Foodie Events from Jan. 12

Foodie Events from Jan. 12

It’s going to be a very busy weekend.

Fortunately, there’s something for everyone from kiddos to kiddos at heart. This weekend treat yourself to a Snake Bite beer (and pizza) made in collaboration with Ciao Down and Button Brew House, or perhaps take the family to enjoy and vote for your favorite popover. Another option is to leave the kiddos at home and learn how to make your own edibles.

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If you appreciate a good event as much as we do, you’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled on these articles as we announce Tucson Foodie-owned events such as the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl. If you’re looking for more exclusive events, check out Tucson Foodie 500 club to get the latest scoop (and discounts).

Don’t forget to check out our Events Directory for a full list of upcoming Foodie events.

National Smoked Meat Day

Thursday, January 12 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Batch Cafe & Bar, 118 E. Congress St.

Image provided by Batch Barrel Room

We love a Forbes Meat Co. event. Most events include an educational component featuring local meat products and a fun component such as a whisky tasting as in this case. This week celebrate National Smoked Meat Day at Batch, with Ardbeg Single Malts and a special pairing from Forbes.

Cost: $75 which includes a special welcome cocktail and four pours of Ardbeg alongside four smoked types of meat from Forbes.


Thursday, January 12 starting at 6 p.m.
Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

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Ciao Down’s legendary Snake Bite Pizza has been turned into a beer! You read right: you can now eat your Snake Bite and drink it too. Head on down to Tucson Hop Shop to sip on this epic legendary between Ciao Down Pizza and Button Brew House.


Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. – noon
The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

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Every second Saturday of the month, The Garden Kitchen hosts Saturdays at the Garden Kitchen. These events offer a physical activity class, a food demonstration (you get to try all the food and take home the recipes!), and a gardening class.

These events will be held both in-person and virtually. 

Popover Battle

Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cholla High Magnet School, 2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Popovers at Cafe Santa Rosa (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Popovers at Cafe Santa Rosa (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Join for the first-ever Popover Battle and Ironman Pow Wow Competition put on by the Native Music Coalition.  This free event was created to inspire entrepreneurialism throughout Native American communities.

Vote for your favorite popover recipe – the 1st place winner will win $3,000!

For more information check out our article, First-ever Popover Battle & Ironman Pow Wow Competition.


Saturday, January 14 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Moroso Medical Center, 2231 S. Fourth Ave.

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Join Tucson Weekly’s “Best Medical Marijuana Doc” Heather Moroso for a class on DIY cannabis-based edibles & cannabinoid-infused meal recipes to celebrate her birthday. There will be a hands-on demo of how to make edibles and learn dosing. You’ll get to take your make-your-own gummy kit home with you as well!

Cost: $65 for one person, $100 for two. Space is limited. Maximum class size is 15. Please call or text (520) 495-4054 to reserve your seat.


Saturday, January 14 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Rd.

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. There will be Chinese performances, food, drinks, and opportunities to shop for gifts.

Cost: $5 per person for ages 12 years and older and is free for those 11 years old and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door.

S’mores Night Saturday

Saturday, January 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.
Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Borderlands Brewing Company

Borderlands is hosting a S’mores Night on their patio on Saturday. They’ll be supplying graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and fire pits! Enjoy some s’mores with your friends and family. By the way, S’mores pair well with their Award-Winning German Chocolate Cake Porter.

Cost: $10 which includes your very own s’mores kit.

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress

Saturday, January 14 starting at 7 p.m.
311 E. Congress St.
Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress)

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress)

Celebrate the first (and only) night of Dillinger Days with live music, Johnny Hotshot’s gun trick show, whiskey specials, and more.

If you’re wanting to catch some Dillinger Days action make sure to check them out on Saturday as they, unfortunately, had to cancel the Sunday event due to rain in the forecast.

There will be a myriad of whiskey cocktails and tasting options with proceeds benefitting the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to assist with unmet needs in the fire service community.

Revel’s Sixth Anniversary Wine Dinner

Sunday, January 15 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Revel, 416 E. Ninth St.
REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Revel Wine Bar turns six years old this month! To celebrate, they’re putting on an anniversary wine dinner on Sunday. Details are limited but their dinner and wine events are not to be missed.

Cost: $75. Purchase your seat here.

Pacific North West Wine Dinner

Monday, January 16 at 6 p.m.
Zona 78, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Join Zona 78 on Monday for a wine dinner featuring the Pacific North West (Oregon and Washington). This promises to be a night filled with good wine, delicious food & your favorite people.

Call (520) 296-7878 to make your reservation.