Did you know? The second Saturday of August has become an annual day of celebration in the world of Polynesian Pop culture: International Tiki Day. It makes sense why there are luau-related events going on this week. Check them out for yourself!
Don’t forget, you can check out our Events Directory for a full list of Foodie events happening this week and other upcoming things to do.
GUIDO-Q POP-UP LUNCH
Now – Friday, August 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2041 S. Craycroft Rd.
Follow your gym and tan routine with some lunch from Mama Louisa’s pop-up menu. They’ll be offering things like:
- #10 Can Stacked and Layered with Seasoned Waffle Fries – with Italian pico, alfredo cheese sauce, and maple wood-smoked brisket
- Stracciatella Cheese – with roasted tomatoes, arugula, EVOO, and balsamic Reduction served on torta bread
- Maple Wood Smoked Brisket – with pepperoncini, pickled onions, provolone, asiago, and white cheddar, served on sourdough
If you’re thinking of skipping lunch, fuggetaboutit and make your way down to Mama Louisa’s.
FLASH IN THE PAST TIKI BASH
Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
4625 E. Broadway Blvd.
Come and celebrate Tucson’s historic Kon Tiki Lounge with Flash in the Past 1960s style! Dress to impress the Gods: vintage/retro tropical attire encouraged.
Exclusive cocktails, menu, and more. Plus, admission is free.
Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m.
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. Suite 105
Cool off this Friday with an Ice Cream and Beer Float pairing at 1912 Brewing Company. The brewery will feature three different flavor combos including Sours and Stouts.
ON THE FLY KITCHEN POP-UP EVENT
Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20
2660 N. Campbell Ave.
On the Fly kitchen is back and they’re bringing you some more delicious, savory, and unforgettable food. There’ll be an abundance of fried goodies such as catfish, chicken, whiting fish, and more!
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the @tucsonjaguars and the @tucsonseminolesfootball.
LUCKY DUCKY PARTY
Saturday, August 20 from 2 – 6 p.m.
151 E. Broadway Blvd.
Nothing quite beats spending a sunny afternoon by the pool.
Bring a rubber ducky to the downtown AC Hotel pool and receive a complimentary punch from their poolside lounge bar. Party to DJ Walters and the Don’s beats and then enjoy food by Little Love Burger and HUB Ice Cream Parlor. Help them fill the pool with rubber duckies for a photo opp like no other.
SUNSET SATURDAYS AT TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS
Saturday, August 20 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Join the Tucson Botanical Gardens this weekend and next for its Sunset Saturdays live concert series with local Tucson bands.
Celebrate summer evenings with some of the best things in life: good people, good music, and good food all in Tucson’s coolest urban oasis!
Doors Open at 6 p.m. and music is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20: Dry Wash Anglers, bluegrass guitar and vocals duo with soulful harmonies and skillful guitar work
Saturday, August 27: Daytrails, an indie rock band that takes inspiration from the desert landscape with emphasis on melodic songwriting and emotional connection
BORDERLANDS SUMMER NITE BEER FEST
Saturday, August 20 from 6 – 10 p.m.
119 E. Toole Ave.
Oh hoppy days! Borderland’s Summer Nite Beer Fest will feature 15+ local breweries, games, food, and live music. VIP, General admission, and DD tickets are still available, but act quick! Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Check out our “15 BREWERIES JOIN ‘SUMMER NITE BEER FEST’ AT BORDERLANDS BREWING COMPANY” article to learn more.
WINE DINNER – FEATURING OLD PUEBLO CELLARS
Sunday, August 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
550 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Arizona Winery Tours proudly presents: A Food & Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Chef Pablo of Scratching the Plate and Old Pueblo Cellars. Expect a three-course meal, delicious wine, and date tastings.
Cost: $110 per person. Call (520) 201-6905 to make your reservation.
TIKI TUESDAY AT HACIENDA DEL SOL
Tuesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.
Tiki Tuesday is back at Hacienda del Sol!
Enjoy Tiki-themed cocktails and an island-inspired food menu from 11 a.m. to close every Tuesday at Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge. Even better, you’ll also be able to enjoy live steel drum music from 6 – 8 p.m. in the restaurant. Take advantage of their Happy Hour specials from 3 – 6 p.m. and don’t forget that they have Tiki mugs available for purchase, so be sure to take one home!