FOOD & DRINK

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

September 5, 2015 |

Grab a beer and a trowel and get into the garden! The summer is technically over this month and even though some days it feels like the autumnal equinox is a big lie, the garden is gearing up for the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and is getting ready to provide you with a season of […]

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Mesquite Milling Time

Mesquite Milling Time

June 10, 2015 |

Plant, Harvest, Mill, and Celebrate Wild Abundance Before the Rains Desert Harvesters is co-organizing events to plant, harvest, mill, and celebrate local wild foods in the month of June—the peak of our native bean trees’ harvest season. These events will give you the opportunity to taste and enjoy delicious desert wild foods; learn how to […]

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Tucson Summer Nights

Tucson Summer Nights

June 1, 2015 |

When the temperature rises to the point that the plastic cups in your car begin melting into their cup holders, some Sonoran Desert dwellers experience a buildup of unfathomable rage. If you’ve lived here long enough, you may have been there yourself—at that point where you feel like you could lift and toss a small […]

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Agave Fest

Agave Fest

May 1, 2015 |

by Cristina Manos Mezcal is tequila’s cousin, made from the heart of the maguey plant, a type of agave native to Mexico. The spirit is called the “elixir of the gods” and Hotel Congress is getting ready to celebrate this Earthly gift starting at 6pm on Saturday, May 2 for the seventh year in a […]

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Mercado San Agustin Spring Bazaar

Mercado San Agustin Spring Bazaar

May 1, 2015 |

Sat and Sun May 2nd and 3rd The Annual Mercado San Agustin Spring Bazaar returns in May getting shoppers into the spirit of celebrating family and friends, and having some fun finding gifts for Graduates and Mother’s Day. In conjunction with Spring Bazaar, there will be a special ‘Farm to Table Brunch’ event with covered outdoor […]

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HUB Ice Cream Factory to Open in Spring

HUB Ice Cream Factory to Open in Spring

March 19, 2015 |

HUB Ice Cream Factory to Open in Spring at 245 E. Congress News directly from HUB…. “Just in time for Tucson’s summer heat, HUB is proud to announce the opening of HUB Ice Cream Factory this May at 245 E Congress. HUB Ice Cream Factory will serve the same rich ice cream Tucsonans have come […]

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A Conversation with Derrick Widmark

A Conversation with Derrick Widmark

November 20, 2014 |

Table Settings Derrick Widmark is the owner of Diablo Burger, a popular Flagstaff restaurant he opened in 2009. Last year, Widmark expanded his operation to Tucson, opening two businesses on Congress Street – Diablo Burger Tucson and Good Oak Bar, both specializing in Arizona sourced food and drink. We asked Widmark a few questions about […]

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Diving Into History: The Buffet Bar Turns 80

Diving Into History: The Buffet Bar Turns 80

November 1, 2014 |

The repeal of the prohibition act in 1934 ushered in a new era for America. As the sale and consumption of alcohol once again became legal, people all over the US rejoiced with emphatic cheers while more than a few pints clanked together in celebration. It was at this time that a small Tucson bar […]

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Table Settings: Ari Shapiro

Table Settings: Ari Shapiro

September 15, 2014 |

Full disclosure: The author and subject are personally and professionally connected.   Ari Shapiro is a Tucson transplant who has spent well over a decade establishing his food and beverage concepts in this city. A vegetarian and avid commuting cyclist, his businesses naturally fit into the spectrum of being healthy with a focus on quality and […]

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Suds for Sun Sounds

Suds for Sun Sounds

September 11, 2014 |

When the temperatures are hot during the summer – and into the fall – months in the desert, few things beat enjoying the taste of a delicious beer on a warm day. Well, that is unless you’re enjoying sampling a number of different beers in the company of thousands of friends and people from your community and […]

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