Tucson 23

In spite of 100° plus temperatures, Tucsonans still find a way to celebrate food and drink.

This Saturday is a prime example. Visit Tucson, Tucson’s convention and visitors bureau is partnering with Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance to present The Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival. Based on an article my friend Edie Jarolim wrote for Visit Tucson called ‘The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America’.corn smut tacos

SAACA honors arts and culture through a wide variety of year round events. They feel food is an art, as well.

Visit Tucson celebrate Tucson is so many ways and is a perfect source to find out all that is happening in town whether you are a visitor or a local.

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The event will be held at the JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa and will have food from over 20 restaurants, food trucks and bakeries. The menu is tantalizing; tacos, tamales. Grilled shrimp, grilled pork, pan dulce, ceviche, carnitas e mas.DSCN1025

Libations include everything from raspados (Mexican sno-cones) to Mexican beers to fermented tea to American vodka and an assortment of tequilas.

Entertainment includes mariachis and folklorico dancers. There is a full day of events but I’m just going for the food….

Blanco Tacos & Tequila
Boca Tacos y Tequila

Calle Tepa
Crossroads Cafe
Dish for Dosha
El Charro Cafe
El Cisne
Gringo Grill + Cantina
La Estrella Bakery
La Indita
La Fresita
La Parilla Suiza
Leo’s Mexican Food
Marisco’s Chihuahua
Molina’s Midway Restaurant
Pasco Kitchen & Lounge
Rigos Restaurant
Reforma Cocina y Cantina
Seis Kitchen and Catering
Taco Giro
Sonoran Sno Cones
Tequila Factory at the Casino del Sol Resort

Dos Equis Amber
Dos Equis Lager
Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine
Sonoran Sno-Cones*
Tecate Michelado Diablo

Tito’s Vodka
Fermented Tea Company


I can’t wait!’