EAT WID DA FISHES
Jim "Murph" Murphy and Jeff Azersky, chef/owners of Bluefin and Kingfisher are making a splash with new fall menus at both restaurants. Kingfisher has added (the oh-so-loved by this guy) lobster bisque, lamb shanks, fennel coriander crusted scottish salmon, duck cooked two ways, Jack Daniels pecan pie and more. Also, their fifth annual Oysterfest is just around the corner, taking place on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy over a dozen different varieties of oysters on the half shell from all of America's coastal regions. Bluefin's fall offerings include Roasted Tomato Mushroom Soup, Grilled Shrimp Chopped Salad, Green Chile Pork Stew, Grilled Sea Scallops, Dutch Apple Spice Cake and more. On Tuesday nights at the 'Fin, bottles of wine are half price! Check out the full new menus and lists of specials at www.kingfishertucson.com and www.bluefintucson.com.
THE HEIST IS UP
As reported in The Range, the eastside Aaron May artisan pizza creation, Heist Pizza Parlour, closed. The artisan pizza joint was located in the former Grandy's/Rockin' Baja Lobster/Big Fat Greek building at 7131 E Broadway Blvd. and closed on Sunday, October 12 after a little over a year of service. Many a rumor has swirled around about the reasoning, but no official or semi-official answer for their sudden closure has come to light. Good luck to the Heist Family from top to bottom, and yes (as one of their menu items stated), it is 'Hard Out Here For a Shrimp'
AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE
The new Maynard's menu that is. Executive Chef Jared Scott has introduced nine new approachable and classic dishes in hopes of changing the perception that Maynards Kitchen is a special-occasion-only joint. The new fall menu debuted on Oct. 3 including lovely renditions of some great classics like pork schnitzel, coq au vin and herb gnocchi. If you have not tried Maynard's, now is the time to do so. For more information check out their website at www.maynardstucson.com
MADE IT, MA! TOP OF THE (MARGARITA) WORLD
Reminder time! This weekend, one of the coolest annual culinary events this town offers is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Plaza Colonial Courtyard - southwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue - at 6 p.m. The World Margarita Championship, brought to you by Tucson Originals and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, is an event where you can try margaritas and small bites from some of Tucson's finest chefs and eateries. Get your tickets at www.saaca.org or miss out!