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Rockabilly Blues BBQ at Loews Ventana Tucson

The Rockabilly & Blues BBQ sounds like a blast. We all need more fun in our lives, right? On October 27th, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort will transform into a rockin’ food lover’s utopia for one night at its first annual Rockabilly & Blues BBQ. Guests will enjoy an incredible night under the stars featuring a […]

Best Wurst Made in Tucson with Craft Beer, TEN55

Just when you think downtown Tucson has more than enough restaurants, along comes TEN55 to fill another dining niche – a brewing and sausage house. Circle of Food loves their menu as there is something for everyone. For meat eaters there are 16 kinds of scratch-made sausage: the usual bratwurst and hot Italian but for […]

Three cucumbers walk into a bar

Always a good line for a joke but I wondered about the three cucumbers I see in the grocery store and decided to use all three to make a salad for a potluck. I disdain the common cucumber as it’s blah and without any definitive flavor. These cukes also go to waste in my house […]

Eat Like a Locavore at Maynards Market & Kitchen Tucson

In our fair City of Gastronomy, much as been done to showcase local food and drink but none as extensively as at Maynards Market & Kitchen. While many restaurants use some local products, Executive Chef Brian Smith and Todd Hanley, Maynards general manager and proprietor, said they wanted to stand out and decided to take […]

Zinburger Summer Pizazz

Been to Zinburger lately? There are some new items on the menu because some time (rarely) a burger on a bun is not in the stars. Like today my friend ordered the seared salmon salad with shaved veggies and lemon mustard vinaigrette. What made the salad was the perfectly cooked high-quality salmon languishing on a […]

Happy 25th Anniversary to Kingfisher Tucson

Wow! Congratulations to Kingfisher Bar & Grill for the delightful honor of 25 years and still going strong. Circle of Food can attest that on a recent Tuesday night the restaurant was as bustling as ever. In the early 1990’s four food guys got together and decided that Tucson needed a fish restaurant.  On September […]

Restaurant Altruism: RA Sushi Raised Almost $2 Million for St. Jude Hospital

Since 2004, RA Sushi has supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a week-long fundraising campaign called Nicky’s Week.  The fundraising event honored the life of Nicholas Mailliard, who lost his battle with pediatric cancer in 2005 at the age of 13. Nicky was the nephew of Rich Howland, one of RA Sushi’s founders. The […]

Cattle Drive at AC Hotel, Downtown Tucson

Classy. The word best describes the AC Hotel downtown Tucson. On a recent night 30 and 40-somethings peppered the bar and lobby with hushed sounds of chatter while imbibing. What a great location for a hotel — in the midst of downtown’s restaurant rows and breweries. Every night at 6 p.m. the bartender crafts a […]

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 […]

New Tucson Restaurant: Indian Twist

Have you ever tasted butter chicken? Circle of Food had never heard of butter chicken until I tasted the dish at Indian Twist. Supposedly the recipe here came directly from the chef who invented it. Picture tender chicken bathed in a rich red creamy-like sauce bursting with flavor. This lush sauce is something I wish […]