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Club Congress Wants Your Tucson Rock N’ Roll History for a Museum Commemorating Their Thirty-Year Anniversary

  TUCSON, AZ (June 8, 2015) Club Congress has been the epicenter of Tucson’s music scene for thirty years and they are celebrating their success by including Tucsonans and their rock n’ roll history. Their vision was to create an interactive community driven exhibit devoted to the music of the past half-century.  With the goal…

The Battle for the Best BBQ is About to Begin at Southern Arizona’s Inaugural Smokin’ Showdown

TUCSON, AZ (June 8, 2015) Let the sizzle and the smoke tantalize your senses at the Southern Arizona’s Inaugural Smokin’ Showdown benefiting the Steele Children’s Research Center. Nothing is more like summer than barbeque and the Hotel Congress has invited seven local restaurants to battle for the best brisket and title of Old Pueblo’s Pitmaster….

ART IN THE LOBBY – SALVADOR DURAN

What We Will Get By Salvador Duran   Exhibition Duration: May 27th – July 22nd Artist Reception: May 30th from 6 to 8 p.m.   The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery is excited to host local artist and resident musician Salvador Duran. He will showcase his stunning painting series What We Will Get, which magnifies mourning…

Clooney Tequila Makes An Appearance In Tucson

Matt Russell, Special to Inside Tucson Business So there I was, enjoying a lovely Milagro tequila at El Charro Café earlier this week – reposado, of course – when I started hearing George Clooney’s name uttered all around me. I spun around looking for paparazzi in pursuit of the Ray-Banned man, but quickly discovered that…

Agave Fest in Zocalo

by Cristina Manos Mezcal is tequila’s cousin, made from the heart of the maguey plant, a type of agave native to Mexico. The spirit is called the “elixir of the gods” and Hotel Congress is getting ready to celebrate this Earthly gift starting at 6pm on Saturday, May 2 for the seventh year in a…

Roger Clyne’s Mexican Mooshine Tequila Comes to Agave Fest

“Salt and lime are not required,” Dee Felix says. By Kate Selby In 2004, a small batch of Mexican Moonshine was bottled for a test run at the Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers‘ Circus Mexicus music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico. All 1,000 bottles sold out over the festival weekend. A few years later, official paperwork…

Hotel Congress Wins Best Breakfast Dish at the Arizona Foodist Awards

Hotel Congress Wins Best Breakfast Dish at the Arizona Foodist Awards POSTED BY HEATHER HOCH ON FRI, APR 24, 2015 AT 12:30 PM Hotel Congress Have you tried this well-loved Cup Cafe dish yet? Last night in Tempe, the Arizona Foodist Awards announced their winners among the list of 2015 nominations. Hotel Congress’ Cup Cafe…

Hotel Congress, Janos Wilder Team Up For Agave Dinner Benefit

By Theresa Delaney on April 23, 2015@theresadelaney To kick off the 7th Annual Agave Fest, Hotel Congress will team up with Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails’ Janos Wilder to host an Agave Dinner Friday, May 1. The exclusive fundraising dinner will benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH, whose mission is to preserve the traditional agricultural community. Guest Chef Janos Wilder has crafted a…

Earth Day 2015!

Happy Earth Day 2015! Hotel Congress strives’ for sustainability in our business and our efforts were recognized in 2012 by the City of Tucson as one of the Most Effective Recycling Businesses. With improvements in technology Hotel Congress has been able to upgrade their systems to: – Save 1 million gallons of water over a 7 year…

The 7th Annual Agave Fest Reaches New Heights

Agave Fest seeks to expand tequila lovers’ horizons through expert seminars, normally unattainable mezcals, a fundraising dinner for Native Seeds/SEARCH by Janos Wilder, and more. By Kate Selby Hotel Congress held the first Agave Fest in 2009. Now in its seventh year, Agave Fest has expanded from a Tucson-focused event to an international collaboration and celebration…