The six Ra Sushi locations, including at La Encantada, are donating their profits Friday and Saturday to help the families of the Prescott firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire.


Hotrods Old Vail, the hot-rod-themed restaurant and bar on the far east side, is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday.

The party includes performances by Greg Spivey Band, Johnny Faber & The Roadkings and Giant Blue beginning at 6 p.m. in the parking lot.

Hotrods Old Vail, 10500 E. Old Vail Road, takes the race car theme to the nth degree. The floor has a two-lane black path with a dotted white stripe and the bar is made of fabricated stainless steel that looks like a shimmering chrome bumper sitting atop a giant faux red tool box.

The main attraction: A large picture window in the dining room that looks into a custom hot-rod shop. During business hours, you can catch mechanics putting together and repairing custom rods.

Hotrods was recently contracted to revive a 1923 Case truck and 1936 Buick Coupe, for the Brinton Museum, a former gentleman's working ranch in Big Horn, Wyo.

Hotrods Old Vail opens at 7 a.m. Saturday for breakfast. Details: 202-0987 or