El Tour de Tastebuds Aug 27 at The Carriage House Tucson

Blogger’s note: What an amazing cast of characters (of chefs) in the The Carriage House kitchen on Sunday August 27. This dinner sounds extraordinary. (from the cleverly written press release) A constellation of Tucson’s brightest culinary stars is proud to announce the third collaborative pop-up dinner of The Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT). While the […]

Tucson: 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge – Sept 3

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance joins forces with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to present the 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila & Taco Challenge, which will raise funds for both non-profit organizations. Some of the region’s best chefs and bartenders will be competing against each other to determine the best salsa, taco […]

Tucson Culinary Dropout Restaurant Job Fair

Grand opening for Tucson Culinary Dropout happens Sept 20. Sam Fox’s Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumber Yard will be hosting a job fair August 21 through September 2 from 10 am to 6 pm (excluding Sunday August 27). There are nearly 200 positions available at this job fair in the following areas: Line cooks […]

Is that a zucchini in your pocket?

August 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Like who knew? When I worked in an office for many years, I’d come into work and open up my desk drawer and there would be one or two zucchinis, sometimes an entire shopping bag rested on my chair. Zucchini squash (courgette) is […]

Think Globally, Pork Locally – July 30

The wild bunch of local chefs are at it again with their second Snout to Tail summer pop-up dinner at the Carriage House. This dinner focuses on the 32nd parallel upon which Tucson sits as does Kyushu, Japan; Punjab, India; Szechuan, China; and both the Southern and Southwestern United States. Some of the menu items […]

Tucson Jobs: FRC Culinary Dropout Will Hire 200+ Employees

Opens September 20: Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumber Yard Major construction for Tucson’s first Culinary Dropout is now complete and hiring is now in the works as Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Founder and Tucson native, prepares to open his newest restaurant in Tucson. Culinary Dropout is located in the former Grant Road Lumber […]

Circle of Food: Feijoada, Flights, Fish

Feijoada The annual Around the Globe Culinary Tour of four international sister Cities of Gastronomy is ongoing at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails through November 13.  The next stop on the tour will feature a special menu based on the cuisine of Florianópolis, Brazil, which was named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2014. The new […]

What’s on the Tucson Feeds Paris Menu?

What does Parma, Italy; Phuket, Thailand; Bergen, Norway; and Tucson, Arizona have in common? Along with a dozen other cities scattered across the global scape, they all have been chosen as World Cities of Gastronomy by UNESCO, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Tucson is the first U.S. city to be chosen which […]

Tucson: GUT Popup Dinner June 25

Everything is coming up Tucson gastronomy with GUT. When UNESCO chose Tucson as their World City of Gastronomy all hell broke loose in a good way which called media attention to Tucson tourism and its fab food and restaurant scene. Enter GUT – Gastronomy Union of Tucson is a collaboration of more than 30 local […]

The Parish Bartenders Win Cocktail Challenge

What an awesome event. Circle of Food was there sampling and I have to admit I also voted for this drink as my first choice. My second choice was from Contigo as it smelled like the desert (in a good way). All the cocktails represented Tucson well. Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge presented six outstanding […]