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Tucson food trucks hit the basic cable big time

Tucson Food Trucks on the TV

At least two of Tucson's food trucks, Planet of the Crepes and Serial Grillers, have been chosen by the Cooking Channel to be featured on an episode of Eat St. In case you are not as completely preoccupied with everything food as I am, Eat St. Is a show that travels around America, featuring our great land's mobile eateries. This Sunday, Nov. 24 they will be filming Planet of the Crepes at St. Phillips Plaza (4280 N. Campbell Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the weekly farmers' market. On Monday, Nov. 25 at 11:30 a.m., the cameras will be at Serial Grillers' spot at 22nd Street and Pantano Road. Get out there, support our local food trucks and maybe get yer pretty mug on national T.V.

Abbey Does Fall

Fall brings so many seasonal flavors to our palates that go way beyond the pumpkin spice latte-cappuccino-mocha at the corner coffee conglomerate. The Abbey, 6960 E. Sunrise Dr., has rolled out their autumn offerings. "I just love the fall season, as it invites us to explore dishes on the heartier side of the spectrum. This new menu brings alive the comforting flavors of the season, and it's our privilege to share them with our guests," says owner Brian Metzger. Not only did the menu (which includes a MUST TRY shepherd's pie with duck confit) change for the season, but they have also geared their beer, wine and cocktail offerings to toast to the season.

Beyond the Bread Borders

Beyond Bread returns to its home turf, victorious as a finalist in the World Sandwich Championship (hosted and judged by Food Network's Ben Vaughn) in Las Vegas. Our hometown sandwich slingers went up against 50 of the country's best bread stackers in Sin City for the title of World Sandwich Champ. Beyond Bread made it to the final round and placed third in the all- important best sandwich category. Congrats go out to Beyond Bread. In other news, Jared and his $5 foot long were nowhere in sight.

Tamal Festival

The ninth annual Tucson Tamal and Heritage Festival returns to AVA Amphitheater, 5565 W. Valencia Road, on Saturday, Dec. 7. This full day event celebrates Old Pueblo's holiday tradition of making tamales. There will be over 50 food vendors, live entertainment, contests (including a tamale making contest), food demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors and a children's play area. Most importantly, there will be tamales! For more information visit:

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