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Next show: April 21, live from Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Join us on April 21 at 5:00 pm for our live broadcast from the chili cook-off and wine tasting at Kief Joshua Vineyards in Elgin!

 

Splish, Splash

How can you get to the beach without leaving Tucson? Easy! Just catch a wave over to the northwest corner of Sunrise and Swan and look for the flip-flops on the door and the portholes on the wall. And we did just that on this week’s live broadcast from Fini’s Landing!

Tyler Moody, Kenny King Kahuna, Ashley James, Matt Russell & Chris Cohen

Our celebrity co-host was Chris Cohen of Young’s Market Company who talked about beach drinks as well as some splishy-splashy events coming up from our good friends with the Centurions. We then turned to Ashley James of CODAC who revealed the latest news on the upcoming Dine Our For Safety event. Fini’s Landing bar manager Tyler Moody then paddled over to the table to transport our taste buds to the tropics with his line-up of tropical cocktails! And then the King showed up. Kenny King Kahuna, general manager/chef at Fini’s Landing!

New dish coming soon to Fini’s: Chubasco Chicken Pasta, with fresh egg fettuccini, monterey jack and parmesan alfredo sauce, fresh lime, chile lime pepitas, and blackened Chubasco chicken!

 

He got us current (get it?) with his weekend beachfront breakfast menu, while teasing us a bit on some of the new dishes that are about to land on his menu. Chubasco Chicken Pasta, anyone? See you at the beach!

 

Giving Rise to our Republic

The public house played a central role in our nation’s birth, for it was those colonial taverns and pubs in which our founding fathers met to discuss and debate the ideas that ultimately gave rise to our republic. And this week’s show came to you live from Tucson’s own public house, Union Public House!

Jamie Rice, Grant Krueger, Matt Russell, Steve Stratigouleas & Chef Casey Yeaton

Our celebrity co-host was fellow foodie Jamie Rice of Sysco Foods who got us up to date on his latest local food news. We also heard from Todd Hannley of Hotel Congress & Maynard’s Market & Kitchen about this year’s Agave Heritage Festival. Union owners Grant Krueger and Steve Stratigouleas sat down with us as well to talk about American whiskey and a special reserve bottle of Angel’s Envy Bourbon that was crafted just for Union! Then executive chef Casey Yeaton joined us to talk about the flavors and traditions of scratch American fare,

Braised pork osso buco with goat cheese and fresh herb polenta, sautéed green beans with caramelized onions, grilled peaches, heirloom cherry tomatoes, brandy and peach demi glace! Whoa!

serving up some braised pork osso buco with fried goat cheese polenta cakes by way of example. Finally there was some breaking news when Grant and Steve returned to make a big announcement! See you at Union!

 

Eventful

There we were. Our last show in March. Which meant that we were oh-so-close to that one annual event that’s so eventful there’s no other name that would do it justice than THE EVENT.

Mark Irvin, Bahati Jackson, Melissa Royer, Laura Feemster & Chef Gary Hickey

Listen as guest host Mark Irvin chaired a roundtable of guests that revealed the delicious details. Guests included Laura Feemster, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson board member and co-chair of THE EVENT, Bahati Jackson, 2018 Mark Irvin City of Tucson Youth of the Year, Melissa Royer, BGCT director of marketing, and Chef Gary Hickey of Charro Steak!

 

Hear ye, Parishioners

We were in the presence of royalty on this weekend’s show at the very place where the reigning Iron Chef of Tucson Travis Peters holds court, the Parish!

John Farlow, Stephanie Kingman, Matt Russell, Fatima Campos, Steve Dunn, Chef Travis Peters & Luis Campos

Our celebrity co-host was fellow foodie, PR maven, concert crusader, and rum rooter John Farlow, who talked about all of his latest adventures. We also checked in with Fatima and Luis Campos of Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine, as they shared information on their upcoming viewing party that will showcase their restaurant’s appearance on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. The Parish’s head bartender Stephanie Kingman then brought a little shake and stir when she revealed her new spring cocktail menu. Try the King’s Cooler! Our featured guest was The Parish’s own Travis Peters, who talked about life since his Iron Chef victory, how he’s preparing to defend his belt this summer, and what flavors he’s been playing with these days.

Off-the-hook salmon dish!

Today’s example was an organic salmon, cilantro chimichurri, smoked mussels, house-made green chorizo, mudbug heirloom potato hash, and lobster foam! Yep, that’s Travis.