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Tucson Pop-Up Ensenada Dinner at Carriage House

Special guest award winning Chef Diego Hernandez (pictured) from Ensenada, Mexico joins Janos Wilder for the fourth in a series of “DOWNTOWN’S Around the Globe- Cities of Gastronomy” cooking classes and pop up dinners at the Carriage House on Friday, October 7th at 5:30 pm. Class begins at 5:30 and includes demonstration and recipes followed […]

Tucson Beer Brewed with Chiles Fundraiser for 4 Charities

Love this idea! Thirteen local craft breweries are coming together Thursday September 29 with specially crafted beers infused with chiles, chiltepin, chocolate (Hershey Bars!), mesquite and more for a special tasting that benefits four fab Tucson charities — Desert Harvesters, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, and Trees for Tucson.  This is a yearlong collaboration with […]

Phoenix: Sriracha Festival – Hot Stuff

Here’s a shout out for our neighbors to the north. This sounds like fun –#SrirachaFestAZ on September 24 from 6 to 11 pm at Heritage Square, 113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, 85004. $5 from every ticket sale will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Phoenix. Tickets cost $35 – $75/pp (pre-sale) or $55 – $110 […]

Tucson Drinks: Storming the Sazerac – September 20-23

Here’s a word you don’t hear too often in Tucson – Sazerac. In 2008, the Sazerac was deemed New Orlean’s official cocktail but in the Old Pueblo not so much. We have the World Margarita Championship happening September 30. But back to the Sazerac which is alive and well at The Parish Gastropub. The drink […]

Highlights: AZ Farmer + Chef Connection

Today Circle of Food attended the 7th annual Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection at the Tucson Convention Center hosted by Local First Arizona. It’s refreshing to talk to people who are passionate about their products and ideas. Here are a few that stuck out in my mind: 3 Amigos Tequila distilled in Arizona, smooth. Black […]

What’s for Dinner? Popcorn

This is one of my most favorite dinners to eat at home – a glass of wine and a bowl of popcorn. What could be better than popcorn dusted with chocolate? Perhaps popcorn drizzled with chocolate sauce? I love popcorn with sea salt & pepper and popcorn with white cheddar cheese. Even popcorn with olive […]

Farmer+Chef–Local First Arizona Event–Sept 12

Don’t miss this special event and resource for Arizona farmers and vendors to get to know chefs, stores and buyers at a wholesale vendor fair. Also students, advocates, entrepreneurs and interested parties like me can learn about sourcing food products on a local level. This daylong event happens Monday, Sept 12 at the Tucson Convention […]

Tucson, Got Too Much Fruit?

Let’s just suppose you have some lush edible vegetation in your yard and are 1) not physically able or 2) too busy to pick it. Or if you pick it, you’re at a loss of what to do with it. Don’t leave to the birds! Enter the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Give them a call (520-440-0100) […]

Looking for Armenian Ajarski in Tucson

While in L.A. last month my friend took me to an Armenian bakery for breakfast in North Hollywood. That’s the beauty of L.A., the vast melting pot of global flavors waiting to be devoured exists on almost every corner. The restaurant Lilit Bakery Café (12001 Victory Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606) was bigger than it […]

Pokemon Invades Casino Del Sol, Tucson

I may be the only person who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Pokemon. Yet there seems to be a rash of interest in PokemonGo and I imagine it’s a mindless diversion to what heinous acts are going on in the world today. As long as nobody gets shot Pokemon-ing, I think it’s a good […]