Foodie Events from March 9 – 15: Women’s History Month, March Hoppiness & more

March 8, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

March isn’t all madness.

(Photo courtesy of The Monica on Facebook)

If you’re looking for fun things to do in town this weekend and into the next week, look no further.

Button Brew House is hosting its March Hoppiness event, Antsy Nancy is teaching the fine art of croissant making, and you can grill your own steak at AZ Zipline Adventures, just to name a few things.

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2023 March Hoppiness 

Saturday, March 11 from noon – 5 p.m.
Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin #160


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It’s the perfect time of beer for the March Hoppiness Beer Festival, benefitting the non-profit, Project Insight.

Thirteen local Arizona beverage producers will be pouring your favorite beverages, including:

  • AZ Hops & Vines
  • BawkerBawker Cider House
  • BlackRock Brewers
  • Catalina Brewing Co.
  • Corbett Brewery
  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.
  • Electric Brewing
  • Hamilton Distillers – Whiskey Del Bac
  • Harbottle Brewing Co
  • Old Ellsworth Brewing Co
  • Pinetop Brewing Co
  • Ranch Hand Brewing
  • Simple Machine Brewing Co
  • Donations from: Arizona Distilling Co., Waterbird Spirits, and MotoSonora Brewing Co

There’ll be live music and a food truck as well.

Cost: $35 ($40 at door) which includes a Collectible March Hoppiness 2023 Glass + six nine-ounce Beer/Cider Pour(s), four-ounce Wine Pour(s), and/or Spirit Pour(s). Additional festival pour tickets: will be available for $5 each. Purchase your tickets here.

Other cool stuff


Friday, March 10 from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
El Camino Baptist Church, 7777 E. Speedway Blvd.
FireTruck Smoked Wings (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)
(Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

Who has the best wings in Tucson? Join as several locally owned Tucson spots compete to see who has the Best Wings in town for a trophy and cash prize. There will be local artisans, crafters, handmade goods vendors, and more!El Camino Baptist Church will be setting up a fun zone of games and jumping castles for all that come!
Current Competitors:

  • Pacaws Wings & Things LLC
  • Cotton Family BBQ
  • Bemo’s Ol’ Joe’s
  • Debanea’s BBQ and Soulfood
  • WildFire Wing Company
  • Fatt’s House of wings
  • Firetruck Brewing Company

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Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. – noon
The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.
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Saturdays at the Garden Kitchen are held monthly at The Garden Kitchen. These events offer a physical activity class, a food demonstration (you get to try all the food and take home the recipes!), and a gardening class.

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Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Antsy Nancy, 5655 E. River Rd. #101
Time Market croissants in the making (Photo courtesy of Time Market on Instagram)
Time Market croissants in the making (Photo courtesy of Time Market on Instagram)

In this class, you’ll learn key techniques for working with a yeasted dough, creating a butter-laminated dough (layering the dough with butter and folding it over), proofing them to achieve the right texture, and finally, baking them to a rich golden brown. When you taste the buttery flavor of your croissants fresh from the oven, you’ll be so happy that you made the investment in making them from scratch.

Cost: $75. Register here.

There’s an approximate 45-60 minute wait while the croissants proof and bake. Students are encouraged to enjoy lunch or shopping in River Center during downtime. Students may also opt to take their croissants home to bake.

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Saturday, March 11 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave
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The last time we checked, there were only a few tickets available so act quickly!

Enjoy a fabulous Sunset Dinner with the 4H Healthy Living Ambassadors serving up an amazing 4-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. Register here.

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Saturday, March 11 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Arizona Zipline Adventures, 35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd.
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Saddle up and head over to Arizona Zipline Adventures for another Grill Your Own Steak Night! There will be a variety of steaks as well as chicken and portobellos to choose from. They’ll have all the seasonings and settings for you to have a great time, you just have to decide how you want it done.

Reservations are required and they tend to sell out, so give them a call at (520) 308-9350 to make sure you get a grill.

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Saturday, March 11 starting at 8 p.m.
The Jackrabbit Lounge,  2000 N. Oracle Rd.
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Last Night’s Makeup presents a studio 54 inspired dance party: Double Diamond Disco: “Spring Break ’88” featuring live drag & burlesque performances, an interactive pop-up photo booth by All Frills Pop-Up, a midnight costume contest for best 1980s dressed, additional surprises and of course all your favorite ’70s, ’80s and Italo disco all night long.

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Tuesday, March 14 starting at 3 p.m.
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 115 E. Broadway Blvd.
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Join Pueblo Vida in celebrating everyone’s favorite mathematical holiday: Pi day!

They’ll have a very limited supply of beautiful Caramel Apple Galettes from Rosebud Bakery! First come, first serve on Tuesday, March 14th! Plus, they’ll also be tapping a brand new beer in their Sour Series, Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcut. The lovely ladies of Rosebud Bakery will be in the taproom hand-delivering any pre-orders of full-size pies! Pre-order on their website,

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Tuesday, March 14 from 2 – 8 p.m.
Pearly Baker Fermentables, 64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Pearly Baker Fermentables
Photo courtesy of Pearly Baker Fermentables on Facebook

Exciting new things are happening at Pearly Baker! Every Tuesday for the foreseeable future, Pearly Baker will be hosting tastings at the shop. Stop in for a wine tasting with Sommelier Joshua Osteen.

Cost: $10, includes two wines and meat and cheese to pair. Plus you’ll also receive 15% off all bottles!

For more information on their wine lineup (wineup?), check out the event details here:

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Women’s History Month vendor market 

Tuesday, March 14
The Monica, 40 E. Congress St.


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Tucson Tuesday’s Celebrate Women’s History Month vendor market at The Monica, and they’ll be giving away amazing swag bags for the first 50 Yelpers.

Follow Yelp Tucson’s Instagram page to learn more about the Women’s History Month happenings.


Wednesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company, 1868 E. Frontage Rd.
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The Santa Cruz Chili and Spice Company, makers of that chili spice we all know and love, is hosting an open house in celebration of their 80th anniversary.

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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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