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!