Category: Buzz

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 […]

Tucson Mother’s Day Dining, Bright Ideas

Mother’s Day is May 14. Get a little fancy and send Mom an invitation to brunch whether handmade, digitally-creative or from a card or paper store. Forget flowers from the grocery store and give it some thought. What about a gift that keeps on giving all year like a subscription from Amazing Clubs? Wine? Beer? […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]