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Tucson Restaurant News: Free, Coming, Happy

More Tucson Restaurant News

Free Root Beer Float
Today – June 3 – Sonic Drive-Ins in Tucson are giving away a free root beer float from 8 p.m. to midnight, tonight only. This was advertised on TV last night. I love root beer floats. Zin Burger makes a delicious one too but theirs are not free.

Coming Soon to Downtown
The Uptown Bistro is coming soon to downtown. (What courage downtown restaurants have!) Uptown Bistro will occupy the former Monkey Box space on Stone across from the library. That’s all I know for now but will uncover more. If you have any inside info, please email me. Thanks to P. for the tip.

Happy Hour at Jax Kitchen
One of my favorite restaurants and a winner of three categories in Best of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Culinary Awards is Jax Kitchen which now as a happy hour, which just may tempt me to drive from midtown to Oracle Road. Happy Hour will run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the bar and “farm” table area.  Specials include $2 off Jax house cocktails and select wines by the glass; pitchers of house made red sangria ($17); as well as those must-have cheese puffs* ($3), homemade fries ($4), trio of bar nuts ($5), white bean hummus with home-made crackers ($7), hanger steak meatballs ($8), mussels and fries ($10) and the daily antipasto plate ($11). This sounds like dinner to me!

*To the best of my knowledge, nobody else in Tucson does cheese puffs. They are nowhere like the screaming orange cheese puffs you get in the bag. Jax cheese puffs are served warm, light as a pillow, almost like popovers, topped with extra cheese.

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  1. Karyn -Great news about new Bistro coming to Monkey Box space downtown. I enjoyed Monkey Box (peanut butter & jelly late night and cheese plate)….wishing new bistro lots of luck. If I hear anything about it I will let you know.

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