Five chefs are putting their heads together for the Tucson Community Food Bank's "Dinner Under the Stars" at the Marana Heritage Farm (12375 N. Heritage Road) on Sunday, Oct. 25. The event—featuring locally grown foods—starts with a social hour at 5:15 p.m. and is followed by a five-course dinner. It's $100 per person and limited to 80 guests, with proceeds benefiting hungry people across Southern Arizona. Call 622-0525, ext. 469, for reservations or more information.
Boca is a new high-end taco joint opening soon in the old Greasy Tony's location at 828 E. Speedway Blvd. Owner Brian Mazon says the place will serve 13 kinds of tacos, 10 kinds of salsa, beer and up to 100 kinds of tequila. An outdoor seating area is also in the works. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., daily. Mazon says the place should be open by the end of the month.
Zombies prefer the flesh of the living, but droves of them will head down to the Surly Wench Pub (424 N. Fourth Ave.; 882-0009) to satisfy their undead appetites after the Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 24. The bar has killer pub grub and will be featuring zombie-themed cocktails as part of the official after-party for the event. Visit www.tucsonzombies.com for more info.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (905 E. University Blvd.) will be handing out free burritos to anyone with valid UA identification from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23. Hmmm ... free burritos and college students: Think there'll be much of a line? Call 628-7967 for more information.
Native Seeds/SEARCH Dinner
Janos Wilder holds his annual benefit for Native Seeds/SEARCH at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. Wilder will use heritage foods—like tepary beans, mesquite honey and prickly-pear syrup—alongside pan-seared halibut and ceviche for a dinner that is bound to be out of sight. $150 per person, which includes wines. Call 615-6100 for reservations; visit www.janos.com for more information.
We've got a free copy of the Field Guide to Candy to the reader who e-mails the best dessert recipe to email@example.com by Saturday, Oct. 31. The book is a cornucopia of information, including recipes for everything from Rice Krispies treats to strawberries that look like they're wearing chocolate tuxedos.