There’s so much to celebrate when we think about Tucson’s dynamic food and beverage scene. This weekend’s show focused on the very spirit of celebration as we prepared to close out another delicious year, live from the newly renovated Playground Bar & Lounge!

Chef Ben Caballero, Sandy Ford, Jessica Nenadic, Matt Russell, Rachel D’Acquisto & Leah Schwersinske

Our celebrity co-host was Jessica Nenadic of the Tucson Museum of Art who looked back at news from 2017’s libation landscape. We also heard from Adam Lehrman of Tucson Foodie who revealed his picks for top local food news of 2017. Playground’s events manager Leah Schwersinske sat down with us as well to share her plans for a Black Tie Affair on New Year’s Eve, and director of operations Sandy Ford walked us through the recent renovations at this downtown hot spot.

Showstopping cocktails at this adult playground!

We closed out the show with executive chef Ben Caballero who treated us to some of Playground’s sharable dishes, and general manager Rachel D’Acquisto who showcased the kaleidoscope of cocktail colors behind the bar. Happy New Year!