Tucson Tamale Marries Mamma Llama Empanada

Tucson Tamale Marries Mamma Llama Empanada (sounds like a Dr. Seuss rhyme) This makes perfect sense for Tucson Tamale Company to reach out and want to get in bed with (might not be the right visual) with those delectable Mama Llama Empanadas that have been missing from the Tucson marketplace. from the press release (TUCSON, Ariz.) February 20 — Mamma Llama Empanadas are returning to the kitchen to bring back their popular varieties of traditional and eclectic empanadas, now available at all three Tucson Tamale locations. Voted “Best Empanadas” in 2008 through 2011, the restaurant closed its doors in 2012.
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Acclaimed Cheese Expert: Multi-Course Cheese & Wine – Mar 8, Tucson

Internationally acclaimed Maître Fromager (cheese authority), Max McCalman, will lead a special guided multi-course cheese and wine tasting event at Blu A Wine & Cheese Stop in Tucson on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 3 to 5 PM. In addition to sharing his expertise on the world’s finest cheeses and wines for pairing, McCalman will also sign copies of his most recent book, Max McCalman’s Wine & Cheese Pairing Swatchbook: 50 Pairings to Delight Your Palate. McCalman is the author of Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best, which won the James Beard Award in 2006. His book Mastering
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Tucson: Conserve water; drink more beer, AZ Beer Week

Downtown Tucson will soon be crawling with Arizona craft brewers and beer lovers for the inaugural Tucson Craft Beer Crawl (TCBC) on Saturday February 21, from noon to 4 PM. The event will raise money for Watershed Management Group, a local organization seeking community-based solutions to conserve water and the environment in Southern Arizona. Ticket holders can tour seven downtown venues each hosting different Arizona brewers pouring samples of their best beers. The end cap event for AZ Beer Week, many brewers plan to sample rare and specialty beers in addition to their classics. Venues include Hotel Congress, R Bar,
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Tucson Accolades, Favorites and Rants

ACCOLADES Top Ten Brunch Spots in America The Cup Café is no stranger to high praise and accolades from Tucsonans, especially for their number one best seller, the Baked Eggs, but it was the crowning glory for the eclectic Downtown Tucson café to receive national recognition by Men’s Journal which on January 21 announced the Cup Café as one of the Top Ten Brunch Spots in America. Great news as the Cup Café celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, this Tucson icon, serves their award-winning eclectic fare to foodies morning, noon,
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Donna Nordin Cooks, Cowspiracy, Fat Tuesday in Tucson

February may be the shortest month of the year but it appears to be the busiest month food wise. Rock on… Of course there’s Valentine’s Day but let’s see what else is happening around Tucson. Feb. 14 – DONNA NORDIN COOKS Acclaimed Chef Donna Nordin will present a cooking demonstration of two classic dishes from her iconic Tucson restaurant Café Terra Cotta this Saturday at Williams Sonoma in La Encantada. Those who were fans will remember her tortilla soup and Arizona sunshine cake among other delectable classics. Stop by between 1 and 3 PM and enjoy the demo and delicious
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Tucson Love Letters, Chocolate Lounge, 50 Shades of WTH

Every restaurant worth its finishing salts will be having some kind of Valentine’s Day Night extravaganza and hopefully you already made a reservation because there’s nothing worse than dining at 4:30 or 10:30 unless of course, you work until 10 PM. Acacia offers two nights of romantic dinners so if you cannot get a good reservation for Saturday, say you wanted to beat the crowd and celebrate earlier on Friday the 13th. Love Story So, how did you two meet? That question always seems to loom large on everyone’s mind. North Italia wants to hear your love story. Follow the
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Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing

Now there’s a novel combo. And why not? This Sunday, February 8th, join Tucson Girls Pint Out for a fun craft beer and cookie pairing tasting at Tap & Bottle, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705 form 3 to 6 PM “Girls Pint Stout”, the Russian imperial stout brewed by Barrio Brewing Co. and Tucson Girls’ Pint Out , will be on tap with Randall of delicious cookie ingredients! The other three cookies will be paired with beers from Joseph James Brewing Co., Inc., Elevation Beer Company, and Heretic Brewing Company. Local Girl Scouts will be nearby for your
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Tucson Gem Show Dining, Just Eat It & Bead It

Welcome! The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show begins January 31 and that means thousands of vendors and visitors…are looking for places to eat, dine and imbibe. Please try our fabulous local restaurants. Experience Tucson dining. You can eat at Macaroni Grill anywhere. Here’s a list of some of Circle of Food’s locally-owned favorites located nearby Gem Show venues: (check for dates/times) Best Bead Show Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center – 2805 E. Ajo Way Food courts and food trucks set up here for a quickie bites. This area is a wasteland as far as restaurants but if you head east
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Super Bowl: Stuff-Your-Face Food Facts

Wow! The Super Bowl is ranked as the number two food consumption event of the year; second only to Thanksgiving. So what’s on the menu? –90 million pounds of wings –4.3 million pounds of pretzels –11.2 million pounds of potato chips –8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips with 71.4 million pounds of guacamole –3.8 million pounds of popcorn –2.5 million pounds of nuts All that salty stuff will make you thirsty for 325 million GALLONS of beer, perhaps Budweiser because we love their commercials so much. Beer sales will increase by $17.9 million during Super Bowl week. Super Bowl Sunday
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