Lost Restaurants at Hotel Congress
6 – 8:30 PM
Hotel Congress has played a major role in Tucson’s history (John Dillinger and his gang were captured there) and many passengers traveling through town on the Southern Pacific Railroad stayed there. The lobby has been lovingly restored with stunning Art Deco touches and is the site of one of the four bars that can be found in the building. Tiger’s Tap Room is another and of course, there’s Club Congress, one of the best musical venues in the West. We also like the Cup Café for a hearty breakfast or tasty lunch. Rita Connelly will be signing her book, Lost Restaurants of Tucson in the lobby. Stop by, buy the book, reminisce and have a cocktail or two.
The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen
Chef Janos Wilder welcomes award winning food author Amelia Saltsman for a special multi course dinner featuring dishes from her latest cookbook at the Carriage House. Featured at the Tucson Festival of Books “the Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition” offers a fresh look at many classic Jewish recipes. Click here to view the menu which includes a variety of interesting traditional dishes with a twist. Net proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Tucson Festival of Books. The price per person is $115 and includes a signed copy of Saltsman’s new book. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling Megan Noli at 520-615-6100.
Mystery Afternoon Tea
Any J.A. Jance fans out there? Jance will be reading her latest Ali Reynolds mystery at Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore. The book, Clawback (SS, 25.99) is about the murder of a financial manager who defrauds investors through a Ponzi scheme. Reserve your space by calling 520-326-8533.
Tucson Festival of Books happens March 12 and 13 on the UA Mall. Check out the full line of authors, panels, signings and more. This event makes Tucson proud.