Hurry if you want a taste of Thunder Canyon Brewery's newest batch of bourbon-barrel-aged Warhead Stout: They currently make only two barrels at a time, and the first one was tapped last Friday, July 2. General manager Jason Schneider said the creamy, high-alcohol beer is aged for six months before serving, and it will soon be available on a regular basis. Thunder Canyon Brewery is located at the Foothills Mall (7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.).
A number of bars and restaurants that promised to donate money for kegs of beer brewed to raise money for the charity Caridad de Porres took the brew and never shelled out the money. Burt Nehmer, president of the board of directors for the organization, said the run of Father Joe's Penitential Ale brewed by Barrio Brewing Company was expected to raise $100,000, but ended up raising only $14,000. The charity serves hundreds of thousands of meals to the hungry each year.
Amrutha Cuisine, an Indian restaurant at 2510 E. Grant Road, recently redecorated with Christmas lights and colorful tapestries, and the result is charming. The small restaurant specializes in cuisine from various regions of India, and features an affordable lunch buffet.Lunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner hours: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sunday; www.amruthacuisine.com.
The Community Food Bank Youth Farm Project teams up with Café 54, the Food Conspiracy Co-op and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association for a dinner from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 15. Organizers say the gourmet meal will boast the finest of local ingredients; presentations about food systems and justice will also be included. Tickets are $25, available at Antigone Books (411 N. Fourth Ave.). The event takes place on Seventh Street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues. Call 820-4513 for more information.
Slow Food Tucson holds a tour and picnic at Sleeping Frog Farms at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 18. Guests will be treated to a tour of the small-scale organic farm and a picnic-style meal featuring dishes made from produce grown there. $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by Wednesday, July 14. Visit www.slowfoodtucson.org for more information.