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Nancy Lebofsky sent in one of her favorite photos, a gila woodpecker in the stalk of a blooming octopus agave.
Local restaurateur Grant Krueger is serious about authenticity, even if it means inviting a few worms to happy hour.
These new Hotel Congress Bar Eats and craft cocktails are impossible not to enjoy. Whether it’s the scrumptious bites from Executive Chef Michael Byrer or thirst quenching drinks from the cocktail dream team, David Clark and Matt Talavera, guests can enjoy these generous tidbits and tastes in the Tap Room, Lobby Bar, Club Congress Bar, and on the plaza. The $5 Bar Eats are no doubt a bargain and can be savored daily from 4 p.m. to kitchen close while the Book of Drinks cocktails are available all the time and only $5 during Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. With seven new editions to the menus, the Hotel Congress continues to solidify their reputation for having something for everyone.
(BPT) - With so many sweeteners on the market today, it’s hard to know what to buy. This holiday season is a great time to learn about sweeteners and get creative in kitchen. Understand the various natural sweeteners and what their benefits are, as well as the recipes where they work best to make your holiday dishes pop.
What does Russia and the south side of Chicago have in common? According to two local restaurateurs, they’ve each inspired the perfect margarita.
His career was influenced by a passion for tequila, along with a dash of inspiration from Pancho Villa.
(BPT) - Few flavors say “fall” more clearly and tastily than pumpkin. The squash that’s synonymous with autumn is also packed with vitamins, fiber and protein, making it a perfect ingredient for a variety of dishes – not just for everyone’s favorite holiday pie. Canned or fresh, pumpkin works in savory and sweet dishes alike.
Some might say it was the greatest temptation since Eden.
The Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge has shaken up the summers in Tucson for three years, bringing the region’s cultural garden to modern day tastes buds. The culinary event brings up to 50 chefs and restaurants preparing unique salsa recipes and mixologists creating innovative tequila-based drinks along with sweet and savory menu pairings. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.
If it weren’t for National Tequila Day, July 24 might be just another day.
The Continental Ranch Homeowners Association (HOA) has been able to turn a negative into a positive. When many of their agave plants were infested with agave snout weevils, the HOA found a way to repurpose one type of plant.
Young octopus agave plants harvested from older plants from Continental Ranch and will be replanted in the neighborhood.
Rob Palfreyman replants an octopus agave pup that was harvested from older agave plants at Continental Ranch. This fall the pups will be replanted in the neighborhood.
In what is becoming an increasingly popular event, staff from Tucson Local Media and members of the general public met up for Sippin’ Social, this month held at Fini’s Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road.
The 6th Annual Tucson Agave Fest, presented by Hotel Congress and Milagro Tequila, features choices of more than 50 tequilas, mezcals, sotols, and bacanoras for tastings for guests over age 21. Agave-lovers will receive a commemorative souvenir Milagro Tequila shot glass, 12 tasting tickets, chance to vote for "Best Tequila Cocktail" created by eight of Tucson's outstanding bartenders, and noshing benefits at the specialty-taco-and-salsa bar provided by the award-winning Cup Café. Gests can take advantage of the special room packages that include two tickets to the event, a hangover recovery kit, and Agave Fest memorabilia.
(BPT) - Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s balanced diet in check. Best of all, these desserts can be made right in your own kitchen. By preparing your own creations, you can please even the pickiest of eaters and give your kids some extra nutrients with hidden servings of fruits or vegetables. The whole family will applaud your efforts.
Scented herbs, freshly arranged flowers, seasoned vegetables and fruits and desert trees fill a 3.5-acre lot at Rillito Nursery and Garden Center where employees daily care for the plants. For many years now, the nursery has served people by providing well-grown plants, landscaping, educational tips and a garden center.
Sunday brunch is a staple for family dining, finding a place that is not only affordable, but also has something for everyone to enjoy is not always easy, however.
Each Sunday, the resort's Sundance Café is now serving-up a unique take on brunch with its Sunday Brunch buffet.
A heavy monsoon rain didn’t stop the fun at Cayton’s Burger Bistro, the host of this month’s Sippin’ Social.
There is no need to hire a guide, look at blurry film footage, and follow footprints in the mud to find The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen, located at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard.
The Skinny Squatch is made with Skinny Girl vodka, agave nectar, lime juice and sparkling water, which is served in a martini glass.
The Pima Community College men’s golf team shot a 3-over par 283 on the first day of its tournament at the Silverbell Golf Course on Sunday. That put the Aztecs in third place behind South Mountain Community College (271) and Mesa Community College (276).