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Tucson Culinary Road Trips, Passports, Cupcakes

Tucson Culinary Road Trips, Passports, Cupcakes

Summertime and the living is easy…if you live by an ocean. Summertime in Tucson just sucks the life out of me but the food scene is still robust because a person has got to eat.

Road Trips and Passports

kingfisher tucsonYou don’t have to leave Tucson to take a culinary road trip for your mouth or visit another international World City of Gastronomy

No passport needed to eat and drink your way through Kingfisher’s road trip. Some of the menu items are smoked salmon candy, venison carpaccio, Sun Valley potato bomb, cedar plank Artic char,  grilled porter soaked flank steak and dried tart cherry apple crisp. Try this cocktail on for size —  Sasquatch, Monkey Shoulder scotch, Brovo Douglas Fir liqueur, Sandeman’s Rainwater madeira, muddled blackberries, absinthe rinse, on the rocks.  What’s an absinthe rinse? The Pacific Northwest runs until June 29; Kingfisher will close for rest and repairs from June 30 thru July 13 and reopen July 14 at 5pm.

At Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, Parma, Italy is the featured city until July 11. Feast on a three-course menu of contemporary interpretations of classic dishes from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

Other featured Gastronomy cities include Rasht, Iran July 12, – August 22; Phuket, Thailand August 23, -October 3; concluding with Ensenada, Mexico, October – November 14.

On the Menu Live

Circle of Food’s Karyn Zoldan will be on that popular radio show, On the Menu Live, with Matt Russell, June 18 from 5 to 6 PM at the Garden Bistro at Tohono Chul Park. Matt will be talking about the Pollinator Party and Iron Chef Tucson. Listen live


Circle of Food blog TucsonCompassion Cupcake

Susan and Mary at the Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free Bakery & Cafe  have created a special cupcake to Stand with Orlando and commemorate Pride Month. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the National Compassion Fund which is administering funds for the victims of the Pulse shooting.


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