Noshing Around

Beautiful Breakfast

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, the restaurant on the grounds of Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road, started serving breakfast this week. The menu includes offerings ranging from yogurt parfait to eggs Benedict made with buffalo chorizo and tomato-jalapeño hollandaise. Most breakfast items fall in the $10 to $15 range. It's a lovely spot to start the day, thanks to gorgeous views of the Catalinas;

More Burgers and Custard

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is open at 3725 W. Orange Grove Road in Marana. The chain offers an assortment of burgers, hot dogs, fried foods and concoctions made with frozen custard;

Citrus Fest

Two local farmers' markets celebrate the citrusy side of things this week. Oranges, lemons, tangelos, kumquats and other citrus take center stage at the Friday farmers' market at Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive, and the Saturday farmers' market in Oro Valley at 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. Both events feature presentations by Chris Duggan of Desert Treasures Groves, reportedly the only remaining orange grove in Tucson. Goodies made from fresh citrus will also be available.

Mardi Gras!

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona holds its annual Mardi Gras dinner at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. The event features New Orleans-style fare; performances by Flam Chen, 80's and Gentlemen, Batucaxé, and Zo Carroll and the Soul Breakers; and a raffle of Mardi Gras masks made by local artists. It takes place at the Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo. Tickets are $100; proceeds benefit the Food Bank's child-nutrition programs. Call 622-0525, ext. 492, or visit

Wines Without the Mystery

If you're ready to uncork your inner wine aficionado, consider checking out Wines Without the Mystery. Jon Rogers has been teaching for some 30 years. Classes typically cost $25, which includes tastes of four to five wines, food and two hours of wine education. Seats are limited—usually eight to 10 per class—and you have to prepay to reserve a spot. Call 325-0566, or email for more information.


The Smart Choices for Healthy Dining event slated for Sunday, Jan. 22, which we wrote about last week, has been canceled.