The Valley’s popular tequila destination offers a special lineup that kicks off July 24
Valleywide (RestaurantNews.com) All the tequila lovers in the Valley will be excited to hear that Barrio Queen is turning #NationalTequilaDay (July 24) into National Tequila Month (July 24 – August 27) – plus celebrating for a good cause, with a portion of proceeds from multiple events benefiting Phoenix Children’s. Barrio Queen – the Valley’s go-to for an extensive tequila menu as well as its popular authentic Mexican food – created a special month-long lineup of special programs at all seven of its locations, so no matter where you are in the Valley, there’s a celebration nearby.
The festivities kick off Monday, July 24 and will feature daily specials, giveaways and themed events from favorite tequila brands. Guests can discover the history of Agave and sample different tequilas paired with the perfect bites including like the new Barrio Queen Chargrilled Fajitas!
Barrio Queen created the special month as part of its mission to create togetherness and memories in the communities it is in, as well as its commitment of support for local causes. A longtime supporter of Phoenix Children’s, they earmarked its National Tequila Month as a Giving Month to benefit them, with three of the National Tequila Month programs designated as Phoenix Children’s fundraisers.
- Specialty cocktails: All month, a special Cocktail Menu will be available that was created specifically for National Tequila Month. It will feature three specialty margaritas for Phoenix Children’s, where a portion of each purchase benefits them.
- Unique art for auction:Each Barrio Queen location has teamed up with a local artist who has crafted a custom-painted Don Julio 1942 tequila bottles. These exclusive art pieces will be displayed at their respective locations, inviting guests to visit, admire the artwork, and participate in a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Phoenix Children’s, supporting their valuable work. (Customers must be 21 years of age and can place their bid at BarrioQueen.com)
- Cooking class: On Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 26, Barrio Queen will host a unique, hands-on cooking class suitable for all ages. Led by Barrio Queen’s Head Chef Julio Mata, this class offers a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and create lasting memories. Reservations are required, and due to high demand, the class is expected to sell out quickly. Proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Children’s. Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite and cost $20. Proceeds from the ticket sales and raffle will benefit Phoenix Children’s.
- INFORMATION: Chef Julio Mata will teach attendees how to make specialty dishes at this cooking class that’s perfect for both adults and children.
- DATE: July 29 and August 26
- TIME: 9:45a.m. – 10:45a.m.
- LOCATION: Barrio Queen at Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050
- Phone: (480) 466-7445
- FEES: $20 entry donation per person; option for an additional donation to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- GET REWARDED: Each family will take home a Special gift bag and Bounce Back reward card.
- For every Give-arita purchased, Barrio Queen will donate portion of proceeds to Phoenix Children’s.
- IT TAKES 2 TO MANGO: 21 Seeds Orange Tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, agave nectar, frozen mango pure, mango syrup, Tajin, lime 15
- SONORAN SUNRISE: Don Julio Blanco Tequila, blood orange, orange juice, grenadine, cherry, orange 15
- LA CATRINA: El Bandido Yankee Blanco, Ancho Reyes, pomegranate juice, jamaica agua fresca, lime juice, agave nectar, black salt, Tajín, lime, chile de arbol 15
“We strive to bring the community together and create a family, as well as help families and friends create special memories,” says Chef Julio Mata. “We are excited to celebrate our food and drink culture, and our commitment to the local community in general.”
About Barrio Queen
Barrio Queen brings the history and culture of Mexico to the Valley of the Sun by serving fresh, authentic cuisine using traditional recipes from barrios of Mexico. In addition to its family recipes, the restaurant is known for its unique drinks and extensive tequila and mezcal menus. There are currently seven locations. For more information and current locations, visit www.barrioqueen.com.