Fun Food Events – Tucson, Sept 15-18

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Happy 9th anniversary CataVinos

You won’t be hungry or thirsty this weekend with all that is happening in Tucson.

CataVinos Wine Shoppe celebrates its 9th anniversary over the next two weekends. On the menu for this weekend starting September 15, 16, 17 from 4 to 8 pm; the cost is $15 per tasting.

Each weekend they will be pouring six to eight wines from each distributor all three nights with up to 24 wines each weekend. CataVinos will pour the distributors’ wines on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday you can meet the distributor reps and pick their brains for any interesting facts you might want to know. Friday nights = food trucks and Saturday nights feature live music. 10% off all wine in the store during these two weekends includes Sept 22, 23, 24.

Let’s support a locally-owned wine tasting bar/store that has to compete with the big box stores. CataVinos is located at 3063 N. Alvernon, Tucson 85718

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Metal Arts Village – Full moon celebration on Friday, September 16 from 6 – 9 pm, open studios, beers, food trucks, entertainment

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The 15th Annual Roasted Green Chile Fest heats up at Rincon Valley Farmers Market on Saturday September 17 from 9 am to 3 pm.

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14291671_1127764257313078_6503470067227220449_n-az-avenueThe grand opening of the Arizona Avenue Marketplace on Sept 17, from noon to 5 pm, celebrates the melding of two well-known models: an event driven farmers market, and the well-merchandised retail store experience. Everything in the store as the name would suggest, is local to Arizona, so tourists, locals, and regular Tucson Mall goers all have something to discover. (located by the Food Court)

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As mentioned previously, there is the Bacon Fest at Randolph driving range in Reid Park, Born & Brewed at Hotel Congress and Casks and Cooks at Loews Ventana Resort all happening on Sept 17.

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Arizona Restaurant Week starts Sept. 16-25 but only two restaurant chains in Tucson are participating. It’s mostly a Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale thing. The Arizona Restaurant Association is also one of the major proponents against raising the minimum wage here in Arizona which will be on the November ballot.

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Save the Date – Tucson Greek Festival celebrates its 40th year starting Sept 22-25. Opa!

Written by Karyn Zoldan, Day #14

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