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Tucson dining news: empty bowl luncheon, caramel apples, greyhounds

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Here’s a few food-related events to munch on…

T.G.I. F. – Caramel Apples
The oddest thing happened last Friday morning except I forgot to write about it until now. I woke up thinking about caramel apples. I had not thought about or eaten caramel apples for  probably 30 years. About four hours later, I received a press release from Missy at ProVentures announcing caramel apples every Friday at Maynards Market.  That was frighteningly bizarre. Maybe I can wake up thinking about six numbers and then go buy a lottery ticket. It couldn’t hurt.

But back to caramel apples — Every Friday beginning October 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – you can build your own gourmet caramel apples for only $3.  Toppings for either Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples include luscious hot caramel and a selection of locally grown nuts. (I will be there one of these Fridays…dentist be damned.)

Books Signing for Greyhound Rescue
Okay, it’s not exactly food related unless you like Blue Dog Bakery biscuits (actually I’ve bitten into one and they’re not too bad) but greyhounds are my passion and I never miss an opportunity to promote them. Go greyhounds! My friend Edie Jarolim (who happens to also be a food writer/OK, so there’s the food connection) wrote a delightful book called Am I Boring My Dog and will be signing copies at Tucson’s only mystery book store — Clues Unlimited on Saturday, Oct 17 starting at 2:30 p.m. Greyhounds are welcome in the store and 20 percent of the sales goes to Arizona Greyhound Rescue.

Empty Bowl Luncheon
The Kino Sports Complex Community Center will hold this year’s Empty Bowl Luncheon on Thursday, November 5 to benefit the Community Food Bank. Drop by any time between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2805 East Ajo Way.  Participants will receive a beautifully handcrafted ceramic bowl donated by members of the Southern Arizona Clay Artists.  Lunches cost $10 each and include a variety of soups to sample, bread, and a ceramic bowl of your choice to take home as a reminder of hunger in our Tucson community.  Net proceeds from the Empty Bowl Luncheon will go to feeding hungry people in Southern Arizona. For info, please contact Mary Arvizu at 740-4651.

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