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Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival

 April 12 & 13

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona wineries in one location, from 11 am to 5 pm. The cost is $20/pp.

The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors, a professional chili two-day cook-off and live music by Domingo De Grazie and AmoSphere.

 The non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) will host a professional two-day professional Chili cook-off, and cooks for as far as Texas will be here competing for a spot in the national challenge.   Guests can taste the chili and join in the People’s Choice, with proceeds benefitting the Mountain Empire Rotary Club, who plans to erect a playground in the area with the proceeds.

 

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New: Coronet

Opening April 13 for brunch, the Coronet, will serve Old World continental style food with a fresh perspective and the freshest of ingredients in the historic Coronado Hotel where 4th Avenue Shopping District ends and goes through the tunnel to downtown.

 

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Tax Day Dining

RA Sushi is offering a Tax Day Tuesday special, extending happy hour from 3 pm until close at La Encantada. Guests can choose from more than 35 sushi, appetizer, and tapas selections ranging from $2.75 to $7.75, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake, and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $7.75. This special is available for dine-in orders only and at RA Sushi at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718.

 

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Beer & Burger Dinner

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar teams up with Barrio Brewing to offer two special dinners pairing Zinburger’s award-winning fare with Barrio’s unique locally-crafted brews. A representative from Barrio Brewing will be on tap to walk guests through the different pairings. The April 22 and 29 dinners will feature a four-course menu of select pairings.

Zinburger’s midtown/eastside location, 6390 E. Grant Rd, will host the April 22 dinner, and at 1865 E. River Rd. at Joesler Village on April 29. Both dinners will begin at 6 pm Costs for each are $35/pp and $60 per couple.

 

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Math Appreciation Month at Sauce

For the entire month of April, Sauce is excited to partner with Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit that works to grow the quality of our kids' education and champion excellence throughout the entire education continuum. Come to Sauce and receive a free kids meal at any of the three Tucson locations. The kids' meals include mac-n-cheese, grilled cheese, or pasta with red sauce.

Here's how it works...

Download, print, and complete this worksheet with your kids.

• Have your kids bring the completed April Math worksheet into any Sauce location in exchange for a free kid’s meal. (Locations: 2990 N Campbell / 2585 E Broadway / 7117 N Oracle)

 

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Put a Spring in Your Step

While it already feels like summer, many restaurants recently announced their spring menus. Among them are Agustin Kitchen, North Italia Kitchen, Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails.