Quick Bites

Sauce Summer Sampler. For those like me who can't stray from always ordering Sauce's mac 'n' cheese, this deal might be a game changer. Choose a salad, a 12-inch pizza and two glasses of wine or beer for $22. There are endless combinations to try out during the deal's run until Aug. 31. Don't miss out on seasonal offerings like the watermelon and arugula salad. All Sauce locations in Tucson. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Lunch Specials for a Good Cause. Get your pizza fix and help out the community all in one meal. For the duration of June, Barro's Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children with a daily lunch special. Specials include a slice of pizza and small drink for $2.75 or two slices and a drink for $4.25. Barro's will donate all proceeds from the lunch special (up to $20,000) to the nonprofit. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1-30. 5884 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive.

University Bar Crawl: Back to School Night. Relive your colleges days with Tucson Young Professionals' bar crawl through bars right outside of the UA. Rep your alma mater in your college gear and enjoy free food and drink deals like extended happy hours and $3 shots at participating bars like Frog and Firkin, Gentle Ben's and No Anchovies. $5 for non-members. TYP members get free drinks and food. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 22. East University Blvd.

Tiki Party Can Release. Dreaming of a tropical vacation? Dillinger Brewing Company's got you covered, no plane ticket required. Dillinger Brewing Company's newest can release is Tiki Party, a kettle sour with mango and passion fruit that is ready to be enjoyed poolside. To celebrate, the brewery's hosting a tiki party, so break out your Hawaiian shirt and head over to try the new brew, grab food truck fare and jam out to tropical tunes. Cans sell for $15 for a four-pack. 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 23. 3895 N. Oracle Road.

Stella Artois Iron Chef Tucson. Tucson's culinary stars face off in this Iron Chef competition. Maynards Market and Kitchen's Brian Smith takes on current Iron Chef Tucson Travis Smith of The Parish in a culinary showdown decided by three judges. It's all going down at Casino Del Sol's Culinary Experience event, which showcases food products and services like kitchen gadgets and food demos. Purchase tickets online. $25 for general admission to Culinary Experience, $40 for Culinary Experience and Iron Chef competition and $75 for Culinary Experience, Iron Chef competition and VIP reception. Culinary Experience noon to 5 p.m., Iron Chef competition 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. 5655 W. Valencia Road.

How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet. Learn how to ditch your carnivorous diet and make Meatless Mondays a way of life with this class. This Barefoot Studio workshop guides attendees through switching to a plant-based diet. The "Happy Vegan Couple" will lead attendees through a cooking demo, and guests can try out some of the plant-based recipes for inspiration. $16 for members, $20 for non-members. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24. 7352 N. Oracle Road. Get tickets online at wellnessliving.com.

Zona 78 Chef's Dinner. For two nights, Zona 78 Chef Keith Parker is sharing the Italian restaurant's kitchen with Chef Nadia Aidi of Food My Muse for a special dinner paired with wine. The dinner will spotlight local products and purveyors like Barrio Bread and Fiori de Capra throughout its six courses. Limited to 20 people per evening. $75 per person. Call 296-7878 for reservations. 6:30 p.m. both Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road.

Dillinger Beer Dinner. Batch Café and Bar and Dillinger Brewing Company have teamed up to create a three-course meal paired with three beers for a match made in foodie heaven. The menu includes jalapeno mac 'n' cheese with Serrano Seduction, grilled cheese with Tiki Party beer and The Stud doughnut with Gang Signs Imperial Stout. $35 per person. Purchase tickets online or in store. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. 118 E. Congress St.

PY Dinner with Chefs featuring Executive Chef Brian Smith. Casino del Sol and PY Steakhouse's monthly chef dinner spotlights Maynards Market and Kitchen Chef Brian Smith this time. Come hungry for a three-course meal of asparagus and heirloom bean salad, top knot chicken roulade and toasted white chocolate sorbet. Each course is paired with wine, and make a toast to an evening of good eats with a Manhattan at the start of the meal. $65 per person. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. 5655 W. Valencia Road. Call 520-324-9350 for reservations.

Cocktail Class. Muddle, shake, stir—sometimes, the art of making cocktails seems like a mystery. But Series19's cocktail class can give you the lowdown on just what all those different terms mean, as well as how to make two different drinks. Want to show off your new skills at home? Attendees get 10 percent off all bottles of spirits featured in the class. $25 per person. Pay at the door. Includes two cocktails. 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28. 13 N. Stone Ave.

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