Know what this summer heat calls for? One of the amazing frozen treats sold out of the cargo bike Gus Coliadis converted into the quirky mobile-food operation Cyclopsicle. Coliadis' adventurous flavors—including incredible chocolate-dipped varieties—have made him a hit at numerous food-truck events around town, and the menu is always changing. Cyclopsicle now has regular hours at a semipermanent location at the corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday.
More Frozen Custard
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, which opened in Marana early this year, is opening another outlet at Broadway Boulevard and Kolb Road. Sarah Selmon, who handles public relations for the company, says the new location is expected to open in November.
New: Firehouse Subs
Firehouse Subs has opened its first Tucson location at 3844 W. River Road. We hear the focal point of the interior design is a mural depicting the scene when Old Tucson Studios went up in flames some years back, with special attention paid to details of the various fire departments that fought the blaze. This eatery serves the hot and cold sandwiches, salads and side dishes that one expects to find at an American sandwich shop, and has a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that dispenses more than 120 kinds of carbonated beverages. There's more—including information about the awesome Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation—at firehousesubs.com.
Union Public House, at 4340 N. Campbell Ave., in St. Philip's Plaza, now offers half-priced bourbon, whiskey and scotch all day on Wednesdays. The special includes everything from the cheaper stuff like Canadian Club, to serious top-shelf pours like aged The Glenlivet and Macallan. If you want something a little lower-octane, Union Public House offers half-priced bottles of wine on Mondays. Visit www.uniontucson.com.
Vegetarian Options at V
V Fine Thai Dining, at Stone Avenue and Congress Street, has added more vegetarian options to the menu. Expect items such as portabella mushrooms served alongside curried corn on the cob; avocado curry with eggplant and green beans; and artichoke hearts with basil and tofu. The restaurant has also added some delicious summer items to the menu, including Thai-style fish and chips; and barbecued pork ribs served with sweet-potato fries. There's more at www.tucsonthai.com.