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More Korean Cuisine

Ever heard of makkoli? If not, you've got company. The alcoholic rice-based beverage—considered by many to be the Korean equivalent of moonshine—was relatively unknown in the United States until recently. Kimchi Time Korean Restaurant will be serving it when the place opens in the coming weeks. "It's going to be traditional Korean food, but a lot of people think Korean food is really spicy, so we're trying to show that only certain things are spicy," said Charles Kim, who is opening the place, at 2900 E. Broadway Blvd., with his wife, Bok Kim. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday; and 4 to 9 p.m., Sunday.

Sun Your Buns

The Solar Potluck and Exhibition celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday, April 28. The annual event is equal parts get-together and solar exposition, with a hefty dose of Tucson flavor and good times tossed in. If you plan on cooking, solar-oven setup starts at 9:30 a.m. The rest of the day includes presentations given over, of course, a solar-powered public-address system, and other activities. If you're not planning on cooking but want to join the feast at 5 p.m., just bring other picnic foods or a few bags of ice. It takes place at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road, from 10 a.m. to sunset. Bring your own utensils and plenty of sunscreen.

Breakfast for Dinner!

There are few things I enjoy more than having breakfast for dinner—and if it's for a good cause, that doubles the fun. Mother Hubbard's Café, at 14 W. Grant Road, is holding a fundraiser featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 22, to pay for an air conditioner for the ZUZI! dance company, school and theater. Gluten-free options are available. The cost is $10 for adults, and $8 for kids younger than 12, and that includes a beverage and a side of protein or fruit. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call 629-0237 or email for reservations.

Foodie the Kid

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