A Perfect Pear

Every year around Christmas my neighbor Chris gives me a pear from Harry and David. These pears have never failed to be the perfect pear – the epitome of peardom. Sometime in my adult life, I fell in love with pears. I don’t recall eating them as a child. About 35 years ago, I was […]

Tucson: Who will be crowned Nacho King or Queen?

The Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival raises the bar on tailgating. Not only does the end of the year wrap up with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl but the pre-game experience is filled with family-friendly fun, and a chip to chip challenge as to who will crowned the next Nacho King or Nacho Queen? […]

Tucson New Years Eve Dining Plus

It’s that time of year when you’re either going to celebrate on New Year’s Eve or you’re going to hibernate. If you choose the former, here are some Tucson options as well as other holiday essentials: KINGFISHER BAR & GRILL  2564 E Grant Road ~ 520-323-7739 Christmas Eve: Kingfisher will be open – last seating […]

Heirloom Farmers Markets, Mercado, Main Gate Square

Check out what’s happening this weekend around town: Heirloom Farmers Markets is proud to announce its 2nd annual Holidays at the Markets event. This holiday weekend will have something for everyone, including vendor holiday deals and plenty of holiday gift ideas from 9 AM to 1 PM. Celebrating the joyous flavors of Baja Arizona, the […]

Tucson: Dine at PY Steakhouse, Casino Del Sol

While I have been to Casino Del Sol for events, I never ate at the PY Steakhouse until last week. My friend Anne and I opted to put our appetites in the very capable hands of executive chef Ryan Clark. Let the four-course tasting menu begin: We began with the calamari appetizer which here as […]

Tucson: Free Tamale Festival at Ava Amphitheater

Celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variations of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico at the 12th Annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival. Held every year on the first Saturday of December, this festival has become a Tucson tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. It all happens on Saturday, December 3 from 10 […]

Food Safety: Heinz Pork Gravy Recall

I know you all make your own gravy but for those who don’t — Allergy Alert Issued on Mislabeled Product for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Heinz Homestyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy Chicago – Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are voluntarily being recalled because some of the jars may be […]

Vegetarian, Vegan Friendsgiving at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Here’s a new take on Thanksgiving: Break bread with friends and farmers this holiday season. The Flying V’s award-winning chefs invite you to gather your neighbors and friends for a delicious vegetarian and vegan family style meal before Thanksgiving. The evening will kick off with an intimate reception with local […]

With Relish: Edie Jarolim, Author, Getting Naked for Money

Edie Jarolim is an author, friend, foodie, dog person and woman with many book publishing credits as travel writer and print dining editor. She will be at the Carriage House on Nov. 2, signing and reading her cheeky memoir – Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All  With Relish – Q&A What’s […]

Tucson Eat Yourself, aMAZED in Willcox

It’s that time of year when our local global society puts their best feet forward to show Tucson’s diversity. Here’s everything you need to know about the 3-day Tucson Meet Yourself Festival happening around the Main Library in downtown Tucson and 5 new must-eat dishes to try courtesy of Andi Berlin at the Arizona Daily […]