Next month, the Tucson community and beyond will come together to celebrate culinary creativity through salsa, tequila and tacos.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s annual Southern Arizona Salsa, Tequila and Taco challenge, Sept. 3, will feature chefs and mixologists competing for awards in over 20 categories.
Attendees can give into their inner foodie with samples from local restaurants, custom salsa and tequila cocktails.
Tequila-infused popsicles, sno-cones and mixed drinks in myriad colors, as well as kimchi, blueberry-jalapeno and “Smokeless Fire” salsas characterize the diverse offerings at this nearly decade-old event.
More than 1,500 attendees will take in the culturally significant music and entertainment, highlighting the strength and diversity of the community, according to the SAACA website.
While chefs will be competing for superiority before professional judges, the event also aims to support community charity initiatives such as the organization’s Creative Arts Therapy programs and the local food bank.
Tickets to the Southern Arizona Salsa, Tequila and Taco challenge cost $55 per ticket, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Each ticket includes food and drink samples from over 50 professional and emerging restaurants and chefs, as well as beer and menu samplings.
The event begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.saaca.org.