Noshing Around

Mr. Beer Makes Beautiful Music

Tucson-based Mr. Beer, a brew-at-home microbrewery company, recently put a feather in its marketing cap by being included in the lavish gift baskets given to presenters and performers of the 31st Annual American Music Awards that aired on Nov. 16. On Oct. 26, owner Eddie Yueh was asked to send 110 Mr. Beer Premium Edition Brew Systems to Los Angeles. Locally, you can find Mr. Beer at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and Ace Hardware. The Internet address is

Waiter, There's a Condom in My Soup

No, this is not the weird news. And it didn't happen in Tucson, or we'd be having a heyday. The case is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 12, 2004, in Southern California's Orange County. A female diner of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant says she found a rolled-up, unused condom in her seafood soup; it was squishy, and she thought it was a chewy clam. Speaking of condoms, check out some of the matchboxes at RA Sushi ...

Low Carb Wraps

Baggin's jumps on the low-carb wagon with specially made tortillas. Upon request, they'll replace the bread of any sandwich with a tortilla that has five grams of carbohydrates. With nine locations and free delivery, Baggin's was tied for Best Lunch Less Than $7 in the Tucson Weekly's Best of Tucson 2003.

KUAT Cooks: Comfort Food

Local viewers with a talent for wielding a chef's knife and spinning a story will appear on the new program KUAT Cooks: Comfort Food, airing Saturday, Nov. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. The station asked for recipes, and viewers came through with a heaping helping of heartwarming anecdotes and soul-warming recipes. Chef Janos Wilder and KUAT's Ted Robbins will return as co-hosts, and Culinary Concepts cooking school will assist with recipe selection, food preparation and cleanup.
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