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PROPER AMOUNT OF WINE

Proper, 300 E. Congress St., is hosting a multi-course wine-paired dinner featuring Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyards and winemaker Robert Carlson III, on Sept. 4.

This event is an interactive one, allowing guests to learn more about food/wine pairings, as well as upcoming releases to the Carlson Creek wine catalogue. For more info, contact the restaurant at propertucson.com.

THE GAUDY COWBOY AT IT AGAIN

Tucson's own restaurant, El Charro, is becoming a mainstay in the national food media lately, this time making Thrillist's list of Best Mexican Restaurants in the Country. Anyone who doesn't know why El Charro is making these lists wouldn't be paying attention to my article either! On a related side note, Sir Veza's, El Charro's little brother, also made "One of The Best Airport Restaurants in America" in Men's Health magazine, for their Sky Harbor locale.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF TUCSON

The 11th Annual Flavors of Tucson, presented by UAMC and The College of Medicine, is going down Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. This event is a beast, with (at least) 17 Tucson chefs preparing food, wines and even the table décor, while guests watch and interact with the chef throughout the evening of enjoying a fice course wine-paired dinner. It's a bit of a baller price tag, but for a good cause, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the American Liver Foundation, and lord knows I will need their services one day. For more information or tickets, contact Ashley Drew at 866-953-1800 or at adrew@liverfoundation.org or go.liverfoundation.org/flavorsoftucson.

CLARK + BAR

Tucson Super-Star Chef Ryan Clark is having (as part of a monthly series) a chef's dinner at Agustin Kitchen Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The former Tucson Iron Chef will collaborate with Dana Montenegro, Executive Chef at Contigo. The two chefs will create a four-course wine-paired dinner featuring signature dishes/techniques from each of their culinary arsenals. Reservations required at agustinkitchen.com.

PARTY AT PASTICHE

Fine local eatery, Pastiche Food and Drink, (3025 N. Campbell Ave.) is really doing the most in the late summer. Every Tuesday night they feature a "steak night" with a different seasonal steak centered dish. Wednesdays they have a wine tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., where $5 gets you a tasting of four to six wines that are featured all night long with the regular menu. Fridays and Sundays, they get it grooving cat daddy, with live jazz and happy hour specials from 6 to 10 p.m. More info at their website: pasticheme.com.

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