Monday, June 15, 2015

Penca Serves Up Three Courses on the Cheap, Plans to Add Patio

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Last week's Noches de Penca featured cochinita pibil with escabeche. - COURTESY OF PENCA
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  • Last week's Noches de Penca featured cochinita pibil with escabeche.

If there's one bright side to Tucson in the summer (besides the oppressive, blinding sunlight, of course), it's summer deals around town. That means right now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity to help your favorite local businesses make it through the dreaded summer slow down and take advantage of culinary experiences that you may not have been able to afford regularly. 

One such bangin' summer deal is Penca's Noches de Penca dinners. The prix fixe meals will serve up three courses for $25 plus tax and gratuity with dishes inspired by many different regions in Mexico. Also on the specials roster is a special selection of wines priced at $5 per glass. If that doesn't get you out from under the swamp cooler, maybe the menus for both nights will.

Menu for Wednesday, June 17
Pulpo escabeche
Banana leaf steamed cabrilla with achiote and bitter orange
Ice cream with papaya verde

Menu for Wednesday, June 24
Ensalada de chicharron
Braised achiote and garlic rubbed pork ribs
Caballeros pobres (Yucatan-style French toast) with cinnamon syrup

The dinners, which kick off at 5 p.m., will continue every Wednesday with the final event on Wednesday, August 26, excluding Wednesdays during July 6 through 15 when the restaurant closes for a brief summer break. Penca's regular menu will also be available those nights, if you're so inclined. Reservations can be made by calling 203-7681.

In other Penca-related news, the restaurant, located at 50 E. Broadway Blvd., also announced it will be getting a patio in front along Broadway soon, though an exact date is yet to be released. 

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