Nothing But Fast Casual
A locally-owned Scottsdale franchise, Nothing But Noodles, opened April 4 at 3225 N. Swan Road. Nothing But Noodles serves fast casual-style pasta bowls in 15 different varieties, plus eight salads and a selection of beer and wine. Call 322-4405 for more information.
Boys and Girls Club Benefit Dinner
Pastiche Modern Eatery presents Napa Valley's Stonehedge wines, paired with Chef Don Kishensky's fare, on Tuesday, April 20. The cost is $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity), $50 of which will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Call 325-3333 for reservations (required).
Ovens Off and On
Ovens Bar & Bistro at St. Philips Plaza has a new owner--Fernando Elizalde, who also owns the adjacent Menage a Trois wine and cheese bar. Ovens will remain open until mid-summer and then close for remodeling, re-naming and concept-updating.
Passionate for Pad Thai Noodles
A new Thai restaurant--the Bangkok Café--comes to midtown, possibly as early as next month. Stay tuned ...
Coming in September, Sauce will debut a third location in the former Coco's on the hippest street in town--Campbell Avenue, at Glenn Street. The original Sauce location is in Casa Adobes Plaza on Oracle Road; the second location, on Broadway Boulevard across from Williams Centre, is slated to open in May or June.
Tucson Culinary Festival 2004
November 4-7 marks this year's Tucson Culinary Festival, hosted by the independently owned restaurant members of Tucson Originals. Last year, the festival donated almost $10,000 to the Food Bank. This year's event will benefit the Food Bank and SACASA (Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault).
A reader told me that Belden & Company--an interior design firm at 2900 N. Swan Road--has vacated, and that the space will be transformed into a restaurant. The phone number is disconnected, so if you know the scoop, please share.