Happy Hour Is King
During summer, our favorite meal of the day becomes the happy hour. At Kingfisher Bar & Grill, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight, you can chill out with half-priced steamed mussels, littleneck clams and grilled or chilled shrimp, along with Pacific Northwest oysters for a buck and $2 off wine, draft beers, martinis and well drinks. Life is good at 2564 E. Grant Road, 323-7739.
Food Safety and Cleanliness Awards
The Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association (ARHA) Southern Chapter announced the 2004 Gold Plate Award winners for food safety and cleanliness. Criteria include current member status of ARHA, and the past four inspections must have been deemed excellent by the Pima County Health Department. The winners were El Charro Café, Biscuits Country Café, Mama Louisa's, Delectables, La Fuente, Ironwood Terrace, the Gold Room at Westward Look and On Deck Deli.
Memorial Day Fireworks
In lieu of the frequent drought-induced lack of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Westward Look Resort will offer entertainment and a poolside barbecue from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, with fireworks at 9 p.m. Patrons who have reservations at the restaurant or the poolside barbecue are welcome to take full advantage of the resort for swimming, nature trails, touring the Chef's Garden, panoramic views and stargazing through the high-powered telescope. Feast on burgers, jumbo hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, potato salad, watermelon, cookies, ice cream and lemonade. Bring chairs or blankets for picnic-style seating. Prices are $25 per person, including tax and gratuity, $12.50 for children 12 and under; children under 3 are free. Call 297-1151 for more information.
Tuesdays Are Date Night
At Elle, a wine country restaurant, Tuesdays are the original date night. Enjoy a three-course dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, for only $39.95. Elle is located at 3048 E. Broadway Blvd. at Country Club Road. To make reservations, call 327-0050.