Food writer and author Rita Connelly will be signing her recently published book Historic Restaurants of Tucson (History Press) around town over the next few weeks. The book features vignettes of local historic restaurants that continue to feed generations of Tucsonans while still making an impact on Tucson’s culinary scene.
What defines historic? Restaurants which have been open since 1990 or longer. If so, this blogger is prehistoric. El Corral, El Charro, Caruso’s, eegee’s and Pinnacle Peak are just a few of the restaurants featured. Why do some restaurants have staying power while others fade into oblivion? Learn what the restaurateurs contribute to their success.
Rita formerly reviewed restaurants for the Tucson Weekly and also wrote Lost Restaurants of Tucson. She’s currently working on her third book for History Press and yes, it’s about food.
You can meet Rita and buy a signed copy ($20 cash or $23.73/credit card) at the following events:
Sunday, February 18 – noon
El Charro Downtown – enjoy complimentary nosh
Saturday, February 24 – 1 – 3 pm
6208 E Speedway Blvd
Friday, March 2 – 5 – 7 pm
Trail Dust Town
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Friday, March 9 = 7 pm
411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Sunday, March 11
Tucson Festival of Books
11:30 am – Mini meet the author talk
2 pm – book signing and sales
Rita will be on The Morning Blend (KGUN-9) on Friday, February 16. The show runs from 11 am to noon.