Summer in Tucson! It’s three digits of deliciousness that we celebrate at the center of the plate throughout the hottest months on the calendar. And this week’s show originated from a Sunrise Drive eatery that greets the heat with enthusiasm – Commoner & Co.!

Brian Morris, Kim Keyser, Matt Russell, Nathan Ares & Chris Cohen

Our celebrity co-host was Chris Cohen of Young’s Market Company who stirred up some excitement with his current take on cocktails and summer sipping. We also caught up with Tom Alfonso of Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics with news about his series of summer cooking classes. Commoner & Co.’s general manager Kim Keyser joined us as well with the big reveal of her new summer libation line-up. We loved the contrasts of colors and flavors! Executive Chef Victor Padilla then walked us through his new summer menu with stories about the flavors that he loves this time of year.

Scallops with roasted cauliflower, root vegetable chips, cauliflower puree, and a citrus calabrian gremolata

The scallop dish with two-way cauliflower and the airline chicken in a butter and bacon fat sous-vide were the stars of the show. We wrapped up with Commoner & Co. partners Nathan Ares and Brian Morris who shared their perspectives on their success at this Foothills restaurant. Get over to Commoner & Co. Now.