‘Keep Tucson Cooking’ fires up to help support local restaurants & bars

This week, the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Tucson Restaurant Advisory Council (TRAC) kicked off the “Keep Tucson Cooking” initiative to help support local restaurants and bars.

The campaign was created to help fire up the community and to be a reminder of the importance of supporting local restaurants and bars. Therefore, Keep Tucson Cooking acts as a resource center that the public can access and learn about safety protocols, seating, and take-out options at each business.

Tabeekha Fasolia with Grilled Cauliflower at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tabeekha Fasolia with Grilled Cauliflower at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tucson Metro Chamber’s YouTube channel is also showcasing a series of ongoing interviews with James Beard Award-winning radio host Jennifer English and local restaurant owners, beverage artisans, and chefs.

The videos cover the “future of Tucson’s dining scene, how they have addressed the many issues of providing a safe environment for their guests, and more.” So far, Sally Kane, owner of The Coronet, chef Gary Hickey from Flores Concepts, and Richard Fifer, owner of Gentle Ben’s have joined the discussion.

You can expect to see additional interviews added each week, too.

TRAC’s other promotion, Masks Mean Business, also took effect this week with the shipment of 5,000 KN95 masks at the Chamber office. The campaign hopes to help offset some of the hard costs to restaurant members as they begin to welcome guests back.

For more information on Keep Tucson Cooking, visit keeptucsoncooking.com.

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