The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show
Take control and tackle a challenging crime while enjoying a four-course meal at the Dinner Detective Show. Keep a look out for the murderer or you may find yourself as the prime suspect! This dinner event is rated PG-13 and is geared towards adult content. Children ages 15 years old or older are allowed in with adult supervision.
Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Avenue, 622.3000, thedinnerdetective.com, 6 to 9 p.m., $59.95
Farmers Market at
Steam Pump Ranch
Regional farmers, ranchers and artisan food producers will share their naturally grown veggies and fruits. Visitors will also find ranch-fed beef, pork and farm fresh eggs carrying on Steam Pump Ranch’s agricultural traditions.
Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, 882.2157, heirloomfm.org/markets/oro-valley, 8 a.m. to noon, free.
Funky Brunch with
Mik and Scott
Get down and have fun with Mik and Scott, multi-instrumentalists who create a full band sound every Sunday at the La Cocina at Old Town Artisans. They use live loops and have high-energy performances. This family-friendly event has food and drinks for brunch.
La Cocina at Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Avenue, 622.0351, lacocinatucson.com, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., varies with food and beverage purchases.
SUNDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Ride horses and enjoy blueberry pancakes, ranch-style eggs, bacon and orange juice early in the morning at Tanque Verde Ranch every Sunday and Thursday. Explore the rolling hills and towering cactus as you make your way to the Old Homestead.
Tanque Verde Ranch, 14301 E. Speedway, 800.234.3833, tanqueverderanch.com, 7:45 to 10:15 a.m., $75.
Rillito Park Farmers Market
The Rillito Park Farmers Market invites future and current farmers, ranchers, and artisan foodies to check out the locally grown food in Tucson. This tight-knit community opens up every Sunday for locals and people visiting to come see the state-of-the-art permanent farmers space.
Rillito Park Food Pavilion, 4502 N. First Avenue, 882.2157, heirloomfm.org, 8 a.m. to noon, free.
Due Fratelli Cibo e Vino
Due Fratelli Cibo e Vino (or Two Brothers Food and Wine for Two) is an epicurean salute to Chef Tenino and his brother, Paolo, winemaker of the award-winning Pietro Rinaldi wines featured on the Tavolino list. Two dinner options will be available, each with a bottle of Pietro Rinaldi wine to be shared; a salad; entrée and dessert for each person.
Tavolino Restaurant, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, 513-1913, tavolinoristorante.com, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, $55 and $75 (includes additional wine and entrée selections).
Lunch or Dinner for Two
Tavolino Ristorante is offering a glass of chianti or pino grigio for each as well as a mixed-green salad and dessert (gelati or sorbetto) for each, and a Tavolino pizza (from a selection of three) for $30.
Tavolino Restaurant, 2890 E. Skyline Drive, 513-1913, tavolinoristorante.com, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, $55 and $75 (includes additional wine and entrée selections).
Taste of Tucson Downtown
Choose from three tours: Historic Downtown (1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays), Four on Fourth Avenue (1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays) or Sweet Tooth (1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays). Whether your goal is to learn about the colorful history and architecture in the heart of downtown, or to indulge in the finest housemade desserts, we have you covered.
Taste of Tucson Downtown, 425.4243, tasteoftucsondowntown.com, 1 to 5 p.m., $58-$68.
Chefs + Libationists
Casino Del Sol’s Dinner with Chefs + Libationists is a monthly dinner series at PY Steakhouse. Each dinner will feature a special guest beverage expert, such as a winemaker, sommelier, bartender, brewer or distiller, who will collaborate with Executive Chef Ryan Clark and the Casino del Sol culinary team to create a multicourse dinner with paired beverages. The menus will all feature five-star Arizona prime beef and Arizona-grown products from Casino del Sol’s local purveyor partnerships.
Casino del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 324.9350, casinodelsol.com, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., prices vary.
The Tucson 23
Mexican Food Festival
Visit Tucson’s best 23 miles of Mexican food in America at the Mexican Food Festival Father’s Day weekend. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is teaming up with Visit Tucson and JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa to celebrate the city’s finest foods. Get discounted hotel rates and culinary education sessions during this event.
JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, 792.3500, saaca.org, 6 p.m., $65.
Primavera Cooks! At Feast
During the Summer Dining series with Primavera Cooks, enjoy multicourse, wine-paired, gourmet dinners created by Tucson’s top chefs with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers. All dinners begin with a reception and check-in at 6 p.m. with a seated dinner at 6:30 p.m. All reservations are made through Primavera.
Feast, 3719 E. Speedway, 308.3104, primavera.org, 6 p.m., $135.
Iron Chef Tucson and the Culinary Experience
Chefs will compete against the 2018 winner Chef Brian Smith in front of judges and a live audience. Chefs will have access to a full kitchen and will have to use a secret ingredient. Win $500 cash and also have the title of Best in Southern Arizona.
Casino del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7929, ironcheftucson.com, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., prices vary.
The Three Sisters
Tucson chefs will present dishes highlighting beans in the second part of the three-part culinary series. The three-part dinner series celebrates each of the “three sisters” trio of vegetables: corn, beans and squash. Includes live entertainment, paired libations and educational touch points.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, 297.1151, saaca.org, 6 p.m., $65.
Casino del Sol’s Prema Lounge hosts the Whisky SOLcial-Bourbon, Bites and Cigars with whisky flights, paired with food bites and a premium cigar.
Casino del Sol’s Prema Lounge, 5655 W. Valencia Road, 855.765.7929, ironcheftucson.com, 4 to 6 p.m., prices vary.