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River Cruise on the Rhône River in France with Jamie and Kym Slone

Cruise the Rhône in France October 19-26, 2017!

Save $500 per person if you book by March 31. Click on the cruise link below, or just call Terry Oremland today at 405-7862…and get ready for an experience that food and wine memories are made of.

http://www.frosch.com/JMSWineCruise/

 

Next show: July 1, live from Fini’s Landing

Join us on July 1 at 5:00 pm for our live broadcast from Fini’s Landing!

 

Full-On Funk

This weekend’s show was all about the fine art of funk; where to find it, how to channel it, and what exactly funk feels like when you’re eating, drinking, and dancing in the groove, live from the Funky Monk!

Rick Cano, Matt Russell & Dale Riggins

Our celebrity co-host was Tucson’s Single Malt Soulstress, Dale Riggins of Hamilton Distillers, who shared the latest from the Whiskey Del Bac news desk. We continued with our funkification when Ramiro Scavo of Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room shared the details on his fun and funky National Wing Tour. We then welcomed Funky Monk GM Rick Cano who taught how to get funky with the Monk’s line-up of electric libations (Pixie Stick Martinis, anyone?) and crafty cuisine.

The Disco-tec-a flatbread with roasted street corn, chorizo, mozzarella, cotija, garlic butter, chipotle aioli, cilantro, fresh lime, and Tajin

He then served up some examples of what funky looks like at the center of the plate, including the Disco-tec-a and Super Monk flatbreads, roasted mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese, chorizo, and jalapenos, and the 24 Karat Mac and Cheese with a gold cheese sauce, prosciutto, parmesan, white truffle oil, and bread crumbs. Get your funk on at the Funky Monk!

 

Summer on Sunrise

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.

 

The Landeen & Murphy Hour

While Matt was on assignment covering the culinary and cocktail scene in San Diego this weekend, guest hosts Jonathan Landeen of Jonathan’s Cork and Jim Murphy of Kingfisher presided over the most delicious hour on radio!

Jim Murphy, Jonathan Landeen & Rob Wilson

They discussed a range of summertime fun for your palates, including Father’s Day dining, ideas for drinks by the grill, the Cork’s series of Patio Pig dinners, Kingfisher’s Summer Road Trip, and the Tucson Originals Pizza Throwdown. They also caught up with pork-man Ed Konrath who talked about the fine art of pig-raising, and Rob Wilson of the Flame Connection who got us all prepared with the right tools and tips for our summer BBQ festivities. Always a blast when Jonathan and Murph are in the house!

 

Iron Chef, 2017

As the big battle was about to get underway, we came to you live from the scene in the countdown to the biggest culinary competition in town…Iron Chef Tucson!

Zach Clark, of ESPN’s Zach Clark Show, joined us as celebrity co-host with his perspectives on Iron Chef as a legitimate athletic event. We also checked in with Matt Montgomery of Three Wells Distilling Company who spent the day treating Iron Chef guests to his line-up of libation-worthy spirits. Beer maven Ben Schwirk sat down with us as well to talk about Stella Artois, the sponsor of Iron Chef Tucson, and why it’s a natural for food pairings. We then caught up with Chef Gary Hickey of Charro Steak for some news about his cool summer burger menu, and closed out the show with Chef Jonathan Landeen of Jonathan’s Cork about his upcoming series of Patio Pig dinners!