Noshing Around

Mothers Gone Wilde

On Mother's Day, take Mom to the Wilde Playhouse for a champagne punch brunch with hors d'oeuvres, salads, finger sandwiches and desserts. Then watch the play, Lend Me a Tenor. The total cost is $24 per person or $22 for seniors/students/military. To watch the show only, it's $14/12. Reservations are required at 770-1000. Wilde Playhouse is located at 135 E. Congress St.; free parking.

Brunch Amidst the Bromeliad

Feast's Doug Levy will prepare a special Mother's Day buffet brunch at the Tucson Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited, and reservations are not required. Cost is $25 per person for an array of salads, frittata, chilled salmon, juices, coffee and cookies.

All Fired Up

Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed SB 1363, which would allow people to carry firearms into restaurants selling beer, wine and spirits. However, the participants at are trying to get a veto override. And the debate rages on ...


Celebrating their grand opening in the former Adobe Wine Deli at St. Philip's Plaza, Abygail's Bakery and Café is a family affair comprised of mother (Suzie Olasin) and daughter (Jaime), who began by selling homemade breads at local farmers' markets before opening their own restaurant. Abygail's, named after Jaime's daughter, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. serving breakfasts (the frittata looked spectacular), sandwiches on freshly made bread, salads, homemade pies and a Dutch baby pancake, at 4280 N. Campbell Ave.; 615-6280.

Cheaper Eats

Starting May 5, Tucson Originals has some awesome deals coming your way. Many of our independent restaurants are offering gift certificates that cost $15 or $30, but when used, you will receive $25 or $50 worth of food. It's such a deal, especially for us folks who don't want to cook this summer. Some restrictions apply, such as alcoholic beverages, tax and tip are not included. Check out for all the details.

In-n-Out on Broadway

It's official! In-n-Out Burger will find a home at 3601 E. Broadway Blvd. at the El Con Mall; just don't start salivating until 2006.
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