Thursday, June 30, 2011

'I Never Gave Her the Correct Sauce Recipe'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 7:24 PM

I'm opting out of further participation in the ruckus in the comments section of this story about Mr. K’s Barbeque, but I did pick up one interesting little tidbit this morning that seems worth sharing.

I spoke with Ray Kendrick, who has handled the day-to-day operations of the original Mr. K’s on South Park, and he is not going to be involved in the new business. But here’s the really juicy detail: He says he never handed over the real barbeque sauce recipe, and he’s the only one who knows what’s in it.

That is some cold-ass sibling-style maneuvering, and I was a bit shocked to hear it. He says the original sauce created by Charles Kendrick has been tweaked over the years to perfection, and that he never kicked down the knowledge as far as what changes were made.

He also says he’s moving on with his barbecue career, and that Tucson hasn’t seen the last of him, although I’m not at liberty to get into it any deeper than that for the time being.

Barbeque is typically messy, but, honestly people, this is getting a bit ridiculous.

James Brown Stars in the Best YouTube Video Ever Possibly

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM

There's nothing I can say to enhance this video in any manner whatsoever. Just take it in. Enjoy every fleeting moment.

Trust me, it's just as enjoyable the tenth time you watch it.

[The Awl/Ego Trip]

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TucsonWeeklyTV.com - Food Truck Diaries, Volume 18

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM

You might have seen the Sonoran Snoballs trailer at Broadway and Campbell, but you haven't heard the story from inside the blue stuccoed shaved ice establishment on wheels. Allie Leach interviewed John and Stacey Roads, who will celebrate the 19th anniversary of their business in September.

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Go See Jonathan Goldstein at Club Congress on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I've personally attempted to pitch people on seeing Jonathan Goldstein at Club Congress for a few months now, since the show was announced by Stateside Presents, and the general problem is explaining what it is he does exactly. He has a radio show in Canada (Wiretap) that you can hear in Arizona only on satellite radio or via podcast. He has a book out. He's been on This American Life quite a bit. He'll read some things, that will be funny, sometimes in a laugh out loud way, show a video featuring post-it notes, take some questions. It will be entertaining, if you enjoy smart people with dry senses of humor talking.

Summary: If David Sedaris was coming to a Tucson area nightclub, would you go? Then you should see Jonathan Goldstein. Not the same thing for sure, but close enough for your entertainment.

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Free Screening Of "Hook" At Valley Of The Moon This Saturday!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM

We can't think of a better place to watch Hook than at Valley of the Moon. Think about it: A fantasyland full of fairy lights and enchanted gardens? A world of legend and lore? A place once home to "children, thousands of children, and those who were still young at heart" (via our very own Jim Nintzel)? Sounds kind of like Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, eh?

Come out to watch the movie under the stars at on Saturday, July 2. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; Movie starts at 7:45 p.m. There's a $4 suggestion donation/person. Refreshments available. Bring something comfy to sit on and someone cozy to snuggle up with. Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 East Allen Rd. north of Prince Road and east of Tucson Boulevard. Keep an eye out for the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.

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Happy Trails, Glenn Beck

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Goodnight, sweet clown prince. Glenn Beck ends his Fox News program tonight. It's like a perfect storm, a Archduke Ferdinand moment, and a socialist conspiracy on fire all in one. You won't be the only one tearing up tonight, Glenn. Well, maybe you might, but you're still just a man who loves his country, maybe too much.

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Fourth-o-July Weekend Movie Explosion At The Loft

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM

It's hot-as-hell and you're not gonna take it anymore! Okay, drama mama, why not head over to the Loft? Not only do they have AC (what! what!), but they also have a grab-bag full of movies playing. Take your pick!

On Friday, join Red Meat's Max Cannon as he hosts "the biggest, baddest short film contest in town," a la the Loft's website. If interested, bring your own short film (15 minutes or under) and they'll play it on the big screen. The Grand Prize is $200! Now that could buy you a lot of fireworks. Show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $6 general/$5 for Loft members. Below is last month's winner, Eva Julieta Alcazar, who won for her animated short, "Niche."

Niche from Eva Alcazar on Vimeo.

Like War flicks? Come back Monday, July 4th, when Liberty Watch Radio and Inside Track present the action-packed, Oscar-winner, "Battleground." Come before the movie for burgers and dogs and ice-cool drinks on the patio. Show starts at 12 p.m. Admission is $6 general/$5 for Loft members.

If you like more irreverent war movies, stick around Monday night for the "TEAM AMERICA" sing-a-long! Curse and cuss your heart out with those little, filthy puppets. Come again (no pun intended) for the pre-show burgers and dogs. Pre-show starts at 6p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $8 general/$6 for Loft members.

Fore more details, visit the Loft's website.

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The Jokes Write Themselves: Arizona Capitol Filled With Vermin

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

It almost just seems too easy. Basketball players generally don't celebrate when they get a wide open layup, so it's barely even worth making jokes about the Capitol's rat problem.

The House of Representatives, the Senate and the executive tower where the governor works have been magnets for the little (and not-so-little) rodents, who have been reported scurrying across floors and nibbling on food left on office desks.

One of the critters was found outside House Majority Leader Steve Court's office door, heading for the office refrigerator.

Another was afoot, and under foot, in the House clerk's office.

The state Department of Administration said glue traps had ensnared 64 of the vermin recently.

Officials speculate the abundance of rats and mice is due to the disruption caused by storm-sewer construction in the streets surrounding the buildings at 1700 W. Washington St.

Fine, here's one...say what you will about the rats, I think they would have gotten it together and voted to extend unemployment benefits, so maybe we're trapping the wrong pests.

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