We found another by-the-ounce frozen-yogurt shop last week. It's called The City Yogurt, and it's located at 1217 W. Irvington Road, No. 141. It serves 14 flavors that change on a regular basis, and there's a nice selection of candy, berries and other toppings. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday; 741-1549; www.city-yogurt.com.
The owners of 47 Scott (www.47scott.com) and the cocktail bar next door, Scott and Co. (scottandcotucson.com), are making a little more outdoor room available. The patio at 47 Scott is being renovated with better lighting, new furniture and other touches that will make it more of an extension of the dining room. Scott and Co. is expanding a bit and creating a smoking patio that will have the same speakeasy vibe as the inside. The restaurant and bar are located, respectively, at 47 and 49 Scott Ave.
The kitchen is open at Branding Iron North, at 2660 W. Ruthrauff Road. We stopped in for a late lunch recently and were reminded just how good a meal can taste when accompanied by Guns N' Roses tunes and the roar of Harley-Davidsons. The dry-erase board says the kitchen serves chicken strips, hamburgers, fries, "super fries" and a few other items. The guy in the kitchen said the hours, for the time being, are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Stop in at O'Malley's on Fourth (247 N. Fourth Ave.) from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 11, and have a few beers to help area students in financial need. A portion of the proceeds from sales of draft Blue Moon Hefeweizen and Dos Equis will be donated to the Educational Enrichment Foundation's interscholastic scholarship fund. Similar events will take place in April at Hotel Congress, and in May at Sir Veza's Taco Garage.
A new brewery is opening downtown at 119 E. Toole Ave. Borderlands Brewing Company will not dabble in the bar business, although it will have a tasting room and hold events on a regular basis. We've also heard the brewery has forged strong ties with the local arts community, and that some interesting collaborations could be in the works.