On The Menu…Live: What a great way to spend an hour

Being on “On the Menu….Live” is always a blast. You get to eat good food, imbibe in some sort of potent potable and hang out with fun people, namely Matt Russell, the host of the show.
Yesterday’s visit was no exception. In keeping the fact that October is National Pizza Month, the show was held at Sauce Pizza & Wine on North Oracle in Casa Adobes Plaza.
We talked about pizza, of course. And I got to meet John May, chef and manager at Sauce. May was a wealth of knowledge about all things pizza and talked about Sauce’s contest where customers can submit their own pizza recipes. The winning pizza will be November’s Pizza of the Month and earn $1.00 per pizza sold for the winner’s charity of choice. They also get a $200 gift certificate to Sauce. You can apply on line or in person.
We ate the winter salad, DSCN1921which will appear on an upcoming menu; the rotini in red sauceDSCN1923; the thin-crust caramelized onion and sausage pizzaDSCN1924; and the hand-stretched crust chicken Caesar Parmesan pizza. All were fab as usual, but the remarkable thing was that both the pasta and the pizza crusts were gluten-free. Who would’ve known?
I also learned about an upcoming foodie event called “Taste for Nourish”. Nourish is a local non-profit that provides family and community support for children with feeding challenges. Executive Director, Mandy Carlson, talked about Nourish and then told us all about the event. “Taste for Nourish’ will be held on Friday October 23rd at the Fox Theater. The silent auction starts at 6:30 followed by five short food films at 8:30. There will be a raffle. And food, of course. Some of the restaurants involved include: Kingfisher, Feast and Cushing Street Bar & Grill. The cost is a mere $35.00 per person. That is a remarkable price compared to other foodie events around town.
We also talked about my book, ‘Lost Restaurants of Tucson’ that will be published on December 7th. I am excited and scared, but mostly excited. It will be available in bookstores and on line at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com and on Amazon. The marketing team at The History Press, who published the book, will be having book signings and other events to promote the book. I will keep you posted.bookcover0001
Thanks Matt for having me. It’s always the “Most Delicious Hour on the Radio” and lots of fun!