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The Cup Cafe: Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us at The Cup Cafe, Sunday, May 14, 2017! Enjoy featured entrees for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, in addition to our full menu. Breakfast and brunch will be served 7AM to 3PM, and dinner from 4PM to close. For more information or to make dinner reservations visit the host stand or…

Mezcal as food, beverage & heritage – Part 3

Put a little wildness back into your food and drink, and you will likely become healthier for it! Ethnobotanists and archaeologists have uncovered cultural and culinary uses of wild agaves, prickly pears and mesquite that reach back at least 8000 years in the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Just think about that for a moment: a nitrogen-fixing legume…

MEZCAL AS FOOD, BEVERAGE & HERITAGE – PART 2

Did you know that extensive prehistoric landscapes of mescal fields underlie much of the Tucson Basin? Archaeologists Suzanne and Paul Fish have also documented that at least one (or perhaps two) species of agave were prehistorically cultivated by the Hohokam in the Tucson Basin. There, agaves covered tens of thousands of acres of desert landscapes,…

BARRIO BREAD AT CUP CAFE

Hotel Congress has taken local partnerships to the next level by adding Barrio Bread products to the menu at Cup Cafe. You will now be able to enjoy the artistic, heritage grain filled bread at your favorite restaurant! Barrio Bread has dusted the Tucson culinary scene with their passion and commitment to creating quality bread with…

MEZCAL AS FOOD, BEVERAGE & HERITAGE – PART 1

“Welcome to the Agave family!” was the way that late Arizona botanist Howard Scott Gentry used to greet aficionados of these wondrously-shaped and deliciously-tasting desert-adapted plants. Of course, many Americans are aware of the fact that is the popular name of a distilled alcoholic beverage, but how many newcomers to Southern Arizona know that it…

Hotel Congress Exposed – The Pretty Little Secrets

Our last experience at the hotel had to be in their photobooth complete with my one-eyed sister, Katie rocking her eye patch with all the flare. I can’t wait till I’m in Tucson next to stop by for a horchatta latte…. or maybe even another haunted sleep! – Sandy Joe / The Pretty Little Liars…

PROUD SPONSOR OF TUCSON FASHION WEEK

Very limited VIP tickets left! Get yours here. Tucson, Arizona (October 5, 2016) — Hotel Congress is gearing up to host an exclusive art exhibit, book signing, and after party as a sponsor of Tucson Fashion Week 2016. Tucson has some of the most talented up and coming designers in the country – many of whom will…

Historic Hotels in Arizona

The Arizona State Visitor’s guide features our historic hotel once again! Earlier this year, our restaurant across the street was featured in the 2016 visitor’s guide and we are so pleased to have our businesses featured yet again. Excerpt: “Hotel Congress, Tucson Built across from the train depot, Tucson’s Hotel Congress opened in 1919 to provide…

Hotel Congress featured on USA Today

USA Today explored Tucson’s food scene this month and clearly we all left them happy! Excerpt: “That’s the risk and reward of downtown Tucson. You can park anywhere, or avoid the hassle and take the new streetcar, and explore on your own for a full day of local food and beverages. Have breakfast on the…

Osiris-REx Launch Party! Off to Bennu

We’ve partnered with the University of Arizona and Time in Cosmology Center to bring the space party downtown for the launch of OSIRIS-REx. Join us on the Hotel Congress plaza on Thursday, September 8 for an evening of space fun for the whole family: Watch the launch live inside the hotel 4:07 p.m. sharp View a…