One of the things that catches my eye are the promotions where restaurants are discounting their burgers. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we did that at Terra Cotta. And if I do say so myself, it was a pretty fair Maytag bleu cheese burger with a side of fries for $5 on the happy hour menu.
The latest restaurant to get into the competition is the Mexican food restaurant Zivaz, which is offering an asada burger with aioli, cheese, watercress, onion and tomato. You should know that it’s only available for $5 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 5 p.m., though it can be ordered for a higher price at other times. And, if you want fries, those cost $3 more.
By the way, Acacia at St. Philip’s Plaza has stopped its $5 burger promotion on Wednesdays and instead is offering half-off bottles of wine. They say they might bring back the burger promotion later in the summer.
• Zivaz, 4590 E. Broadway — www.zivaz.com — (520) 325-1234.
Puttin’ on the dog
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will hold its annual Puttin’ on the Dog fundraiser Friday (May 1) on the grounds of Tucson Country Club, 2950 N Camino Principal. This is where local celebrities, accompanied by their pets, model fashions and all the while, guests can munch on hearty hor d’oeuvres provided by member restaurants of Tucson Originals.
Emcees for the event are KOLD 13 news anchor Heather Rowe, KVOA 4 news anchor Martha Vazquez and former radio personality Alan Michaels. The event includes the requisite silent and live auctions, which will feature pet products as well as other items. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $100 or buy them for $125 at the door.
• Humane Society of Southern Arizona — www.hssaz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_POD — (520) 321-3704.
Fox in the hall
Tucson-born restaurateur Sam Fox was inducted into Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame this month. Fox received the Culinary Ambassador Award, presented to “influential industry promoters elevating tourism and hotel and restaurant properties in Arizona.”
Fox’s Wildflower restaurant in Casas Adobes was the launching pad for his Fox Restaurant Concepts. The company, which is now headquartered in Scottsdale, has 27 restaurants in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Kansas and employs more than 1,300 people. Besides Wildflower, Fox restaurants in Tucson are Blanco Tacos & Tequila, Montana Avenue, North, Sauce and Zinburger.
• Fox Restaurant Concepts — http://foxrc.com/index.html
Maynards open house
Maynards Market and Kitchen will have a ribbon cutting and open house from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday (April 28). More than 20 vendors will be on hand offering samples of regional products including salsa, tamales, micro brews and wines. There will also be live music.
• Maynards Market and Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. in the Historic Depot — www.maynardsmarkettucson.com/ — (520) 545-0577.
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