New Location: Cartel Coffee Lab
Cartel Coffee Lab has relocated from a corner spot in a small strip mall in the 2500 block of North Campbell Avenue to a larger and more stylish location a few doors down. This is the most recent in a string of changes for the café, which expanded its menu and started serving beer and wine during the past year. It's also one of the first places in town to carry beer from the new local brewery Dragoon Brewing Co. There's more information at www.cartelcoffeelab.com.
Changes at Redline Sports Grill
A piece of signage is missing from what used to be Lindy's at Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road—namely the "Lindy's" part. We did a little digging, and what we found was messier than one of former partner Lindy Reilly's audacious multi-patty burger creations. Owner Luke Cusack says Reilly stopped showing up for work; Reilly says Cusack is stealing his concept and owes him money. The lawyers will have to sort this one out, but you should know Redline Sports Grill has a new menu, with more varieties of hot wings, new sandwiches and other items. Reilly, by the way, is back at work at his original restaurant, Lindy's on Fourth, 431 N. Fourth Ave.
On the Menu Live! Returns
Radio show On the Menu Live will be back on the air in May. The show, hosted by Matt Russell, a local foodie who owns the PR firm Russell Public Communications, went off the air a couple of months ago at KWFM AM 1330 (formerly known as The Jolt). But it will have a new home at KNST AM 790/FM 97.1. The weekly shows covers wine, food and the people who make up Tucson's culinary scene. The show returns to the airwaves from 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays starting May 12. Find out more at onthemenulive.com.
There are so many food-truck events these days that we don't have the space to keep up with them. What used to be a small group of mobile-food operations has morphed into a mobile food court that shows up at schools, raceways, bars and other locations around town. If you're into the food-truck craze, and the bounty of interesting food and drink being rolled out around Tucson, check in at tucsonfoodtrucks.com.