Ghini’s tweaks
Friday night menu

Ghini’s French Cafe serves dinner one night a week, so you can count on chef/owner Coralie Satta  to pull out all the stops on her French-inclined menu.

On Friday, she will introduce a few new items, including roasted beef marrow served with tender baby greens; beer-braised roast beef sitting atop pane crustito dressed with grilled onions and Parmesan, and lemon garlic shrimp and grits splashed with wine.

Satta this week also unveiled a new breakfast menu that includes the Forestier omelette made with fresh baby spinach, mushroom, garlic and feta. Breakfast offerings include classic French fare including the classic croque monsieur grilled sandwich made with or without a sunny side fried egg on top, and French toast with Nutella and whipped cream or with hot buttered apple rum. Breakfast runs about $9 and dinner entrees run $10 to $13.

Ghini’s, 1803 E. Prince Road, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. On Fridays, it opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.; dinner is served from 3 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

Wear soccer jersey and get free food

McDonald’s restaurants throughout Tucson are tipping their soccer balls to fans with its annual “Soccer Jersey Day.”

Wear a soccer jersey into a participating Tucson McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday, and by buying an Egg White Delight McMuffin, you’ll get a second one free.

McDonald’s has hosted “Soccer Jersey Day” since 2011 and has helped raise $40,000 for the Arizona Youth Soccer Association, the state’s largest youth soccer organization.

Free cookies Saturday at Copper Creek party

If you’re a fan of cookies and the great outdoors, you’ll want to head over to Copper Creek Cookies & Fresh Catering in Marana.

The cookie shop is holding a parking-lot party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its store, 4229 W. Ina Road at North Old Father Road.

The cookies are free and they will have activity tables set up so you can decorate cookies. The catering side of the business also will have deals on meals, including their bacon cheeseburger sliders, hot dogs, chili, jambalaya and chicken and dumplings.

Copper Creek Cookies has been around for more than nine years, about five of those years at their Ina Road location.

Chocolate Tasting
in Bisbee is here again

Bisbee’s professional and amateur bakers donate cookies, candies, truffles, cakes and other treats for this event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

A $10 donation lets you pick six of those treats. There will also be complimentary tea, water and coffee — roasted locally and donated by the Bisbee Coffee Co. Or, for an additional cost, opt for a glass of wine.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, this year’s event will be the second year at Central School on 43 Howell Ave., right up the hill from the Copper Queen Hotel. The event, which draws people from Tucson and Scottsdale, outgrew the Copper Queen Library a couple of years ago.

The tasting coincides with Bisbee After 5, a monthly art walk in which the Main Street galleries and other shops stay open later. Free horse and wagon rides will be offered to the tasting until 8 p.m. with regular pickup at Screaming Banshee Pizza, 200 Tombstone Canyon, and Bisbee’s Table, 2 Copper Queen Plaza.

More info at the Copper Queen Library at 1-520-432-4232 or check the Taste website at

Inger Sandal

Cathalena E. Burch

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.