Tucson on menu for Arizona Restaurant Weekby Tucson Citizen on May. 06, 2009, under Local, Taste
The second annual Arizona Restaurant Week will expand this year to include Tucson eateries.
During the week of Sept. 19-26, participating restaurants will offer a three-course dinner of signature dishes for the fixed price of $29 per person or $58 per couple. Those rates exclude beverages, tax and tip.
About 100 restaurants participated in last year’s inaugural event, a Phoenix-only affair; 125 Arizona eateries are expected to take part in this year’s event.
Of participating restaurants, 90 percent reported increased reservations during Arizona Restaurant Week, and 75 percent attracted new, first-time diners, according to event organizers.
More than 25 other U.S. cities hold similar restaurant weeks, including New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Diego.
For more information, visit arizonarestaurantweek.com.
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Agua Linda Farm will celebrate its second annual Garlic & Onion Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. June 19-20.
The free event will feature live music, hayrides, onion rings, roasted garlic and other “scrumptiously stinky treats,” as well as the chance to stock up on all natural, locally grown garlic and onions.
Most of the garlic available in the U.S. is shipped from China and is often a year old by the time it gets to your local grocery store, notes Agua Linda co-owner Stuart Loew.
Agua Linda Farm is in Amado (take Interstate 19 south, Exit 42, south on East Frontage Road). For more information, call 520-398-3218, or visit agualindafarm.net.