November was an all-you-can-eat food fest and the month of December followed suit with its friends and family gatherings, fancy dining experiences, and lots of eggnog.
Here’s a look back at what the Tucson Foodie team enjoyed the most in December. Also, not only are these reminders of the dishes we ate, but they can also be a guide for your own decisions on what to eat here in Tucson.
I enjoyed a Fried Chicken Sandwich at Time Market and it is arguably one of the best pieces of poultry between two slices of delicious bread I’ve ever put in this gullet of mine. The spicy version is no joke. I ordered a kale salad to offset the fried chicken :laughing: and wine. Time Market is just so cool.
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I tried and loved the ThunderKush Burger at Thunder Bacon Burger Co. It was awesome. It had fire-roasted green chilis, smoked blue cheese, bacon, and raspberry preserves. The bread is super light and airy which is exactly what you want when your burger is so jam-packed with meat and other deliciousness. Also, they have Hot Cheeto dusted tater tots which are just the icing on the cake.
The evening menu at Five Points also slaps. We split the Cachete Ahogado — braised beef cheek, hominy grits, brown butter jicama, parmesan, and the Autumnal Nian Gao with local mushrooms, pistachio, and parmesan. The cocktail program is excellent, too. A perfect way to unwind.
There is only one person that comes to mind around the Christmas Season… local artist Danny Martin. Not following? Well, then you need to bite into the dreamy chimi concoction named after him at El Torero. There isn’t an ingredient missing in this tightly tucked fried present covered in Christmas fashion red and green sauce. I mean if this doesn’t say merry Christmas, you filthy animal… what does?