Tapas, wine tastings, DJ nights and more on Thursday, June 16


Hello everyone! My name is Adilene Ibarra (her/her), but my name is Addie. I’ve lived in Tucson all my life, although I’ve been to four of the seven countries looking for adventure and great food and drink. I’m incredibly excited to be part of the Tucson Foodie team as a Gourmet event.

Going forward, my plan is to have a solid event calendar – think easy to navigate and most importantly comprehensive. On top of that, we’ll round up events that we think you’ll find interesting. From this week.

There are quite a few events happening this Thursday, June 16, that we wanted to put on your radar. So, without further ado, let me present to you this week’s suggestions:

WORLD TAPAS DAY AT PITA JUNGLE

Thursday June 16
TAPAS FROM JUST $2

Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle

Celebrate World Tapas Day at Pita Jungle.

Featured daily from 3-5 p.m., starting at just $2, guests can enjoy Pita Jungle’s signature tapas during happy hour, including their Hummus trio, Falafel, Lemon Garlic Chicken and Pine Nuts, and more. They even serve tapas versions of their popular pizzas, including the Chipotle Chicken Pizza and Spinach and Pesto Pizza.

For more information, visit pitajungle.com.

COOKING CLASS WITH FLYING APRON: PERUVIAN CUISINE AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES

Thursday June 16
CREATE A PERUVIAN FEAST WITH CHEF SYBIL VELARDE
Lomo Saltado at Peruvian Inca Cuisine. (Jackie Tran)

(Credit: Jackie Tran)

At 5:30 p.m., join Flying Aprons to learn how to cook a Peruvian feast with a chef Sybil Velarde. Originally from Lima, Chef Sybil grew up cooking with the multicultural influences that Lima is known for – Spanish, Asian, Italian and French. She then honed her skills at Le Cordon Bleu in London.

For more information, visit flyingapronstucson.com.

WORLD SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY DAY FILM SCREENING

Thursday June 16
GOOD FOOD FILM SERIES PRODUCED BY LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA
Good food movie series

Photo courtesy of Good Food Film Series

To celebrate the United Nations World Sustainable Food Day, join Local First Arizona for a screening of two films from the Good Food Film Series starting at 5:30 p.m. Learn about the food city of Tucson and enjoy pop- Complimentary corn and drinks.

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

WINE THURSDAY: SONORAN WINE

Thursday June 16
DISCOVER THE WINES OF SONORAN WITH THIS GUIDED TASTING ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHT BITES
Century Room Small Bites Menu

Photo courtesy of Century Hall

Wine Thursday: Sonoran Wine is part of the Summer Tasting Series collection presented by the Agave Heritage Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Tasting starts at 7 p.m.

Distribution of tickets:

  • $35 GA: includes four flavors of spirits, light bites
  • $40 VIP Dinner and Tasting: Includes 4 flavors of spirits, light snacks, dinner reservation at Cup Cafe at 5:00 p.m. (prior to tasting).

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

‘KEEP TUCSON VINYL’ AT THE DELTA

Thursday June 16
WEEKLY DJ SETS EVERY THURSDAY
The delta

Photo courtesy of Isaac Rodman on Facebook

Every Thursday at 8 p.m., DJs (owners of local vinyl stores) will take turns spinning records at the Delta.

There’s no specific genre, just cool vintage vinyl jams, and the funky sounds will be paired with local drafts, wine and spirits. Oh, and be sure to drink local as they will be offering half price deals on all local/regional liquor.

For more information, follow The Delta on Facebook.

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