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New & Exciting Things at Tucson Originals!

May 29, 2010

I couldn’t find all of this info in one place on their website, so I’m putting it all here!  There’s some great stuff going on at the local members of the Tucson Originals.  Make sure you check out some of the summer specials going on starting Memorial Day, and the Fun with Food Fridays at the Tucson Children’s Museum!

Our next Gift Certificate sale is coming up on the morning of June 23rd! Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready for summer dining at amazing prices. Gift certificates from all Tucson Original restaurants will be on sale in increments of $15, $25 and/or $50 at 25% off the face value. On the morning of the sale, just click on the Gift Certificate link at to select the certificates you want. After the transaction is made, your certificates will be immediately delivered to you via email. All certificates are valid for 6 months from date of purchase. Certain restrictions may apply.

Treat yourself this summer to the many exciting summer offerings at our member restaurants while you accumulate points and rewards on your Tucson Originals Rewards Cards. Check the website regularly for an updated list of delicious deals. Go to and click on the “specials” button.

Delectables Art to Go Gallery
Delectables invites you to check out the art in their restaurant gallery. Featuring an ever changing show of fine local art, it’s an extra special addition to a fine meal at Delectables on 4th Avenue.

Pastiche Friday Night Wine Tastings*
Friday Night Wine Tastings! Every Friday Night from 5-6:30pm explore different flavors/regions/histories of wines at the Pastiche wine shop. cost is $5 per person, and the quality of the wines will dictate the number of varieties available to taste.

Tucson Culinary Festival Update
The Tucson Culinary Festival website has now been updated with all the latest news, and pricing for the 2010 event. We invite you to visit it and save the date October 28-31st for the best weekend of the year. Please note the new special pricing available until October 1st – order your tickets soon!

Welcome New Sponsor!
~ Reserve Tasting Wine Glass Sponsor ~

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NEW! “Fun with Food Fridays” at the Tucson Children’s Museum

Climb the food pyramid with Tucson Original Chefs in fun filled hour long interactive cooking session; includes recipes, and tastings.

June 4th Noon to 1pm Focus on Fruits/Vary your Veggies ~ Chef Casey McQueen, jax Kitchen

June 18th • 2-3pm The Protein Team – Chef Travis Peters, Cup Café

July 9th • 2-3pm Grow up with Grains – Chef Renee Kreager, Eclectic Pizza

July 23rd • 2-3pm Milk Family for Muscles – Chef Jim Murphy, Kingfisher and Bluefin

Classes are included with regular admission to the Children’s Museum. Pre-registration required – please call 792-9985 x 114 to reserve your spot. Open to children ages 4-8.

Crate and Barrel Demonstration Class
Saturday June 5th – 10am – Featuring Chef Addam Buzzalini from Maynards Market and Kitchen. Chef Buzzalini will share one of his summer signature dishes in the Crate and Barrel store located at La Encantada. Attendees receive complimentary tastes and recipe.

NEW! St. Philips Sunday Farmers Market Cooking Demonstrations
Presenting “Cooking with Chef Albert Hall and His Tucson Originals Friends”

Sunday, June 27th – 9am – We open this exciting new series with Chef Albert Hall of Acacia, Marketplace at Acacia and Tohono Chul Tea Room. Join him as he walks through the Sunday farmers market collecting a variety of fresh ingredients that he will assemble into a quick, delicious dish right there on the patio of Acacia at St Philips. Get a taste, get the recipe and get the ingredients all in one great location. This series will continue through the summer every other week featuring many of your favorite Tucson Originals Chefs.

chefs at work
Chef Albert Hall and Manish Shah at Udall Farmers Market cooking demo in April 2010

“On the Menu Live” with Matt Russell – KJLL 1330AM – Thursdays 5-6pm
Thursday, June 24th – live, on air interview with Tom Palomares, owner of the Hog Pit

“Food and Wine Radio Network Show” with Jennifer English – KJLL 1330AM –Fridays – noon to one.

Friday, June 4th – Broacasting live from the Tucson Children’s Museum for kids Cooking Classes “Fun with Food Fridays”

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