Kief-Joshua Vineyards Grand Opening
. Southern Arizona is quickly becoming recognized for more than its cacti and Wildcats. Wines from the region are gaining national attention, and a new vineyard is rolling into town. The Kief-Joshua Vineyards Grand Opening will celebrate the new vineyard and tasting room by inviting the community to come and sample their newest wines. The event will include wine and sangria by the glass, wine flights, small bite pairings and samples from a local pistachio farmer. Wilcox has recently been labeled as an AVA region (American Viticulture Area) meaning that it has the precise growing conditions to produce the perfect grapes making for a perfect wine tasting afternoon. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. 4923 E. Arzberger Rd, Willcox. $10 for a souvenir glass and five one ounce tastings. $7 if you bring your own glass.
Angry Crab opening
. Phoenix favorite Angry Crab Shack & BBQ is open in Tucson! After a grand opening on Sept. 1, this seafood spot continues to serve up all of your favorite crab, clams and shellfish right here in the desert. Seafood is prepared just the way you like it at the Angry Crab, as every menu item is specialized to your taste. First, pick your fish or shellfish, then pick a sauce and finally decide how spicy you want it for the perfect mouthwatering meal. Burgers and brisket are also available for a menu that is sure to please the whole family. Open Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 1365 West Grant Road.
Spaghetti Western Steakhouse Opening
. Get ready for some steak and spaghetti, in both Western and noodle forms. They’ll be coming your way this week at the grand opening of Classic Spaghetti Western Steakhouse on Stone Avenue. The new restaurant will join Brother John’s BBQ, which opened in 2015, to add to the growing Bronx Park Neighborhood food scene. Decorated with murals from local artist Danny Martin, the restaurant will channel the spaghetti western fan in all of us while serving up a juicy mix of steakhouse favorites and classic Italian fare. Grand opening event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Culinary Dropout Opening
. Another distinctive and delectable restaurant is being added to the Tucson food scene. With four locations in the Phoenix area, Culinary Dropout is bringing its classic dishes and self-proclaimed “inked up” and “mohawk rocking” staff down to Tucson. Along with food, beer and cocktails, the space at the former Grant Road Lumber will have games and live music from local up-and-coming artists for patrons to enjoy. Opens Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Regular hours: Monday through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 2543 East Grant Road.