New Peruvian Bistro
Don Pedro's Peruvian Bistro is setting up shop in the Southgate Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Interstate 10. According to www.donpedrosperuvianrestaurant.com, the restaurant opened in Rocky Point in 2004 and serves everything from ceviche to the Creole-style dish known as cau cau. Haven't tried Peruvian food yet? Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (6878 E. Sunrise Drive) serves a delicious take on the unique cuisine.
The Main Squeeze
The Marketplace at Acacia debuts the Main Squeeze, an organic juice and smoothie bar, at an open house and juice-tasting from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10. Kristen Taylor, the raw-food chef, author and teacher that Lila Yamashiro and Albert Hall brought in as a consultant, says the menu includes bee pollen, raw chocolate and vanilla, natural aphrodisiacs and juice combinations galore. Raw-food and juicing classes are in the works, and the market will soon carry a larger assortment of raw and organic items. The Marketplace at Acacia is located at 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 107; 232-0124.
Best Tour Ever?
This sort of thing gives local-food fanatics goose bumps: The Somos la Semilla Network offers a free self-guided tour of Agua Linda Farm, the Arivaca community garden, Avalon Organic Gardens, Continental Elementary School's garden, Forever Yong Farm, the UA Green Valley Extension vegetable garden and an organic pecan grove from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12. Food, refreshments, hay rides, workshops and fresh produce will be available. Call 904-8102, or visit somoslasemilla.org for more information.
Hermitage Cat Shelter celebrates 45 years in the cat-saving business with a barbecue dinner and celebration from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12. Attendees will be treated to a barbecue-chicken dinner, homemade desserts and live music by Bobby Ronstadt and Friends for $15, or $8 for kids younger than 12. The shelter is located at 5278 E. 21st St. Call 571-7839, ext. 3, for tickets or more information.
Miguel's at La Posada hosts a tequila festival from 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 17. Admission is $30 and includes tastes of more than 50 tequilas, a buffet of Mexican favorites, a live mariachi band and music throughout the evening by DJ Gorditos. Miguel's is located at 5900 N. Oracle Road; 887-3777.