(Photo courtesy of Tucson Tamale)

Foodie Events from March 23 – 29: National Tamale Day, free wine & more

March 22, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Lots of things are brewing this week! For starters, did you check out the new and improved Things to Do?

National Tamale Day is on Thursday and Tucson Tamale Company has some great deals in store for you. You already knew that though if you’re a Foodie 500 member. Check out some of the free wine tastings in town or register for the wine dinner hosted by Arizona Wine Tours — whatever you do, chances are you won’t be thirsty this weekend.



Thursday, March 23 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
7286 N. Oracle Rd.

on National Tamale Day (March 23), Tucson Tamale is celebrating with a Buy-One-Get-One Frozen Tamale Sale. If you buy three Twin Pack Tamales, you’ll get three Twin Packs for free. Like all deals and special offers, there are some rules. There’s a limit of three free Twin Packs per customer. Plus, you will be able to substitute single tamales (the total number of free tamales is six whether in Twin Packs or singles).

Read all about it here.


Thursday, March 23 from 5 – 7 p.m.
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105

1912 Brewing Company is celebrating National Tamale Day this year.

They’ll have craft beer, Tucson Tamale Company, and Daniela’s Cooking Pairing! Enjoy a flight of three 1912 beers, three Tucson tamales, and a side of Daniela’s cooking chips.

Read all about it here.



Saturday, March 18 from 5 -9 p.m.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.

Join Tap & Bottle Downtown for a complimentary tasting featuring wines from Stem Wine Company.

Featured wines include:⁠

  • Raventos i Blanc ‘de Nit’ 2019 sparkling rosé⁠ from Penedès, Spain⁠
  • Sassetti Livio ‘La Querciolina’ Montecucco Rosso 2018⁠ from Montalcino, Italy⁠
  • Badenhorst ‘Caperitif’- Fortified aperitif⁠ from Swartland, South Africa⁠

No tickets needed — drop by anytime!⁠ Vegan comfort food will be available for purchase by @vuturefood.


Sunday, March 26 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Board & Brush Oro Valley, AZ

Get double the DIY with this fun and innovative collaboration workshop! In addition to creating your own Board & Brush tray, you will be guided through a hands-on experience of charcuterie platter design lead by Lisa from Bride + Brie Tucson. Not only will you create an elaborate charcuterie platter full of delicious goodness and your very own heirloom tray from our elaborate selection, but all the knowledge to make another at home! Registration fee includes food, supplies and instruction from Bride+Brie Tucson for you to create your own charcuterie platter. You are welcome to enjoy your creation while you make your BB board.

Cost: $133. Register here.


Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Antsy Nancy

In this Antsy Nancy class, you’ll not only stretch your own dough, you’ll stretch your imagination! They’ll provide a multitude of fresh, delicious, and locally sourced meats, herbs, and vegetables to customize your own artisan pizza.

Cost: $70. Register here.

An optional, complimentary Scout & Cellar wine will be paired and served with dinner for students 21 and over. Students are welcome to bring their own wine, champagne, beer, etc. to enjoy during class.


Sunday, March 26 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Each month Arizona Wine Tours features a local chef who will pair their meals with an Arizona winemaker. This month, they’ve partnered with Tohono Chul Garden Bistro and 1764 Vineyards.

The menu looks stupendous and they even have vegetarian options.
Cost: $139 per person. Reserve your seat online.


Tuesday, March 28 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Pearly Baker Fermentables

Exciting new things are happening at Pearly Baker! Every Tuesday 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!

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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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