Well, folks here it is….
HISTORIC RESTAURANTS OF TUCSON – Rita Connelly
Publisher: The History Press
Tucson’s culinary journey began thousands of years ago, when Native American tribes developed an agricultural base along the Santa Cruz River. In modern times, restaurants ranging from tiny taquerias to fine dining spaces all contributed to the local food culture. El Charro, serving Mexican cuisine since 1922, still attracts crowds from all over. Folks head straight to Pat’s for a hot dog, Lucky Wishbone for some fried chicken or eegee’s for a grinder and a cold, frosty drink. On any given night, the patio at El Corral is filled with diners anticipating their famous prime rib and tamale pie. Local food writer Rita Connelly brings to life the stories of beloved eateries that have endured for decades and continue to delight with incredible flavors.
Rita Connelly has lived in Tucson since 1979 with her husband, John, and daughter, Riene. Somewhere in her travels, she earned a BA in education from the University of Arizona. She worked as a restaurant reviewer for the Tucson Weekly for ten years. During that time, she acted as a judge for hot dog, wine, tequila, salsa, chocolate and pie competitions. Her book, Lost Restaurants of Tucson, was published in 2015. She chronicles her food adventures in her blog, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday February 18. 2018
El Charro Cafe Downtown
Saturday, February 24, 2018
6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Friday March 2, 2018
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Friday March 9, 2018
411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Sunday March 11
11:30 – Mini meet the author talk
2:00 book Signing and sales