Stuffed French Toast and Other Yums for a Good Cause

When it comes right down to it, does anyone really need a good excuse to order up a little breakfast decadence in the form of challah French toast stuffed with Grand Marnier cream cheese and bananas?

 But if you would like an additional reason to indulge such a hankering, or sink your teeth into Southwestern comfort cuisine such as tacos or chipotle-glazed meatloaf, it will be for a good cause this weekend at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar.

 Jasper is donating 15 percent of its profits this weekend to Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for children’s care. Over the past two decades, local Children’s Miracle Network campaigns at Tucson Medical Center have raised more than $11 million, which has all remained here in Southern Arizona to support local programs for infants and children.

 Jasper will donate 15 percent of its profits on food and beverages during breakfast, lunch and dinner from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15.

 Sabrina Juhl, the restaurant’s General Manager, said the restaurant is pleased to be involved. “We think it’s a great cause. It also hits me close to home because my son was in the burn unit at TMC when he was a baby and we spent quite some time there when he was little.” Now 9, he’s fine, she’s happy to report. “But anything we can do to help children’s services is a worthwhile effort.”

 The restaurant is located on the southeast corner of Campbell and Skyline in the Paloma Village Center, 6370 N. Campbell Ave.

 Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and Jasper closes at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 577-0326 or log on to www.jaspertucson.com.

 Erika Grasse, the director of development for Children’s Miracle Network, said when she ate at the restaurant and asked for a salad recommendation, she neglected to mention she hated tomatoes. They brought a caprese salad, in all of its tomato-and-mozzarella glory.

 “I loved it,” she said, laughing. “They’ve made me a convert to tomatoes!”

 Don’t take Grasse’s word for it. To see a recent food review from the Arizona Daily Star, click here: http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/dining/article_bc402e38-34d5-5d5b-90a9-91a067b5d316.html

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