Dizzy G's reopens
Dizzy G's, at 75 E. Pennington St., has reopened after a lengthy closure. Signs in the window of the restaurant, which debuted its affordable and classic diner fare in 1983, say the place has new managers and that it's open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast is available all day; lunch starts at 10:30 a.m.
31 Days of Riesling
The Wine Depot, 3844 E. Grant Road, has announced a series of tasting events that run through the end of the month. The 31 Days of Riesling features tastes of 31 different riesling wines during the month. Each tasting features five to seven wines, some of which are so rare that the Wine Depot crew says Tucson may never see them again. Event officials say the riesling grape, a white grape with German origins, is one of the "world's greatest and most misunderstood" grapes, which should make these tastings all the more interesting. The next tasting is from noon to 7 p.m., Friday, July 13. Reservations can be made through www.localwineevents.com.
Now Serving Dinner: Café à La C'Art
The lovely café and restaurant inside the Tucson Museum of Art, 150 N. Main Ave., now offers dinner service. A recent evening featured offerings such as ratatouille Thai pasta, grilled pork chops, seared salmon, Mediterranean chicken and filet mignon. There are also salads—a salmon salad with fennel, oranges and orange vinaigrette dressing, for one—and appetizers to be had. The owners are still tweaking the dinner menu, so call ahead to see what's available. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. The restaurant is also open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week; www.cafealacarttucson.com.
Patrons of Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road, can score $5 drinks made from premium rum or $5 mojitos made from Mount Gay Silver. Aaron DeFeo, mixologist for the casino, is also hosting a poolside tasting of five premium rums on Friday, July 20. Admission is $5. We've said it before, but it bears repeating: If you're into innovative cocktails and modern mixology, keep an eye on what DeFeo is up to at the casino. His cocktail program is one of the best in the area. Visit www.casinodelsol.com for more information.