Category: Buzz

Book Signing: Historic Restaurants of Tucson

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 […]

Zinburger Happy Hour – You Had Me with Sloppy Joe’s

I don’t know what it is about sloppy joe’s but I crave that hot mess frequently, especially when the weather turns cold. When I was a growing up (many decades ago), my mother made sloppy joe’s every Monday night served on white bread buns and she made her own fries too. Throw in a few […]

Shop Local Tucson for the Holiday and Beyond

Admit it…you’re a last-minute shopper. Here are a few of my favorite things and maybe they’ll be yours too. Almost all restaurants have gift cards and if you buy enough gift cards…many restaurants will be give you a bonus gift card.  Think Downtown Kitchen, Sauce Pizza and Wine, Kingfisher, Fox Restaurant Concepts and more. Need […]

Calming Ritual: High Tea at Sazerac Creole Kitchen, Tucson

If you were in L.A., starting January one, high tea would have a whole different meaning but since you’re in Tucson – high tea at Sazerac Creole Kitchen is the next best thing. Why? You have a beautiful outdoor setting in upscale St. Philips Plaza or you could sit inside under the sparkling chandeliers reminiscent […]

Blanco: Modern Mexican with a Dazzling View

Time flies. Blanco Tacos + Tequila has perched on the edge of La Encantada since 2007, all that time serving modern Mexican fare with a dynamic view of the twinkling valley below or if you might be fortunate to catch a slice of Tucson’s fetching sunsets, and for these nano nippy evenings, comforting heaters nearby. […]

Tucson Culinary Dropout Cum Laude

What’s in a name? While the word “dropout” rarely conjures anything positive, Culinary Dropout might be a game changer. The drop out part is the servers but not in a negative way, as here, they can wear their own clothes not some logo polo shirts or starched white shirts with bow ties or other costume-ish […]

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Fired Pie Fund-raise for No Kid Hungry

Did you know that one in five children in the United States face hunger every day? In an effort to combat this problem, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined the fight to raise awareness and end childhood hunger in America. Throughout September, in honor of Hunger Awareness Month, guests who dine at any Arizona Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations […]

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 […]