Author: Karyn Zoldan

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 […]

6 Finalists Compete in Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge

Congratulations to the six finalists who will be competing in the Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge to have their cocktail represent Tucson, UNESCO City of Gastronomy, in Paris with Janos Wilder. You can taste these cocktails and vote for your favorite on Thursday. June 1 at The Carriage House from 5 to 7 pm. Tickets […]

Tucson Dining: Global Culinary Tours, Pop Up Dinners, Road Trips

Getting on a jet plane and flying halfway around the world is so not fun anymore. If you won’t be flying to a foreign destination – no worries – here in Tucson you can eat like a globe trotter at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails Around the Globe Culinary Tour in celebration of our UNESCO City […]

Winner of Tucson Cocktail Challenge Represented in Paris

Fun event to choose the  Tucson UNESCO Paris-bound cocktail – keep reading… With Tucson’s entry into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2015 as the first US City of Gastronomy has come a wealth of publicity and awareness of the culinary history of the “Old Pueblo” around the world.  Recently, the city received an invitation […]

North Italia Tucson for Authentic Taste of Italy’s Regions

North Italia is a Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) that should not be missed. According to Vitopaolo Prencipe, assistant general manager, Italy has 20 different regions each with their own ingredients and generations of growers and producers. Additions to the new menu features menu items from the center of Italy combining north and south for Italian […]