Tucson, Some Like It Hot

Yeah. A number of publications recently discovered Tucson charms so just maybe it’s a summer destination for many. Some  like it hot. The Phoenix New Times compared Tucson to Venice Beach: “Tucson, long considered the Venice Beach of Arizona with its laid-back vibe, seems to see a notable new eating establishment pop up weekly.” Having lived in Venice Beach for five years, I would beg to differ but that was a long time ago when Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out on Muscle Beach and not yet famous except in his own mind. The Terminator aside, the PHX New Times embraces our
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Tucson Real Fathers Day Eat Quiche

What dad doesn’t like a good meal and/or a classic crime thriller? Lots of my favorite restaurants are open for Father’s Day. While not as crazy busy as Mother’s Day, I’m sure you can still get a reservation at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, Pastiche, Kingfisher for their Midwest road trip menu and The Parish. Harvest Restaurant in Oro Valley offers these yummy brunch items as well as their regular menu: –Braised BBQ brisket, with house baked beans & roasted fresh garlic Parmesan corn on the cob – $17.90 –Slow roasted prime rib with twice baked potato & seasonal fresh vegetables
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International Sushi Day – June 18

On Thursday, June 18, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is celebrating International Sushi Day, an informal holiday created to encourage sushi lovers around the world to eat more sushi. For the holiday, RA Sushi at La Encantada is offering a specially priced menu of popular food and drink items. In 2010, RA Sushi declared June 18 as International Sushi Day in the Chase’s Calendar of Events. The date continues to be included in this comprehensive and authoritative reference book available on special events, worldwide holidays, civic observations, and more. On International Sushi Day, enjoy a variety of food and drink deals,
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Tucson Event: Casks & Cooks at Loews Ventana Canyon

Looking for something tasty to do this Saturday? Open fire cookout featuring Dragoon, Ten Fifty-Five and Pueblo Vida Brewing Co. WHAT: Dragoon, Ten Fifty-Five and Pueblo Vida brewing companies are joining together with the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort culinary team for Casks and Cooks. Tucson’s top chefs and brew-masters unite as craft beer selections from each of the three breweries are paired with the perfect variety of grilled to order specialties. The breweries are also collaborating for the first time on a signature Leuven Wit, Blanche de Ventana, featuring coriander blossoms and kumquats picked from Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The
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PDX vs. TUS – Postcards from the Edge

Circle of Food lives in Tucson but lusts for other cooler locales. On a recent vacation, here’s how Portland compared to Tucson. View from Airplane PDX – green TUS – brown Airport to City Center PDX – Red Line TriMet light rail TUS – rent a car or take a taxi Transit PDX – Thriving throughout with light rail, buses and street cars TUS – limited street car route; bus service routes often threatened to be cut River PDX – The Willamette River runs through the city dividing NE from NW and SE from SW TUS – River Road divides
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