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Tucson Elites Ring In Spring At The Vernal Yelpinox



Ah, spring…it’s the season of rebirth, breezy temps, and if you were one of the lucky 75 that made it out to the Vernal Yelpinox, you know spring’s arrival is something to celebrate!

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Pasco Kitchen and Lounge was the perfect spot to ring in the new season and celebrate the largest moon our skies have seen in 18 years! Boasting farm fresh food that’s as local as local gets in Tucson, owner and executive chef Ramiro Scavo, along with owner and wife to be Kelly Hadd and general Manager Andrew Record, put together a special spread that had yelpers yearning for more. Beef tacos with fresh veggies and sprinkles of gouda and mini burgers paired with their signature cocktail the Father Kino flew off the farm cart faster than a three-legged race! On the other side of the patio, chef Scavo smoked BBQ chicken wings and plated them along side a zippy spring slaw, cheddar biscuit and grits. Mixology master Andrew paired the smoky eats with a new cocktail yet to make it to the menu, the Fine Herb; European liquors, serrano, dill, scallion, and edible flowers FTW! No meal is complete without something sweet, which is why the gang rolled out a decadent chocolate torte and an apple tart that proved autumn isn’t the only time to taste the season’s pick.

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What's a farm party without a little entertainment?! Marni Kennedy and Cam provided terrific tunes on the patio while folks enjoyed the day’s beautiful rays and pleasant temp. Covering music that spanned the decades, their folksy sound was a perfect addition to the farm fresh feel. Some yelpers decided to get in on the action and participated in an urban obstacle course. In addition to an egg race, a ping-pong planter toss, and a coil up a messy hose contest, folks participated in a sack race that had this CM eating dirt (literally fell on my money-maker and hugged concrete!). The top five qualifiers of the obstacle course went head to head, er, uh, mouth to mouth in a pie eating contest that won Anna D dinner for two on a repeat trip!

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Huge thanks go out to Ramiro, Kelly, Andrew and the entire Pasco staff, who made Sunday such a fun day to gather together to celebrate the season. One of the hippest haps to open up in 2011, they also offer a crop-load of vegan and gluten free offerings that will have people squealin’ “I’m For Farm Fresh” from University Blvd to the Foothills! Thanks to Darbi Davis-Geronov from Red Bark Design for snapping these party pics to help us relive the event on our Facebook page (check back soon for the complete album, and peep her website, she’s doing some killer things…great gardening and landscaping). Relive the experience through others by reading the event reviews! Didn’t get a chance to write one? It’s not too late, it’s still spring! Danny S may have put it best when he yelped, “It would be an understatement to say that this was a great way to spend an afternoon.” We think so too!

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Corey D

Tucson Community Manager

Farmer In The Dell Wanna Be

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