Category: Events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tucson: GUT Popup Dinner June 25

Everything is coming up Tucson gastronomy with GUT. When UNESCO chose Tucson as their World City of Gastronomy all hell broke loose in a good way which called media attention to Tucson tourism and its fab food and restaurant scene. Enter GUT – Gastronomy Union of Tucson is a collaboration of more than 30 local […]

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 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 […]

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 […]