Tag: downtown Tucson

Ice Cream Throwdown Fundraiser for Ben’s Bells, Salt & Straw

This sounds like my kind of fundraiser: Eight local ice cream and gelato makers want to win bragging rights while you the people get to sample and judge the offerings. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ben’s Bells, a homegrown charity promoting kindness to all. Sweet. The contenders are: BrushFire BBQ Co The Cup Cafe […]

Downtown Tucson Chefs-Best Chefs in America

Many of us know that Downtown Tucson’s dining scene is exploding but here’s one for the record books: Best Chefs of America has just recognized two Downtown Tucson chefs: Chef Addam Buzzalini (Maynards Market & Kitchen) Chef Janos Wilder (Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails) Congratulations! The word “kitchen” seems to be popular in the naming of […]

Downtown Tucson: Fun Food & Film Event – Nov. 20

Downtown Tucson: Fun Food & Film Event – November 20 It’s time for the second annual Taste Film, Talk Food event, brought to you by the Food Conspiracy Co-op and Slow Food Tucson. The evening kicks off at The Screening Room with the Tucson premier of The Greenhorns, a documentary film that explores the lives […]

Tucson Restaurant News: Janos Returns to Downtown

Hot off the PR press… Janos Returns To Downtown –  (awesome news!) Janos and Rebecca Wilder announced this afternoon that they are returning to downtown Tucson to open a new restaurant in the site of the former Barrio Grill at 135 South Sixth Avenue in the SoCo (south of Congress) district. The Wilder’s who own […]

Hotel Congress Plaza-Downtown Tucson

Tucson restaurant news – downtown What today looks like a large dusty lot just outside the north entrance to Hotel Congress will soon be transformed into a beautiful tree lined plaza that will more than triple the outdoor seating  area that now exists at the 100 year old landmark hotel.  Completion is scheduled to coincide […]

Noshing Tucson: Janos Going Downtown

Tucson restaurant news The other night I was dining at Maynard’s and what a winner. Our party of four remarked that investing in Maynard’s gives us a glimmer of what Tucson’s downtown could be. Between what I consider the failed Rio Nuevo to the ongoing street construction, I applaud all businesses that are taking a […]

Tucson: Downtown Scavenger Hunt

I ran into Julie Ray, Tucson artist and graphic artist, last night as she did a 5-minute Power Point presentation about all the vacant buildings in a 4-square block of downtown Tucson. Downtown Tucson could be so much more than it is. The politicos should follow the artists’ lead. Where artists go, so does creative work […]

Noshing Around: Tucson Weekend

This past weekend my friend Lee from Los Angeles visited and we noshed around Tucson. We began with late lunch at Feast on Thursday. Around 2 p.m., Feast was about half full (if you’re an optimist like I am) or half empty, if you’re a pessimist. We both ordered a cup of soup of the day — […]

Noshing Around: Tucson-Artful Burger (new)

There’s a new restaurant in downtown Tucson called Burger City. It’s where art meets burgers. While not a totally imaginative name, Burger City has some terrific attributes: 1) It opened downtown. Downtown has not been very friendly to its businesses as of late what with the challenging construction; 2) It opened in ArtFare, a non-profit […]