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Chocolate Dinner Rolls

What a find! At first glance into the breadbasket, they look innocent, like whole wheat. But after you give them a light smear of soft butter, the surprising flavor of chocolate subtly explodes in your mouth, revealing one of the best bread baskets on the Tucson dining scene. Agave's executive sous chef, John Cahill, and pastry chef Stephen Jones were brainstorming when then-lead baker, Andy Du, mentioned that he used to make a steamed soft bun in Taiwan that was chocolate-flavored. After tweaking the recipe, the baked soft chocolate roll was born. Agave is located in the Desert Diamond Casino.

Primavera Cooks Three Restaurants

This month, apprentice and seasoned chefs at Montana Avenue, Elle and Acacia will prepare multi-course dinners for a good cause on Aug. 9, 16 and 30 respectively. The cost for diners is $100 per person, which includes wine, tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact David at 623-5111, ext. 101. Payment should be made in advance to the Primavera Foundation; 70 percent of the donation is tax-deductible.


Weekly reader Neal S. alerted us that the In-n-Out Web site finally lists the first Tucson location as coming soon. By the way, the address is 3711 E. Broadway Blvd. A few months ago, In-n-Out's planning department said it would open in the fall, but so far, actual construction has not yet begun.

Cocktails for Her

Cocktails by Jenn creates a solution for women who want the flavor and sophistication of a cocktail, but also want the portability of beer. Single-serving, premium cocktails with 17 percent alcohol come in juicy flavors--lemon drop, appletini, cosmopolitan and tropical blue lagoon--packaged with color-coordinated mini-straws in a stylish, frosted tote with grosgrain ribbon handle, decorated with a keepsake charm, for $14.99. You can find them at the Beverage House at 6250 N. Oracle Road, 8660 E. Broadway Blvd., and 4231 E. 22nd St.

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