So, who exactly is this guy Pete, and what is it about humanity, individuality, relationships, and connections that all come together to form the bedrock of his restaurants’ success? We got to the bottom of this story on this weekend’s live broadcast from the patio of Illegal Pete’s in Main Gate Square!

Ashton O’Donnell, Andrew Stadler, Matt Russell & Laura Reese

Our celebrity co-host was Laura Reese of Storyteller Public Relations, who revealed some of the local food and beverage stories that grabbed her attention lately. She also discussed all the news for the upcoming Tucson Craft Beer Crawl! Then the cocktailing began with Illegal Pete’s assistant general manager Ashton O’Donnell, who shared some stories about what’s trending behind Pete’s bar, including a selection of margaritas and other colorful cocktails.

A sampling of Illegal Pete’s cuisine, with beer-battered fish tacos, three-cap carnitas burrito, and grilled steak nachos – hungry yet?

We then turned to El Menu with Illegal Pete’s kitchen general manager Andrew Stadler, who told the fun, fresh, and fascinating story about their cuisine. Exhibits A, B, and C were the grilled steak nachos, beer-battered fish tacos, and the three-cap carnitas burrito that we sampled. Si, por favor!