10+ Sweet spots to grab a whole pie (or a slice) in Tucson
by Tucson Foodie on January 22, 2021 at 8:14 pm
With National Pie Day landing on January 23, it’s the perfect time to chomp down on the cozy, celebratory comfort food that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face. The secret to a truly good pie is making it from scratch. If you’re […]
Kingfisher Bar & Grill reopens its dining room with a new menu & limited seating
by Matt Sterner on January 21, 2021 at 6:42 pm
The midtown restaurant has been keeping things fresh for more than 25 years now and they’re still going strong with the tides of change. After a temporary closure, Kingfisher Bar and Grill has reopened its dining room for lunch, dinner, and […]
Tucson food trucks navigate the rocky road of COVID-19 pandemic cuisine
by By Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star on January 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The food truck side of Tucson’s culinary landscape saw several new additions, from chicken wraps to Cuban cuisine.
Superior Court judge lifts Pima County’s mandatory overnight curfew
by Matt Sterner on January 20, 2021 at 11:34 pm
Since the mandatory curfew came into effect back in mid-December of 2020, the struggle continued for many local restaurants and bars throughout the county. However, on the night of Tuesday, January 19, a Superior Court judge granted temporarily […]
The Blacktop Grill food truck launches its farewell tour at Tucson Hop Shop
by Matt Sterner on January 20, 2021 at 5:31 pm
It’s the final countdown for one of Tucson’s popular food trucks. However, don’t get too upset because they’re still going to be serving up its food that’s been “breaking diets since 2014” at its new […]
Taco Tuesday in Tucson: Thai Tacos at Senae Thai Bistro
by Matt Sterner on January 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm
“Taco Tuesday in Tucson” is a column where we explore the unique tacos stands throughout Tucson… on Tuesdays. When you dream about Taco Tuesday, and all of the wonderful options available around the city, you don’t typically […]
The Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair gets canceled for Spring 2021
by Matt Sterner on January 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm
Perusing around for unique bites and artisan gifts will have to wait a little longer — again. After a few weeks of mulling it over, Historic Fourth Avenue has decided to cancel the annual Spring Street Fair, which was supposed to take place on […]
Tucson High grad takes cooking talents to Gordon Ramsay's 'Hell's Kitchen'
by By Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star on January 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm
It is the latest star turn for Tucson native Amber Lancaster, who used to work as a hostess at El Charro but has gone on to appear four times on Guy Fieri's "Guy's Grocery Games."
Community Food Bank is now offering “Citrus Drop-Off” locations
by Matt Sterner on January 15, 2021 at 7:03 pm
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade or sometimes donate them instead. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona isn’t hosting its traditional “Super Citrus Saturday” collections this year, but they are offering citrus […]
“Congress Cookout” fills in for the canceled “Dillinger Days” at Hotel Congress
by Matt Sterner on January 15, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Well, one of Tucson’s most wanted events couldn’t escape the grip that COVID has on the world, but luckily the historic hotel has a backup plan. With the cancellation of the annual Dillinger Days, Hotel Congress is hosting a […]
Tucson Tea Company donates 250 cups of tea to Tucson Medical Center
by Matt Sterner on January 14, 2021 at 5:21 pm
A company that originated in Old Pueblo more than 15 years ago — under a different name — and then moved to Idaho, has made its way back to Tucson. Tucson Tea Company, which now has more than 35 different flavors of loose leaf tea, is […]
New venture pairs two Tucson culinary stars in one kitchen
by By Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star on January 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Barrio Bread baker Don Guerra and El Charro matriarch Carlotta Flores team up for fast-casual venture Barrio Charro. It opens on Monday, Jan. 11.
El Charro & Barrio Bread’s “Barrio Charro” is now open on Campbell
by Matt Sterner on January 11, 2021 at 3:56 pm
In case you missed it, Barrio Charro quietly opened up its doors on Campbell and Prince — offering a new and exciting joint venture of two culinary powerhouses. Local baker and owner of Barrio Bread, Don Guerra, and chef Carlotta Flores of the […]
Bourbon for breakfast? Try this warm, custardy bread pudding to elevate your morning
by Catherine Neville, Feast Magazine on December 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm
This decadent dish is an easy make-ahead dish that is equally delicious served at home on your breakfast table or served as a rustic dessert.
Toast the new year with this rosemary and citrus champagne punch
by Catherine Neville, Feast Magazine on December 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm
This easy-to-make sparkling punch encompasses the bright citrus flavors of winter combined with woody hints of rosemary creating a perfectly balanced bubbly punch.