This is the second time Crooked Tooth has teamed up with Boca for a beer-tasting dinner. An event last year was held at Boca's original home near the University of Arizona that chef-owner Maria Mazon had to leave last summer to make way for a new student housing development. Mazon opened in August the 3,000-square-foot forner home of Delectables at 533 N. Fourth Ave.
Crooked Tooth, located around the corner at 228 E. Sixth St., is bringing along five of its original brews to pair with five of Mazon's new "bites."
• Brocheta de Queso Fresco: Grilled queso fresco with tomatoes, basil and a chile guero reduction; paired with Tales from the Punch Bowl, a New England pale ale.
• Crema de Elote: White corn steaming in a Mexican crema and goat cheese, dressed with Spanish chorizo; paired with 18th Hour, an IPA.
• Taco de Nopal: Tempura dipped nopal, fried up crispy and served on a corn tortilla with a lemon marmalade; paired with Crooked Light, Crooked Tooth's light American ale.
• Pork Belly Pozole: Crispy oven roasted pork belly tops hominy drizzled with a chile ancho reduction; paired with Crooked Tooth's Lazer Sound Waves, a sour Saison.
• Pudin de Pan: Call this the encore, the finale or perhaps just something really cool. Mazon saoks local bread in local coffee with peanut butter and leche to create a wholly original take on bread pudding. Paired with Dwarvish Ale, Crooked Tooth's English strong ale.