Tag: circle of food

Candy is Dandy but Give Me a Shandy

I suffered a stiff neck recently (and all too often). Some of my favorite cures are to visit my chiropractor/acupuncturist (but not at 9 pm) and/or a stiff drink. I happened to have a bottle of Lienenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy in the frig and after a few generous sips, the neck muscles relaxed. I got to […]

Shoebox Size Tasting Room Big on Arizona Spirits

Series 19 opened last week in a cozy inviting 680 square feet of prime real estate downtown Tucson serving only craft cocktails made with spirits from Arizona-based distilleries from Elgin to Flagstaff. Three Wells Distilling Company is the mastermind behind this clever endeavor and the first and only tasting room in the state to do […]

Tucson: SAVOR Food and Wine Festival – Feb 3

Ever since Tucson received the City of Gastronomy designation, our fair city has bubbled over with food festivals and events.  However, the grand dame of them all is SAACA’s SAVOR Food & Wine Festival which happens Saturday, February 3 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Locals and tourists alike will be able to sample 31 restaurants […]

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 […]

The Parish Bartenders Win Cocktail Challenge

What an awesome event. Circle of Food was there sampling and I have to admit I also voted for this drink as my first choice. My second choice was from Contigo as it smelled like the desert (in a good way). All the cocktails represented Tucson well. Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge presented six outstanding […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tucson: Free Tamale Festival at Ava Amphitheater

Celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variations of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico at the 12th Annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival. Held every year on the first Saturday of December, this festival has become a Tucson tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. It all happens on Saturday, December 3 from 10 […]

Vegetarian, Vegan Friendsgiving at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Here’s a new take on Thanksgiving: Break bread with friends and farmers this holiday season. The Flying V’s award-winning chefs invite you to gather your neighbors and friends for a delicious vegetarian and vegan family style meal before Thanksgiving. The evening will kick off with an intimate reception with local […]

With Relish: Edie Jarolim, Author, Getting Naked for Money

Edie Jarolim is an author, friend, foodie, dog person and woman with many book publishing credits as travel writer and print dining editor. She will be at the Carriage House on Nov. 2, signing and reading her cheeky memoir – Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All  With Relish – Q&A What’s […]