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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Quick Bites: Tequila Takeover

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM

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Take advantage of great deals this Monday, July 24—AKA National Tequila Day! Head on down to Reforma Modern Mexican (4310 N. Campbell Ave.) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m and get $6 margaritas, or choose from their $6 drinks summer drink menu. Enjoy Southern Arizona’s largest tequila and mescal collection. Also available on National Tequila Day is Blanco Taco + Tequila’s (2905 E. Skyline Dr.) flights available in seven varieties and at varying prices. Get three samples of one-ounce shots and choose from Milagro, Patron, Azuñia, Casamigos, Fortaleza and Casa Noble. For a premium flight, enjoy Milagro “Single Barrel” Anejo and Don Julio “1942.” National Tequila Day comes but once a year. Don't miss out on these deals!
Location Details Reforma Cocina Y Cantina
4310 North Campbell Ave
Catalina
Tucson, Arizona
520.869.4134
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Bar
For more information, visit Reforma Modern Mexican’s Facebook page, or call Blanco Tacos + Tequila at (520) 232-1007.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Quick Bites: Radical Road Trip Treats

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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Grab your significant other, grab the kids, and hop aboard the Kingfisher’s 24th Annual Road Trip. Starting this Thursday, July 13 through Monday, July 24, the Kingfisher—2564 E. Grant Rd—will offer a fresh selection of food and drink options from their Great Plains Menu (the latest installment in their rotating road trip menu series).

Experience the comforting fare of the Great Plains region, with such menu items as beer broiled bratwurst, corn soup, cedar planked great lakes fish, chicken pot pie and strawberry shortcake parfait. Act fast before the road trip picks up and migrates toward Back East, California/Hawaii and Down South. Each week's menu features the culinary creations of one of Kingfisher's three chef/owners and executive chefs.

For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com.






Desert Beach Bash

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Kick back and get your beach vibe on at Reilly’s Beach Club Free Patio Bash from 5-10 p.m. this Sunday, July 16. Located at The Rock (136 N. Park Ave.). Reilly’s Patio Bash is offering $2 tacos and $2 Mexican beer specials all night.

Unwind with local music and comedy acts—the only thing this beach party is missing is you! All ages welcome.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quick Bites: Screaming Good Time

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Seems like we're going to be above 105 degrees a lot this summer. - BIGSTOCK
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  • Seems like we're going to be above 105 degrees a lot this summer.

Amid the rising temperatures, one cool thing: Little Anthony’s Diner—7010 E. Broadway Blvd.—is offering one scoop ice cream sundaes every day the temperature rises about 105 degrees. Seek shelter from the heat, and treat yourself to a little something sweet. No purchase is necessary, limit one sundae per customer.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Quick Bites: Eat a Cactus

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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Ever thought to sample a cacti? This Monday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. is your chance to find out what some of your favorite succulents actually taste like!

Take a trip downtown to the Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N. Fourth Ave., and experience a hands-on demonstration with Jill Lorenzini of Desert Harvest that examines “cool cacti” and their nutritional value. Learn about cactus fruit, pad nutrition, harvesting seasons, identification and best tools and practices. Sample fruit from our Arizona state flower and gnosh on pickled cholla buds.

Pre-registration is required in advance of the class and tickets are $10. For more information, contact Food Conspiracy Co-op at 624-4821.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quick Bites: Wings of Desire

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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Throw down at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25 as Rincon Market, 2513 E. Sixth St., invites Tucson locals to reap the rewards of an inaugural Summer Slugfest Food Competition.

With six of Tucson’s finest eateries going head-to-head, the competition is sure to heat up. The first round in this summer’s series includes chicken wings and a $20 cover charge allows for wing samplings from all competitors and your choice of craft beer. All participants are encouraged to vote on their favorite eatery, granting the winning competitor the chance to make a cash donation to their favorite local charity.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Grand Glazed Opening

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Amy's Donuts, purveyor of some of the most unique donuts you'll ever see, before it's soft opening on June 19. Demand for the donuts was so high, the official opening was pushed back to Saturday, June 24 according to the shops official Facebook page. - AMY'S DONUTS/FACEBOOK
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  • Amy's Donuts, purveyor of some of the most unique donuts you'll ever see, before it's soft opening on June 19. Demand for the donuts was so high, the official opening was pushed back to Saturday, June 24 according to the shops official Facebook page.
Having lived in Phoenix, I'm of the opinion Tucson suffers from a dearth of quality 24-hour restaurants. Particularly when it comes to pick-'em-up-anytime donut establishments.

If you're trying to satisfy your after-hours sweet-tooth, you're totally out of luck. Want a long-john? Ha, you'll have to wait till 6 A.M. when the grocery store opens.

Unless a sleeve of store-bought, cellophane sealed donut-holes is your idea of a quality midnight snack, you're going to have to drive to Ahwatukee for your glazed fix.

Until now.

Amy's Donuts, located at 101 E. Fort Lowell Rd., opened on June 19 to much fanfare and long lines. With current locations in Columbus, Ohio and Colorado Springs, Amy's Donuts are known for being candy-coated, creme-filled and over-the-top; much in the same vein as Portland's Voodoo Donuts.

Armed with over fifty varieties of doughy goodness, Amy's theoretically offers something for everyone. From the traditional glazed, maple and chocolate offerings to the more exotic strawberry-cheesecake and rocky-road, Amy's aims to please.

With all that in mind, I headed down to Amy's for their 4 A.M. Grand Opening. Between yawns and bed-head, I was able to acquire half a dozen pastries ranging from the traditional to the off-the-wall. Here is one interns take on six of Tucson's newest confectionery treats:

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Quick Bites: Downtown and All Around

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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Janos Wilder is at it again. The James Beard Award-winner begins his annual “DOWNTOWNS Around the Globe” culinary tour with scheduled stops in four of Tucson’s international sister Cities of Gastronomy.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails, 135 S. Sixth Ave., is offering guests the choice of its summer menu, or a rotating international menu. Until July 17, the featured city will be Dénia, Spain. Other cities in the rotation include Florianópolis, Brazil; Shunde, China; and Zahlé, Lebanon.

Located along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Dénia is known for its lavish religious festivals and increasingly for its emerging culinary scene. With a heavy emphasis on fish caught locally, Dénia is on the cutting edge of sustainable gourmet food.

In addition, The Carriage House, 125 S. Arizona Ave., will play host to a pop-up dinner and class focused on each sister city. On Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m., guests will be treated to a cooking demonstration and five-course meal encompassing the history and culinary point of view of Dénia.

Cost is $80 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 615-6100, or at carriagehousetucson.com

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