hop Shop and the Girl Scout Troop 293 for a cookie pairing with Firestone Walker. Hang out afterward and enjoy some funk and soul music from Lonesome Desert.

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Century Room’s 1-year anniversary

Friday, February 3 from 7 – 11 p.m.
311 E. Congress St.
The Century Room at Hotel Congress
Photo courtesy of The Century Room at Hotel Congress

Brave the Downtown crowds for the one-year anniversary of the Century Room with a special jam session of Century Room regulars!

Hosted by Century Room founder and general manager Arthur Vint, he’ll be inviting up musician friends from the audience including saxophonists Brice Winston, Kevin Ravalette and Eric Nakanishi, trumpeters Morani Sanders and Glendon Gross, pianists Chris Peña, Susan Artemis, and Cynthia Hilts, guitarists Matt Mitchell, Naim Amor and Mike Gellar, bassists Thøger Lund, Colin McIlrath, Lee Gardener and Scott Black, drummers Kenji Lancaster and Pete Swan, and more.  It will be quite the party!

Cost: $20 – $30 per person

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Seven Cups: Lantern Festival

Saturday, February 4
Seven Cups Teahouse, 2510 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

 

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The Lantern Festival is the traditional closing of the lunar new year season. For many people, it means a final celebration with family before leaving home again. It also means lanterns, riddles, and sweet sticky rice tangyuan (or yuanxiao) — Seven Cups will have all three this weekend. They will serve snacks of Nian Gao on Saturday and tangyuan on Sunday.

Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater

Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Dante’s Fire, 2526 E. Grant Rd.
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Enjoy a three-course table served haute cuisine dinner while experiencing a never to be forgotten exclusive magical theatrical performance for an extremely limited audience. Your gourmet dinner is prepared by Chef Ken Foy, who was just honored as the winner of the Iron Chef award of Southern Arizona.

The show’s producers are masters of classic Murder Mystery comedy magic shows which combine a live theatrical presentation with a three-course table-served gourmet dinner.

Cost: $49 – $79. Purchase your seat here.

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“Make a sweet & savory Sunday brunch” cooking class

Sunday, February 5 from noon – 2 p.m.
MotoSonora Brewing Company, 1015 S. Park Ave.
Beer at MotoSonora Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Beer at MotoSonora Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Join Classpop! at MotoSonora for “Make a Sweet and Savory Sunday Brunch” with Chef Linda and learn how to craft amazing food. No cooking experience necessary: feel free to sit back and watch or get hands-on.

Cost: $55. To purchase your ticket, click here.

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Veggie Monthly Dinner & Conversation at Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
2990 N. Campbell Ave. #120
Wildcat Burger – Lovin’ Spoonfuls (Photo by Mark Whittaker)
Wildcat Burger – Lovin’ Spoonfuls (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Grab a delicious vegan meal and maybe make a new friend. This is a casual dinner and conversation meetup, open to everyone (bring your friends). Tables are reserved along the wall to the left.

Cost: Free. Though, please RSVP here.

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Pizza Date Night

Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd.
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The Chef at Queen Creek Olive Mill will guide you through a delectable, three-course culinary experience. Grab your apron & learn techniques for stretching and tossing pizza dough for the perfect crust while enjoying wine pairings with each course.
Menu & Offerings:
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Pizza:
    • Sauce: Tomato, Pesto, or EVOO
    • Topping: Pepperoni, Sausage, Chicken, Artichoke, Basil, Olives, Mushroom, Red Onion, Pistachio, Red Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Broccolini, Fresno Chili
    • Drizzle: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, Fresh Crush Basil Olive Oil, Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, 3 Chile Olive Oil
  • Seasonal Dessert
  • Wines Pairings with Each Course

Cost: $85 per person. Reserve your ticket here.

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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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