Historic Restaurants of Tucson…hot off the press

Well, folks here it is….

HISTORIC RESTAURANTS OF TUCSON  –  Rita Connelly

Publisher: The History Press
Date: 02/12/2018
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, thewellfedfoodieblog@wordpress.com.

Rita will be on the Buckmaster Show on KVOI – The Voice 1030AM on Tuesday 2/13 around 12:30 pm and on Morning Blend on KGUN Channel 9 on Friday sometime after 11:00 am

 

EVENTS:

Sunday February 18. 2018

Noon

El Charro Cafe Downtown

Book Signing

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

1pm-3pm

Mostly Books

6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712

 

Friday March 2, 2018

5pm-7pm

Trail Dust Town

6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715

 

Friday March 9, 2018

7pm

Antigone Books

411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

 

Sunday March 11

Tucson Festival of Books

11:30 – Mini meet the author talk

2:00 book Signing and saleshistoriccover

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