Please don't dismiss fondue as some artifact from the 70's! Tucson's Melting Pot Restaurant provides several different kinds of cheese fondues as well as several different kinds of chocolate fondue - both yummy! The bites provided range from a bread sampler to fruit, pound cake bites, and niblets of brownies, blondies, and marshmallows. All without the time-consuming grating and tedious stirring and stirring and stirring required to make your own!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: