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Birthday Trip to Tucson

Birthday Trip to Tucson

Birthday trip to Tucson was a beautiful adventure of food, forest, desert, and culture. It was a far away experience and journey.

Birthday Trip To Mount Lemmon

This birthday journey is in the beautiful ” sky island.” This mountain brings life, water, and history to not just Tuscon but New Mexico and Mexico. You begin your journey in the Sonoran Desert to end in the mixed conifer forest.

This mountain is named after botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon. Her and her husband spent years identifying plants after spending their honeymoon on the mountain.

The 1 hour drive takes you over 7 life zones including Alpine Tundra zone (there is no access to this zone). The hour takes you from Mexico to Canada in life zones. There is a great app you can download that covers each zone from the University of Arizona.

When you get to the top there is a fun town Summerhaven with a restaurant and a general store with fresh fudge and the famous Cookie Cabin. The drive down is just as impressive and beautiful.

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St. Augustine Cathedral

St. Augustine Cathedral

This beautiful cathedral is downtown Tucson. This church started in 1776 long before Arizona became a state. Royal Presidio was the name of the church in this small community. Father Donato Rogieri from Santa Fe, New Mexico in the 1850s to rebuild and establish the church. This church constructed by moving one adobe brick at time from Solano Leon place to get the parish a place of worship. 1928 the brick structure transformed into its present Mexican baroque form.

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Tucson Mission San Xavier del Bac

This mission is apart of the wonderful history in Tucson. The missions are a big part of the culture and religion in the Southwest. This is the most photographed mission in the state

Mission San Xavier del Bac, a historic Spanish Catholic mission, is 10 miles south of downtown. This mission on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. This location began with Franciscan missionary Fr. Juan Bautista Velderrain beginning in 1783. This mission has been apart of the New Spain, Mexico, and the United States since construction began.

The mission presents shells as a symbol of pilgrimage. The Baroque architecture is traditional with marbling, faux doors, and other details. The mission represents the struggles that have been with the Southwest, living in harsh conditions, the changes in governments, fire, and earthquake.

Casa Grande Ruins

Taking Route 87 off I-10 going 19 miles east on AZ 87 you come across the community built by Salado Indians around 1300-1350 AD. This area settled as early as 300 CE. There is no know purpose for largest prehistoric structures in America.

This community built complex irrigation, farming, and trade for survival. There is no written history left behind. The framing and food included mesquite pods, squash , prickly pear fruit, corn roasted or eaten raw, fish and other animals, saguaro fruits from the tops of the cati, and fowl.

The large building in the center of the community is for religious ceremonies with ceremonial wine. There are gravesites discovered inside the center. There are what appears to be ball courts for Aztec played similar all courts they are located in Wupatki a site near Flagstaff as well.

The community was no longer used after  1450. This community survived looting, huntin, vandalizing, and left for destruction. Therefore 1892, President Benjamin Harrison set aside one square mile of Arizona Territory surrounding the Casa Grande Ruins. This is the first prehistoric and cultural reserve established in the United States.

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Domes of Casa Grande

Casa Grande Domes

This is fun spot to stop and see from your car. It is a no trespassing area that is very unsafe especially for young children. This location was the hopes and dreams of many that never came true. This location was for manufacturing of computers but was never completed. There is an eerie feeling here. You can hear the walls speak as if there was life there but really the life has been one of decay and destruction.

Birthday Food Stops

Fudge Shop

Getting to the top of Mount Lemmon is a great little spot to shop, eat, and get a little sweet treat. This general store has some great snacks, a few souvenirs, and fresh fudge. The tradition of a sweet shop on your adventures that are so fun and memorable. Therefore it is a great birthday treat for the journey back down the mountain.

YardHouse

Birthday dinner was enjoyed at the Yard House in Tucson. This was an exception meal. The Black Orchid cocktail was as delicious as it was beautiful. They have a great happy hour menu with half off appetizers and drink specials. Enjoyed Poke Nachos a great fusion dish and fried calamari. They have a beautiful dessert for birthday celebrations. The one downside to this location is solo diners are moved on the seating list and the waitress was not to attentive. The manager ensured the dining experience was exceptional.

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Scrambled Eggs ~ Then There was an Egg

Scrambled Eggs ~ Then There was an Egg

Scrambled eggs are a great go to for breakfast, snack, sandwich, and so much more. Food Hacks for scrambling eggs here.

Scrambled Eggs Food Hacks

There are many ideas on how to create the fluffy moist tastiest scrambled eggs. Many years of working breakfast in food. My tricks and tips are from personal choice and learnings.

Use water instead of milk or cream. The water creates a steam that heats the eggs. Keep them light while cream/milk creates a tougher egg.

Scramble the eggs in a bowl well. Yes this creates more dishes but will add air to create fluffiness and mix the yolk and whites for the best color.

Do not salt and pepper prior to the end of cooking. Adding salt early in preparation will dehydrate the eggs. Pepper will change the color from a bright yellow to dingy yellow.

Recipe

3 large fresh

1 tsp. water

salt and pepper to taste

2 tsp butter

Place cracked eggs in a bowl. While scrambling eggs till well blended heat skillet with 2 tsp. butter on medium low heat. When pan is warm add eggs to pan let settle until eggs slightly cook on the bottom of the pan. Then begin to scramble with a fork until almost completely cooked. Slightly raw and still shiny. Remove from heat scramble a little more then add salt and pepper to taste. You can add to half toast with avocado, over toast, or a favorite scrambled egg sandwich. You can add fresh chopped green onion on top, add all begal seasoning, or Tabasco sauce. Serving size 1

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Autumn Means Crock Pots and Soup

Autumn Means Crock Pots and Soup

Autumn means crock pots and soup. As a child fall was all about soup from fresh vegetable soup to French onion for Thanksgiving.

Autumn Soups

The first soup of the season was vegetable the last of the fresh garden vegetables. The root vegetables used were just a few from the garden. Many ended in a canner or the root cellar for the dark cold winter. The very last of the fresh greens, green beans, and corn were a great addition.

The soup season all of autumn went from the vegetable soup to chilli for Halloween night served with fried scones and honey butter. The autumn soup season would end with the deep rich French onion soup made from onion jam. Therefore the first of autumn was the last of fresh vegetables but ended with riches of the year’s harvest.

Autumn Soup Tips

Sauté your vegetables from heaviest to lightest to layer the flavors, seals in their flavor, and keep their shape better when added to the soup.

Toasting your seasoning slightly before sauté the vegetables draws out their deep flavors.

Cook the barley separately to allow for the soup to not thicken the soup while cooking.

Autumn Vegetable Barley Bean Soup

1 can white beans (can be any variety of bean you prefer)

1/2 cup corn canned, fresh, or frozen

1/2 frozen or fresh peas

2 medium potatoes diced

2 medium carrots diced

1 medium onion diced

Handful of snapped green beans

4 cloves of garlic chopped

3/4 cups of raw barley (this will be cooked separate from soup)

2 tsp. Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper

2 bay leaves

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Tbsp/1 tsp Better than Bouillon vegetable base

In a large warm sauté pan place your olive oil, add 1/2 seasonings toast slightly. Add onion, potatoes, carrots (heavier veggies) sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then add peas, corn, and spinach. Sauté fro 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic sauté 2-3 minutes.

In a Crock Pot set on low if cooking overnight or high if soup is for dinner (cook 4 hours) add the remaining seasoning, bay leaves, bouillon, sauté vegetables, and 4 cups of water. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

In a saucepan add 1 tsp. bouillon, salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 cup water, and barley. Bring to boil once boiling turn to low. Cook for 20 min. Then add to the soup.

Serve with your favorite sourdough bread or crackers.

Please note you can add any vegetables your family enjoys i.e. celery, green pepper, spinach, mushrooms or even a hot pepper for some heat. You can use the leftovers from the roasted Costco chicken or fresh sausage in place of the beans.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Drop Scones

Queen Elizabeth II’s Drop Scones

Queen Elizabeth II’s drop scones recipe sent to President Dwight David Eisenhower, on January 24, 1960. Eisenhower enjoyed the drop scones while staying at Balmoral.

The Queen was a simple eater. She ate a similar menu each week. Therefore all new menu items required the Queen approve.

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Drop Scones Ingredients

The drop scones also known as scotch pancake is a treat to enjoy for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Therefore there is a a way to best eat the drop scones with clotted butter (a favorite of the Queen) on top of the jam, fresh fruit, or maple syrup.

Drop Scones

4 teacups flour (3/4 cup= 1 teacup) (360g)
4 tablespoons caster sugar (56.7g)(sugar with a texture between regular sugar & powdered sugar you can create this sugar by pulsing 1 cup(128g) white sure in a blender)
2 teacups milk (180g)
2 whole eggs (100g)
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) (8.4g)
3 teaspoons cream of tartar (14.3g)
2 tablespoons melted butter (28.3g)

Beat eggs, sugar, and about half the milk together, add flour, and beat well together adding remainder of milk as required, also bicarbonate and cream of tartar, fold in the melted butter. Do not let the mixture stand to long before cooking. Place on a hot griddle (375ƒ) for cooking (this is key to success with these scones). These are thicker and smaller than American pancakes. Serves 16 calories 268 per serving.

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94th Oscars® Awards ~ I Got You

94th Oscars® Awards ~ I Got You

94th Oscars® Awards shows how I got you. The touching moments between Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga present the Best Motions Picture. This brings the theme, movie lovers to unite to the forefront.

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Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli present the Oscar® for Best Picture

94th Oscars® Awards Ceremony

The 94th Oscars® Awards evening presenters honored the films from the past that change our culture, perspective, and brought forward struggles in life. The most inspiring moment of the 94th Oscars® Awards evening is Minnelli and Gaga’s interactions. The grace and beauty of two women supporting and sustaining generations disappeared and it is the true nature of humanity. Gaga reassures Minnelli as she appears unsure. Gaga states, “I got you.”

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes brings the hostess role back to the 94th Oscars® Awards with laughter and style. It is great having the normalcy return. The night filled with glamour, beauty, and remembrance.

Red Carpet

A full red carpet of fashion, friends, and people uniting is seen for miles. You can see the full read carpet looks here. The colors look like a spring meadow. The pastels, blush, bright colors, and texture is refreshing and renewing.

A few of the favorites on the red carpet are:

  • Reece Fledman with his pink jacket, sunglasses, and cropped pants.
  • Wesley Snipes brings the hope of summer with a monochromatic suit that is shorts.
  • Simu Liu looks sharp in Versace (personally dressed by Donatella Versace) wearing an Omega watch.
  • David Oyelowo love the fashion forward prints and bold colors.
  • Mila Kunis wearing a Zuhair Murad silk rose colored ruched bodice.
  • Diane Warren sure she is wearing her lucky socks with her bright green suite and beatbox handbag
  • Tiffany Haddish elegant in her custom Dolce & Gabbana gown and Pomellato jewels.
  • Ariana DeBose in Valentino red pant suit and diamonds.

Governors Ball

The evening concluded with at the Governors Ball at Hollywood and Highlands. Wolfgang Puck and Ghetto Gastro’s prepare many of the traditions and brining masterfully blended influences from the African diaspora, global South ingredients and hip-hop to create offerings that address race, identity and economic empowerment.

94th Oscars® Awards Recipients

Best Motion Picture of the Year

CODA Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers Recipient

Belfast Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers
Don’t Look Up Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
Drive My Car Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
Dune Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
King Richard Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers
Licorice Pizza Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
Nightmare Alley Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
The Power of the Dog Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers
West Side Story Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Will Smith in King Richard Recipient

Javier Bardem in Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield in tick, tick…BOOM!
Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Troy Kotsur in CODA Recipient

Ciarán Hinds in Belfast
Jesse Plemons in The Power of the Dog
J.K. Simmons in Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Power of the Dog

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye Recipient
Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz in Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart in Spencer

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Ariana DeBose in West Side Story

Jessie Buckley in The Lost Daughter
Judi Dench in Belfast
Kirsten Dunst in The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis in King Richard

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Encanto Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer Recipient
Flee Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
Luca Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
The Mitchells vs. the Machines Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
Raya and the Last Dragon Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Achievement in Cinematography

Dune Greig Fraser Recipient
Nightmare Alley Dan Laustsen
The Power of the Dog Ari Wegner
The Tragedy of Macbeth Bruno Delbonnel
West Side Story Janusz Kaminski

Achievement in Costume Design

Cruella Jenny Beavan Recipient
Cyrano Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
Dune Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
Nightmare Alley Luis Sequeira
West Side Story Paul Tazewell

Achievement in Directing

The Power of the Dog Jane Campion Recipient

Belfast Kenneth Branagh Recipient
Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson
West Side Story Steven Spielberg

Best Documentary Feature

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein Recipient

Ascension Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
Attica Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
Flee Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
Writing with Fire Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Best Documentary Short Subject

The Queen of Basketball Ben Proudfoot Recipient

Audible Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean
Lead Me Home Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk
Three Songs for Benazir Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
When We Were Bullies Jay Rosenblatt

Achievement in Film Editing

Dune Joe Walker Recipient

Don’t Look Up Hank Corwin
King Richard Pamela Martin
The Power of the Dog Peter Sciberras
tick, tick…BOOM! Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

Best International Feature Film of the Year

Drive My Car Japan Recipient
Flee Denmark
The Hand of God Italy
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Bhutan
The Worst Person in the World Norway

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh Recipient

Coming 2 America Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer
Cruella Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
Dune Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
House of Gucci Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original score)

Dune Hans Zimmer Recipient

Don’t Look Up Nicholas Britell
Encanto Germaine Franco
Parallel Mothers Alberto Iglesias
The Power of the Dog Jonny Greenwood

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song)

No Time To Die from No Time to Die
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Recipient

Be Alive from King Richard
Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Dos Oruguitas from Encanto
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Down To Joy from Belfast
Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
Somehow You Do from Four Good Days
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Achievement in Production Design

Dune Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos Recipient
Nightmare Alley Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
The Power of the Dog Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
The Tragedy of Macbeth Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
West Side Story Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Best Animated Short Film

The Windshield Wiper Alberto Mielgo and Recipient

Affairs of the Art Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
Bestia Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
Boxballet Anton Dyakov
Robin Robin Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

Best Live Action Short Film

The Long Goodbye Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed Recipient

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
The Dress Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
On My Mind Martin Strange Hansen and Kim Magnusson
Please Hold K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Achievement in Sound

Dune Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett Recipient

Belfast Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
No Time to Die Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
The Power of the Dog Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
West Side Story Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Achievement in Visual Effects

Dune Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer Recipient
Free Guy Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick
No Time to Die Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver
Spider-Man: No Way Home Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

Adapted Screenplay

CODA Screenplay by Siân Heder Recipient
Drive My Car Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
Dune Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
The Lost Daughter Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Power of the Dog Written by Jane Campion

Original Screenplay

Belfast Written by Kenneth Branagh Recipient
Don’t Look Up Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
King Richard Written by Zach Baylin
Licorice Pizza Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
The Worst Person in the World Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

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The 94th Oscars® Governors Ball

The 94th Oscars® Governors Ball

The 94th Oscars® Governors Ball returns after a break during Covid pandemic. The evening theme is Movie Lovers Unite. This after party will continue to unite with unifying elements of film.

Food Governors Ball

Chef Wolfgang Puck and Wolfgang Puck Catering is partnering with Ghetto Gastro’s to plan and prepare this year’s menu. There will be many of the traditions with mac-n-cheese, Smoked Salmon Oscar® with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche, and gold covered Oscars®. Ghetto Gatro’s is brining masterfully blended influences from the African diaspora, global South ingredients and hip-hop to create offerings that address race, identity and economic empowerment.

94th Oscars® Governors Ball Cocktails and Wine at Governors Ball

Tequila Don Julio is proud to donate in support of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’
Governors Ball for the fifth consecutive year. As Mexico’s original luxury tequila, Tequila Don Julio is
meant to be enjoyed during true moments of genuine 94th Oscars® Governors Ball celebration.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery will premiere two limited-edition wines in honor of the 94th Oscars®. The Francis Ford Coppola limited-edition 94th Awards Wines are housed in glistening gold colored bottles, and are crafted as symbols honoring the significant talent, passion and hard work achieved throughout the entire film industry.

Actors and filmmakers will be sipping all night long at the 94th Oscars®. Fleur de MIRAVAL – the only Champagne house exclusively devoted to Rosé Champagne.

94th Oscars® Governors Ball Recipes

Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni & Cheese

Serves 1 Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck Catering

  • 8oz Cavatelli Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • ¼ cup shredded Aged Vermont White Cheddar
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan ¼ tsp Pink Peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • ½ tsp Black Peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • ¼ tsp Green Peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • 1. Bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil in a pot. Add 2 Tbsp of salt to the water and then the pasta. Cook for about 8 minutes or to al dente. Strain.
  • 2. In a heavy bottom pot, melt butter and then whisk flour into the melted butter. Continue to whisk for two minutes on low heat avoiding any color.
  • 3. Add milk to the butter and flour mixture continuing to stir until the milk thickens to a creamy consistency and coats the back of a spoon.
  • 4. Add white cheddar, stirring to melt the cheese into the milk. Add ground pink and black peppercorns. 5. Add the pasta to the pot and stir in the Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 6. Serve!
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CHOCOLATE BARK

CHOCOLATE BARK

Yield: Serves 16 Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck Catering

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound dark chocolate (64 to 70 percent cocoa content), coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup roasted shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup roasted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
INSTRUCTIONS

If you start with raw shelled nuts, put them in a single layer in a baking pan and roast them in a preheated 350°F oven until golden, about 6 minutes; then remove them from the oven and cool to room temperature before making the bark.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave, set the power level to medium, and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula and, if not smoothly melted, microwave again for 20 seconds longer. Continue only until the chocolate is smooth. Spread the melted chocolate on the parchment-lined baking sheet to a thickness of 1/4 inch. (It’s okay if the edges of the spread-out chocolate aren’t neat, since you’ll be breaking it up.) Immediately sprinkle the pecans, macadamias, pistachios, sunflower seeds, cherries, and apricots over the still-melted chocolate. Leave the chocolate to set until solid, about 20 minutes at cool room temperature or 5 to 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Break the chocolate into rough serving pieces and store in a covered container at cool room temperature until serving time

A BRONX COCKTALE

Ingredients:

▪ 1¼ oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
▪ ¼ oz Rhum Vieux
▪ ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
▪ ½ oz Mango Juice
▪ ½ oz Coconut Milk
▪ ½ – ¾ oz Honey Syrup (2:1 ratio)

Preparation:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  2. Shake well and pour into a small tasting glass
  3. Garnish with a small edible flower and gold dust

Menu 94th Oscars® Governors Ball Menu

Tray Passed
  • Patty Posse | Bacalao Leek Potato Patties*
  • Patty Posse | Plantain
  • Collard Patties (vegetarian)
  • Broken Flowers | Crispy Cauliflower
  • Tamarind Glaze Cilantro Aioli (vegan)
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars® Matzo
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger, Sharp Cheddar, Remoulade
  • Wolfgang Puck Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare In Sesame Miso Cones
  • Peking Pulled Jackfruit
  • Steamed Bao Bun, Hoisin
  • Cucumber, Scallion Grass (vegan)
  • Croquette Madame
  • Comte Cheese, Country Ham, Egg Yolk Jam
  • Hearts of Palm on Fried Brioche, Soft Herbs (vegan)
  • Cauliflower Toast, Cauliflower Puree, Roasted Cauliflower
  • Golden Raisins, Shallot Agrodolce, Pine Nuts (vegetarian)
  • Duck Pastrami
  • Seeded Lavosh Cracker, Rhubarb Compote, Candied Rhubarb (made without gluten)
  • Tomato Confit
  • Wheat Tuille, Shaved Macadamia, Petite Sorrel (vegan)
  • Savory Eclairs, Truffle Mushroom Mousse
  • Black Garlic Glaze (vegetarian)

Passed Small Plates

SERVED COLD
• Spring Fava Bean Hummus Herb Marinated Green Chickpeas
  • Fresh Jalapeno, Haricot Verts, Leafy Greens, Tahini Dressing, Pickled Shallots, Popcorn Chickpeas (made without gluten, vegan)
  • Petite Terrarium Salad, Edible Succulents, Quinoa Pumpernickel Soil, Tiny Crudites, Citrus Vinaigrette (vegan)
SERVED HOT
  • Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Spring Vegetables Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese (vegetarian) Dry Aged Wagyu Beef Sliders, French Fries
  • Oyster Mushroom Schnitzel, Lemon, Mustard (vegan)
  • Steamed Black Cod in Bamboo Leaf, Sticky Rice, Snow Peas, Ginger Scallion Soy (made without gluten) Roasted Root Vegetable Goulash, Spaetzle, Candy Stripe, Gold Beet Chips (vegan)
  • Artichoke and Spring Pea filled Occhi, Leek and Pecorino Sauce, Lemon Butter Breadcrumbs (vegetarian)
  • Field of Dreams Crispy Coconut Rice and Field Peas, Sweet plantain*

Passed Small Plate Sweets

  • Apricots with Pistachio Creme
  • Chocolate Sea Salt Oscars® Eclairs
  • Grapefruit Panna Cotta (made without gluten, vegan)
  • Sous Vide Yogurt Crème Brulee with Granola Dust (made without gluten)

Small Plate Stations

CIGAR AND A WAFFLE
  • Wavy Ancestral Roots Waffle, Fried Chicken, Spicy Sovereign Syrup*
TRADING PLACES” AKA TRIPLE C’S
  • Cornbread, Crab, Caviar*
PIRAGUAS
  • Pineapple Express – Coffee, Pineapple, Apricot Creme*
  • A Clockwork Orange – Mandarin, Yuzu, Pine Nut*
CRISPY RICE BAR
  • Crispy Heirloom Rice Cakes prepared to order (made without gluten)
  • Miso Hamachi Tartare, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Braised Mushroom Tartare (vegan)
  • Scallions, Sesame Seeds, Pickled Radish, Ponzu, Spicy Aioli, Miso Aioli, Yuzu Avocado Mousse
SSAM BAR

New York Ssam, Shiso Leaf, Nori, Pickled Fresno Chili, Cilantro, Sesame Seeds (made without gluten)

GNOCCHI ROMANA
  • English Peas, Baby Carrots, Fresh Peas of the Season, Pea Butter, Asiago (vegetarian)
BRAISED SHORT RIBS
  • Pommes Aligot, Sautéed Rainbow Swiss Chard, Braised Short Ribs with Caramelized Shallots, Pickled Mustard Seeds (made without gluten)
WOOD FIRE PIZZA OVEN
  • Margherita Pizza
  • Vegan Puttanesca Pizza

In The Kitchen

  • 117 Chefs
  • 25 pounds of Nishiki Rice
  • 1080 Whole Eggs
  • 10 Whole Yellowtails
  • 300 pounds of Smoked Salmon
  • 400 pounds Jidori Chicken
  • 15 pounds of Caviar
  • 6 pounds of Truffles
  • 100 Lobsters
  • 3 cases Harry’s Strawberries
  • 5 cases Local Raspberries
  • 60 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 65 pounds Miyazaki Wagyu Beef
  • 20 pounds Local English Peas
  • 40 pounds Jackfruit
  • 10 pounds Purple Ninja Radish
  • 25 pounds Baby Rainbow Carrots
  • 25 pounds Baby Planet Carrots
  • 20 pounds Baby Turnips
  • 40 pounds Baby Anise Fennel
  • 25 pounds Premium Frisee
  • 465 pounds Baby Green Romaine Lettuce
  • 40 pounds Black Tuscan Kale
  • 300 pieces Baby Lolla Rossa Lettuce
  • 25 pounds Sugar Snap Peas
  • 65 pounds Heirloom Mix Beets
  • 50 pounds Local Rainbow Chard
  • 4 cases Organic Rucola
  • 100 pounds of Ground Beef 30 pounds of Prime New York
  • 120 pounds of Ahi Tuna
  • 25 pounds Valbrasco Feta
  • 56 pounds of Jumbo Lump
  • 50 pounds of Mozzarella
  • 30 pounds of Fontina
  • 30 pounds of Parmesan Reggiano
  • 1600 Housemade Mini Brioche Buns
  • 40 pounds of Duck Breast
  • 25 Gallons of Alta Dena Whole Milk
  • 2,600 Sesame Miso Cones

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4Chion Finds and Deals ~ Holiday Guide

4Chion Finds and Deals ~ Holiday Guide

4Chion Finds and Deals has this year’s Holiday Guide filled with finds and deals for your best holiday season. Welcome to early holiday shopping and celebration.

4Chion Finds and Deals ~ Artisans and Amazon

This is our top holiday finds from exceptional artisans and on Amazon for the holiday season.

Artisans

These artisans are all women owned businesses. They each create their products for your luxury and personalized gift giving needs. Please remember to order early for your specific gift giving needs.

The Olivia Shop
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The Olivia Shop

The Olivia Shop is your location to get exceptional personalized gifts. There is a large selections for your holiday gifts from mugs to gift baskets. They are individually priced. The mug above is $45.00.

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Lamonique Cosmetics

LaMonique Cosmetics is an all natural cosmetic line. Each product is natural with no talc, dyes or alcohol. They are also paraben, gluten and cruelty free. This is the makeup that is used for many red carpet and award show looks. Our favorite is the Bomb Balm, it keeps our lips moist and kissable.

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5th Chapter Scents Body Butter

5th Chapter Scents is about being natural, beautiful, and you. This is handcrafted soaps, lip balms, melts, and body butter. Each product is created with high grade oils for the best skin care. Our favorite is the body butter it is luxurious and beautifully scented. Discount 4chionLS10 10% OFF $25 or more spent Good through Cyber Monday.

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Poofy Organics is a modern apothecary, a consciously crafted skincare and wellness brand that creates clean botanicals and sustainable products. They offer free shipping on all orders over $70 (USA Customers only).

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Phenomenal U Custom made Jewelry specially designed for your Phenomenal Person in your life. Made with natural stones and charka beads. Phenomenal deals during the holiday shopping. Join the brand here Saturdays starting November 27, 2021 10 AM-1 PM EST for details.

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Amazon Finds

Loving Amazon when it comes to convince, exceptional products, and hand crafted products. This is an easy way to shop, ship, and enjoy the holidays. We have included some of Oprah’s Favorite Things for easy shopping. These products selected are from our favorites during the year. They will enhance your holidays, home, gift giving, and parties.

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4Chion Deals

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Party At Home ~ 73rd Emmys®

Party At Home ~ 73rd Emmys®

Party At Home this is the year to enjoy a big at home party with family and friends, while watching the 73rd Emmys®. Present an evening of elegance and entertainment with these party ideas and recipes.

Ben Whinshaw Governor’s Ball

Party at Home ~ Décor & Viewing Fun

Beautiful elegant floral arrangements with crystals in the center of each flower goes with this year’s glitz and glamour logo. You can contact your local florist for the best arrangements or shop the local Costco for exceptional variety of flowers. Place large pillows around the room on the floor for comfortable floor sitting during the show.

Include gold decorative items with an interesting shape or texture that will harmonize with the key art. Your party at home can include gold or shimmery fabrics from your local fabric store can create beautiful table covers, drapes around your flat screen, runners and napkins that add a pop of Emmy® gold. Sprinkle the tables with Swarovski crystals or rhinestones found at your local craft store.

Create a fancy selfie area for your party at home in the corner of the room with draping. You can print an enlarged copy of this year’s artwork or award themed selfie items. Don’t forget to #Emmys in your Instagram posts.

Party at Home ~ Viewing Fun

Print up a nomination card and have your guests fill out their predictions prior to the show starting. You can have prizes for the most correct answers overall and in drama and comedy.

You can divide guests into groups to play play a trivia game (printable trivia fact sheet) to play during commercials. The winning team earns a prize.

Prize ideas:

  • T-shirts, mugs or merchandise from a favorite TV Show
  • Go to your local party store for great themed award show items
  • A cocktail recipe book and a beautiful cocktail shaker
  • A special bottle of Sterling wine, Ferrari Trento Sparkling wine, or Ketel One Vodka.
  • A pair of wine or champagne glasses for toasting all the winners
  • Find the most elegant gifts at your local dollar store

Party at Home ~ Recipes

This is the time to enjoy fun new elegant or simple menu. Please find simple and elegant menu planning from cocktails to main course to yummy dessert below:

Grilled New School Quality American on Sourdough Bread with Tomato,
Balsamic Onion Jam, and bacon

by Chef Eric Greenspan
Yields: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients
For the sandwiches:

8 slices sourdough,

1 lb. New School Quality American, sliced in 1oz slices (substitute other
American Cheese where unavailable)

1-2 tomatoes, sliced into 8 slices

8 slices good bacon, crisped

¼ lb. butter, unsalted and softened
For the jam:

1 oz. vegetable oil

2 red onions, thinly sliced

½ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt to taste
Directions
To make the jam:
In a large sauce pot, heat the oil and sweat the onions. Add the sugar and vinegar
and bring to a simmer. Cook slowly until vinegar completely reduced, approx. 45
minutes to an hour. Add salt to taste.
To build the sandwiches:
On each slice of 4 pieces of bread, spread ½ tablespoon of onion jam. Add 4 slices to
New School Quality American cheese, top with two slices of bacon and two tomato
slices. Top with additional slice of bread.
Spread butter end to end on each side of the sandwich. Griddle on a 375 degree
griddle until crispy and golden brown on each side and the cheese is melted. Cut in
half and serve.

Candy-Popping Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

by Chef Sherry Yard
Yield: 24 pops

Ingredients

8 oz. Valrhona Jivara Milk Chocolate (or your favorite)

½ cup Peanut Butter, creamy

1 cup Puff Rice Cereal

4 packets Pop Rocks (or more as desired)
Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl to 90 degrees F.
  2. With a rubber spatula or spoon, fold in the peanut butter, rice cereal and pop
    rocks.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of base 1 inch apart onto sheet tray lined with wax parchment
    paper.
  4. Press flat and inset lollipop stick
  5. Top stick with 1 Tablespoon additional spoonful to secure stick.
  6. Once tray filled refrigerate for 30 min – 1 hour, set.
    Note: Keeps 1 week in refrigerator
Party At Home Seven Minute Martini Classic
Seven Minute Martini Classic

Seven Minute Martini Classic Size

INGREDIENTS
6 OZ Ketel One Vodka
3 OZ Bianco Vermouth
4 OZ Water
5 Dashes orange bitters

Infusion: Dried mint, grapefruit twist, 1/2 sliced peach, hibiscus tea

TOOLS REQUIRED

JIGGER, KNIFE, INFUSION DEVICE, COUPE GLASS

STEP #1 Combine Ketel One Family made Vodka, Bianco Vermouth, water, and orange bitters in a bottle or large mason jar. Chill until ready to serve.

STEP #2 Use a vegetable peeler to cut a long, wide piece of grapefruit peel.

STEP #3 Curl and place into french press (or other infusing vessel) with dried mint, 1/2 slice peach and hibiscus tea.

STEP #4 Pour over pre-chilled cocktail into french press for serving.

TO SERVE Pour small portions of the infused drink into martini or coupe glasses every 90 seconds. Watch the flavor and presentation transform over the course of seven minute. Each infusion serves 3 cocktails. For a fresh twist try using a mint bouquet instead of dried mint. Makes 6 cocktails.

Cafe Oranje (A cocktail enjoyed at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass this is not their recipe)

  • 1.25 oz. Ketel One® Vodka Oranje
  • 1 oz. espresso coffee cold brew
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .25 oz. Kahula

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass over ice. Garnish with with 1/8 orange slice.

Here are previous taste sensations from Patina and Chef Joachim Splichal that you can make at home. Note that you can half the quantities depending on the size of your gathering and desire for leftovers:

NICK + STEFS PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN: (Serves 12)

1 5 lbs. prime beef tenderloin
2 oz. unsalted butter
6 each thyme sprigs
4 each garlic cloves
Kosher salt & ground black pepper

Method: Preheat oven to 400°F. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. Over medium-high heat in a cast-iron pan, sear beef tenderloin until golden and caramelized on all sides. Add butter, thyme and crushed garlic to the pan and baste the beef with the frothy melted butter. Once basted, place in the oven and cook until medium rare, approximately 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be roughly 125° if using a meat thermometer. Remove from the oven and allow beef to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Party At Home Dinner Emmys® Party 4chion lifestyle
Party At Home Dinner Emmys

WHITE CHEDDAR POTATO GRATIN:

4 lbs. Russet potato, peeled and finely sliced
6 each shallot, finely sliced
6 each garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups whole milk
4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped
6 oz. White cheddar, grated
4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated

Method: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a heavy bottomed pot, sweat garlic and shallots until soft and fragrant. Add cream, milk, salt, and thyme leaves and reduce by half. While the milk and cream mixture is reducing, peel and slice the potatoes as thinly as possible and cover in cold water to prevent browning. Prepare a 8×10 inch heavy bottomed casserole dish with cooking spray or butter. Arrange one layer of the sliced potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish. Carefully cover the potatoes with the reduced cream. Sprinkle with the white cheddar and parmesan. Place a second layer of potatoes and again cover with cream mixture and grated cheeses. Continue this process until the casserole dish is completely full. Add one final layer or the grated cheeses and cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake the gratin for 1 hour at 350°F, remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes to brown the top of the gratin. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

FILIPINO BBQ CHICKEN SKEWERS (Makes 12 Skewers)

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup banana ketchup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 lbs. organic chicken thigh meat, cut into small cubes
12 bamboo skewers – pre-soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup finely sliced scallions
Banana ketchup for dipping (recipe and instructions below)

Method: Combine first 9 ingredients to make a marinade. Marinade the chicken for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Thread chicken onto skewers and brush with oil. Cook over a grill, turning as needed and brushing with reserved marinade, until charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with sliced scallions and additional banana ketchup sauce alongside.

Banana Ketchup (yummy)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onions
2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 jalapeño seeded and minced
2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar

Method: Cook onions in vegetable oil over medium heat until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, ginger, turmeric and allspice, and cook about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, bananas, vinegar, honey, soy sauce and brown sugar. Continue cooking an additional 15 minutes, stirring often. Let cool and refrigerate.

GREEN GODDESS CHOP SALAD (Serves 8)

1 cup baby zucchini, blanched
1 cup asparagus tips, blanched
1/2 cup English peas, blanched
1/2 cup edamame, blanched
1/2 cup green romanesco florets, blanched
1/2 cup shishito peppers, lightly grilled
8 each broccolini, blanched
2 heads baby artisan lettuce, leaves picked washed
1/2 cup Green Goddess dressing

Method: Prepare the vegetables as stated and cut all into bite-size pieces. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and cut into a bowl. Combine with cut vegetables and drizzle with the green goddess dressing. Carefully toss and serve. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves and fennel frond.

Green Goddess Dressing

2 cups watercress, picked leaves, washed
1/2 cup basil leaves
2 tablespoon chives, chopped
2 tablespoon tarragon leaves
1 lemon — zest and juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons crème fraiche
1 each anchovy
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 each garlic cloves

Method: In a blender mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, crème fraiche, anchovy, Dijon mustard, and garlic cloves. Puree until smooth adding a small amount of water if the mixture becomes too thick. Add the fresh herbs and lemon zest to the blender cup and carefully pulse to combine and fully mix the herbs and the pureed base.
“EMMY®” MACARONI AND CHEESE (Serves 5)

1 lb. box Dececco Ziti Cut No. 118 Pasta
2 quarts half and half
3 whole shallots, peeled and sliced
10 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 branches fresh thyme
1 bayleaf
Ground or fresh grated nutmeg
Kosher salt
Freshly ground white pepper
cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sifted flour
15 slices Vermont white cheddar, sliced very thin

Method: Cook box of pasta in 2 quarts of boiling half and half, that has sliced shallots, sliced raw garlic, thyme, bayleaf, salt and pepper, and just a touch of nutmeg. Cook the pasta 1/2 of the way, then use a slotted spoon to lay out on a parchment lined tray in a single layer and chill. Make a sauce bechamel, by adding a blond roux to the poaching liquid, and simmer for 5 minutes only. (if it reduces too much, add a touch of cream or milk). Strain thru a sieve.
Blond roux: Melt the butter in a saucepan without letting it brown. Add flour to butter and cook whisking, for 4 minutes. The color should be blond or very light gold.
Use a basting brush to paint/glaze the macaroni with bechamel, and chill. Once cold, cut into 15 equal-sized circles or squares. Place one slice of cheese on each macaroni square/circle, and stack up 3 high, giving you 5 three-layer Macaronis. Cover with plastic in the refrigerator, so as not to absorb odors.When ready to serve, place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until hot throughout.

DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH BOURBON SAUCE

1 & 1/3 cups butter, softened
2 and 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup baking dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar, optional

Baby Bourbon Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar (+ 1/4 cup water)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Hudson Baby Bourbon
pinch of sea salt

Method:
For the brownie: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. Cool completely and cut into bars or squares. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.
Baby Bourbon caramel sauce: Simmer sugar and 1/4 cup water on medium heat, swirling in the pan – NOT stirring -for about 15 minutes, or until a deep amber color is reached. Watch closely as not to let it burn. Turn off burner, remove from heat and slowly add cream while stirring. Add a pinch of salt and bourbon and place back on still-warm burner for another minute while stirring. Transfer to a heat-safe dish or container and let cool in the refrigerator. Drizzle over a plate of cooled, dusted brownies, or pipe a design of whipped cream onto each brownie and then drizzle! Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING (Serves 4)

1/2 cup milk
4 cups cream
1 cup egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 lb. torn croissants (4 croissants 4 oz each)
1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
Icing sugar, for dusting

Method: Preheat oven to 300°F. Place the milk, cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until just below the boil. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a large heatproof bowl and whisk to combine. Gradually whisk the warm milk mixture into the egg mixture to combine. Arrange the croissants in a 12 cm x 18 cm 1.5-litre-capacity baking dish, layer with chocolate chips. Pour over custard and cook for 25 minutes in a bain-marie or until golden and just set.

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Tour De Taco Tuesday ~ Phoenix AZ

Tour De Taco Tuesday ~ Phoenix AZ

Tour De Taco Tuesday Phoenix AZ is a great out of towners activity. You can take visitors on a site seeing tour of the city and enjoy some great local tacos. My nephew, Kaleb, came to visit from Illinois. We ventured out on Tuesday afternoon of eating and site seeing.

Tour Da Taco Tuesday

Tour Da Taco Tuesday City Tacos

City Tacos in North Phoenix is the first stop of the afternoon. It is funny as we each order a taco not 3 or 6 but 1. We are asked, “Are you sure?” We answer, “yes we are sure.” Kaleb order a carne asada with a white tortilla and ordered a shrimp taco corn tortilla. Kaleb ended up with a shrimp taco on white tortilla. He really enjoyed the taco even though it was a surprise. The adventure was picking out toppings from the salsa bar and watching them cook the tacos.

The tortillas are all homemade. The corn tortilla was so sweet and perfect. The addition of strong corn flavor difference from manufactured tortillas brings a real experience for taco Tuesday. City Tacos is, “fresh and authentic Mexican experience at our restaurant. We pride ourselves in making handmade corn and flour tortillas daily, in-house-made salsas, and only using CERTIFIED Angus Beef.” The attention to top ingredients makes this taco a real taco moment.  They do delivery with Grub Hub, lobby is open, and takeout is an option.

Tour De Taco Tuesday Scenic Drive

We took a side trip between North Phoenix and Scottsdale to enjoy the desert scenery and plants. Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, brings the best of natural plants and the dynamics of the Sonoran Desert. Watching the summer sky try to break open for much needed monsoon storms brings excitement and eeriness as the sun gets ready to set and the clouds appear to rise up from the ground.

Kaleb takes in the scenery and enjoys taking photos of the landscape around. We each gather a rock from area to add to our collection ( a tradition I have done since touring the US).

Tour De Tacos Maskadores Taco Shop

Next stop is a fun bright location call Maskadores Taco Shop in Scottsdale. This location was a lot of fun. You are greeted by a large well lit blue mask of the lucha libre, translated as free fight. The decor brings the maskadores front and center. It is a great location for street tacos.

The order here is a fish taco on corn with all the veggies (this does make it very spicy) and carne asada with corn tortillas. The treat here is the Mexican Coke. It is sweeter than regular Coke. Kaleb enjoyed every last drop.

The menu has authentic Mexican flavor from family recipes. Kaleb notes that the two different taco shops create a regional feel to the tacos. They are similar in set up but flavors vary from each taco shop. The lobby is opened, delivery with Uber Eats, and takeout.

Tour De Taco Tuesday Phoenix 4Chion Lifestyle maskadores taco shop
Last Drop of Mexican Coke

Tour De Taco Tuesday El Taco Santo

El Taco Santo is in Chandler. The cashier was warm and welcoming. It was like walking into your family’s kitchen on a holiday. The restaurant’s tables has a lucha libre. The business started as a food truck and the loyalty of customers has lead to locations in Gilbert and Ahwatukee with the food truck. There are plans for more locations in the Phoneix area.

The Sonora Style tacos are created with fresh ingredients including tortillas and family recipes. Kaleb ventures for a quesadilla. This was enjoyable and over filled with meat. I enjoyed the veggie taco. This is a great treat at the end of the day. As we leave there is a most beautiful sunset on South Mountain. Kaleb takes out the camera for a photo of one beautiful summer sunset in Phoenix. You can eat in the lobby, takeout or delivery with Uber Eats.

Tour De Taco Tuesday Los Taquitos

Los Taquitos is my favorite taco shop that I frequent, love the street tacos. They have a very festive decor with exception art.

Guy Fieri enjoyed the tacos here. He says, “they are some of the best I have ever had.” The family (5 sisters and a brother) have been creating these taco since 1981, while using their mother’s guidance and father’s memory.

Kaleb is at the end of eating today but the small pocket size taco is packed with flavor. I enjoyed my favorite there a grilled fish. Perfect end to the Tour De Taco Tuesday. There are four locations in the Phoenix area. There is even a happy hour each day. They serve great traditional breakfast all day. You can enjoy the lobby, takeout, or delivery with Uber Eats.

This was a great regional adventure of tacos in the Phoenix area. What is your favorite taco spot? Post your shops here.

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City Tacos (CT Tacos)

903 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Desert Foothills Scenic Drive

6 1/2 miles of Scottsdale Road

Maskadores Taco Shop

15090 N Northsight Blvd #115, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

El Taco Santo

4025 E Chandler Blvd Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85048

Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana

4747 E Elliot Rd #17, Phoenix, AZ 85044