Here’s a roundup of what’s happening at Tucson restaurants and food news.
Local Harvest Marketplace which opened less than three months ago in Midtown on Speedway just east of Alvernon Way is on the brink of closing. While I like the idea of having an organic green grocer in the neighborhood, it is located half way between Whole Foods Market and Sunflower Market. Is that too much competition?
Speaking of Sunflower Market, a third location opened on First Avenue near Limberlost. According to the article, this is the 21st store for the Colorado chain. Tucson’s fourth Sunflower Market will open later in the year in the northwest side of town on Thornydale.
Seven Cups, Tucson’s authentic Chinese teahouse and wholesale tea distributor scored a biggie recently as they are the first American tea company to receive a Chinese trading license which is now required as part of tightening some restrictions on Chinese tea exports.
Westward Look Resort’s Gold Room has a new name “Gold” and a new chef. The former chef, Jamie West, went west to the Ojai Valley Inn. (If I could live anywhere in Calif. it would be Ojai. I love that town.) The new chef James Wallace has cooked around. I wonder if you need the initials JW to chef at the Westward Resort?
Erotic City–Chef Albert Hall from Acacia wraps up the month of love with a Couple’s Cooking Class on Feb. 21 beginning at noon. The class costs $150 per couple and has adult themes so leave the kiddies with grandma. Amour! Amour!
Eat locally, Karyn Zoldan