Thunder Canyon offers penny pints

Time to dig Aunt Maude's winter wonderland Christmas sweater out of the box in the attic.

For the second year in a row, Thunder Canyon Brewery is offering a pint of any of its own homemade beers for a penny to patrons willing to wear their own ugliest sweaters.

The deal is good from 5 p.m. until close tonight at the Foothills Mall restauratn-brewery, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Call 797-2652 for more information.

Gerald M. Gay

Season's eatings at Firebirds

Firebirds is offering some seasonal specials to make the holidays yummier. On the menu: a lobster-spinach queso dip ($10.95); prime rib and lobster dinner ($35, $38), chile rubbed salmon ($22) and chocolate mousse cake ($7.50).

You've got until Jan. 14 to try everything out. Firebirds is in La Encantada at East Skyline Drive and North Campbell Avenue

Kristen Cook

NW Lodge Sasquatch opens New Year's

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 ambience. The Lodge Sasquatch takes its inspiration from May's Scottsdale bar/restaurant The Lodge, including swiping its Sasquatch burger - a bacon cheeseburger stacked between two grilled cheese sandwiches. But Lodge Sasquatch is more family-friendly, with a menu that includes comfort foods like prime rib and beer-braised brats.

The Lodge Sasquatch will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

This is May's second Tucson restaurant. He co-owns the 2-year-old May's Counter Chicken & Waffles at 2945 E. Speedway near Country Club Road.

Cathalena E. Burch

Seen in passing ...

A Jimmy John's sandwich shop is coming soon to the former Chuy's Mesquite Broiler, at 6310 E. Tanque Verde Road. The building has undergone a substantial remodel.

That outdoor waterfall? Gone.

Inger Sandal