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Tucson Restaurant News: More Acacia More Often

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Coming Soon: The Marketplace at Acacia
Chef Albert Hall and his wife Lila Yamashiro, owners of Acacia at St. Philips Plaza are pleased to announce the opening of “The Marketplace” at Acacia, scheduled to open in mid July.

The Marketplace will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. offering fabulous takeout for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As at Acacia, Chef Hall’s menu items are based on a seasonal approach, using local, sustainably produced products whenever possible. Many items will be housemade by the talented kitchen staff. Located at the north end of the restaurant, the new market will fill the ever growing need for outstanding quick service meals, snacks, last minute gatherings and meetings,  for the River/Campbell neighborhood and beyond.

The “off the shlep” portion of the store will offer gourmet and hard to find culinary items and ingredients that Acacia uses to create their award winning cuisine.  An attending chef can always answer any food preparation questions.

Tohono Chul Tea Room
I have to wonder where the Halls get their amazing energy and if they have a secret supplement, please share it with me. As of July 1, the Tohono Chul Tea Room will be under the direction of Chef Albert Hall and Lila Yamashiro.

The Tea Room will be closed on June 30 for a quick transition and resume regular breakfast and lunch service on July 5  with a modified menu being served July 1  through 3  (closed for the holiday on July 4th).

The new menu will include some traditional Tea Room favorites as well as Chef Hall’s signature dishes.  The Southwestern inspired menu will place strong focus on using local, sustainably produced ingredients, and will also offer a variety of options including many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes.  

Chef Hall also looks forward to conducting cooking classes in the gardens beginning in the fall.

Karyn Zoldan

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