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· Hot Latin rhythms sizzle at J Bar. Try the summer sampler--salad plus a choice from three entrées--for $12.95. The Wednesday and Thursday night summer-music series takes over the patio from sunset to 10 p.m.; 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; 615-6100; www.janos.com .

· La Placita Café--at 2920 N. Swan Road, No. 131, in Plaza Palomino--offers $1.50 beer and $3 margaritas de casa; 881-1150.

· Terra Cotta brings back the $5 burger in the bar from 4 to 7 p.m., as well as wine Wednesdays, where you can taste three wines for $6 or a bottle of a wine of the week for $20; 3500 E. Sunrise Drive; 577-8100.


Pajama Party at Sweet Tomatoes

Kids 12 and younger wearing pajamas will get a free breakfast (when accompanied by parent or guardian) on Sunday, June 24. Moms and dads can enjoy the Sunday-morning menu--slumber-party style--without the hassle of dressing the kids and rushing them out the door; 4420 N. Stone Ave.; 293-3343; and 6202 E. Broadway Blvd.; 747-3864.


Gelato East

Tucson's best gelato emporium, Frost, plans to open a second location on Tanque Verde Road across from Udall Park in September.


What Primavera Cooked

Primavera Cooks invited me to the Monday, June 11, event at Feast. Going alone, I was a little apprehensive as to whether or not I would find someone to talk to. That wasn't an issue; there were tables for 10, and I plopped down among Kent, Sue, Bruce, Pam, Pat and Kay. During the evening, Kent, Bruce and I discovered that we used to live within five miles of each other during the same time frame in Los Angeles. Of course, the food and wine pairing rocked, as did the community spirit. Doug Levy opened on his day off, and three employees (Ken Steen, Molly Phoenix and Alyson Althoff) volunteered their services.

Primavera Cooks is a partnership between Primavera Foundation and Tucson Originals. Diners pay $125 per person (tax and gratuity included); 70 percent is tax deductible. Acacia at St. Philip's is up next on June 27, followed by Cuvée World Bistro on July 11, and Elle on July 25. For the complete lowdown and to make a reservation, check out primavera.org/events_cooks.php, or call 623-5111 , ext. 101.

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