Tucson 2015: Circle of Food Favorites

Tucson 2015: Circle of Food Favorites Potato latke dinner at Mary Jo’s house. Great food, great friends and lots of laughter. My yearly foray into latke eating. My brother and sister-in-law visited. Surprisingly, we ate in more than dined out. They raved about Elvira’s in Tubac, brunch at 47 Scott, dinner at Tavolino,Tucson Tamales which got transported back to Florida in the luggage and wine tasting at Kief-Joshua in Elgin. LA or Bust. Thai food, Asian food, Thai food. Roy Choi food. Portuguese bakery. Feet in the sand. Portland or Bust. Thai food. Thai food. Best donuts – Blue Star  Wine
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Does Absinthe Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

The headline in VinePair’s blog — Will Absinthe Make Me Hallucinate? — caught my eye. According to the article, it’s a myth. Since absinthe was banned in the United States for a period of time, this medicinal-like spirit is surrounded in myth and mystery. Anything that is banned automatically becomes more desirable. I drank absinthe at a party years ago soon after the ban was lifted. The party was at an acquaintance’s home who insisted we not go in the house so we had to hover around her DIY brick oven in the back yard while it cooked pizza. We drank
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Tucson Casual Dining on Christmas Day

TUCSON CASUAL DINING ON CHRISTMAS DAY Not everyone celebrates Christmas. Not everyone will be sitting down with the families on Dec. 25. The popular question seems to be: Where can I eat? Here’s a sample of what’s available: RA Sushi at La Encantada opens at 4 PM & there’s more than sushi on the menu. Kimchi Time a fabulous Korean restaurant at 2900 E. Broadway is open from 11:30 AM to 10 PM on December 25 AND on Christmas Eve until 10 PM. Gandhi Cuisine of India at 150 W. Ft. Lowell is open serving their lunch buffet from 11
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Food Recall: Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Alert

Why does Dove® Chocolate Snowflake Assortment have wheat or eggs in the ingredients? If this product was on the shelf starting in September, why are they just finding out about it now? In my humble chocolate eating history, really good chocolate doesn’t have wheat or egg in it. from the press release Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts, Wheat and Egg Ingredient for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. Bag, Sold Only at One Major Retailer with Stores Across the U.S. Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its DOVE® Chocolate Assortment
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Book Review: Lost Restaurants of Tucson

This book is the ideal gift for Tucson old timers who remember the good old days and restaurants they ate at while growing up, celebrating important occasions or just reminiscing about favorite hangouts. Although I (Karyn Zoldan) have only lived in Tucson for 15 years, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about local history as it pertained to color and culture, restaurants and beyond. There’s more to the book than food. Author Rita Connelly interviewed and researched former restaurant owners and their family members, staff and customers to cull the myriad of details (some are juicy details) as to the architecture, interior
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Tucson: Lost Restaurants, Pour Over, Latkes

Lost Restaurants of Tucson Rita Connelly, friend and fellow foodie, will be signing her book, Lost Restaurants of Tucson, and promoting at these local venues and air waves. December 10 – The Morning Blend (KGUN-9 TV) 11 AM to noon December 12 – Mostly Books (Speedway/Wilmot) Book signing 2 – 3 PM December 19 – On the Menu Live (radio) with Matt Russell 4 PM -Power Talk 1210 – KEVT, you can stream it live December 22 – Bill Buckmaster Show (radio) noon – KVOI – AM 1030 Books are available for sale at Mostly Books, Barnes & Noble, Antigone Books
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47 Scott, Downtown Tucson Restaurant Gem

47 Scott, Downtown Tucson Restaurant Gem It takes courage and creativity to be a pioneer and that is exactly what the owners of 47 Scott did when they opened downtown more than 5 years ago. This is well before the downtown Tucson food scene was the dining mecca it is today. 47 Scott isn’t on the main drag of Congress but on Scott Street (hence the address) adroitly at the entrance and exit of the green Pennington parking structure. That was then and this is now, still a gem of a place, 47 Scott thrives. Next door is the famed Scott
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