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Next show: November 17, live from Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Join us on November 17 at 5:00 pm for our live broadcast from Bob’s Steak & Chop House at the Omni Tucson National Resort!

 

Crime & Craft

Gangster John Dillinger made headlines in the 1930s by robbing banks and evading law enforcement with his crew, the Dillinger Gang. And we hung out with another Dillinger Gang on this weekend’s show at a place where the stories of crime and craft beer collide…Dillinger Brewing Company!

Eric Sipe, Matt Russell, Kyle Blessinger, David Martin & Aaron Long

Our celebrity co-host was Charro Steak bar man Kyle Blessinger, who offered his perspectives on the local craft brew scene as well as other spirituous news. David Martin of Red Desert BBQ sat down with us as well to talk turkey, literally, and his smoking hot idea for your Thanksgiving bird. Dillinger’s Eric Sipe then announced some breaking news about a commemorative brew that they’re crafting to offer help and hope to those in need during the holidays. Sipe’s business partner Aaron Long also joined the growing party with some stories about Dillinger Brewing Company’s story, concept, and brewing philosophy.

Dillinger takes flight!

He offered a flight as Exhibit A, with four beautiful brews ranging from light and bright to big and boozy.

Channel your inner gangster and get over to Dillinger!

 

 

Rockabilly Pre-Game

It goes without saying that all great parties start with an epic pre-game, and we pre-gamed in style on this live broadcast from Loews Ventana Canyon Resort as the clock ticked down for their first annual Rockabilly & Blues BBQ!

One of the Rockabilly & Blues BBQ culinary stations: Top Knot Farms chicken suspended over a live fire by chain cables!

Our guests included just a few of the local farmers and purveyors who brought their best to this evening under the starts, including Michael Muthart of Top Knot Farms, Rod Miller of E&R Pork, and Todd and Sherry Martin of Tucson Tamale Company. We also caught up with Chef Ryan Clark, of Casino Del Sol, who revealed the latest on his upcoming Arizona Farm & Food Festival, and Aaron Wolf, of the

One of two 180-pound hogs that was smoked for guests at the Rockabilly & Blues BBQ!

Flying V Bar & Grill at Loews Ventana Canyon, who unveiled some of the new seasonal dishes that are stars of his new fall menu!

What a way to shake, rattle, and roll!

 

Fall’s Favor & Flavor

Fall is harvest season in the wine world, and this was a great context for sharing our passion for grapes, and the fall flavors that complement them, on this live broadcast from Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, the home of Tucson’s Iron Chef!

Greg Shepard, Matt Russell, Will Olendorf & Iron Chef Brian Smith

Our celebrity co-host was wine authority Greg Shepard of Breakthru Beverage, who talked about the kinds of wines that he’s grooving on this fall. We also caught up with famed California winemaker Bob Blue of 1000 Stories Wines, who shared some fascinating small-batch stories about aging Zins in bourbon barrels. Will Olendorf, sommelier at Maynard’s, joined the conversation as well with information on his upcoming Grapes to Glass event, and Iron Chef Brian Smith revealed his perspectives on fall with a look at his new fall menu.

New on the Maynard’s fall menu: Crispy pork belly with barbecued tepary beans, Swiss chard, bread and butter cauliflower, and smoked bread crumbs. Boom!

True comfort at the center of the plate!

 

For Immediate Release

“For Immediate Release!” This is the standard element of a press release that indicates to its media recipients that news can be shared the moment that it’s received, and we released some news about a brand new beer that was officially released on this live broadcast from Dragoon Brewing Company!

Tristan White, Matt Russell, Ken Harvey & C.J. Hamm

Our celebrity co-host was fellow foodie and loyalist on the local libation scene C.J. Hamm, who got us current with news from Saguaro Corners and Mulligans. We then caught up with Chef Ken Harvey of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, who shook, rattled, and rolled-out all the details for his upcoming Rockabilly & Blues BBQ. Casking was all the buzz as well, especially when we sat down with Dragoon’s own Brittni Rawlins who presided over Cask Conditioning 101.

The latest release from Dragoon…Frosty Friends!

And then came Tristan White, Dragoon co-founder and manager, who briefed us on things making news in his west side Tucson tap room,including the just-released Frosty Friends, an American Pale Ale they crafted in collaboration with Finley Distributing.

Cheers!