New: The Sounds of Music
O'Shaughnessy's Song Hall and Supper Club opened about six weeks ago at 2200 N. Camino Principal. Everyone on staff sings, from the dishwashers to the hostess to the wait staff. They sing Broadway showtunes and oldies, along with patriotic, Irish, cowboy and country songs; diners join in with a conga line to "When the Saints Go Marching In." Entrées range from $7 to $24. Chicken caesar salad, Cornish game hen, mesquite-grilled steaks and fried chicken are among the 30 entrées, and they offer a full bar. The entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.; closed Monday. Call 296-SING for reservations.
New: Vino 100
Dave and Bari Boyd had their interest piqued by the thought of opening a franchise of this Philadelphia-based company after learning about it from an issue of Entrepreneur
magazine. Now open (but celebrating its grand opening the first week of April), there are 100 kinds of wine less than $25 a bottle. Not only can you buy wines to go, but by the glass at the wine bar. Vino 100 is located in Oro Valley at 10110 N. Oracle Road, Suite 160 (next to the Holiday Inn Express); 575-8466; open Tuesday through Sunday.
New: Saigon Café
Formerly Three Sisters and then the short-lived Green Bamboo, Saigon Café is located at 4210 E. Speedway Blvd. It's open for business serving Vietnamese fare; 881-2828.
Flavors of the Desert
Native Seeds/SEARCH hosts their eighth annual fundraiser on Sunday, April 9, at the University of Arizona Grand Ballroom. A minimum $100 donation is suggested. The menu includes a sumptuous assortment of foods prepared with local and traditional ingredients from the Sonoran Desert. Janos Wilder will be the master of ceremonies, and author Amy Goldman will be the keynote speaker. Goldman wrote The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squash and Ornamental Gourds
and has been featured on Martha Stewart Living,
HGTV's Way to Grow
and PBS' The Perennial Gardner
. Native Seeds/SEARCH's mission is to collect, conserve and protect genetic varieties of native crops before they vanish in the face of monocultural farming. Call Diana Peel at 622-5561, ext. 310, by Tuesday, April 4, to reserve your space.