Noshing Around

Monkey Box Tuesday Special

At the Monkey Box on Tuesdays during the summer, enjoy a special cheese plate for two plus a bottle of wine for $25. Other daily summer selections feature locally grown organic ingredients like citrus arugula pesto pasta, along with domestic artisan cheeses from Marin County, Calif., and baked goat-cheese salad. On July 1, the Monkey Box features an art opening with an independence theme and live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. Stop by at 100 N. Stone Ave.; 623-3500.

Bourbon Street Tour

During June and July, receive a tour card listing 18 of the specialties that made the French Quarter famous, including Pat O'Brien hurricanes, Avery Island iced tea, fried alligator tail, hushpuppies, crawfish étouffée and more. Get the entire card stamped and receive a complimentary lunch certificate, a T-shirt and a plaque which will grace the French Quarter's Bourbon Street wall at 3146 E. Grant Road; 318-4767.

Summer Passport

Pick up your summer passport at Janos and J-Bar. From now until Sept. 29, when you order an entrée, your passport will be stamped, and when the card is filled, you can receive free food. J-Bar also has a summer sampler plate with salad and a choice of entrées for $12.95, and summer tasting menu--including an appetizer, your choice of summer sampler main course and dessert--for $25 at 3770 E. Sunrise Drive; 615-6100.

Keep on Wine-ing Tour

Through Oct. 7, Chef Mitch Levy takes diners on a virtual tour of some of the best wineries in the world. Travel this summer began in Douro, Portugal, and ends in Southern Arizona's own wine country. Stops along the way on the 17-region tour include Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, South Africa and more. To add to the authentic feel, guests receive a passport personalized with their photo on the first visit, which gets stamped every time they visit Cuvée World Bistro and enjoy wines from the current wine destination. Guests will receive a complimentary entrée and T-shirt after they accumulate eight stamps at 3352 E. Speedway Blvd.; 881-7577.

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