Another Total Wine and More
Tucson's second Total Wine and More opened last week at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. The store sells a staggering amount of beer, wine and liquor, and features numerous hi-tech details designed to enhance your shopping experience. Check out the in-store iPods available to help you with food-wine pairings, or log on to the storewide Wi-Fi and compare prices with competitors. The store also features a tasting bar, a station where customers can fill growlers with on-tap beer, and an education center that's available free to local nonprofit groups.
New: Serial Grillers
Be on the lookout for a new food trailer called Serial Grillers. The truck specializes in half-pound Angus hamburgers, rib-eye cheesesteaks, fries, onion rings and tater tots. We're already getting reports that the food is phenomenal. Owner Travis Miller says he and his brother, William Miller, named everything they serve after cinematic serial killers, so expect to come across Leatherface and Hannibal when perusing the menu. Travis Miller says everything is either $6 or $7, except for the enormous Gormogon sandwich ($12), which comes stacked high with just about everything the truck has in stock. Watch for the truck at weekly Tucson Food Truck Roundup events, or follow it on Facebook for more information.
Storm the Sazerac
Once upon a time in New Orleans, a group of women stormed into a men-only bar and demanded to be served. It worked. And the days surrounding the anniversary of the incident—which became known as "Storm the Sazerac"—have become a time to celebrate the efforts of those brave women. Parish Gastropub, 6453 N. Oracle Road, is commemorating the historic event with special ladies' nights every Tuesday through the end of September. Each week features a different theme, plus happy-hour prices on drinks until 9 p.m. The celebration wraps up with a party on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with music by Tracy Shedd and the Cordials. Call 797-1233 for more information.
Tucson Culinary Festival
Have you picked up tickets for the Tucson Culinary Festival yet? This year, the festival—which takes place in October—features events at Casino del Sol and the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art. Expect massive amounts of wine, margaritas and food from Tucson's favorite independently owned and operated restaurants. Prices range from $45 to $125. Visit www.tucsonculinaryfestival.com.