IT'S SHAKIN' UP AGAIN
Tucson Originals partnered with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and are throwing their yearly culinary must attend event, World Margarita Championship. It's going down Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. at Plaza Colonial (the southwest corner of Campbell and Skyline). For those who don't know, it is an amazing evening of cocktail throwdowns, tastings of world class margaritas and tequilas, glimpses into Tucson cuisine, live music and more. Local Tucson Originals chefs and restaurants will battle it out with live judging and a People's Choice award for the best signature margarita. Enjoy food sampling and margarita tastings from all sorts of local restaurants and purveyors. Plus, you have the civil duty to vote for your favorite margarita. For more information or tickets, visit saaca.org.
TRASHY YET CLASSY
Three award-winning Tucson Chefs are teaming up for a not-to-be-missed "Trash Fish" dinner on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Flying V Bar & Grill. Chefs Ramiro Scavo of Pasco, Ryan Clark of Agustin, and Loews Ventana Canyon Resort's executive chef Ken Harvey are being given lesser-known and unappreciated seafood from Santa Monica Seafoods and will prepare a multi-course meal featuring these underdogs of the sea. There will also be a DJ and live music, a cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, live cooking/mixology stations and a dessert bar, for what is set to be a lively and unique culinary experience. The dinner is $100 per person with only 100 seats available. Proceeds will benefit Slow Food Southern Arizona. For more information or to make your reservation, call 520-615-5495 or visit www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort.
ITALY MEETS OkTOBERFEST
Perennial foodie favorite, Roma Imports, 627 S. Vine Ave., is going German for the fourth year in a row. The Italian deli, grocer, and restaurant will be featuring authentic and hearty German dishes every day during the month of October (except Sundays, when they are closed). If it sounds like a stretch, it isn't. Roma's owner, Lilian Spieth, lived and raised her family in Germany for close to 20 years, so she has made her bones as a chef of the country's cuisine. On Saturday, Oct. 25, Roma will be hosting a German Feast featuring a huge menu, and live German music. For more information visit their website, romaimports.com.
The first ever Downtown Chef's Table dinner is an epic event taking place Sunday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m., at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. Sixth Ave. If there are still tickets left, this is a not to be missed event. To get tickets, click over to downtownkitchen.com/art-events/downtown-chefs-table.
Borderlands Brewery, 119 E. Toole Ave., is throwing their first ever Hatch Green Chili Roast and Festival Saturday, Oct. 11, at noon.
Roadhouse Cinemas, 4811 E. Grant Road, where you can watch a movie, eat and drink (is there any other way?) is (softly) open.