From festivals and upcoming holidays to new restaurant openings, it seems that the weather is not the only thing heating up right now. With the 34th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival so close you can smell it, it’s hard not to be thinking of food all the time (as if you don’t already). Time to get your fix with our redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs:
Yikes! Before we dive into the fun stuff, Chow Bella reported on a recent outbreak of salmonella in the country with all signs pointing to sushi. Tuna to be exact. While Arizona has yet to report a case, it might be a safe bet to lay off your favorite tuna-based roll in the coming weeks while “CDC and FDA get this all sorted out” says New Times reporter, Ando Muneno. Read up on the disaster here.
In much happier news, you can now wear teeny-tiny replicas of your favorite edibles dangling from your ears or around your neck. Finally, something to get excited about. Israeli artist, Shay Aaron, is hand-crafting miniature food sculptures out of clay and they are so cute, you could just eat them…or at least purchase them off his Etsy site here. Again, Chow Bella has the details on how you can make a tiny feast for all of your Thumbelina-sized (imaginary) friends.
In case you weren’t aware, Cinco de Mayo is approaching rápidamente and it is almost time to get your plans in order. Luckily, the folks at EaterAZ have just the celebration to attend. La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is gearing up for quite the party on the plaza complete with music, food and (what else?) tequila. You can get down with the two-time Arizona Taco Festival Grand Champions while sucking back some cheap margs in the sunshine. Can you think of a better way to celebrate all of the things Cinco de Mayo stands for? Which you know….obviously.
Until next week, be wary of the big tuna, my friends.
images via Chow Bella (by way of Shay Aaron Etsy) and La Hacienda