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Tucson restaurant news:RumRummer,Server Olympics Fundraiser

Tucson restaurant news…it’s busier than ever

RumRunner Anniversary Celebration
Join RumRunner to wrap up “Year 2” at their new location at 3131 E. First Street on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from noon until 6 p.m. Enjoy complimentary sampling all day of tapenades, imported cheeses, gazpacho shots, olive tasting, Vosage haut chocolate and 2 to 4 p.m. wine tasting. Receive 20 percent off all wines, sale wines, collectible wines, spirits, liqueurs, beer, cheese and gourmet items. Have fun. 326-0121

2009 Server Olympics Fundraiser
RA Sushi and La Encantada Shopping Center hosts the 2009 Server Olympics on Sunday, August 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. This fun event will help raise funds and food donations for Tucson’s Community Food Bank. Waitstaff from Armitage Wine Lounge & Cafe, Bluepoint, Firebirds, NoRTH, RA Sushi, Tavolino will demonstrate their prowess in the tray race, corkscrew challenge, check relay, and table clearing competitions. Enjoy live music, rock on, cheer your favorite servers, and sample beer and wine. The cost is $5 or 5 cans of food to enter the sampling tent. The event takes place in the valet circle. Call 615-3970 for more info.

 Prickly Pear Festival Fundraiser
On Saturday August 29, EMVIA (Education, Mentoring, Visually Impaired Association) hosts their new signature prickly pear harvest event from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Rillito Downs. Admission costs $5/person; children under 11 are free. Admission includes a free soda, margarita, or beer…for adults of course. On hand will be live music, prickly pear foods and memorabilia, arts & crafts, a jumping castle for the kids and more.

Gelato Magician
Wonder what Frost Gelato is up to? They have the gelato magician performing at Frost at La Encantada Shopping Center on Friday August 28 from 5 to 9 p.m (2905 Skyline Drive); Frost at Casas Adobes Plaza on Saturday August 29 from 3 to 8 p.m. (7131 N. Oracle Rd 85704); and Frost at Tanque Verde Place on  Sunday August 30 from 3 to 8 p.m. (7301 E. Tanque Verde across from Udall Park). I like to think that I’m a gelato magician because I eat it and it disappears. 

Coming Soon: Wine tasting will be coming soon to Trader Joe’s locations.

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  1. Love to sit at RumRunner bar,with a glass of wine and a free-range chicken dish, watching or chatting with other diners. Was in the old place and now enjoy the new location. This is a great local restaurant, and I wish it much success.

  2. Here’s a note from the organizers of Server Olympics:

    Hi Karyn,

    Thank you for running the “Server Olympics” event information on your blogs last week!

    We had a great turnout, despite the huge storm that interrupted the event for a little while. We collected 1,288 pounds of food for Community Food Bank, which translates to more than 1,000 meals. We also collected $654 in monetary donations, which will allow the food bank to distribute $5,886 worth of food to Tucson’s hungry.

    Thanks again for your continued support,


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