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Chewish Tucson: VinTabla Blowout, Red Sky, Local $20.09 DiningDeals

Tucson restaurant news

Wine Blowout!
VinTabla closed its doors on May 16. Take advantage of their clearing out wine sale blowout, Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, from 1 to 6 p.m.  each day. Receive below-retail pricing on wines and liquor and additional discounts for full case purchases (mixing & matching allowed).

Goodbye Red Sky
What a shock that two Tucson independent restaurants closed during the same weekend. Red Sky closed on May 17. Read the article. I wonder if its sister restaurant Luna Bella will have those beautiful salads that Red Sky did so well.

Let’s Eat Like It’s 2009
Well, it is 2009 and the Tucson Originals have come up with some $20.09 summer deals to keep us eating from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Please embrace locally owned restaurants and include them in your dining out budget.

Here are the $20.09 deals:

Acacia at St. Philip’s
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-0101
www.acaciatucson.com
A Dessert Sampling and selected wine tasting flight. (Tax and gratuity not included, not valid with any other offer or discount)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
 
Barrio
135 S. 6th St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 629-0191
www.barriofoodanddrink.com
Select one Appetizer and one Pasta Dish.
Hours: Monday 11am-9pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 5pm -9pm
 
Blue Willow
2616 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-7577
www.bluewillowtucson.com
2 summer specials:
1. Any Appetizer with a select featured wine.
2. The award winning Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (9″) with dark chocolate icing (Regularly 26.00).
Hours:  Monday-Friday 7am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-9pm

Bluefin Seafood Bistro
7053 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 531-8500
www.bluefintucson.com
“Lobsterfeast,” available for lunch and dinner. Includes Lobster with 2 side dishes and clarified butter. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 11pm
 
Café 54
54 E. Pennington
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-1907
www.cafe54.org
Lunch for Two: your choice of Entrée (no substitutions), fountain drink, iced tea or coffee, and Dessert.
Hours: Monday – Friday 11am-2pm
 
Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon
3001 N. Swan
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-1802
www.chadssteakhouse.com
New York Strip Steak dinner with a glass of wine OR a slice of Cheesecake. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm
 
Cup Café
311 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848
www.hotelcongress.com/cup
Pan seared bone-in Pork chop, with a 3 cheese, roasted pistachio stuffed onion and smashed plantain topped with Montréal spice butter. Includes house salad, non alcoholic beverage and tax. (Gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am-12am
 
Dove Mountain Grill
12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd, Suite 194
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 579-8999
www.dovemountaingrill.com
Choose one Appetizer and Entrée from a special summer menu.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 3pm -9pm (bar menu only until 5pm), Friday & Saturday 3pm-10pm (bar menu only until 5pm)
 
Eclectic Café
7065 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 885-2842
www.eclectic-cafe.com
Select two Warm Salads and 2 fresh-brewed iced teas. This special is for dine-in customers only, and is not valid with any other coupons or special offers. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 8am – 9pm, Sunday 8am – 8pm
 
Eclectic Pizza
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 886-0484
www.eclecticpizza.com
2 summer specials:
1.  2 large 16″ Pizzas with one topping on each
2. 1 medium 12″ Pizza with a limit of five toppings and 2 glasses of organic house wine (excluding Specialty and Supreme pizzas).
Hours: Daily from 11am-9pm

El Charro
311 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 792-9922
www.elcharrocafe.com
Select lunch or dinner for 4 people from the Cinco de Summer Menu (Good from May 5th thru Sept 16th, 2009)
Not valid with any other discounts, coupons, loyalty rewards or “To-Go/Takeout” orders. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm (check website for hours at all locations)
 
Elle, a wine country restaurant
3048 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-0500
www.ellerestaurant.com
Choose up to 9 items from the morsELLEs (small plate) menu and any spirit, glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage priced at $9 or less. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 9:00pm and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.
 
El Parador
2744 East Broadway
Tucson Arizona 85716
(520) 881-2744
www.elparadortucson.com
House Margarita or Imported Beer, Casa Juan Mexican Plate: Chille Relleno, Cheese Enchilada Green Corn Tamale, Rice and Beans, Chips and Salsa, and a Traditional Flan/Burnt Carmel Sauce.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm

Enoteca
58 West Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-0744
Grilled Ribeye Carnival- a 10oz Black Angus grilled Ribeye topped with Tiger shrimp, mushrooms, asparagus and roasted red peppers in a white wine butter sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables and pesto mashed potatoes.
Hours: Monday 11am-2pm, Tuesday thru Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, Closed Sundays.
 
Feast
4122 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 326-9363
www.eatatfeast.com
Two Appetizers and a glass of wine (from a list of selected wines).
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm
 
Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks
2574 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
795-2665
www.frankiescheesesteaks.com
Any 2 Entrees (sandwich or salad) with 1 extra topping each, 1 large order of French fries, 2 fountain drinks (with free refills), and your choice of either 2 Tastykakes OR 1 complete children’s meal.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
 
Janos Restaurant
3770 E Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 615-6100
www.janos.com
Ever-changing sampler menu: Choose one sampler menu from a revolving menu. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5:30pm -9pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-9:30pm
 
 
J BAR
3770 E Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 615-6100
www.janos.com
Two house margaritas and any one Appetizer to share. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5pm-9:30pm
 
 
Jax Kitchen
7286 N. Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 219-1235
www.jaxkitchen.com
Ever-evolving 3 course dinner to include Salad, Entrée and Dessert. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 4pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm -10pm
 
Jonathan’s Cork
6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 296-1631
www.jonathanscork.com
Any Beef or Fish “special of the day” with one of the following: House Salad, Soup or selected Dessert. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Open daily from 5pm-close, Bar Hours: Monday – Saturday 3pm-close, Sunday 5pm-close. “Late night hours” Wednesday – Saturday 10pm-12am
 
Kingfisher, An American Grill                      
2564 E. Grant Rd.    
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 323-7739                  
www.kingfishertucson.com  
The Kingfisher special will correspond with their 16th annual Roadtrip menu, with entrees changing as the different regions of “The Roadtrip” move across the states.  There will be one entree selection on each menu that will be $20.09. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours:  Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm, Late Night – 10pm to 12am; Saturday & Sunday 5pm – 10pm, Late Night – 10pm – 12am
 
Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 325-3366
www.lodgeonthedesert.com
A 3 course dinner, which includes: House Salad, choice of Chicken Marsala or Pasta Primavera and a Dessert Brownie. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Daily from 7am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 7am -10pm
 
Lotus Garden Restaurant
5975 E. Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona
(520) 298-3351
www.lotusgardentucson.com
Prefix Menu for 1. Choose 2 beverages from a select drink list, 2 cups of soup, one “starter”, 2 entrees, and an almond cookie. Includes hot tea. This offer is valid for dine-in customers only.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 11pm

Magpies
4654 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-5977
www.magpiespizza.com
Two medium gourmet Pizzas with 2 toppings.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
(Check website for other locations and hours)
 
 
 Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant
2041 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85728
(520) 790-4702
www.emol.org/mamalouisas
A glass of house wine with their signature, “Joe’s Special” with Soup, Salad Bar and a Cannoli for dessert.
Hours: 7 days a week 11am – 9pm

Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 545-0577
www.maynardsmarket.com
Filet dinner will include a Certified Angus Beef Filet Mignon, wrapped in apple-wood smoked bacon, seared and roasted in a cast iron skillet, with charred onion mashed potatoes, asparagus and maitre d’ hotel butter.
(Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Sunday -Wednesday 5pm – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 12am. Open for lunch 7 days a week, check website for hours, offer only valid during dinner.
 
 
Miguels
5900 N. Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 887-3777
www.miguelstucson.com
Four-course meal includes: Soup, Salad, your choice of Entrée and Dessert (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday – Thursday 3pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 12am-11pm, Sunday 12am – 10pm
 
 Neo of Melaka
1765 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-7815
www.neomelaka.com
Any Salmon Entrée, side of Sautéed Vegetables, and Soup. Call for Hours of operation.

Papagayo
4717 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 577-6055
www.dotucson.com/rest/Papagayo/
Any 2 combo plates and 2 beverages or margaritas for $20.09.
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am – 9pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm

Pastiche Modern Eatery
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-3333
www.pasticheme.com
Baby Greens Salad and Bourbon Glazed Salmon Entrée. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 12am, Saturday & Sunday 4:30 pm – 12am
 
Ric’s Café
5605 E River Rd #121
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 577-7272
All you can eat Baby Back Ribs with two sides and one draft beer.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 10am -8pm
 
 Rio Café
2526 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 323-5003
www.rio-cafe.com
A 3 course dinner to include: Small Starter Salad; (Mix Green or Rio Caesar),
Rio’s Carne a La Mantequilla de  Pasilla (8oz Tender steak grilled and topped with pasilla butter) OR Rio’s Criollo Chicken dinner and Chocolate Mousse for dessert.

Roma Caffe
4140 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 744-2929
www.romacaffe.com
Antipasto salad for two, Garlic Bread and two glasses of house wine.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 3pm-9pm
 
Taco Bron
6910 E.Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 722-4302
www.tacobron.com
Queso Fundido appetizer, a build your own burrito, plus any combo. (Tax and gratuity not included)
Hours: (call for hours)
 
 
Tavolino
7090 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 531-1913
www.tavolinoristorante.com
A salad of your choice, “Orecchiette alla Barese”: orecchiette pasta, italian sausage, broccoli florets, white wine, garlic and parmesan and a dessert of your choice.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm, Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm
 
 
Vila Thai
972 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 393-3489
www.vilathai.com
Select any two Entrées and two Spring Rolls.
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am -9pm, Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 5pm-8pm
 
 
 
Zivaz
4590 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 325-1234
www.zivaz.com
One “Tour de Zivaz” (premier sampler platter) plus two margaritas.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am – 8pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm
 
Tucson Originals Preferred Purveyors $20.09 Specials
 
The Contained Gardener
6152 E. 22nd. St.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 733-3359
www.thecontainedgardener.com
A beautifully unique potted garden gift by The Contained Gardener – delivered (within Tucson city limits) to your home or office. (Tax not included)
 
 
Flavorbank, Spice Market
6372 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 747-5431
www.flavorbank.com
Any four tubes of Flavorbank spices.
Hours: Call for hours

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