Tucson: The Marketplace at Acacia opens October 26by Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 20, 2009, under Life, Specialty Food Market
Chef Albert Hall and his wife Lila Yamashiro, owners of Acacia at St. Philip’s Plaza, are opening “the Marketplace” at Acacia which is located directly north of the restaurant in St. Philip’s Plaza. The new market will offer affordably priced quick service meals and snacks for the River/Campbell neighborhood and beyond.
A limited seating area for approximately 15 people will include a community table and a few intimate tables. As at Acacia, many items will be housemade by the talented kitchen staff from Acacia using local and sustainable products when possible.
Breakfast offerings will feature a changing array of assorted fresh baked pastries plus breakfast burritos and hearty breakfast sandwiches served on house baked English muffins. Other breakfast delights will include the full line of Ausperitea products served iced, hot and/or blended; freshly squeezed juices; and coffee and espresso drinks made in the European tradition using locally roasted Arbuckle’s Coffee. This is sure to become a favorite neighborhood place to read the morning paper over a great cup of coffee and peruse the Farmer’s Markets in the Plaza on the weekends.
Lunch items will be available daily from 11 a.m. A selection of hoagies, muffaletti, paninis, Euro sandwiches, healthy salads and wholesome soups will be offered.
An enticing array of ready-to-grill prime steaks and seafood as well as prepared complete dinners (including salad and dessert) that only require minimal preparation i.e. heating, will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free items will always here and special orders welcomed.
The retail area of the store offers gourmet and hard to find culinary goods as well as some of the special seasonings and ingredients used in the creation of the award winning cuisine at Acacia.
Located at 4340 N. Campbell, Suite 107, The Marketplace at Acacia will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. offering breakfast, lunch and dinner items to go. The Marketplace will also offer full service catering, monthly tasting events, and more. Chef Hall’s cooking classes, scheduled to resume in the fall, will take place in the store. Phone: 520-232-0124.