Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Some Late-Breaking Events

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Here are a few events that were received too late for inclusion in our print issue:

  • Friday, June 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

    Our Mother of Sorrows Church

    1800 S. Kolb Road

    ALS Benefit. A variety show featuring Irish music and dance to benefit the Arizona chapter of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Corned beef sandwiches, Irish soda bread, scones, tea, coffee and soda will be for sale. $20. Call 749-5308 for info.

  • Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Oro Valley Library

    1305 W. Naranja Drive

    Secrets of "The Secret." Discover how to apply the concepts illustrated in The Secret. Conducted by Rev. Mitzi Lynton. $60. Pre-registration required. Visit for info. Call 907-6816 to register.

  • Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Agama's Little Gallery

    201 N. Court Ave., Suite D

    Is It a Cat? Photographic images of domestic, every day cats that are far from "every day." Free. Call 492-4857 for info.

  • Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

    St. Mark's Presbyterian Church

    3809 E. Third St.

    Festival of Hope. A celebration of hope for a future free of the terror and injustice of torture, discussion, music, food and fellowship. A potluck begins at 6 p.m.; bring a dish to share. The program begins at 7 p.m. Free.


Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2007 at 2:16 PM

Tedski at Rum, Romanism and Rebellion managed to get A.J. Alexander of La Voz to share a terrific photo of Arizona Republican Party boss Randy Pullen holding that "graphic" cartoon of an extended middle finger in response to the Kennedy-Kyl immigration package. We can see why this kind of sophisticated argument is helping shape Pullen's response to the legislation.

More on Randy and the fracturing of the state GOP in this week's Skinny, available online soon!

The Official Dick Cheney Photoshopping Contest

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2007 at 9:47 AM

Hey, kids: On this here post, MW commented that he wants us to sponsor a Dick Cheney photoshopping contest. Tortillas and Beef Baloney commented that they'd gladly enter.

So, it's official: We're sponsoring a Dick Cheney photoshopping contest.

The rules are simple: Send in a photoshopped work to, and we'll post them on this here blog. (Maybe we'll even find space for them in the print issue!) The crack Weekly blog staff will judge the entries, and as long as there are at least three entries (hi, MW, Tortillas and Beef Baloney!), we'll get the winner some cool prize. For reals!

The rules:

  • Submit your entries by the end of the day Thursday, June 7. That gives ya a whole eight days!
  • Make the files no more than 1MB, so my e-mail doesn't, like, explode.
  • Keep the entries R rated or below, please. I do NOT want to see Dick Cheney in any fake poses nastier than that. I have eyes, you know.
  • No stealing others' work, kids.

So, you have your assignment. Have at it!

Noshing Around: Tucson Originals $20 Summer Specials

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2007 at 9:33 AM

Make this summer truly original.

Tucson's favorite independent restaurants offer $20 summer specials. Who needs to cook?  Contact each restaurant to find out when their $20 special starts.

Acacia at St. Philip's - 4340 N. Campbell Ave; 232.0101

Try this sizzling hot summer deal from Acacia - a house salad, summer-size cioppino and a luscious dessert for $20. 

Barrio - 135 S. 6th Ave; 629.0191

$20 gets you a plate of "Cheffrey's Desserts" complete with chocolate strawberries, Kahlua truffles, chocolate caramel custard, crème brulee and berries anglaise, paired with a the chef's choice coffee drink. How sweet it is and perfect for after a movie at the Fox or downtown entertainment.

Central Bistro - 400 N. Toole Ave (in the historic Depot); 623.1955

Get a half salad plus batter-fried jumbo oysters, tri tip kabobs or cornmeal crusted calamari plus a glass of wine for $20. Please note that Central Bistro will be closed from July 1 - July 22. 

Chad's Steakhouse & Saloon - 3001 N. Swan Rd; 881.1802

At Chad's this summer, get a cool deal on a rib eye dinner, a glass of wine (your choice) and a dessert for only $20.

Cup Café - 311 E. Congress St; 622.8848

Enjoy Cup Café's delicious pasta of the day and a glass of the red or white Portuguese house white for $20. 

Cuvee World Bistro - 3352 E. Speedway Blvd; 881.7577

Create your own summer special at Cuvee with the happy hour 2 for $20 special. Choose any two glasses of wine (under $10/glass) and any two bar menu appetizers for just $20. Happy hour is available daily from 4 -7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.  Noshing Around says that this is Tucson's best happy hour deal!

Dakota Café - 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd; 298.7188

Treat yourself to mouthwatering soft shell tacos with lobster, avocado salsa and spicy cherry tomato salad served with a slice of fresh lime pie - all for $20 available during the dinner hour: Monday - Thursdays, 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 10 p.m. 

Eclectic Café - 7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd; 885.2842

Beat the heat at Eclectic Café with two iced teas and two warm salads for $20.

El Charro - All Locations

Two can celebrate the summer Mexican style at El Charro with two Bahia tacos each, one Tecate each, and one dessert tamale to share for $20. 

Elle, a Wine Country Restaurant - 3048 E. Broadway Blvd; 327.0500

Elle takes us on a tour of the world this summer offering a $20 two-course meal specialized to one of five regions.  The excursion starts in Mexico (May 29-June 17), then progresses through Argentina (June 18-July 8), Veneto (July 9-July 29), Washington State (July 30-August 19), and Portugal (August 20-September 9). For an additional $9, enjoy the wine pairings.  The summer long wine package is available for $145. 

Feast Restaurant - 4122 E. Speedway Blvd;  326.9363

Enjoy a 3-course summer "feast" for only $20.  Start with a mixed green salad, choose your favorite menu entrée and top it all off with any dessert.  Noshing Around says, "What a deal!"

Francisco's - 3843 E. Pima St; 881.2710

Francisco's is giving couples a chance to share in summer fun with two chicken, beef or shrimp fajita specials and two beverages for $20. 

Intermezzo - 5350 E. Broadway Blvd. # 130; 748.8100

Get a fresh start on summer with Intermezzo's $20 dinner for two which includes a Caesar or organic mixed greens salad plus an entrée with choice of chicken parmesan, eggplant parmesan or prime rib sandwich.  The special is available from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  No other discounts or coupons may be used with the special.  

Janos - 3770 E. Sunrise Dr; 615.6100

Enjoy a summer sampler of 3 main courses of your choice for just $19.95.   Janos and J-Bar are also offering lots of other specials. Call the restaurant or check the website for details. 

Jonathan's Cork - 6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd; 296.1631

Jonathan's Cork offers a summer savings surf and turf, 5 oz. filet and four shrimp for $20.  The bar opens 3 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, dining starts at 5 p.m. every day. 

Lodge on the Desert - 306 N. Alvernon Way; 325.3366

Lodge on the Desert is offering three choices for the $20 summer special: Enjoy a house salad with choice of wild mushroom tamale, shrimp linguine or pan roasted chicken on Sunday - Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 - 10 p.m.  

Magpie's Gourmet Pizza - (All Locations)

Dine in, take out, or have this fabulous special delivered piping hot in a pizza box.  Magpie's offers 1 large 1-topping pizza, a large garden salad, and garlic breadsticks for $20 (not including tax or delivery charges).

Papagayo - 4717 E. Sunrise Dr; 577.6055

Spice up your summer with chicken, beef or combo fajitas for two, and 1 bottle of house chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon for $20. 

Pastiche Modern Eatery - 3025 N. Campbell Ave; 325.3333

Pastiche combines two of their signature dishes to create a succulent summer special for only $20. Baby greens and thyme-crusted sea bass are the perfect way to chill out after a hot summer day.

Red Sky Café - 2900 N. Swan Rd. # 100; 326.5454

Check out Red Sky's summer steal of herb-crusted prime rib dinner with Yukon gold potato gratin, summer vegetables and red wine sauce; accompanied by the soup de jour, Caesar salad, California green salad or spinach salad, all for $19.95 per person.  

Ric's Café - 5605 E. River Rd. #121; 577.7272

Enjoy a full rack of barbeque ribs, corn on the cob, potato and glass of house wine for $20 all summer long. 

Roma Caffé - 4140 W. Ina Rd; 744.2929

Try the 14 oz. sterling silver premium rib eye steak dinner with a side of pasta and vegetables and your choice of soup or salad.  This special is available for $20 only with the purchase of a beverage. 

Sauce - 3 locations (Campbell/Glenn, Broadway/Williams Center, Oracle/Ina)

Sauce will offer the popular $20 summer sampler. Two people share a pizza and a salad and each get a glass of Pinot Grigio or Chianti for $20.

Terra Cotta - 3500 E. Sunrise Dr; 577.8100

Starting on May 24, Terra Cotta is offering a $20 classic entrée with choice of a demi-sized chocolate-peanut butter madness or crème brulee.  The classic entrée offering will change weekly.  For an additional $5, guests can add a classic appetizer as well.  

Zivaz Mexican Bistro - 4590 E. Broadway Blvd; 325.1234

Bring a friend to share this Zivaz special as $20 will get you one platillos Zivaz entrée, one dessert, and your choice of two margaritas or half bottle of wine.

Visit Tucson Originals.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Public Airwaves to the Public or to Comcast?

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2007 at 5:46 PM

The federal government is on the verge of turning over a huge portion of our public airwaves to corporate giants instead of revolutionizing Internet access and making it available to more people at more affordable prices.

Now is the time to speak out to the FCC and sign a petition.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Guest List

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2007 at 8:41 AM

Two out-of-state congressmen are coming to town over the next week.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland will be joining Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Giffords' office says Hoyer "will brief friends and supporters of Giffords on the accomplishments of the 110th Congress. He also will provide an overview of legislative issues scheduled to come before Congress in the coming months."

Details: 881-3588.

Next weekend, Congressman Raul Grijalva will welcome Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois to talk about immigration reform. Gutierrez, who has teamed up with Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake to co-sponsor the STRIVE Act, is scheduled to be at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, on Sunday, June 3. The exact time hasn't been set, but Grijalva reckons it will be in a window between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Details: 622-6788.

"We're going to talk about the Senate plan, what's in the STRIVE Act and answer questions," Grijalva says.

Who Will Make Fun of Brett Somers Now?

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2007 at 8:41 AM

Charles Nelson Reilly dies at 76

Reilly has joined Gene Rayburn in the great rotating stage in the sky. I feel so (blank).

Friday, May 25, 2007

Is There No Level To Which The Fake News Will Not Sink?

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2007 at 9:30 PM

Warning: Explicit Image Ahead! Dick Cheney poses nude for calendar fundraiser.

So disrespectful!

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