17 January, 2022, 17:16

Kingfisher’s “Summer Road Trip” Makes its First Stop (MENU)

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It’s been 25 years since four guys got together to bring Tucson a much needed seafood restaurant.

To help celebrate their anniversary, Kingfisher is bringing back its annual Summer Road Trip road trip beginning Friday, May 25. First stop: the Southwest.

This year’s menu Southwest menu was handcrafted by Kingfisher’s morning sous chef Richard de la Cruz and grill cook Matthew Schneider.

Desserts are brought to you by pastry chef Marianne Banes, and bartender Eric Smith is creating cocktails to wet your whistle.

Throughout their Summer Road Trip, the regular menu will be available, too, but take a glance at what’s to come.

  • May 25 – June 6: Southwest
  • June 7 – 18: Pacific Northwest
  • June 19 – 30: California/Hawaii
  • July 19 – August 1: Great Plains/Midwest
  • August 2 – 15: Back East 
  • August 16: Down South

Kingfisher Road Trip Menu: Southwest

  • ’93 Till Infinity: Mezcal Vago Elote – Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, thyme syrup, lime, on the rocks, and papaya garnish ($10.5)
  • Sand Reckoner R – red blend, Cochise County 2013 ($12)
  • Whiskey Del Bac Flight – half ounce each, and includes the Distiller’s Cut, Dorado, and Classic ($11)
  • Tucson Tap Takeover – featuring Green Feet Brewing Company, Crooked Tooth Brewing Company, 1912 Brewing Company, and more.
  • Virginia’s Seafood Albondigas – spicy tomato broth and rajas ($10)
  • Deep Fried Bunuelos – black beans, corn, zucchini, roasted chiles, avocado crema, and cotija ($8)
  • Grilled Stuffed Medjool Dates – goat cheese, spiced pecans, mango chamoy, and jicama slaw ($7)
  • Green Gazpacho – tomatillos, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, spinach, crème fraiche, and salsa fresca ($6)
  • Whole Fried Gulf of Mexico Snapper – red chile aioli, pickled red onion, Texmati rice, and calabacitas ($26)
  • Grilled Gulf of Mexico #1 White Shrimp Tostada – corn tortilla, chorizo hash, charro beans, jicama slaw, lime aioli, and mango salsa ($22)
  • Achiote Braised Short Ribs – heirloom tomato salsa , soft green chile polenta, and roasted green beans ($25)
  • Pan Seared Lenguado – roasted tomatillo sauce, pine nut-cilantro pesto, black bean-masa cake, and calabacitas ($27)
  • Ibarra Chocolate Pound Cake – vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, fresh berries ($8.50)
  • Apple-Green Chile Pie – walnut streusel and whipped cream ($8.50)

Kingfisher is located at 2564 E. Grant Rd. For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.