Tucson Dining: 15% Tax Relief Lunch

What a great idea — 15% off lunch at Tavolino. Every little bit helps, otherwise, I may have to cry in my beer. Speaking of beer — Tavolino has Moretti beer by the glass. Drinking beer at lunch? I try not to drink an adult beverage until at least 4 pm. But there are always exceptions… Are any other Tucson restaurants having tax dining deals?
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Tucson Fundraiser: Dine out for Safety – April 10

Once a year Tucsonans are asked to eat out and make a difference and the cause is — Dine Out for Safety. When you eat out participating locally-owned restaurants, a portion up to 20% of your check is donated back to support Arizona’s Children Association and Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA). Both organizations work tirelessly across Arizona to end interpersonal and family violence and sexual assault and respond to the needs of those who are affected by violence. Hungry? Check out the participating restaurants: Bluefin Seafood Restaurant Cafe Desta La Cocina Don Pedro’s Peruvian Bistro Kingfisher Pastiche Noble
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Tucson Gem Show Dining

Welcome Gem Show vendors and buyers. Let’s eat, drink, explore, and be satiated. Here are some wonderful independently owned places to eat in and around various gem show venues and in Tucson. Mercado San Agustin Located west of I-10 @ Congress – drop in for French lunch, dinner, and cocktails; La Estrella Bakery for an empanada or Mexican breads, and Taqueria El Pueblito for takeout.  The Thursday Farmers Market happens from 3 to 6 pm. Near TCC Most of downtown dining is near TCC but here are a few of my favorites: Casa Vicente Tucson’s only Spanish restaurant. Everything about
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Tucson Restaurant: Dine out Humane Society So AZ pets

A Tucson restaurant’s generosity helps the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Monday, January 14. from the press release Although normally closed on Mondays, Pastiche Modern Eatery has decided to open its doors from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to help the animals at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., will donate 25 percent of all lunch, dinner and happy hour tabs to help make a bright future for the HSSA! This generous gift will include all wine and take-out orders as well. Happy Hour will run from 4-6 p.m. HSSA Pet
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Tucson: My favorite foodie things 2012

(no particular order) Best new restaurant – UMI-Star – Thank your lucky stars that UMI opened up; they have the best happy hours too with excellent sushi and Japanese street food. Judge at the Tucson Taco Festival  – OMG – more tacos to taste and some were very cleverly executed presentations, washed down with tequila & beer Going away party for one of my favorite people – Jen Duffy. Sat on the well-misted patio of Union Pub House and drank & laughed. Nobody cared that it was 110-degrees in the shade. RA Sushi media dinner – always one of my
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Tucson: Mr. An’s Annual Turkey Drive for Food Bank

Here’s another shining example of how Tucson’s business community helps those in need.  (from the press release) Tucson, Ariz—- The holidays in Tucson wouldn’t be the same without Mr An’s Annual Turkey Drive for the Community Food Bank.  Beginning at 7 am on Friday, December 14, Mr An and friends will be outside the front of Mr An’s on Oracle at Oracle and Rudasill Roads, throughout the day, inspiring everyone to stop in, drop off their turkey, ham or cash donations.  Cash donations are best – the Food Bank’s wholesale purchasing power helps stretch each dollar more than ten times.
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Tucson: Food Events, Restaurants News – September – part 2

September 19 – North Fattoria Italiana Opens NoRTH Restaurant (at La Encantada) has had a makeover and will transform into North Fattoria Italiana. It’s still a Fox Concepts restaurant owned by Tucson’s golden boy Sam Fox. Fattoria means farm in Italian. I’m not sure about that word if people don’t know what it means. Think rustic, made from scratch, fresh. Stay tuned for a review. September 20-23 – Tucson Greek Festival Opa! This is the biggest ever with an extra day featuring a Greek World Market, mouth-watering array of traditional Greek dishes like Souvlaki, Saganaki Flambé, Spanakopita, Baklava, and more,
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Tucson Dining: AZUL at Westin La Paloma

Oh, what a night…great food and wine and lively conversation among foodie friends at AZUL located at Westin’s La Paloma Resort in the fabulous Foothills. I’m not sure why the premier restaurant at La Paloma is called AZUL so I will invent my own legend. AZUL means blue. We’re in the middle of the desert and nowhere near the ocean. Perhaps AZUL is associated with something special in the desert? Or perhaps AZUL conjures images of the Mediterranean lifestyle in the desert? Or from where I was sitting at AZUL, the expansive views revealed vast blue skies and lavishly etched
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Tucson Culinary Altruism

Tucson Culinary Altruism You have to love this town because of all the culinary altruism where restaurants and organizations reach out to help the community. Here are four immediate opportunities. Cooking for the Cure Thursday, July 26 – 6 to 9 p.m. Benefits: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona Tucson’s favorite chefs demonstrate their talents while you foodie voyeurs can learn a few tips, take away recipes, and perhaps sample some food. Hang out in Tucson’s newest commercial kitchen plus sample beer and wine poured by celebrity bartenders. Meet the participating chefs from Renee’s Organic Oven, Boca, Agustin
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Mothers Day at Tucson Restaurants

Tucson dining for Mothers Day Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th.  Don’t wait until the last minute to make a reservation.  Here are some Tucson Originals’ offerings. For more information and a complete list of restaurants, visit Tucson Originals. Acacia Real Food and Cocktails 3001 E. Skyline Dr. Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 232-0101 http://www.acaciatucson.com Acacia will be serving a Champagne brunch buffet featuring a variety of salads, seafood, and other delicious offerings. Priced at $48 for adults and $24 for children ages 5-12, children under 4 are complimentary (not including tax and gratuity). Brunch will be served from 10am-3pm. The
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