Popcorn Is My Crack

Confession: I’ve never done crack but let’s just say I am addicted to Trader Joe’s Bollywood popcorn which by the way is being phased out because not enough people buy it. Right now, I saw the bright blue package at the Trader Joe’s Swan/Grant store for 99 cents. The manager confirmed Bollywood popcorn is going into oblivion. I am a popcorn fanatic. Not the crap sold in movies with the nasty “buttered” topping but mostly the gourmet stuff you can buy in an overpriced bag. Often popcorn along with a craft beer or a glass of wine is my dinner.
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Chef Ryan Clark Represents Tucson: Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

What a fabulous representation Tucson will have at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show Chef Ryan Clark will travel with members of VisitTucson to Chicago this month to represent The Arizona Office of Tourism at the 2017 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, on January 21-22. Billed as one of the top travel shows in the country, approximately 23,000 guests are expected to attend the two-day event.  Chef Clark, who is the Chef de Cuisine at PY Steakhouse at Casino del Sol Resort and one of Arizona’s top chefs, was selected to exemplify Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
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Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails opens Jan 16, Tucson

St. Philips Plaza adds a new restaurant — Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails. It’s in the former Amalour Lounge space which has been several different restaurants in the past years. I hope they kept the dazzling crystal chandeliers? (from the press release) Tucson-based, family-owned JAM Culinary Concepts announces the opening of the restaurant group’s newest concept — Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails, Tucson’s only authentic Creole restaurant. Sazerac will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight beginning January 16. It is located at 4340 N. Campbell in St. Philips Plaza.  Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails joins other JAM Tucson-area restaurants
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