SAACA’s Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge 2017 Winners

Belatedly, here are the winners of SAACA’s (Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance ) Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge 2017- Congratulations to the winners. The evening was warm and well attended with more than 1,400 people, 40 participating restaurants, chefs, brewers and distillers, and nearly 100 recipes judged. $44,000 was raised for SAACA and the […]

Best of Kingfisher Road Trip Menu thru Sept 16

If you missed Kingfisher’s summer long culinary road trip…no worries. You can now sample the “best of” the road trip without fastening your seat belt. First Spicy California Roll Stack – crab meat, jasmine rice, avocado, cucumber, radish, wakame, wasabi, soy- ginger vinaigrette, habanero oil. (Cal/HI) 12           (pictured) Creole Barbecue Shrimp and Grits, Kingfisher lager, garlic, […]

Tucson Restaurant: HUB-a-dub-dub

The HUB Restaurant & Creamery reopened August 25. While the interior looks pretty much the same with brick walls and exposed ceilings (aka industrial chic), it’s the back of the house that has been updated. In the past HUB and Playground shared a kitchen. Now each has their own spacious entity. Previously Bianco’s Pizzeria sat […]

Exciting News: Hub Restaurant Reopens August 25

While Circle of Food loved its previous incarnation, are you as curious as I am to see how the HUB has been updated? Downtown hotspot, HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery, will reopen to the public on August 25 after undergoing renovations for the summer. The renovations include updated interiors and a new private dining room […]

El Tour de Tastebuds Aug 27 at The Carriage House Tucson

Blogger’s note: What an amazing cast of characters (of chefs) in the The Carriage House kitchen on Sunday August 27. This dinner sounds extraordinary. (from the cleverly written press release) A constellation of Tucson’s brightest culinary stars is proud to announce the third collaborative pop-up dinner of The Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT). While the […]

Tucson: 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge – Sept 3

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance joins forces with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to present the 7th Annual Salsa, Tequila & Taco Challenge, which will raise funds for both non-profit organizations. Some of the region’s best chefs and bartenders will be competing against each other to determine the best salsa, taco […]

Tucson Culinary Dropout Restaurant Job Fair

Grand opening for Tucson Culinary Dropout happens Sept 20. Sam Fox’s Culinary Dropout at Grant Road Lumber Yard will be hosting a job fair August 21 through September 2 from 10 am to 6 pm (excluding Sunday August 27). There are nearly 200 positions available at this job fair in the following areas: Line cooks […]

Is that a zucchini in your pocket?

August 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Like who knew? When I worked in an office for many years, I’d come into work and open up my desk drawer and there would be one or two zucchinis, sometimes an entire shopping bag rested on my chair. Zucchini squash (courgette) is […]

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 […]