Kelly the Culinarian: Tasty Tucson Tour: Colorez Arizona launch party

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tasty Tucson Tour: Colorez Arizona launch party

Another day, another free food buffet. Colorez Arizona is Southern Arizona's GBLT news magazine and it began publishing earlier this month. I wrote a story for the paper's first issue and I'm really proud that I contributed to a publication that gives a significant population in Tucson a voice. They have some really talented people working over there, so I was happy to be a part of it.
Last night, the newspaper had it's launch party at Woody's in Tucson. It's a cool gay bar with a lot of atmosphere. There's an outdoor bar with a patio and cute little cabanas. Last night it rained, but it was still a nice night to be out because of the cabanas. The rain also effectively cools down Tucson and unlike Chicago, we don't have a ton of mosquitoes out here, so we can actually enjoy a lovely evening outdoors of watching the lightning.
Anyhow, to celebrate the debut of Colorez, the staff had quite the shin dig. There was music, drink specials and a wonderful buffet. I got a plate of these tequila lime chicken wings, which appears as though they were baked or broiled because the flavor was really infused in the meat, but there wasn't a crunch. There were also these little ham roll ups with polenta, spinach and roasted tomatoes. They were delicious, I could have eaten 10 of them. Also offered was crudite and a fruit dish, sandwiches with ham, turkey and veggies, Swedish meatballs and candy bars, all of which I couldn't picture here.

Colorez knows how to throw a damn good party.


Brilliant Asylum said...

Your blog is making me hungry! As far as Tab goes, my dad still drinks the real thing. I am always going on missions to find it for him since most grocery stores only carry a case or two. I end up buying out their entire stock every time. I like the energy drink though. Red Bull tastes too much like carbonated cough syrup to me.

Cynthia said...

Will the story you read be online? I'd like to read it.

KellytheCulinarian said...

I just looked on their Web site and it appears as though there aren't archives up yet, just this week's paper. Sorry!

KellytheCulinarian said...

The round thing is the ham and polenta roll.