Tucson sizzles with festival food events

Tucson is bubbling over with food festivities. THE TOAST – Jan 28 Join SAACA as they kick off the 2018 SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival week events with a celebratory TOAST to honor those who have dedicated their efforts to building a thriving, diverse and rich culinary legacy in our community. ​THE TOAST […]

Dine on Your Corner: Donate, Remember, Embrace

This is so Tucson which is one of the reasons I like living here.  Who can forget that nightmare of a travesty? Tucson —Monday, January 8th marks the 7th anniversary of the tragedy that shook Southern Arizona and our nation when former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event was interrupted by a gunman […]

Zinburger Happy Hour – You Had Me with Sloppy Joe’s

I don’t know what it is about sloppy joe’s but I crave that hot mess frequently, especially when the weather turns cold. When I was a growing up (many decades ago), my mother made sloppy joe’s every Monday night served on white bread buns and she made her own fries too. Throw in a few […]

Shop Local Tucson for the Holiday and Beyond

Admit it…you’re a last-minute shopper. Here are a few of my favorite things and maybe they’ll be yours too. Almost all restaurants have gift cards and if you buy enough gift cards…many restaurants will be give you a bonus gift card.  Think Downtown Kitchen, Sauce Pizza and Wine, Kingfisher, Fox Restaurant Concepts and more. Need […]

Calming Ritual: High Tea at Sazerac Creole Kitchen, Tucson

If you were in L.A., starting January one, high tea would have a whole different meaning but since you’re in Tucson – high tea at Sazerac Creole Kitchen is the next best thing. Why? You have a beautiful outdoor setting in upscale St. Philips Plaza or you could sit inside under the sparkling chandeliers reminiscent […]

Blanco: Modern Mexican with a Dazzling View

Time flies. Blanco Tacos + Tequila has perched on the edge of La Encantada since 2007, all that time serving modern Mexican fare with a dynamic view of the twinkling valley below or if you might be fortunate to catch a slice of Tucson’s fetching sunsets, and for these nano nippy evenings, comforting heaters nearby. […]

Tucson: Drink More Beer for a Cause, Sips for Seniors

Hey Tucson, are you thirsty? You look thirsty. How about some craft beer and a delicious snack at Sentinel Peak Brewing Company on Sunday, November 12 from 3 to 5 pm? Drink beer for Sips for Seniors. One dollar from every pint of beer will be donated to sponsor senior pets at Pima Animal Care […]

Food/Beer Blockbuster Block Party Downtown – Oct. 1 – 3 to 6 pm

The weather is cooling off nicely and where else would you rather be than the Gastronomic Union of Tucson’s (G.U.T.) event celebrating local chefs while fundraising for TEDxTucson? The Block Party on Broadway, a gustatory extravaganza, will take place in the parking lot of the Carriage House in downtown Tucson located on the corner of […]

Tucson Culinary Dropout Cum Laude

What’s in a name? While the word “dropout” rarely conjures anything positive, Culinary Dropout might be a game changer. The drop out part is the servers but not in a negative way, as here, they can wear their own clothes not some logo polo shirts or starched white shirts with bow ties or other costume-ish […]

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Fired Pie Fund-raise for No Kid Hungry

Did you know that one in five children in the United States face hunger every day? In an effort to combat this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America. Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations […]