Chances Are It's BBQ
Chances at Stone opened June 28 with a roaring '20s theme at the former Oasis Vegetarian Eatery. Chances serves Carolina-style barbecue using certified Angus beef, slow-cooked smoked meats and freshly baked breads. Owners Allan Cranford and Alfred E. Schmidt also own Road Kill Grill on the UA campus. The sprawling, 198-seat restaurant is across the street from the police department and adjacent to the Arizona Theatre Company. Open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and for Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at 375 S. Stone Ave., 798-2345.
$10 or Less Lunch
Happy 18th anniversary on July 5 to Café Terra Cotta, currently featuring a variety of summer $6, $8 and $10 lunch entrées. Try grilled salmon tacos with sunflower sprouts and chipotle aioli served with black beans ($8) or roasted chicken with minted peach coulis and fried plantains ($10). Mini desserts are $3. Café Terra Cotta is located at 3500 E. Sunrise Drive, 577-8100.
Celebrate the Fourth at North
Enjoy all the fireworks from one vantage point. Feast on panini, sandwiches, salads, desserts and festive holiday cocktails at 2995 E. Skyline Drive, 299-1600.
If high gasoline prices have you moored at home, check out Kingfisher's summer culinary road trip menu. From June 29 to July 19, you can eat the Midwest from a menu of Kit Carson's wife's turkey soup, Minnesota walleye, pan-fried lake fish, chicken pot pie and German chocolate cake. Further road trips go down South (July 20-Aug. 4), back East (Aug. 5-18) and to California/Hawaii (Aug. 19-Sept. 5). Buy five road trip entrées and get the sixth free. Kingfisher's is located at 2564 E. Grant Road, 323-7739.
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Rattle the night away with crazy karaoke, then wrap your mouth around spicy rattlesnake eggs at the Old Pueblo Grille's northwest location on Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Located at 7401 N. LaCholla Blvd. in the Foothills Mall, 297-1999.