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Buon Compleanno, Michelangelo

Michelangelo Risorante Italiano, 420 W. Magee Rd., is celebrating their 25th anniversary in May. They will be partying in honor of the quarter-century milestone from May 12 through 31 offering things like roll back pricing, free tiramisu, live music, Italian lessons as well as a giveaway with a grand prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas! (You're so money, baby!) For more information, visit their website at www.michelangelotucson.com.

Tucson Tortilla Festival

The Second Annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, as well as FIRST annual Tortilla Festival are taking place on (oddly enough) May 4 at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, 133 W. Washington St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Mexican folklore with art, music, children's activities, tortilla making and best of all, tortilla sampling. Admission is free. For more information, dial up 791-4865, ext. 21 or visit: http://www.tucsonpresidio.com/calendar.

Big Thangs Poppin'

Chefs David Valencia and Brian Smith are throwing an ultra-cool pop up restaurant called Sanar on Monday, May 12 at Agustin Kitchen at 7 p.m. It is a 15 (ONE FIVE ... that is not a typo) course meal with pairings. The cost is a $100 per person, but it's a lot of food and the menu looks amazing! For more info, creep their page: https://www.facebook.com/SanarFood.

The Simple Crown

The Coronet (cor·o·net, noun. 1. a small or relatively simple crown, esp. as worn by lesser royalty and peers) is officially open. The Coronet is located at 402 E. Ninth St., in the historic Coronado building. Owner Sally Kane, describes the concept as "food that makes us happy," and stating "Brasserie style restaurant, old-world rustic cuisine, cute yet full bar, quiet music, big patio, good shade, outstanding coffee" on their website. They use all fresh ingredients, and make their take on traditional recipes, from all sorts of cuisines, completely from scratch. An example menu item is baked tofu, with poached egg, house-made kimchi, kale over brown rice. The Coronet also offers a mean Saturday and Sunday brunch. They tout themselves as a café, and are open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check them out: www.cafecoronet.com.

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