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Comment Archives: stories: Special Issues

Re: “Tequila Time!

Count your blessings, tucsonenses. I recently moved to Colorado Springs where people will swear that such-and-such place has "great margaritas!" and then when you get there, the bartender pulls out the MARGARITA MIX.

Don't even get me started on the salsa.

Posted by nic-nic on 05/03/2012 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Meals on Wheels

Would love to go anyplace other than downtown.

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Posted by jewell on 12/15/2011 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Made Here

Also please consider patronizing local antique stores. This is an opportunity to find special older items that were likely originally made in the USA, live "green" by recycling & help support local small business owners who own the stores or run their own booths in larger antique malls.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 11/17/2011 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Hot Stuff!

To the Author,
Thank you for writing this article. My father was raised in Tucson, and settled in OC, California, where I went to school with one of the Segura's grandchildren. When we found out whom his family was my father invited him over and we had a great night of reminiscent talk about Tucson and the Best Hot Sauce in the World.
I live in Hawaii now and have no access to the Sauce, please post the full adress or the phone number to the Factory I would rather buy it from the family itself.

Mahalo Nui Loa, a me Aloha!,

Lawrence Ramirez
PO Box 4610 Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96745

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Posted by Lawrence Ramirez on 11/05/2011 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Calories of Concern

No worries.

Posted by white crow on 11/03/2011 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Techie Brews

This article intrigued me for a lot of reasons. The "techie" aspect in their novel approach to roasting appeals to my inner nerd, it's a local business and I love to support them, and as a coffee nerd they seem to have a passion for what they do, which usually translates into an excellent product. Unfortunately, I believe only the first two were correct.

I happened to be on the north side of town so I stopped into AJ's to pick up a bag. I was a little shocked at the price. At $18 for 10oz, it cost almost twice what fresh local roasters like Savaya and Raging Sage charge but what's cost when it comes to good coffee? Upon opening the bag at home however, I was faced with several obvious concerns before I even started heating the water. First, it was vacuum sealed. Fresh coffee gives off CO2 and therefore needs packaging that will allow it to breathe. Second, it was already ground. If you like your coffee fresh, you should grind it immediately before you brew it. Third, both the website and the package encourage using a French press, my favorite method. But the grind was much to fine and I ended up with A LOT of grounds in the cup. Fourth, in my opinion, it was over roasted. When you roast beans to long, you drive off the oils that carry the majority of the flavor.

One sip was enough. I dumped my cup and went to Cartel.

Admittedly, I am a coffee snob so my opinion may be a little over analytic. But as this was priced well above some of the best fresh roast in town, I believe it is fair to hold it to at least the same standard. I wish Tyler's Coffee well. Especially in this economy, we need all the successful local businesses we can get. I hope they can improve their product, but I would not purchase this coffee again.

~Tabor Tollefson

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Posted by Tabor Tollefson on 11/01/2011 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Meals on Wheels

Just returned from a road trip where native foods carts and trucks perambulate on rural roads; they are mainstays of their small communities. Corn stew, local breads- just delicious. Thanks for this resource listing on our Tucson trucks.

Posted by Tucson_Cowgirl on 10/29/2011 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Tequila Time!

This Year's winners:

La Fuente - Judges' Choice
Marinaterra - People's Choice

Casino del Sol - Best Food Pairing

Posted by rconnelly on 10/29/2011 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Fishy Growing

The Tucson AquaPonics Project is proud to announce the support of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences which is providing the use of their SmartClassroom at the Controlled Environment Agricultural Center (CEAC) for the free, public general meetings of the Tucson AquaPonics Project.

Come join us the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM.

Directions -…

See for more information.

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Posted by CaseyT on 10/27/2011 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Calories of Concern

@MaggieM: Indeed. Somehow the prefix didn't make it online. Thanks.

Posted by Dan Gibson on 10/27/2011 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Calories of Concern

Do you mean eat UNhealthy food or go hungry?

Posted by MaggieM on 10/27/2011 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Shana, actually, you can have Eegee's shipped to you, if you truly want it badly enough. My daughter was dating someone from Arizona while she was a student at Utah State University. He sent her a big bucket of Eegee's on Valentine's Day! She kept it in our freezer for months, but we weren't allowed to touch was HERS :)

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Posted by Kris Fancon Morrison on 08/30/2011 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Italian Style

Foreverdreamer- you are an asshole. Im positive there are people that would be glad if you werent around.

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Posted by Italiangirl on 08/17/2011 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

I agree I would love to know how to make these wonderful refreshing drinks!!I grew up in Tucson and now live in Oregon and I would love to be able to make these myself since there is no way to get them here!!! Does anyone have any ideas??

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Posted by Shana Grell on 08/14/2011 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Batter Up

So you think of yourself as a great pastry chef?

Posted by robert ramada on 07/10/2011 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

If you read the article, it tells you what the drink is made of. Sugar, water, and natural fruit juices. That's a pretty small list of ingredients.

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Posted by sanguisuga on 06/24/2011 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Does the egees drink contain aspartame of any kind ? Does anyone have the answer.

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Posted by bert on 06/17/2011 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Responding to Featherkittie, Eegee's IS GLUTEN FREE!!!!! My wife, who has Chrone's disease and is gluten AND lactose intolerant, CAN and DOES have Eegee's all the time.
All of Eegee's slushies are free of gluten. Thought you would want to know.
Mixing strawberry and lemon is the best!!!!!!

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Posted by joeyb on 06/14/2011 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

I have to agree with the other person posting about the ingrediants of these drinks. Yesterday I wanted to purchase one at the Sonoita horse races when all around me were raving over them, however the people selling had no idea, although they were wonderful about trying to offer an answer. I have been searching on here since I returned home yesterday, even wrote an email on the Eegee's website, and cannot find out if they are gluten free.

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Posted by Featherkittie on 05/08/2011 at 10:12 AM

Re: “High Spirits

I'm so happy to hear that somebody is finally going to bring Khortytsa to the United States. I still have a bottle of Khortytsa Platinum I'm milking that I brought with me from the Republic of Georgia. I truly cherrish it and only take a shot of it on very special occasions. If I was able to go to the liquor store and pick up bottles of Khortytsa it would be like walking into heaven. I hope that it takes off and and knocks smirnoff and the other "popular" vodkas down a peg or two. Hands down best vodka I have ever tasted and THE best for straight shots.

Posted by jsrakovcic on 04/29/2011 at 6:55 PM

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