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Chewish Tucson: New, Tequila Tasting, Mimosas and Popcorn

New: Desert Rain Cafe
The Sells, Ariz., Desert Rain Café is dedicated to providing delicious and healthy meals that feature traditional Tohono O’odham foods. The Cafe extends TOCA’s ongoing mission to reinvigorate culture, health, and sustainable economic development within the Tohono O’odham Nation and is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the website to view the menu, get directions, see photos and read the blog. 

Tequila Tasting, Wednesday-May 13, J Bar
Del Maguey features a collection of Single Village Mezcals made in the lush, remote mountains, plains, and valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. Each mezcal is named for the village where it is made.  Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcals are twice distilled from 100% mature agave Espadin, unblended and produced in the original, 400-year-old organic, hand-crafted way.
The mezcals will be served with a variety of regional Mexican dishes including Cochinta Pibil with black beans, Oaxacan lamb barbacoa, street vendor’s corn and mushroom tamalitos. The cost is $40/person (does not include tax or gratuity). It starts at 6 p.m. Reservations required by calling 615-6100.
Campy Mother’s Day
My mother has passed on and I’m not a mother at least in the traditional sense but nevertheless want to celebrate the day with other mothers of various ilks. The Loft Cinema is showing All About Eve, a bitchy scandalous film from the 1950’s. Last year they showed George Cukor’s The Women which was an amazing hoot.  Eve promises to be especially fun since they are also selling mimosas. What could be better than mimosas and popcorn?

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