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Brush Ice?

BrushFire BBQ's eastside location, at 7080 E. 22nd St. is remodeling a meeting room to add an ice cream shop. It's supposed to be open within a couple of months. There could be some interesting flavors to look forward to when barbecue chefs get hold of an ice cream maker. Vanilla/pork belly, anyone? Brisket chip? Check brushfirebbq.com for updates.

East Side Gets Its Meat

Great news for those of you living east of Swan Road, and even better news for that big carne asada fan, our editor-in-chief, Dan Gibson: A carniceria is opening on the eastside. Carniceria del Cazador is a full-service Mexican grocery and butcher shop at 7419 E. 22nd St. Eastsiders no longer have to venture far for their carne fixes!

Tucson Zoocson

The Reid Park Zoo is hosting its annual Zoocson fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Dozens of Tucson restaurants will provide small-plate tasting stations throughout the zoo. The 21-and-older event also features drinks and live music. All kinds of goodies will be auctioned, with the proceeds benefiting the zoo. Tickets are $120, or $90 for zoo members. For more information, call 881-4753, ext. 11, or go to reidparkzoo.org/events.

Blending Cultures

Roma Imports, best known for its Italian specialties, is going German during October to help celebrate Oktoberfest. Enjoy dishes like pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce, homemade spaetzle, strudel, weisswurst and bratwurst. You can also pick up German goodies from Roma's freezers and take them home for your own Oktoberfest bash. Roma is at 627 S. Vine Ave. Call 792-3173 or visit romaimports.com.

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