Tag: circle of food

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Finalists Compete in Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge

Congratulations to the six finalists who will be competing in the Tucson Feeds Paris Cocktail Challenge to have their cocktail represent Tucson, UNESCO City of Gastronomy, in Paris with Janos Wilder. You can taste these cocktails and vote for your favorite on Thursday. June 1 at The Carriage House from 5 to 7 pm. Tickets […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]