Saturday is National Something on a Stick Day, so give utensils the day off. Here are five suggestions for skewered delights:
AGAVE (AT DESERT DIAMOND CASINO)
1100 W. Pima Mine Road, 342-2328, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily:
Coconut Shrimp starter features five skewers of jumbo shrimp served with a mild chevre and chilé surrounded by a clear broth with hints of rice wine vinegar and sesame oil.
KABABEQUE INDIAN GRILL
845 E. University Blvd. 388-4500, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Chicken Tikka Kababs are notably good at this tiny, UA-area fast food Indian joint.
4625 E. Broadway, 323-7193, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-1 a.m. Sundays
Monkeys on a Stick (teriyaki sirloin) have been a favorite appetizer since 1963.
3235 N. Flowing Wells Road, 888-0421, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
A dozen or more varieties of fresh fruit Paletas (popsicles) to have and to hold.
6133 E. Broadway, 747-7811, 11 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
Chicken Satay skewers are nicely charred and glisten with a silky glaze of curry and coconut milk.