- Duck in Blackberry Sauce
Best of Summer Road Trip Menu. Kingfisher is compiling all the favorite dishes from their Summer Road Trip menus into one mega-menu, and you get to try it out! Enjoy dishes like green gazpacho, wild mushroom with duck, pan-seared sea scallops, pear blackberry blueberry crisp and more! Plus, this new menu comes in line with Kingfisher's new happy hour pricing; Wines by the glass, beer and cocktails are $2 off the regular price. New drinks include cognac and gin cocktails. 5 p.m. to midnight through Saturday, Sept. 15. 2564 E. Grant Road.
Born & Brewed Beer Battle. Hotel Congress is hosting the seventh annual brewery competition, where local brewers compete to be the crowd favorite. Competing breweries include 1912, Green Feet, Dillinger, Thunder Canyon, Ten55, Crooked Tooth and more. General admission gets you beer tastings plus German sausage, jackfruit sliders, potato salad and more. VIP admission gets you exclusive brewery tastings, plus special menu items such as Kartoffelkloesse potato dumplings stuffed with Dragoon Golden Ale soaked peaches. Who knew that was even a meal? But it sounds awesome! 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 311 East Congress Street. $35 for general admission, $75 for VIP.
Summer Wine Tour: Washington. A far cry from the vineyards of Italy and France, can the great state of Washington hold up when it comes to wine samplings? Maynards Kitchen and Market invites you to taste the flavors of Cascadia from the comfort of Tucson's historic train depot. Sign up at Maynards Market or online at maynardstucson.com/wine-club. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. 400 N. Toole Ave. $12.
Bacon, Blues & Brews. This event gathers all the greatest Bs in one place: Bacon Blues and Brews at Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ! You'll have access to unlimited bites of bacon-themed dishes from local restaurants, and there will also be live music plus six beer tastings! If this doesn't say "USA," I'm not sure what does.
3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 1801 N. Stone Ave. $25. Purchase tickets online.
Roaring '20s Bar Crawl. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." I don't know what ol' F. Scott was going on about there, but maybe if he went to this bar crawl he wouldn't be so moody. Sky Bar Tucson is taking you back to the beginning of modern time: the jazz was fresh, the cars were big and the scarves were floofy. Participating bars include: The Funky Monk, HI-Fi, Highwire, The Hut, Lindy's, Mr. Heads and more! And adding to the '20s, magician Michael Howell channels Houdini by attempting to escape from hanging 24 feet upside-down in a straitjacket at Sky Bar. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. 536 N. Fourth Ave. $8.
- Smoky Grilled Chicken
Janos at the Temple. The Arizona Theatre Company and acclaimed chef Janos Wilder are joining forces to create a multisensory experience. The event premieres with Arizona Theatre Company's season-opening performance of Native Gardens, and will offer unique dining experiences tailored to complement each ATC production. For Native Gardens, a comedic play that pits two suburban couples against one another, Janos at the Temple offers a garden BBQ featuring food themes with English garden elements. Foods include garden salads, southwest Caesar, potatoes au gratin, grilled chicken, and English tea cookies. Showings all through September. 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets to the ATC show start at $25. A $14.50 lunch buffet will be available at matinee shows, and a $24.50 dinner will be available during the evening performances.