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Local Chefs & Breweries Team Up for ‘Brews & Bites’


July 25, 2023
By Tucson Foodie

Tucson’s culinary scene takes center stage as Tucson Originals Restaurants, Tucson Foodie, and beloved local breweries unite to curate a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the city’s vibrant craft beer culture.

From 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, the unique pairing event “Brews & Bites” will take place at The Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd.

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Brews & Bites

Nestled in the scenic beauty of The Highlands, this epic gathering features dynamic chef duos and one local brewery collaborating to craft delectable small plate and beer pairings. Is your tummy grumblin’ yet?

Tickets to Brews & Bites are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. If you’re a Tucson Foodie “Insider” member, take a look in your email inbox for 50% off the ticket price!

Participating Breweries

  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
  • Barrio Brewing Company
  • FireTruck Brewing Company
  • Dillinger Brewing Company
  • Pueblo Vida Brewing Company
  • Dragoon Brewing Company

Participating Chefs

  • Ken Foy (Dante’s Fire)
  • Janet Balderas (Mojo Cuban Kitchen)
  • Devon Sanner (Zio Peppe)
  • Brian Steiner (The Highlands at Dove Mountain)
  • Rocco DiGrazia (Rocco’s Little Chicago)
  • Marcus Van Winden (The Dutch)
  • Mary Steiger (Gourmet Girls)
  • Nate Cluff (Vero Amore Dove Mountain)
  • Juan Almanza ( El Rústico)
  • Michael Elefante (Mama Louisa’s)
  • Mat Cable (Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria)
  • Eric Reese (Noble Hops)
  • McKenzie O’Leary (Tanque Verde Guest Ranch)

As a guest, you become the ultimate connoisseur, casting your vote for the most outstanding dish while mingling with some of Tucson’s most celebrated chefs. Also, they will be offering tours of the picturesque venue and patio seating for event attendees.

As mentioned earlier, the following chefs and breweries will team up for beer and food pairings.

Brews & Bites Teams

  • Key Foy, Devon Sanner, Pueblo Vida Brewing
  • Marcus Van Winden, Michael Elefante, Barrio Brewing
  • Rocco DiGrazia, Mat Cable, McKenzie O’Leary, FireTruck Brewing
  • Brian Steiner, Mary Steiger, Dillinger Brewing
  • Nate Cluff, Eric Reese, Crooked Tooth Brewing
  • Juan Almanza, Janet Balderas, Dragoon Brewing

The Highlands at Dove Mountain is located at 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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