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Dine Out For Safety: Eat, Drink & Make a Difference on April 17

Updated May 17, 2024

Wednesday, April 17 is the big day! It’s the time of year that creates the opportunity to dine out while supporting others at the same time.

The 2023 Dine Out For Safety is a fundraiser for the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA), which is a division of CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, Inc. By simply dining out at one of the many delicious participating restaurants and anywhere from 10 – 20% of proceeds on Wednesday, April 17 will be donated to support survivors of sexual violence at SACASA.

This year, more than 15 local businesses are participating in the day of giving and support. Check out the list below and for more information and hours of operation, head over to sacasa.org.

Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

15% of your purchase is donated from 5 – 10 p.m.

Brother John’s has become a favorite hangout for families and groups of friends who chow down on Southern-style low-heat, slow-smoked meats and tasty traditional sides with a Southwest twist (think jalapeño cheddar cornbread). The bar has a huge selection of bourbon, as the name suggests, and there’s weekly live music.

Ceres Pasta

10% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fresh pasta and authentic Italian sauces, soft-serve gelato, and espresso served out of a walk-up window with street seating.

(Photo courtesy of Charro Chico)

Charro Chico

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Charro Chico is designed to be a “fun, fast, fresh, and timely classic” near the corner of North Campbell Avenue and Prince Road. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and margaritas galore!

Charro Steak (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Charro Steak & Del Rey

20% of your purchase is donated from 3 – 9 p.m.

Owned and operated by Si Charro Restaurant’s Flores family, Charro Steak is the family’s interpretation of a Sonoran steakhouse. The ranch-to-table meats provide an outstanding local experience. Charro Del Rey, sister restaurant to Charro Steak, opened in 2019 with a focus on seafood and prime rib.

 

Mini Chimis at Charro Vida (Photo credit: Kim Johnston)

Charro Vida

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Casual, health-conscious nook with a terrace, prepping share plates, and light fare with vegan choices. It’s a meat-free person’s paradise but the menu is expansive enough to for folks to invite their meat-loving friends.

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El Charro Cafe (Photo by Steven Meckler, Visit Tucson, February 2023)

El Charro Café Downtown

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

With a history dating back to 1922, El Charro holds the title of the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family.

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Tacos from El Charro (Photo courtesy of El Charro Cafe on Facebook)

El Charro Café (Oro Valley)

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Steeped in tradition, this beloved establishment offers a menu that pays homage to authentic Sonoran cuisine, featuring timeless classics like carne seca and the iconic chimichanga.

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El Charro Cafe (Photo courtesy of Si Charro! Restaurants)

El Charro Café – Ventana

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The warm and welcoming atmosphere, coupled with the vibrant flavors, makes El Charro Café a must-visit destination for those seeking an immersive experience in Tucson’s culinary legacy.

(Photo courtesy of Feast)

Feast

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Relaxed bistro for market-driven, eclectic cuisine that changes monthly, plus a lengthy wine list. Feast’s menu changes often to remain fresh and seasonally appropriate.

 

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Gourmet Girls (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

20% of your purchase is donated from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The original entirely gluten-free bakery in Tucson, Gourmet Girls serves up everything from toast and sandwiches to pasta and pizza in an environment free from cross-contamination. On top of that, they’ve got hard cider, wine, and signature cocktails to go with it all.

(Photo courtesy of Ike's Coffee & Tea)

Ike’s Coffee & Tea – Downtown

10% of your purchase is donated from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

It is home to a breakfast and lunch menu made with fresh ingredients, good flavor combinations and perfect to either eat there or get it to go. The coffee menu highlights the classics while mixing it up with seasonal flavors.

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(Photo courtesy of JoJo's)

JoJo’s Restaurant

10% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tucked away in downtown Tucson’s Historic Presidio District, JoJo’s is a real gem for anyone on a foodie adventure. With its cozy courtyard perfect for some open-air dining and a laid-back cantina setting, it’s the place to be.

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Mama Louisa's (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy mouth-watering, made-from-scratch Italian food from Mama Louisa’s. Since 1956, their chefs have been carefully crafting outstanding dishes that speak to the heart of what Italian cooking is all about.

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(Photo courtesy of The Monica)

The Monica

20% of your purchase is donated from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Rooted in scratch cooking and cherished family recipes, The Monica aims to bring a diverse range of flavors to your table. With a passionate team of chefs and food enthusiasts backing this Si Charro Restaurant, a unique dining experience that reflects the rich culinary tapestry of Tucson is what you can expect every visit.

Fish & Chips (Photo courtesy of Noble Hops)

Noble Hops

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

This spot is a total beer lover’s paradise with an amazing selection of craft brews. Plus, the views from the patio are social media-worthy. As for food, their fish and chips and carne asada tacos are must-try dishes.

(Photo courtesy of Noodies)

Noodies

10% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fresh, handmade pasta and sauces right in the middle of town! Plus, they serve sandwiches, salads, an espresso bar, and soft-serve gelato (gelato flavors are always changing).

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink

10% of your purchase is donated from 5  – 9 p.m.

Reilly serves up artisan-style pizza that’s hand-crafted and totally delicious. They’ve got fresh sandwiches for lunch, handmade pasta for dinner, and don’t even get us started on their drink menu.

 

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Tap & Bottle (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

Tap & Bottle – Downtown

20% of your purchase is donated from noon – 10 p.m.

An extensive selection of beers on tap and in the fridge ensures there’s something for everyone, and the fun-loving ambiance invites patrons to relax and savor their favorite pint or explore new and exciting options.

 

(Photo courtesy of Transplant Pizza)

Transplant Detroit Style Pizza

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This is where Detroit-style pizza meets Tucson flavor. Run by the Serial Grillers, this spot’s got a chill vibe with cool murals and a patio. Their deep-dish pizzas and sandwiches are killer, and folks can’t get enough of their Elote and Chicken Bacon Pesto pizzas.

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Vero Amore (Photo by Kelsey Myers)

Vero Amore – Dove Mountain

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fortunately for Tucsonans, there are Vero Amore’s in town. One, on Swan Road in Palomino Plaza, and the original in Dove Mountain. The panini are as simple or fancy. Their Pasta Puttanesca is loaded with roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives.

(Photo courtesy of Vero Amore on Swan)

Vero Amore – Swan

20% of your purchase is donated from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Shrimp Fra Diavolo draws raves. Vero Amore’s pizzas are also winners whether it’s a simple cheese pie or one of the many creative offerings. Save room for the cannoli.

Yellow Brick Coffee (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

Yellow Brick Coffee

15% of your purchase is donated from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by Yellow Brick Coffee and enjoy its menu of tasty in-house pastries, sandwiches, smoothies, salads, and coffee. All of their coffee drinks are, of course, made with their own signature roasts which can also be purchased online.

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