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Five Foodie Things to do in Tucson (10/27-10/29)

Spend this beautiful fall weekend enjoying local food and drinks.

October 27, 2017

Upcoming Events

What: “Can You Dig This?” Community Screening
When: Friday, October 27 at 6:00pm
Where: Las Milpitas Community Farm, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane, Tucson, AZ

Pima County Food Alliance and Las Milpitas de Cottonwood have partnered up to host a free community screening of the documentary “Can You Dig This?”, about the powerful impact of a community garden in South-Central Los Angeles. (Watch the trailer here.) You’ll also get to watch a short video by  Flowers and Bullets, a wonderful Tucson-based organization that promotes a sustainable way of living by “sharing skills, promoting place-based connections in the barrio, and listening to each other’s stories.” Oh, and did we mention there will be food?  Geronimo’s Revenge food truck will be at the screening with a truckload of locally sourced menu items.

What: Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead
When: Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28
Where: Tohono Chul Park, 7366 Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ

What better way is there to celebrate the first weekend of 80-degree weather than at the beautiful Tohono Chul grounds, enjoying chiles, chocolate, and Day of the Dead celebrations? Join some of our favorite local restaurants, businesses, and artists for “culinary demonstrations, chile roasters, musical entertainment, local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities.” Buy your tickets in advance here.

What: 1st Annual Haunted Wine-O-Treat
When: Saturday, October 28 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Mercado San Agustin Courtyard, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

This September, natural disasters in Mexico resulted in over 360 deaths, over 800,000 affected people, and countless toppled schools, homes, and buildings. Desert Grace Tours, a company based in Tucson, wants to help those impacted by these sudden and unforeseen natural disasters. That’s why they’re holding the 1st Annual Haunted Wine-O-Treat this Saturday to collect funds, hygiene products, and blankets for those in need. After the event, Desert Grace Tours Owner Gracie Isunza will personally fly to Chiapas, Mexico to serve the community with the money raised from the Wine-O-Treat event. Your ticket includes a souvenir Halloween wine glass, 10 wine tasting tickets, one giveaway raffle ticket, live music entertainment, and a costume contest. Buy your tickets in advance here, then RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.

What: 5th Annual Membrillo Fest
When: Saturday,  October 28th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Where:  Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace, 929 W. Mission Lane, Tucson, Arizona

Membrillo, otherwise known as quince, is typically made into  a paste and then used to spread delight over other food items such as cheese (yum!) and, in  my personal experience, empanadas.  On Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to make the traditional Sonoran-style cajets de membrillo (quince dessert bar) with “Madrina del Jardin” (Garden Godmother) Josefina Lizarraga during a hands-on cooking demo. A perfect treat for the upcoming holiday season!

Enjoy the Mission Garden, free refreshments, and music!

What: City of Gastronomy Downtown Chef’s Table
When: Sunday, October 29th at 5:30pm
Where: The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Tickets are still available for the 3rd Annual City of Gastronomy Downtown Chef’s Table. The dinner will begin at 5:30pm with custom craft cocktails and appetizer pairings, followed by a four course meal (paired with wine, of course).

Participating chefs this year include:

Brian Smith –Maynards
Carlotta Flores and Gary Hickey – Charro Steak
Patricia Schwabe and Brian Eichorst – Penca
Brandon Dillon – Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
Alex O’Neill and Erika Bostick – Agustin Kitchen and The Coronet
Janos Wilder and Devon Sanner – DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails and the Carriage House
Chris Bianco – Pizzeria Bianco

A percentage of the proceeds from the dinner will go to Tu Nidito and Fox Tucson Theatre.

Make your reservation here.

Header image by Jordan Glenn.

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