Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quick Bites: Dogs, Dinners and Docs

Posted By on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Sips for Seniors. Seniors are the homemade popcorn of the canine world: completely underrated. Lots of people picture a spunky puppy when they think about getting a new dog, but consider the benefits of taking in a more mature mutt: they usually require less training, they’re as big as they’re gonna get, they’ve grown out of the hyperactive puppy stage, and they have lots of sage wisdom to share from their years of experience. So go adopt a senior dog! And after that (or instead of that), head over to Sentinel Peak for this event, where one dollar from every pint of beer sold will be donated to PACC to sponsor senior dogs and cats. Senior dogs will also be available for adoption on the patio, ready and waiting for your unconditional love. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Sentinel Peak Brewing Co., 4746 E. Grant Road. Free entry.

Pueblo Vida Brewing Third Anniversary. Three years of serving up brews deserves three days of celebrating, wouldn’t you say? And the brewers over at Pueblo Vida are going all out with guiding tasting sessions, brewery tours, anniversary can releases of three double IPAs, an anniversary toast, pints & poses yoga, and a free “Thank you a Brunch” brunch catered by BOCA Tacos. Fiamme Pizza Napoletana will be onsite Friday, and Hot Bamboo and cakes from 5 Points Market & Restaurant will be around Saturday. Friday they’ll be tapping “best of” infusions like a peach tea double IPA, a pineapple and coconut pale ale, an orange creamsicle double IPA and a s’mores porter. Let’s just say there's definitely more going on than we can fit in a quick bite. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 115 E. Broadway Blvd. Prices for different events vary.

Arizona Wine Founders Dinner and Festival at the Farm. Four courses. Three different kinds of cheese in the reception area alone. Two days. One event that you won’t want to miss. The UA is hosting this event to raise money for the Arizona Wine Research Library, which sounds like something we have been waiting for our whole lives without knowing it. At the Friday dinner, enjoy fancy shrimp cocktail, a wedge salad, a crusted beef filet and a white chocolate teardrop, and a wine alongside each. The Saturday festival features live music, 20+ wineries, over 100 wines, plenty of tastings, and wine that’s ripe for the buyin’. Dinner: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. UA Student Union Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd. $125. Festival: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. UA Campus Agricultural Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave. $15 for six tasting tickets, $20 for 10.

Veterans Day Event. What better way to celebrate the people who fight for the land of the free than with some free-range, grass-fed beef? Diamond K Grassfed Beef will be offering free samples of their meat, which comes from cattle raised on a family farm in Minnesota, and offering barbecue demonstrations at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be special pricing on their ground beef and T-bone steak packages, so you can enjoy the “Best burger you ever ate!” from the comfort of your own home. The event is at Terra Designs Home & Garden Showplace, so flowers and fun will also abound. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Terra Designs Home & Garden Showplace, 5425 E. Pima Street. Free.
Pizza Port Beer Dinner. Brother John’s monthly beer dinner is featuring brews from the popular Carlsbad, CA brewery, including their chronic amber ale which, in some Weekly staff members’ opinions (okay, mostly one Weekly staff member), is one of the best ambers around. Their golden ale, sessions IPA and double IPA will also be served, alongside a menu that includes a grilled vegetable platter, jumbo shrimp, bacon wrapped chicken breast and deep fried raspberry cheesecake. God bless America. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, 1801 N. Stone Ave. $30. Reserve tickets by calling 867-6787.

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner. Saguaro Corners’ monthly beer dinner is back and more mountainous than ever with their featured brewer, Sierra Nevada. A Butternut squash soup will be paired with a Kellerweis Hefeweizen, a roast half squab with the 2017 Celebration Fresh Hopped Ail, lamb shank tamales and prickly pear salsa with an Otra Vez Gose and Almond Joy cheesecake with the “Trip in the Wood” barrel aged Narwhal with Coconut in Chocolate. (Only two kegs of that narwhal beer made their way to Tucson, and Saguaro Corners saved it for you.) Chef CJ Hamm prepares the four-course meal, and each beer is a 10 oz pour. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Saguaro Corners, 3750 S. Old Spanish Trail. $55. Call 886-2020 for reservations.

Sundays Trumpets and Tequila. There is beauty in simplicity. And so I won’t take up too much time or space laying out this beautifully simple event for you. Mariachi Luz De Luna is playing at a Sunday Brunch at Martin Drug Co. There will be $6 bloody Marias and $6 margaritas. Fin. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Martin Drug Co., 300 E. Congress St. Price varies by what you order.

Dinner with the Doc. Head over to Feast to enjoy a dinner with Dr. Chris Cox, whose 20 years of experience should go a long way toward answering your questions about your health. Sometimes knowing what to eat, how much to exercise, and just how to live healthfully can all be confusing, so collect some tips, trips and answers at talk, followed by a Q&A. Everyone over 21 is invited! Hosted by Life Aligned Wellness Center. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Feast, 3719 E. Speedway Blvd. Free.

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