• Puttin' on the Dog Tail-a-thon

    Puttin’ on the Dog Tail-a-thon

    October 10, 2020

    For 21 years, Puttin’ on the Dog has been one of Tucson’s biggest events, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s major fundraiser. To adapt to this year, the non-profit animal shelter switched to a virtual event and created a two-day Puttin’ on the Dog Tail-a-thon Program! From Saturday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 11,…

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  • Tito & Pep

    Tito & Pep Surprises Tucson with a Weekly Menu

    August 12, 2020

    I recently found myself pulling up to a brick building decorated with mid-century modern art in the heart of midtown Tucson. One would easily identify the art’s bright teal and burnt orange as Tito & Pep’s iconic colors. The restaurant’s mesquite-fired cuisine focuses on flavors from Tucson and the Southwest. John Martinez, owner and chef,…

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  • Charrovida Reopens with Plant Plus+ Menu

    July 19, 2020

    Charrovida reopened with a Plant Plus+ refreshed menu and lower prices. After a two-month closure, guests can now join the restaurant for limited dine-in and patio seating, take-out or curbside pick-up. Prior to COVID, Charrovida was a spot I regularly visited because of its menu and location at the Casas Adobes Plaza. When I lived…

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  • Spread

    Celebratory Picnic!

    July 3, 2020

    Last weekend, Alex and I finally finished our backyard so we decided to have a celebratory picnic on our new turf! I will share more backyard details later, but as a brief summary we’re happy it’s complete. We researched several landscapers in town and found someone who fit our budget and could start immediately. Even…

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  • Fox Restaurant Concepts Blanco Takeout Tucson

    Tucson Takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts

    May 3, 2020

    We all have the power to support local restaurants, and in this post I will focus on Tucson takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts. FRC is a partner I have worked with over the last two years, and a group I have dined with for more than 20 years. With each FRC brand includes a different…

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  • Plan Your Virtual Tucson Happy Hour

    Plan Your Virtual Tucson Happy Hour

    March 28, 2020

    With everyone looking for a way to support the Tucson community, I am here to help you plan your virtual Tucson happy hour! Some of my best friends and I started our virtual happy hours a few years ago as a way to feel engaged with each other. In person, we would drink wine and…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Charity Wine Dinner

    The Ritz-Carlton Charity Dinner

    November 15, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain serves Tucson through their Community Footprints Program. This year, newly-appointed executive chef Emily Dillport and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hosted the Breast Cancer Charity Wine Dinner. Without a doubt, Dillport plans to make the elevated six-course dinner a new annual event. In the past, the resort has supported the American Cancer…

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