I see from this week’s Weekly that Tucson has a new Irish Pub coming, right down the street from campus. If the construction photos are any indication, the place has its requisite fifteen pieces of flare and then some. The interior was apparently build in Ireland, then shipped to Tucson (as was Kieran. Maybe he can weigh in). Olde-world authenticity aside, I’m not sure the owners know exactly what they mean when they write that the friendly atmosphere inside will “echo the pathos of rural Ireland to a tee.” Is pathos really a selling point? (The site is flash-full and not linkable; from here click on “about” for the pathos-ridden spiel.)
Also from the Weekly comes news that Tucson’s Krispy Kreeme locations have closed. I can’t count the number of times I bought various swamp cooler parts and then swung through the Krispy Kreeme for some extra sugar. The donuts weren’t ever particularly good, but they were sweet, and I loved to watch them plod along on the conveyor.