The Twisted Tandoor
A new food truck is gearing up to lay some mean Indian cuisine on Tucson. The Twisted Tandoor will specialize in skewered lamb and other meats, Punjabi-style fish dishes, wraps, curries and more when it hits the streets later this year. The truck is also working up a selection of vegan and gluten-free items, which are hard to find out there in mobile-food world. Look for the truck at upcoming Tucson Food Truck Roundup events, or find it on Facebook for more information.
Tucson Coffee Crawl Coming
You'll have a chance to check out the ever-growing number of local coffee roasters and cafés early next month. The Tucson Coffee Crawl, on Saturday, Nov. 10, promises classes, tastings and other events at venues across the city. The folks down at eXo Roast Co., 403 N. Sixth Ave., say they'll be offering tastings that will show how various brewing techniques can affect the flavor of coffee. Cartel Coffee Lab, Sparkroot, Caffe Luce, Yellow Brick Coffee, Adventure Coffee Roasting and Brewd Coffee Lounge have signed up, too. We hear that many of the participants will also offer deals on select coffees. Oh, and it's free. Watch the event's under-construction website, tucsoncoffeecrawl.com, for updates.
Oink, oink! If that sound makes you salivate, you'll probably want to clear your schedule for Tucson's first Porktober event. It features porky creations from food trucks MaFooCo, Planet of the Crepes, Mexico City Kitchen and Jones St. Bistro. Chefs from Agustín Brasserie and Taqueria El Pueblito will also be on hand, turning out whatever comes to mind. Live music will be provided by local band El Camino Royales. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Prices are $3 per plate, or $21 for an inclusive "pork pass."
Mazage Café on the Move
It appears that Mazage Café and Hookah Lounge, which was at 1545 N. Stone Ave., is moving into the former Molly G's spot at 903 E. Fort Lowell Road. I say "appears," because the Mazage Café sign is already affixed to the outside of the building, and renovations are under way. The restaurant serves a decent take on Middle Eastern food—falafel, hummus, sandwiches and salads—and it has an enormous selection of flavored tobaccos.