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Frozen yogurt: It's your choice

Frozen yogurt: It's your choice

You're like a kid in a candy store. Literally.

July 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Review: Spain and Peru meld well at Jasper

Review: Spain and Peru meld well at Jasper

Spanish meets Peruvian fusion at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar. The foothills eatery already had cultivated a reputation for satisfying brunches, and it now also serves tapas and large plates.

June 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sundays on the Strip pitching Sausage Fest

Dads have some fun options at the next Sundays on the Strip.

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Author, UA professor offers summer reading picks

Adele Barker wrote "It's Not Quite Paradise" (Beacon Press, 2010), a memoir of her life in Sri Lanka.

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Summer delight - reading

Summer delight - reading

Summer reading conjures up thoughts of sand, the ocean and a really comfy chair. When it comes to Tucson, two out of three aren't bad.

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Hot Rod Cafe will fill you up fast

Granddaughter Lucy McIntosh cooks. Daughter Deanie Burris manages. Grandma Madonna Toia owns Don's Hot Rod Shop next door.

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Under $30: Hot Rod Cafe has pedal to metal

Under $30: Hot Rod Cafe has pedal to metal

It's all family at Hot Rod Cafe, even if you're not actually "family." On two recent visits, everyone seemed to know each other, giving the diner a "Cheers"-like vibe. You immediately feel at home at the spacious, bright restaurant.

June 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mixology boot camp trains cocktail do-it-yourselfers

Mixology boot camp trains cocktail do-it-yourselfers

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is starting a Mixology Boot Camp.

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Bread raises the sandwich

Half the allure of a sandwich is the bread on which it rests.

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Your drinks guide meal at OM event

It's a wine dinner with a twist.

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Hit Hi Corbett Field for rummage sale

Find your own treasure this weekend at this year's Junior League of Tucson Rummage Sale.

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Review: Food at Pita Jungle pleases

Review: Food at Pita Jungle pleases

When we first walked into the new Pita Jungle, we were pleasantly surprised by the fun, modern decor and the overall classiness of the place.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Club Crawl now more 'important' than ever

Club Crawl now more 'important' than ever

The musical free-for-all that is Club Crawl has become Very Important. For the first time, 500 VIP passes will be sold at $20 apiece in advance to crawlers who want to kick it up a notch Saturday when 80-plus acts play on 29 stages at what organizers call Tucson's largest music festival.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Empire Pizza and Pub: The pizza empire of fun

Empire Pizza and Pub: The pizza empire of fun

Empire Pizza and Pub is a saucy new eatery with a happy hour that will genuinely make you happy. You can opt for two-for-one well drinks, wine and beer, two-for-one slices of cheese or pepperoni and any domestic draft for $4 between 4 and 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and all day Sundays.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Cruising Speedway redefined

Cruising Speedway redefined

Sundays on the Strip will harken back to the days when Speedway was Tucson's main drag and cruising the street was the place to be seen by all your friends. Starting at noon Sunday, at least five restaurants and bars are teaming up to offer weekly specials and entertainment along Speedway.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Hana Tokyo opens on SW side

Hana Tokyo Japanese Restaurant and Bar has opened this week in Spectrum Plaza near Harkins Theatre.

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Savory cocktails with kick

Savory cocktails with kick

Super-sweet drinks are so '80s and '90s. Nowadays, it's all about cocktails with a kick. Bartenders throughout Tucson are adding heat to their drinks. "I think with the move to more culinary cocktails, bartenders have embraced the spicy side of things," said Andrew Record, the 26-year-old ge…

March 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Discover downtown dining

Discover downtown dining

Check out our guide to eating your way through downtown. We point out whether restaurants serve breakfast, lunch or dinner; offer outdoor dining or entertainment; if they accept reservations; serve alcohol; and what days they're open. We sorted them by very general categories, including a ca…

March 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Lord of sandwiches opens Melt

Melt: A Sandwich Joint has debuted in a space that's housed sandwich shops for decades.

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The Shanty pours true to Irish spirit

The Shanty pours true to Irish spirit

The Shanty is known as a bar that serves beers from around the world.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Scavenger-hunt bike ride returns

It's nice when being clever can help you win a race.

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'Roach coach' street ministry proceeds benefit the hungry

A new mobile food unit, à la roach coach, has come to midtown Tucson.

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Bone-in stakes its claim

Bone-in stakes its claim

With the start of rodeo week, add one more steakhouse to try. The Bone-In Steakhouse opened in September on the far east side in a building that has housed a steakhouse of some sort for more than 40 years.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sharing dishes we love

Sharing dishes we love

Every restaurant has its signature dish. The chicken and waffles at Mays Counter. The Pot au Feu at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails. The Plato Poca Cosa at Cafe Poca Cosa. There are hundreds of items we'd love to order any day in Tucson, but we're sharing a few of our favorites here.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Art After Dark lights Friday at TMA

Experience art after hours Friday at a new all-ages bimonthly event called Art After Dark at the Tucson Museum of Art.

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It's never too early to open Mama's

Despite opening Dec. 3, Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue is throwing a grand-opening bash on Saturday.

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He's the go-to guy for Arizona wines

He's the go-to guy for Arizona wines

Tucsonans will soon be able to sample Arizona wines they previously had to drive all over the state to taste.

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Morsels: This week's Tucson restaurant news

Morsels: This week's Tucson restaurant news

Birthday deal for all

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Writing helps Gunn unlock life's mysteries

Writing helps Gunn unlock life's mysteries

For Elizabeth Gunn, crime does pay.

January 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Vitello's worth the drive

Vitello's worth the drive

Vitello's, at 15930 N. Oracle Road, is quite a hike from central Tucson, but it's a drive worth taking for reasonably priced, good Sicilian and Northern Italian fare and that friendly, appreciative service.

January 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Changes create opportunities

Changes create opportunities

Change is good. It's just so darn difficult. In today's stories, you'll meet two individuals and a family that embraced change. You'll see how and why they did it - and maybe get some ideas of your own.

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Ex-CPA adds up several fulfilled dreams

Ex-CPA adds up several fulfilled dreams

While Tom Carpenter toiled as a CPA, he realized something didn't add up.

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Best gift list is a wine list

Best gift list is a wine list

Even for the person who has everything, you usually can't go wrong giving a bottle of wine. What bottle to get can be a mystery, however. So we decided to ask the experts about what wines to buy for certain types of people.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Janos Cooking School back in session Jan. 15

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Buy experiences rather than stuff

Buy experiences rather than stuff

Maybe you've always wanted to float alongside a sea turtle. Or to learn how to paint a landscape. Or tickle the ivories. Whether it's scuba diving or taking piano lessons, learning a new skill is a great gift for yourself or others.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Sleigh full of local dining deals

It's gift card season again, but this year it's different - in a good way.

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Under $30: Fresh-flavored pizza, pasta flow at friendly Dry River Co.

Under $30: Fresh-flavored pizza, pasta flow at friendly Dry River Co.

Along busy North Kolb Road lies an oasis of quality pizza, pasta and beer.

November 25, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cheer on all the cyclists

Cheer on all the cyclists

University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson presented by Diamond Ventures is the official name. Most of us know it as El Tour de Tucson. Now in its 28th year, the ride starts shortly after sunrise on Saturday.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Drop in for some bull

Drop in for some bull

Despite the name, no animals will be dropped, or otherwise harmed, in the upcoming Cow Drop Raffle, a new fundraiser in Marana. To be more precise, a bull is the star of this attraction. And he will be let loose to wander in an arena where up to 8,000 numbered squares will be marked off.

November 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cruelty-free cosmetics, vegan fare share spotlight

Animal lovers and vegetarians unite Sunday for a cruelty-free cause.

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All things koi showcased next weekend

All things koi showcased next weekend

Ten grand for a fish seems like an awful lot of cash, but a highly bred koi can fetch that price - or even more.

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Thanksgiving dining!

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Retooled and ready to serve

Retooled and ready to serve

After a retooling this summer, Metropolitan Grill reopened in August with a brightened interior and menu offering smaller, lower-priced portions and a greater selection of locally grown, vegan and gluten-free dishes. "America's Kitchen" also has been added to the name of the restaurant, one …

November 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cider is back from archives of history

Cider is back from archives of history

It's not quite baseball and apple pie, but brisk weather brings football, comfort food and the crisp flavors of hard cider. When discussing cider, however, some use the word incorrectly to mean unprocessed apple juice.

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Empire Ranch open house to celebrate cowboy ways

Branding, rope making and border collies working sheep will be just a few of the draws at Saturday's roundup and open house at the historic Empire Ranch near Sonoita.

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Fired up for the Clay Olympics

Fired up for the Clay Olympics

There might not be medals for the winners, but the Clay Olympics is a great way to "kiln" time. Sponsored by the Tucson Clay Co-op, the Oct. 30 event is open to anyone interested in trying their hand at throwing the tallest, widest or largest-volume pot.

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Ric’s Cafe: Jack Ahern

Ric’s Cafe: Jack Ahern

Jack Ahern, pictured with Marley, left, and Bear, is the executive chef at Ric's Cafe. He and his wife, Lorna, bought the Foothills-area restaurant in June 2001.

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Retro and refreshing

Retro and refreshing

Maybe it's the recession. Maybe it's nostalgia. Whatever the reason, Pabst Blue Ribbon - or PBR, as it's affectionately called - is making a comeback.

October 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Wilder dubs eatery Downtown Kitchen

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Philanthropy month at Pastiche returns

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