Mr. An opens his new restaurant at Casino del Sol on Sunday, Dec. 19. An del Sol will specialize in Chinese and Japanese food, and will have a sushi bar. More information here.
Thunder Canyon Brewery has its annual run of Ornament Ale on tap. This is the obvious choice of libations if you’re planning an inebriated outburst during Christmas dinner, and, yes, they sell it by the half-gallon. More information here.
The Bears of the Old Pueblo hold a beer bust and chili feed at the Venture N from 3 to 7 p.m. this Saturday. It’s only $1 a beer, or $2.50 a pitcher, and bowls of homemade chili will be $2. Probably the best deal in town, and the money raised benefits Wingspan.
The new restaurant inside Nur Market sells the best freaking food, and the prices are low. The East African tea is unlike anything I’ve ever had, and you’d do well to snag a bag of the pita-like bread they sell in the market on your way out. You’ll thank yourself later.
Made any New Year’s Eve plans yet? The Tucson Weekly’s calendar of New Year’s events doesn't come out until next week, but it's already posted here. There are parties everywhere from the Meet Rack to the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, and events ranging from fine-dining to laser-light shows.