Noshing Around

Food for Library Fines

The Pima County Public Library is holding Food for Fines Week to celebrate National Library Week. From April 13-19, library patrons can donate nonperishable food items, and the library will waive up to $10 in overdue fines. Receive a $1 fine waiver for each nonperishable food item donated. Only overdue fines will be waived; patrons will be responsible for all other fines and fees. All donations will be given to the Community Food Bank. Last year, Food for Fines brought in more than 5,000 food items, and $4,026 in overdue fines were waived.

The Taxman Cometh

Like clockwork, on Tuesday, April 15, Terra Cotta will hold its annual 1040 special. What an incentive package: For only $10.40, enjoy a designer pizza, or take $10.40 off a signature plate. Check out the menu at Terra Cotta's Web site; 3500 E. Sunrise Drive; 577-8100.

Dine Out for Safety

Benefiting the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, this signature event unites local restaurants, businesses, organizations and individuals to educate the community and raise funds. In 2007, Dine Out for Safety partnered with 32 locally owned restaurants and netted more than $80,000, which went directly toward providing services to survivors of sexual assault and their families. This year on Wednesday, April 16, 25 local restaurants will donate up to 20 percent of sales to support the center's mission. Check the Dine Out Web site for the particulars.


Café Jasper is now open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A new dinner menu offers enchiladas, entrée salads, pork tenderloin, grilled salmon and a few sandwiches. Since Café Jasper doesn't have a liquor license, you can bring your own bottle of wine; they have one corkscrew at 6370 N. Campbell Ave.; 577-0326.

Stay List

National Geographer Traveler recently selected the Top 150 properties in the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Mexico that blend location-inspired architecture, ambience and amenities. Tucson's Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort made that list. Congratulations!