Quick Bites: STEM Your Excitement

Are you an adult who supports youth education (specifically, helping young people get more careers in the STEM fields)? Yet for whom that certainly doesn’t mean you prefer your fundraisers to be lacking in the adult-beverage department?

This Saturday’s inaugural YESNET Block Party has you covered. This event is organized to raise money for the S.Y. STEM Coalition, a Tucson-based nonprofit working to steer kids toward work in science, technology, engineering and/or math—and it’s being held as an outdoor party in Three Wells Distilling and Ten 55 parking lot, with all the distillery’s deliciously alcoholic products available for consumption.

The event’s other sponsors, also offering their wares, are all likewise local: Ten 55 Brewing, Yellow Brick Coffee, Green Feet Brewing and Hamilton Distillers. (Besides promoting a local nonprofit, the event hopes to show off the area where it’s being held as the newly blossoming “craft-beverage district” it is, northeast of PaloVerde Road and Ajo Way.)

So yeah, this event will feature lots of great local booze and some great local coffee. But this is a food column, so we’d better tell you about the chow! That’ll be provided by two locally famous food-truck businesses: Blacktop Grill, serving up delicious gourmet hot dogs, Latin fusion eats and other tasty fare, and Fat Noodle, which provides “Asian-style comfort food” (think spicy ramen, dumplings, fried noodles and even ramen burgers).

So, providing the weather is nice—and hell, it’s early November in Tucson; what are the chances it won’t be?—stop by for some awesome food, delicious drinks and music all day by DJ Mitchell. (He’s not famous, we’ll admit—yet.)

Party from 2–6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the parking lot at Three Wells Distilling, 3780 E. 44th St. Admission is $25, which includes five drink tickets (more drinks are for sale). More information and tickets can be found at eventbrite.com.