Something about October seems to bring out the best in Tucson.I hope your calendar is clear because there is many what to do this weekend.
Keep your antacids ready, because the weather calls for spice.Kick off the Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival, a variety of Chilean cookouts, and El Grito, Crooked Tooth’s latest pineapple and chiltepin sours are likely to be required.
Please do not forget. You can find a complete list of this week’s Foodie events and upcoming events in the event directory.
Whiskey Delbac Small Group Tasting with Mark Vierthaler
Thursday, October 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
2106 Forbes Blvd. #103
There are still seats left for a unique evening at the distillery with Mark Wierthaler, Head Distiller of Whiskey Del Back. Tour the production floor and sample Core American single malt whiskeys such as: classic, DoradoWhen Old Pueblospend time with Mark as he shares his story of working with the DRAM team to handcraft award-winning whiskeys in Arizona.
Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival
October 14th (Friday) to 16th (Sunday)
New event notice! The Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival will host community-driven events for the first time over the next three weekends in October.
More than 15 local restaurants participate as official destinations to celebrate Chinese chorizo. Every weekend, seven or eight restaurants donate two of his chorizos worth £15. How you prepare your food is up to your chef, and how many destinations you visit every Friday to Sunday is up to you.
Check out our Spicy article for the full line-up and details. Tucson Chinese Chorizo Festival.
“EL GRITO” release party at CROOKED TOOTH BREWING
Friday, October 14, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
228 E. Sixth Street
Brewed in partnership with the Tucson International Mariachi Conference, Crooked Tooth has created something truly special as a new addition to the coveted Sonoran Sour series. El GritoPineapple and Chiltepin sour beer.
You’ll have access to live mariachi music, the Muncheez Food Truck, and best of all, this year’s tickets. 23 Mile’s Best Mexican Food Fiesta.
Check out our latest article to learn more about this beer collaboration. Crooked Tooth Brewing celebrates mariachi with its latest beer collaboration.
Brew Inn at the Chul
Friday and Saturday 5-9pm (currently through Saturday, November 26)
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Enjoy Tohono Churu’s first autumn series, Bruin at the Churu at The Garden Bistro. Enjoy a rotating menu of music, refreshing spirits, microbrews and delicious snacks Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.
Join us on Friday and Saturday nights at Garden Bistro for beer, kids and friends. Click here for the menu.
Observance of MEMBRILLO FEST and Hispanic Heritage Month
Saturday, October 15, 8am-2pm
946 W. Mission Ln.
Membrillo fruit is a very versatile fruit. You can cook it, bake it, or store it. This year’s Membrillo Fest is meant to celebrate just that and a bountiful harvest from the quince trees at Mission Gardens.
This year’s event will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Saturday, October 15th. An annual demonstration of how to make cajeta de membrillo, the traditional quince jam of the Hispanic world, will be integrated with other presentations on Hispanic heritage.
chili cook off
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
200 S. Sixth Ave. 6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
This weekend, you’ll have not one but two chances to fix your chili. Starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, we might be able to create both.
- The 25th Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-Off is being held. All proceeds go to fund charitable causes for the holiday season.
- At Jonathan’s Cork, sample chili at 10 local restaurants. The Send a Kid to Camp fundraiser includes a raffle with great prizes.
Wilcox Wine Country – Fall 2022
October 15th (Sat) – October 16th (Sun) 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
157 N. Railroad Avenue.
The Wilcox Wine Country Festival is back! Featuring 16 of Arizona’s best wineries and 2 food trucks, plus over 30 non-winery vendors including fine art, artisan food, vintage vendors, and non-stop entertainment.
price: $30 per person/advance $40. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. See participating wineries below.
Salt & Lime Festa
Saturday, October 15, 3pm-9pm
4502 N. First Avenue
With a transnational twist, the world-famous and delicious Salt & Lime Fiesta is a sensory experience that encourages tasting, smelling, seeing, hearing and touching. Join Salt & Lime Fiesta 2022 and celebrate everyone’s favorite handhelds: tacos, tequila, margaritas and more!
you can bet you Asada It’s gonna be a good timeLearn more about Salt & Lime Fiesta 2022 write up.
Gin, blues and barbecue at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Sunday, October 16, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.
Enjoy gin, blues and barbecue at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Featuring a mouth-watering gourmet barbecue menu, live blues music on Paul Green and Midnight Blue, and over 24 Zinfandel wines from local distributors.
price: $85 per adult with alcohol (includes food and alcohol tasting) | $65 per adult without alcohol (includes food only).
Sunset Wine Walk Ticket
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
267 S. Avenida del Convento #12
Stroll through the MSA Annex while sipping locally produced Arizona wine. Live instrumental music by The Golden Boots.
Featured wineries include:
- Bodega Pierce
- Vino Stache
- Dos Cabezas
- Page Springs Cellars
- Markin Vineyards
price: $28 (including tax and tip) + 6 wine samples. Buy your ticket here.