The Cup Café (311 E. Congress St.; 622-8848) offers four courses starting at 1 p.m. for $29 ... Pastiche Modern Eatery (3025 N. Campbell Ave.; 325-3333) offers a special holiday menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ... Maynards Market and Kitchen (400 N. Toole Ave.; 545-0577) serves a family-style meal from noon to 7 p.m. for $35 ... The restaurant at Lodge on the Desert (306 N. Alvernon Way; 320-2000) has six courses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $32 to $49 ... Acacia at St. Philip’s (4340 N. Campbell Ave.; 232-0101) has four courses from 1 to 7 p.m. for $48 ... Chad’s Steakhouse and Saloon (3001 N. Swan Road; 881-1802) has a buffet from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $19.95 ... Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet (711 E. Blacklidge Drive; 792-0630) offers a meatless feast with a live, roaming turkey from noon to 8 p.m. for $14.95. Reservations are recommended.
Frantic shopping can work up an appetite, so a good dinner must be part of any proper Black Friday game plan. All four Risky Business locations are marking the busiest shopping day of the year by dropping prices on blackened-chicken sandwiches, blackened-mahi tacos, black-and-blue burgers and blackened-chicken Caesar salads to $8 on Friday, Nov. 26. Visit www.riskybusinesstucson.com for more information.
The air is thick with the scent of curry at the new Nur Restaurant. Specializing in kebabs, curries and other foods from East Africa, the restaurant also serves pita-bread sandwiches, spaghetti and, for the particularly unadventurous, a beef-and-chicken burger. The restaurant is located in Nur Market at 3565 E. Speedway Blvd.; 881-6333.
Having a mixed drink with breakfast is somewhat irresponsible, but I am not going to hold it against you; I might even buy a round if we run into each other at Sam Hughes’ Place Championship Dining’s weekly “Kegs and Eggs” special, from 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday and Sunday. It features a $5 breakfast buffet, $1.50 drafts, $3 mimosas and a $5 Bloody Mary bar. The restaurant is located at 446 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 150; 747-5223.
The California Pizza Kitchen at the Tucson Mall (4500 N. Oracle Road) is open. Copper Kettle Popcorn (3701 W. Ina Road) has closed.