Think Food and Hunger for Arizona Gives Day

April 4th is Arizona Gives Day. It’s the one day when thousands of people use their credit cards to give generously to their favorite Arizona-based charities. And what a giving society we are. Since 2013, the single, statewide day of giving has raised $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits. Here are some food-based charities to consider: […]

Culinary Dropout restaurant coming to former Grant Road Lumber Yard

Break all the rules! Currently, with two locations in the Phoenix area, Culinary Dropout is the Fox Restaurant Concepts’ “rebel child” that breaks all the rules with its uniform-free staff and relaxed, soulful ambiance. Featuring amped-up appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees, along with an antipasti menu showcasing delicious and hard-to-find meats, cheeses and vegetables. Chill […]

Dinner with Chefs at Casino Del Sol

…and what a dinner it was. I was invited by author and blogger Rita Connelly to accompany her (actually do the driving) to the monthly special Dinner with Chefs event. Last night’s chefs were Ryan Clark who is now the well-deserved executive chef of Casino del Sol and Travis Peters, owner/chef of The Parish. Dinner […]

Tucson, Celebrate Pi Day with Pie

March 14 is Pi Day (3/14) celebrated around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi brings us to pie. In Tucson, you can celebrate Pi Day at Back […]

Tucson Festival of Books: What’s Under the Culinary Tent?

The Tucson Festival of Books happens next weekend (March 11 & 12) and for foodies and cooks, there is plenty to mentally munch on. Chef Ryan Clark, Executive Chef at Casino del Sol and Festival of Books Culinary Tent advisor, is pleased to announce the outstanding lineup of Tucson chefs/food authorities who will participate as […]

Food Recall: Trader Joe’s Apple Sauce

Manzana Products Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling three different types of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Apple Sauces due to the potential presence of glass pieces.  Click here for more labels and info. Details are as follows: States Affected Name of Product UPC “Best Before” Date Codes AZ, AL, CA, CO, ID, LA, NM, NV, OK, OR, […]

Tucson Craft Beer and AZ Women Brewers Show Their Altruism

Single Craft Beer Raises $10,000 for Women’s Shelters in Arizona, Tucson’s Wings for Women to receive $3,500  Tucson, AZ (February 14, 2017) – In partnership with a statewide collective of women brewers who convened in Tucson last month to help craft a special beer to raise funds for charity, Barrio Brewing Company today announced that […]

Popcorn Is My Crack

Confession: I’ve never done crack but let’s just say I am addicted to Trader Joe’s Bollywood popcorn which by the way is being phased out because not enough people buy it. Right now, I saw the bright blue package at the Trader Joe’s Swan/Grant store for 99 cents. The manager confirmed Bollywood popcorn is going […]

Chef Ryan Clark Represents Tucson: Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

What a fabulous representation Tucson will have at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show Chef Ryan Clark will travel with members of VisitTucson to Chicago this month to represent The Arizona Office of Tourism at the 2017 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, on January 21-22. Billed as one of the top travel shows in the […]

Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails opens Jan 16, Tucson

St. Philips Plaza adds a new restaurant — Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails. It’s in the former Amalour Lounge space which has been several different restaurants in the past years. I hope they kept the dazzling crystal chandeliers? (from the press release) Tucson-based, family-owned JAM Culinary Concepts announces the opening of the restaurant group’s newest […]