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HEAD NORTH FOR THE HOLIDAY

North Italia's Holiday Dinner, created by Executive Chef Carlos Calderon as part of the Fall Community Dinners series, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. You may have heard me rave about these before, but that's because Chef Calderon's community dinners are that sensational! The dinner will feature (the usual) four courses of traditional holiday dishes including; roasted veal, tuna with cannellini beans, and homemade pasta with seafood from different regions in Italy plus wine pairings for $55 per person (tax and gratuity extra).  Make reservations at 299-1600. 

GOODNESS GRACIOUS

Goodness Juice Bar Fresh Food has opened a second location at 1011 N. Tyndall Ave. in the Hub at Tucson tower. The folks at Goodness have brought an expanded menu of quick and healthy food, juices and more to the UA, or to put it in their words "Fresh Food, Savory Salad, Jammin Juices." Goodness is catering to the area's college crowd with the addition of a variety of items offered on a late night menu served from 9 p.m to 11 p.m, including a full espresso bar serving Intelligentsia Coffee. Who could't use some freshness after all that holiday feasting? Check the out on their website: goodnessfresh.com.

GET YOUR PANTIES IN A BRUNCH

47 Scott, at where else but 47 N. Scott Ave., has rolled out a bunch of new menu items to their weekend brunch menu. Let me tell you, these new items are right in my wheel house! They added huevos rancheros, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles as well as new brunch cocktails, plus more. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (4? That's right you lazy bums, until 4!) Check out the full menu or make reservations at www.47scott.com.

AN APPLE A DAY WON'T KEEP SANTA AWAY

The 32nd annual Christmas Apple Festival takes place Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, in Willcox (312 W. Stewart St., Willcox, AZ 85643). As always, admission is free and fun is to be had for the whole family with door prizes, games, entertainment, bake offs, Christmas light parade and more! For more information, directions, times etc., visit www.willcoxchamber.com.

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