The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen in Tucson

January 1, 2013 brought a new year, new resolutions, and a new Tucson restaurant! The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen offers high quality comfort foods reminiscent of hunting, fishing, and skiing lodges. The one-of-a-kind restaurant is Chef Aaron May’s latest Tucson creation. The Lodge has done major renovations to the former My Big Fat Greek Restaurant space [...]

Chef Aaron May puts his stamp on Renegade burger

Chef Aaron May must have motorized wheels on his kitchen clogs, considering how he manages to move among so many restaurants (think Praying Monk in Scottsdale, Over Easy in Phoenix and Scottsdale, the Lodge in Scottsdale, May’s Counter Chicken & Waffles in Tucson, among others). Now, he is consulting at Renegade Tap and Kitchen — [...]

Tucson’s Lodge Sasquatch opens New Year’s Day

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen, Phoenix chef Aaron May’s second Tucson restaurant, will open Jan. 1 at Foothills Mall in the former My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. May began an extensive $500,000 renovation of the 6,500-square-foot building in early December, creating a log-cabin chic ambiance. The Lodge Sasquatch takes its inspiration from May’s Scottsdale bar/restaurant The [...]

Aaron May Dishes About Why He Pisses People Off and Describes His Last Supper (You’ll Love the Dessert)

This is part two of my interview with Aaron May, chef-partner of Praying Monk, Over Easy, The Lodge, Mabel’s on Main and May’s Counter in Tucson. If you missed part one, where May talks about whether he’s a chef, a restaurateur or a party boy — and what I learned (full disclosure) in a year [...]

Your Burger Prayers Have Been Answered

Do you know who Pat LaFrieda is? Well lucky for us, Aaron May does. May is more than well aware of the rockstar status that LaFrieda has achieved in the butcher world, and if you know May, he loves his meats. “When I was designing the burger at Praying Monk, and the opportunity to serve [...]

Aaron May’s Praying Monk in Scottsdale Plays Out Like a Punk Rock Show

If a restaurateur could be likened to a music genre, then chef Aaron May is punk rock. The well-known Valley chef and restaurateur does what he wants, the way he wants to, and with zero apologies. And his newest venture, Praying Monk, in Old Town Scottsdale, plays out like a punk rock show. The scene [...]

Sasquatch sited at Foothills Mall

Phoenix chef Aaron May is giving himself another excuse to spend time in Tucson. As early as January, May plans to open The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen in the old My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Foothills Mall. May has submitted his plans for the building to Pima County and once the county signs off, he [...]