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Tucson Restaurant News: Soul Food, Coffee, Military Wine Tasting

Tucson restaurant news

New: Auntie Dora’s Porch
This new soul food joint which opened June 21, replaces Molly G’s at 903 E. Fort Lowell Road. The Porch opens weekdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. serving heaping portions of stick-to-your-ribs food. For hearty breakfasts think make-your-own omelets, grits, steak and eggs, wings and waffles with gravy.  Then there’s the country-style breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, grits, and gravy. In the country after breakfast people went out into the fields and did hard labor. After this big breakfast, you better not go home and take a nap; 888-2772.

Coming soon: Avenue Coffee
Coffee’s On is gone but Avenue Coffee will soon be opening in its place at 2502 N. Campbell. According to Twitter, you’re revolutionizing coffee. How?

Taking off a few days
Before heading out over the next week or so, be sure to check if your favorite local restaurants are open. Some are and some aren’t. The ones that I know that will be closed for a long weekend or short week are Kingfisher Bar & Grill, Jax Kitchen, Feast, and Pastiche.

Wines tastings of note:

Military with I.D. taste free
Calling all military whether active duty or retired. CataVinos invites to you a free wine tasting July 2, 3, and 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Everyone else is invited too for $10 (or $8 when purchasing a bottle of wine). Taste six wines plus nibbles. The wines for these three days will be big wines that pair well with good ole BBQ.

America, the beautiful wines
On Friday, July 3, taste blended wines from American wineries from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Pastiche. Quantities of the wines are limited so don’t be late; once they’re gone, they’re gone. The cost is $5 per person, and the quality of the wines will dictate the number of varieties available to taste.

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