Dinner at Bobo's
Longtime breakfast-and-lunch joint Bobo's Restaurant, at 2938 E. Grant Road, now offers its diner fare after the sun has set. The restaurant—which has been around for about 30 years—started staying open until 9 p.m. a few weeks ago, with the regular menu and a few specials available each night. Dinner specials include spare ribs, grilled chicken in mushroom sauce, meatloaf, roast beef and more, but you can also do the whole breakfast-for-dinner thing. Bobo's is not known for ambiance, but if you're a fan of big portions, there's a plate of homemade meatloaf calling your name.
Sabino Artisan Chocolates
The giant chocolate bunnies they're selling at the new Sabino Artisan Chocolates, at 10110 N. Oracle Road, could make you one very popular person come Easter morning. While you're there, you might want to peruse the shop's handmade marshmallows, fudge and other decadent creations. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; www.sabinoartisanchocolates.com.
Food for Fines
You have until Saturday, April 16, to zero out your library fines while helping the Tucson Community Food Bank feed the hungry. Pima County Public Library's Food for Fines program wipes away up to $10 in overdue library fines by giving a $1 credit for every can of nonperishable food donated. The program brought in more than 13,000 cans of food last year. Call 791-4010 for more information.
Before gas prices make the hour-long drive to Sells completely cost-prohibitive, you might want to take a trip to the Desert Rain Café. It took me years to finally make it to the little café in Tohono Plaza on Main Street, and a recent lunch had me scolding myself for not going sooner. The tepary bean quesadilla was the best quesadilla I've ever had, and the prickly-pear vinaigrette dressing is one of the best uses of the vivid juice we've seen. Every dish uses at least one traditional food of the Tohono O'odham, and the locals assured us that everything on the menu is utterly delicious; www.desertraincafe.com.
Coming Soon: Eat-a-Burger
Eat-A-Burger, a popular food truck in front of Joel D. Valdez Main Library (101 N. Stone Ave.) known for delicious and ingenious hamburgers, is opening a brick-and-mortar location this summer. We'll have more on that next week.