Tucson Originals unveils summer deals

2013-05-30T00:00:00Z 2013-05-30T14:20:25Z Tucson Originals unveils summer dealsCathalena E. Burch and Hannah Gaber Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Most of the traditional summertime deals from Tucson Originals restaurants kicked in on Monday.

Now you can score two-fer deals, or discounted entrees, as an enticement to dine locally at a time when dining out tends to taper off.

Most specials end Labor Day weekend.

• Bluefin Seafood Bistro,

7053 N. Oracle Road, www.bluefintucson.com: Grab a mallet and enjoy a 1-pound steamed Maine lobster with drawn butter, Texmati rice and coleslaw for $20.13 (subject to change). Closed July 3-9.

• Dakota Café & Catering,

6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, www.dakotacafetucson.com: "Dakota World Tour 2013" featuring a rotating monthly menu that draws on cuisines from around the world June 7-Sept. 7.

• Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails, 135 S. Sixth Ave. www.downtownkitchen.com: Spotlight on cuisines from downtowns around the globe, including Seoul, South Korea; Havana, Cuba; Marrakesh, Morocco; and Mumbai, India. Regular menu also available. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m. daily.

• Ghini's French Caffe,

1803 E. Prince Road, www.GhinisCafe.com: two signature Eggs Provençal with two mimosas for $20.

• Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro, 5845 N. Oracle Road, www.gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com: Eggs Benedict (served all day) or sandwiches for two, $20. Closed Mondays.

• Jonathan's Cork,

6320 E. Tanque Verde Road, www.jonathanscork.com: Weekly dinner special for $15 featuring stuffed chicken, pork chop or seafood entrees.

• Kingfisher,

2564 E. Grant Road, www.kingfishertucson.com: 19th Annual Road Trip features menus from different regions of the country. Closed July 3-9.

• Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way, www.lodgeonthedesert.com: $20 three-course dinners.

• Monkey Burger, 47 N. Sixth Ave. or 5350 E. Broadway, monkeyburgerrestaurant.com: Burgers for two - two burgers, fries and soft drink for $22.

• Pastiche Modern Eatery, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., www.pasticheme.com: Two-course dinner for $20 and wine specials.

• Renee's Organic Oven,

7065 E. Tanque Verde Road, reneesorganicoven.com: a glass of wine, any small pizza and a slice of flourless chocolate cake for $20. Closed July1-11.

• Rocco's Little Chicago, 2707 E. Broadway, www.roccoslittlechicago.com: Large thin-crust cheese pizza and six breadsticks or a double house salad for $20.

• Venice Restaurant & Pizzeria, 7848 E. Wrightstown Road, www.7848venice.com: Happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. daily features drink specials. Daily food specials begin at 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Acacia daily deals

Acacia Real Food & Cocktails, at 3001 E. Skyline Drive, is celebrating summer with daily specials that begin at 4 p.m.:

• Taco Tuesdays in the lounge: three tacos and a beer, $5.

• Burger Wednesdays in the lounge: half-pound burger or cheeseburger with fries, $6.

• Half-price wine Thursdays, selected wine bottles, prices vary.

• Paella Fridays: paella for two, includes a glass of red or white sangria for each, $30.

Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 232-0101.

Cathalena E. Burch and Hannah Gaber

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