Tag: circle of food

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 […]

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 […]