Make Your Own DoughFeeling a little kneady? If so, dust off your apron and head down to the Radisson Suites Hotel (7051 S. Tucson Blvd.) on Saturday, Jan. 31, for a couple of baking classes brought to you by the people at King Arthur Flour. A class on making sweet and savory breads goes down at 11 a.m., followed by a lesson on making cookies and pies at 3 p.m. The free classes are appropriate for bakers of all experience levels. Visit the King Arthur Web site, or call (800) 827-6836 for more information.
Terra Cotta Farewell DinnerYour last chance to dip into a bowl of Terra Cotta's tortilla soup is Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, when the eatery throws a farewell dinner featuring entreés made famous during the eatery's 22 years in operation. Terra Cotta classics such as goat-cheese-stuffed prawns, chile-and-sage-rubbed salmon and a stuffed poblano relleno platter are on the prix-fixe menu, as are garlic custard, shrimp flautas and several decadent desserts. $40, plus tax and gratuity. Visit the Terra Cotta Web site for a look at the full farewell menu. Terra Cotta is located at 3500 E. Sunrise Drive. Call 577-8100 for reservations or more information.
Cayton'sMarana's Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain (6501 Boulder Bridge Pass) has a new restaurant named Cayton's, taking the name from Eugene "Cush" Cayton, a homesteader who settled the area back in the 1920s. The eatery serves "American comfort cuisine with Southwestern flair," according to a press release, and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cocktails and appetizers are available from 3 p.m. to sunset. Call 572-3500 for reservations or more information.
Something to Do-Si-Do AboutThe Girls Scouts put out a press release this week announcing that their cookies are not affected by the peanut-butter recall sweeping the nation due to a salmonella outbreak. Cookies are still available by putting in an order with your local Girl Scout or visiting the Cookie Web site.