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A Clubhouse for Yeti?

A new place with an odd name will open soon-ish in the space formerly occupied by the My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd., near Foothills Mall. The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is the creation of chef Aaron May of May's Counter Chicken and Waffles, 2945 E. Speedway Blvd. May is bringing more of his special love to Tucson with a riff on one of his booming establishments in Phoenix. The big question: Is it free range, organic Sasquatch?

Now This Is a Garden I Can Work In

Word is that Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink, 101 E. Pennington St., has permits approved for a rather large beer garden. The extension of the downtown restaurant will include an outdoor bar and seating area, and 40 beer taps. A walk-in refrigerator for kegs will also be installed to keep all that beer at the optimal temperature. It's looking like the beer garden will open next fall. Check reillypizza.com for updates. (Full disclosure: I am currently employed at Reilly.)

Beans Every Which Way

Native Seeds/SEARCH is teaming up with local restaurants to explore the many flavors, and uses, of beans. Free samples of bean dishes created by the likes of Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, Feast, Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria and The Garden Kitchen will be available starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Native Seeds/SEARCH retail store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

Café Poca Cosa Adding Patio

While walking downtown recently, I passed a sweet-looking, metal-fenced patio area under construction. The space, at the corner of Scott Avenue and Pennington Street, belongs to Café Poca Cosa (www.cafepocacosatucson.com) and is shaping up nicely. Chef Suzana Davila said she expects it to be ready for al fresco dining early next year. She said that it still needs some electrical work, including the installation of some unique light fixtures, before she can open it to patrons.

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