Tucson: A Cause for Applause at La Cocina

It’s a marvelous night for a party, a celebration, a 5th anniversary celebration called A Cause for Applause. The applause is for Beading Divas to the Rescue who have raised $100,000 for animal charities mostly in Tucson and a few beyond. It’s these beautiful one of a kind bracelets that raise the funds. Accessories for a Cause This fabulous party happens May 6 from 6 to 9 pm at La Cocina, located at 201 N. Court Ave in the Old Town Artisans Courtyard with its dazzling lights and cooling breezes. There is no admission but guests are encouraged to eat
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Celebrate Leap Year Birthdays – Tucson, Atlanta, Orlando

from the press release Leapies with rare February 29th birthdays have something extra to celebrate this year: Several Loews Hotels are offering birthday compliments, from a poolside beverage to a birthday dinner. Did you know? A leap year occurs every four years to better sync the calendar year with the solar year. The chance of becoming a “Leapie” with this special birthday? About 1 in 1,500! That’s something to celebrate! Leap Year Happy Hour offers include: • At Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ “Leapies” can celebrate with a complimentary entrée in the Flying V Bar & Grill. Everyone
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Tucson Food Trucks at Dinnerware Artspace

First Food Truck Roundup: Tucson Food Trucks at Dinnerware Artspace Calling all food truck lovers on Monday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. Meet at Dinnerware Artspace located at 119 E. Toole Ave., downtown. A good time is expected to be had by all — indoor & outdoor seating, live music by Baba Marimba, beer available by donation, and pets are welcome too. A few people are involved in trying to expand a food truck revolution here like in other cities, specifically L.A. The event has promise… Food trucks are asked to donate 10% of their sales back to
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Does Tucson have the longest cheesesteak sandwich?

Update: Yes! Frankie Santos of Frankie’s Cheesesteaks broke the Guinness Book of Records for making the longest cheesesteak. Congratulations to all the people involved and the volunteers. It was a hot, hot long day. Read about it on Facebook. ———————— I just got back from the UA Mall between Campbell & Cherry Avenues.  Tables are laid end to end and what will hopefully be on those tables later today or tonight will be the world’s largest cheesesteak sandwich. Today – April 2nd –  the temperature is supposed to 95 degrees. It’s kind of surreal actually, a very hot surreal. You
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Tucson Festival of Books: Food for the Soul, Foodies Fun

On March 12 and 13, the third annual Tucson Festival of Books returns with an expanded lineup of authors in the most popular literary genres — including FOOD. The 2011 Tucson Festival of Books is a non-profit event benefiting literacy programs in Southern Arizona. Admission to the event is free.  The Culinary Area schedule is listed below.  For further information, including complete event schedules and maps, check out the website. Exciting news for foodies: the Culinary Area, sponsored by Arizona Public Media (AZPM), will host cooking demos with Daisy Martinez of PBS/Food Network, Steve Raichlen of PBS/Primal Grill, and Barbara
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Tucson restaurant news: Bobby Flay, Primavera Cooks

Image via Wikipedia Tucson restaurant news Bobby Flay’s Tucson I heard the Bobby Flay was in Tucson last night and ate at El Charro, just walked in like anybody else. What was he doing in Tucson? I hope he gets to try some other local restaurant institutions too. What are the top three local restaurants you take out of town guests to and why? What other local Tucson restaurants would you recommend to Bobby Flay? Primavera Cooks! This summer long event pairs Tucson’s best chefs and most gracious restaurateurs from Tucson Originals with a worthy community cause – the Primavera
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Tucson restaurant: Cinco de Mayo Agave Fest

Image via Wikipedia Tucson restaurant news (from the press release) The first ever “Agavefest” will be held at the Hotel Congress Plaza on Wednesday, May 5 from 5 – 9 p.m.  Featuring a wide variety of tasting and pairing opportunities, the event will showcase beverages made exclusively from the agave plant, including tequila (in all its designations), sotol (made from the Desert Spoon agave) and mezcal made from the maguey plant (another form of agave). The event will include a special competition featuring the winners of the Herradurra Tequila “Matador” competition held on April 11 at Hotel Congress, along with
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Tucson Restaurant: OM Grand Opening Benefits Children Museum

Image by Jad_23 via Flickr Tucson restaurant news: OM Modern Asian Kitchen’s Grand Opening Benefits Tucson Children’s Museum Tucson’s newest dining concept – OM Modern Asian Kitchen & Sushi Bar hosts its grand opening on April 10. A very generous 50 percent of all sushi profits will be donated to the Tucson Children’s Museum. The restaurant is located in the former Neo of Melaka location on 1765 E. River Road and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and until 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. According to the owner Allen Yap, OM is taking a modern
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Tucson: 10th Annual Zin, Blues & BBQ at Hacienda Del Sol

Image via Wikipedia Tucson restaurant news – 10th Annual Zin, Blues & BBQ at Hacienda Del Sol The Grill at Hacienda del Sol invites music enthusiasts, wine lovers, and foodies to the 10th Annual Zin Blues & BBQ featuring a bevy of live blues played by Grams & Krieger Band, zinfandel wine tastings, and traditional barbecue buffet. It all happens this Sunday, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Keeping with tradition, The Grill will delve deep into its expansive wine cellar, comprised of more than 20,000 bottles from nearly 2,500 labels, to highlight the ever-popular and robust Zinfandel wine.
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Tucson presents Bollywood at the Fox Theatre

Tucson, Ariz—Everyone’s favorite street scene, Bollywood at The Fox, is returning to the Fox Theatre! The joyous celebration of Indian culture and culinary delights will begin on the street in front of the Fox Theatre at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Event founder Neelam Sethi was persuaded to reprise the popular event, last held in 2008, because of a desire to provide underwriting for children’s programs at the Fox.  “The arts are such a fundamental need for our children, they provide the spirit and joy of life that is so needed in our world today.  I am most pleased
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