Every year during the entire month of June, Eegee's provides customers the opportunity to support a local nonprofit organization. For a $7 donation to the nonprofit, you get a coupon card valued at up to $48 worth of discounts redeemable at any area Eegee's restaurant.For 2014-2015, Eegee's selected two organizations whose services are vital to helping those in need in Southern Arizona. Interfaith Community Services is honored to be the prime beneficiary this year. If you purchase your coupon card directly from ICS, it keeps 100 percent of the proceeds. (ICS receives 75 percent of proceeds from coupon cards sold in Eegee's restaurants.)Get your coupon card from ICSIt's a tasty and easy way to make a difference. To order these cards that will be available June 2, call 297-6049 ext. 228 or email email@example.com. ICS will make sure you get your cards.You can consign or reserve cards for your faith community, service club, business group or other gathering.The coupon cards make a great gift for kids, grandkids, Father's Day or to remember someone special. Each donation will support ICS programs to assist adults and children experiencing financial hardship, as well as elderly and disabled neighbors in need. As more people in our community turn to ICS, this program will help ensure we can be here to help.
In what is becoming an increasingly popular event, staff from Tucson Local Media and members of the general public met up for Sippin’ Social, this month held at Fini’s Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road.Fini’s Landing features a happy hour boasting $1 off domestic beers, microbrews, well drinks, and house wines, as well as $.50 wings, $5 salsa trio with chips, $2 tacos and tostadas, $8 dockside ceviche, $6 miniature quesadillas and $2 taco shooters.Offering an extensive and attractive seafood-centric menu, Fini’s, located near Sunrise and Swan roads, offers patrons an equally attractive view of the Catalina Mountains, contributing to the relaxing atmosphere that might just feel like a miniature vacation.To start the evening out, Randy Metcalf ordered a locally made pint of Dragoon Brewery’s Saison Blue (4.75). It’s a Belgian farmhouse ale, with the addition of blue corn and blue agave. The beer came across as light and refreshing, but after taking a few swigs, the aroma profile and complex flavor seemed a bit much for him. But, not to worry, the pint was empty before ordering a second beer.Chris Flora ordered the Fini’s House Brew Beached Ale ($4.25), an amber made specially for Fini’s by the locally-based Barrio Brewing Company, well-known for other brews like the Tucson Blonde and Barrio Blanco.The beer was perfectly chilled, and offered a vague caramelly flavor with a nice blend of malt and hop balance. The amber was not as heavy as some, leaving room for an appetizer. We decided to test out the mini quesadillas ($6), which came with a pineapple mango with habaneros, guacamole, and salsa. We had a choice of BBQ chicken, chorizo, or what we went with, ropa vieja.