Posts tagged Parish Gastropub
Sex. Religion. Politics. Bacon.

Arizona Daily Star
Yeah, the pork product fits right in as one of those polarizing topics. You love it. Or, you hate it. There's no in-between.

Chef Travis Peters became a full-fledged foodie because of bacon.

Peters - one of the owners of new gastropub The Parish, 6453 N. Oracle Road - remembers watching that '60s TV show "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." as a 7-year-old. The marine misfit made bacon sprinkled with brown sugar and pepper, and his hard-to-please sergeant declared it the best he ever had. Peters tried that trick and hasn't stopped experimenting with bacon yet, as is obvious from The Parish's menu. Bacon's everywhere - in popcorn; wrapped around frog legs; on the burger, of course; and in its fattier, more decadent incarnation, pork belly.

"It's magical, really," Peters says of the stuff.

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With 4 gastropubs in place, 1 on way, a theme builds here

Arizona Daily Star
For The Parish's owner Bryce Zeagler, who ran the French Quarter Cajun restaurant in Tucson for seven years, gastropub was the all-purpose culinary glove for his creative purposes. He and partners Steve Dunn and Travis Peters - both came from Hotel Congress' Cup Cafe, Dunn as manager, Peters as executive chef - transformed the former Game On at 6453 N. Oracle Road from burger-and-beer joint to fine-dining and drinking establishment.

"This is a vehicle for all three of us to share our own flavors," said Zeagler.

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