Noshing Around

McMahon's New Happy Hour

McMahon's Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, has enhanced its happy hour offerings. From 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, "Prime Time" menu items are $5, including "The Burger." Check out for the complete menu.

So Long, Voodoo Jack's; Hello, Vudu Lounge

The sign for Voodoo Jack's, a jazz/blues nightclub coming to downtown, had been up for months in the space next to the now-closed Grill restaurant on East Congress Street. But plans have apparently changed. There's a name change—to Vudu Lounge—on Facebook and the updated logo has more of the feel of L.A. than New Orleans. "New design team, new logo, and a new focus," according to Facebook.

Brio Tuscan Grille To Close; Penca Opens

Unable to meet corporate expectations, Brio Tuscan Grille at the Tucson Mall is closing. The chain restaurant opened in June 2011 across the parking lot from The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. Sunday, March 17, is Brio's last day.

After many trials and tribulations, Penca has opened at 50 E. Broadway. Patricia Schwabe's restaurant is beautiful. I stopped in for a quick bite and found that, as advertised, this isn't your usual Mexican fare. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

Easter Egg Hunt at Agua Linda Farm

Agua Linda Farm, 30 minutes south of Tucson, is hosting an all-day spring extravaganza on March 30, the day before Easter. The festivities include four separate Easter egg hunts for kids 12 and younger, scavenger hunts for older kids, ponies to ride, baby animals to pet, hayrides, face painting, lawn games and a picnic lunch that incorporates fresh food from the farm. Advance tickets are $23.50 for adults and children 13 and older, and $16 for children 12 and younger. Same-day tickets are $25 and $18. For more details or to purchase tickets, go to

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