For St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Tucson’s restaurant altruism never ceases to amaze. For the 11th year in a row, RA Sushi hosts Nicky’s Week from May 25 to 31 at La Encantada where 100 percent of sales from a variety of food and beverage items will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Nicky’s Week was founded in memory of Arizona resident, Nicky Mailliard. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky lost a battle with brain cancer at the young age of 13. He received treatment from St. Jude, and his dream was to one day find a cure for cancer.
The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Sesame Garlic Chicken, and Garlic Citrus Yellowtail, plus a variety of select beverages.
All 26 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the fundraiser. RA Sushi’s Tucson location is at La Encantada: 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, Ariz., 85718. For more information call 520-615-3970, or visit the website
Edie Jarolim, local food/biz/travel writer, editor, and friend has launched a crowd-funding Kickstarter campaign to raise money to finish her hilarious, tell-all travel writing memoir — Getting Naked for Money. Check out her blog and video and considering throwing some green in her direction.
Bluefin Seafood Bistro’s last day is May 24. They are having a sale of furniture, fixtures, art work and some kitchen wares from 9 AM to 4 PM on Thursday, May 28. Cash or checks only.
For Desert Lovers
Do you love great music and sampling new foods? The Desert Museum partners with Tucson Originals restaurants for Desert Delectables Night on Sat. May 30 from 6 – 9 PM. As the sun sets, guests will be treated to a twilight viewing of the gardens, animals and exhibits. Featured musical performers include some of Tucson’s most popular artists representing a variety of styles from classical guitar to flamenco, to jazz including my personal favorite -Duo Vibrato. Check out the specifics and buy your tickets in advance.