Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1973 · Page 40
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 40

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, February 3, 1973
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theres ti r L torlvnq..; ^^^aSfc.v_/.x\\ n. Here are homes created with true pride and-quality; solidly built to last a lifetime -- with up to 3500 square feet of luxurious living space and such inviting features as elegant master bedroom suites, family rooms, game rooms with built in wet bar, unique sunken baths and more!' Sabino Vista Heights; carefully located at Cloud and Pantano Roads fust east of Sabino Canyon Road, is very near to shopping, a short drive-from the heart of the city and a short walk to school. (Located in School District-One'!) Here, too, is a "dream- come-true" Mtacre r*cr*atiwi ccmplex with three tennis^ courts, olynlpie lift pool and horse facilities! Come select your fully improved homesife from one to three acres. Choose your Sabino Vista Heights home of three to five bedrooms priced from $55,000 and planned for families With time for living! Come ««t this weekend! fc.iMsi«..-*«i«.i»«!imi £_ - Pr»«dly Offered By - C SABINO VISTA REALTY fc DEVELOPMENTS, INC. 7M1 E»t Cl.nd Kftt Telephone I«t-»M« To'see Sabino Vista; ^-Heights, drive out~ _ S a b i n o C a n y o n i R o a d t o C l o u d SI - S Road and turn right ·--=^ one mile to t h e juncture of Cloud and Pantano. tmi nuts I ClIHM. ' TMWC IMC H. NOW! BIG SAVINGS AT 2" ENLARGER SALE ( SAVE I ON VIVITAR ENLARGERS And Other Famous Brands! ONLY ,T GRANT NORTH CAMPBELL OPEN 8:30 AM to 7:OO PM Weekdays SATURDAY 8:30 to 5 327-4265 TRAVEL News Views ^·^^^^^·^·············inai^^^^^^^^^^--^--·--·mm'--iiiiiB- Ready for sweet, brown martini? By Robert Harlow L.A.;Times News Service . --PAHIS Two Americans stepped up to a hotel bar in Ireland. One ordered a "whisky sour" and the other a "scotch sour." They were stunned as they watched the bartender prepare both drinks at the same time, in the same mixer. They were learning the hard way one of the cruel lessons facing the American drinking -man overseas: In" Europe the word- "whisky" . means' "scotch," with the possible exception of some of the Irish, who have the chauvinistic no-, tion that if it's not Irish whisky, it doesn't deserve the name whisky. Europeans simply do not drink American bourbon, and the average cafe or bar doesn't stock "it, The only place you are likely to find bourbon in Europe is at a big 'tourist hotel that normally caters to American tourists. . If the American bourbon drinker is in for some surprises in Europe, it's nothing compared to what's iri store for the martini drinker. The problem here results from'-the fact that in Europe the word "martini" means "vermouth." Martini is the brand name of a "popular Italian vermouth, and in the average European bar when you utter the word "martini" that's exactly what you're going to get -- a glass of vermouth. Even if you are able to con-, vince the barman that what you want is a mixture of gin or vodka with some vermouth, you'll undoubtedly find that he is not tuned in on the normal American ratio of six or seven to one, and what you get is likely to be about half and half. . Worse yet, even if you have gotten this far, you must face the prospect that the barman does not know that the classic American martini is made only with the light-colored dry vermouth, and he may well use the dark, sweet vermouth in the concoction. Are you-ready for a brown martini? These are just exaiiiplcsf.bf'·'· the tribulations that the Amter-: lean drinker faces in Europe, when he learns about what you can get and can't get across the bars of Europe. Not to mention the prices he'll be paying. Of course, if you're a beer drinker you're in clover. For Europe is the homeland, of the best beers in the world, and you'll be delighted to learn that the great European beers that you pay premium prices for in the United Slates are available at regular local prices. For instance, in Munich, the beer-drinking capital of the world, you can buy a half-liter glass of Lowenbrau for about 54 cents. And if you want to step up to the major leagues of beer drinking, the large Munich beerhalls such as Mathaser Bier Stadt or the famous Hof- brau Haus, serve a full liter for around 70 cents. . And of course there is wine, which is what most Europeans drink most of the time. Books have.been written about how and -where to buy,the best French, German and Italian wines, and it takes years, to .become expert on this. But it is sufficient to know that the tourist can get excellent wines . in Europe simply by ordering - the low-priced local wines." You may well find yourself - having two or even three.bot- tles of wine with your dinner. At those prices, why not? It is in the area of prices that the American drinking man in Europe .has~the most to learn. And what he learns about prices may be the thing that convinces him that he should forget about his,martinis or .bourbon overseas. The price relationships of various drinks in Europe often are the reverse of what he is accustomed to in the United States. Whereas bourbon, scotch or his favorite cocktail may cost 80 or 90 cents a drink at home, compared to well over a dollar for a glass of cognac, for instance, the reverse is true in Europe. Cognac is available for less than fl,'while the bourbon or scotch costs anywhere from 41.50 to |2 a drink. You could learn to live with cognac. You can't talk about prices in Europe without making spe- · cial mention of Paris. This French capital is famous for its high prices, which leave many an American tourist grumbling as he lines up at Ariierican Express to cash some more traveler's checks. Paris is expensive, it is true, but it's a big city -- and is no more expensive than the other big cities of the world. You might even find it cheap compared to New York. But if the drinking man is not careful, he will find himself paying exorbitant prices for his libation and facing the danger of running out of drinking mon- e y . - . . . The place to drink in Paris, of course, is in one of those sidewalk cafes. There you can ' enjoy a drink while ^engaging in the great international sport of people-watching. cafes are many and convenient, and come in handy when, for instance, the wife wants to visit Notre Dame while you want a beer. She can dig the stained glass while you wait at Le Notre Dame Cafe, just across the river. The lesson^ in all this is clear, of course. When you're traveling in Europe, don't try to bring your American drinking habits with you. PAGE 4 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1973

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