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Tucson restaurant news

Even though the temperature has been 100-plus degrees for the past 21 days, there doesn’t seem to be any slowdown of what’s happening restaurant-wise in Tucson. Some like it hot…

Fiesta de la Musica
El Charro Café has a new Fiesta de la Musica live music series featuring live music every weekend (Friday through Sunday) at El Charro located at 7725 N. Oracle Road. The series will expand over the new few months to include all locations. Call 299-1022 for details.

J Bar Live Music – July 30
The Kevin Pakulis Band is all about solid songwriting and great musicianship. Their music is often referred to as Americana, the no man’s land where the lines between rock, blues and country disappear with strong originals and tasty covers, played hot or sweet tonight from sunset to 10 p.m.

Cocktail Scholarship-corrected
Congratulations to Ciaran Donal, head bartender and beverage director at Barrio Food & Drink who was selected as one of 27 apprentices for the “Trails of the Cocktail” Apprentice Program Scholarship at the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans on July 10. Barrio is located at 135 S. Sixth Avenue, 629-0191.

$1 Shrimp Night
Every Wednesday at Jonathan’s Cork, enjoy $1 shrimp night ($1 per shrimp) prepared any way  – fried, grilled, blackened…in the bar or in the dining room from 3 p.m. to midnight

Wheels & Chips
Taco Bron is hosting a Bike Ride/Poker Game on Saturday August 1. Participants meet at the restaurant at 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road and depart at 12:30 p.m. (better be hydrated) for Mt Lemmon, returning to Taco Bron at 5:30 p.m. for “Bike Night/Poker Game”. For details call 722-4302.

17th Anniversary
Congratulations to Ghini’s French Caffe celebrating its 17th anniversary this month located at 1803 E. Prince Road, 326-9095.

Save August 20
The 4th Avenue tunnel goes live along with the first trolley once again connecting 4th Avenue with downtown which should be a boom to both retail and restaurant areas. The ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m. More info coming soon.

Check out Tucson Originals restaurants for the $20.09 deals.

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