Arizona Restaurant week

2013-09-26T11:52:00Z Arizona Restaurant weekBy Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A handful of Tucson restaurants are among more than 150 participating in the 2013 Arizona Restaurant Week, which runs through Sunday.

Throughout the week, restaurants offer dining deals to encourage folks to try new restaurants.

The Tucson restaurants and the deals:

Acacia Real Food & Cocktails, 3001 E. Skyline Drive. $40 for three courses including a main course of grilled rib chop or Berkshire pork.

Blanco at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. $30 per couple for a shared appetizer and dessert and two entrees.

North Italian Farmhouse, 2995 E. Skyline Drive. $30 for three courses with entree choices that include grilled pork tenderloin or Scottish salmon.

Wildflower, 7037 N. Oracle Road. $30 for three courses that include entree choice of chicken curry, beer-battered cod, chicken and dumplings or Steelhead salmon.

Proper, 300 E. Congress St. $30 for three courses including an Ahi tuna entree and lamb crepinette as an appetizer.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 2985 E. Skyline Drive. $30 for three courses with entrees including choice of grilled grouper or chipotle chicken and jumbo lump- crab cake appetizer.

Union Public House, 4340 N. Campbell Ave. $30 for three courses that includes fish and chips or goat flatbread as entree choices.

Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails, 10000 N. Oracle Road. $30 gets you three courses paired with margaritas, including the barrel cactus margarita during the main course.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 7635 N. Oracle Road. $30 per couple gets a shared appetizer or dessert, and two salads and two entrees.

The Keg Steakhouse, 12005 N. Oracle Road. $30 includes choice of salad, entree and dessert.

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. $30 for three courses that includes choice of roasted or beer-marinated chicken as entrees and a Saigon chocolate mousse for dessert.

Feast, 3719 E. Speedway. $40 includes three courses chosen from the menu.

Saint House Rum Bar gets honey of a mention

This is probably a record for a Tucson restaurant: Five weeks after opening, Saint House Rum Bar downtown is featured in a national magazine.

Esquire magazine asked Saint House bar manager Karl Goranowski to share a recipe for a cocktail that included honey as a sweetener for the issue that went online last week. It’s National Honey Month, after all. What better way to fete the nectar of the bees than through the art of cocktailing?

Goranowski gave them his recipe for “53 for the S.P.” — the name honors a patron whose recently deceased father clocked in 53 years for Southern Pacific — which uses Appleton Estate White Rum. The drink isn’t on Saint House’s menu, but you can order it.

If you’re a fan of honey drinks, Saint House uses it on the Airmail, which employs Angostura 5 Year Aged Rum, lemon juice, honey syrup and dry sparkling wine to create something akin to a champagne cocktail.

Saint House Rum Bar, which serves a Caribbean-influenced menu, is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight; it’s open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@azstarnet.com or 573-4642.

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