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Help Shake Cancer

When the folks at Zinburger learned that 5-year-old Chase Lock, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, loves Zinburger's Butterfingers milkshakes, they decided to partner with the Lock family charity, Lock in Hope. Zinburger is bringing back the milkshake this month and donating 100 percent of sale proceeds to the charity. When you can enjoy a milkshake and fight cancer at the same time, everyone's a winner. For more information, visit lockinhope.com. Zinburger has two Tucson locations: 6390 E. Grant Road and 1863 E. River Road.

Monsoons Season

A couple of guys who spent years running Magpie's Pizza are opening Monsoons Tap and Grill, 6781 N. Thornydale Road. The menu features comfort foods with plenty of options. There's "something for everyone," says co-owner Dan Liebeskind. Monsoons will have at least 18 Arizona-brewed beers on tap, and will highlight beers from Tempe-based Four Peaks Brewing Co. The target opening date is Friday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit Monsoons' Facebook page.

Primavera Cooks! at Le Rendez-Vous

The Primavera Cooks! Summer Dinner series visits Le Rendez-Vous on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The Primavera Foundation's events are a foodie's dream. Dinners at the city's finest restaurants are created by amateur chefs who develop the menu in partnership with the resident chefs, in this case, Le Rendez-Vous executive chef Marcus Van Winden. The amateur chefs donate at least $250 to the Primavera Foundation and must recruit at least five diners. The meals typically include four or five courses with wine pairings, and diners also make contributions to the Primavera Foundation. Le Rendez-Vous is at 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road. For more info about the Primavera Foundation, go to primavera.org.

Mid-Autumn Festival at Harvest Moon

In conjunction with its 14th anniversary, Harvest Moon Chinese Cuisine, 12125 N. Oracle Road, is holding a Mid-Autumn Festival from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12. Events include a demonstration by master chef Tony Wu on making hand-pulled noodles. Other chefs will showcase cuisines from every region of China. You can also enjoy an eight-course, wine-paired meal for $80. For more info, visit harvestmoontucson.com.

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