· Sabra, a Mediterranean restaurant, is coming to 4210 E. Speedway Blvd., the former address for Saigon Café, Green Bamboo and Three Sisters.
· Bajio Mexican Grill, a franchise, will soon debut in new development at 4660 E. Camp Lowell Drive, at Swan Road. According to bajiomexicangrill.com, the Bajio is a lush valley north of Mexico City known for celebration, conversation and cuisine.
· Santillo's Bar and Grille has a sign at 8195 N. Oracle Road, where Si! Grille previously was.
Next to the Holiday Inn Express in Oro Valley (10150 N. Oracle Road) are the French Twist Café (awesome breakfasts), Vino 100 and El Potosino's Mexican Café. Vino 100 doesn't serve food, but you can order food from either café and dine at Vino 100 if you want a glass of wine with your meal. This offer is good for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, plus Friday and Saturday evenings.
Stogie and Vine
Stogie and Vine, at 2920 N. Swan Road, hosts a tantalizing Thursday wine tasting (prices vary) and pour-on-the-patio Fridays for $5. Check out www.stogieandvine.com
for a list of events.
Tubac Culinary School
Recently opened in the new Plaza de Anza, the school offers a variety of recreational cooking classes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus children's classes. Classes meet in an ultramodern demonstration kitchen with granite work surfaces and top-of-the-line Viking appliances. Up to 15 people can participate at once. Chef Noah Aguilar, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute, is the executive chef. Visit www.tubacculinaryschool.com
or call 398-8501.
Taste of Tubac
On April 7, the Tubac Rotary Club sponsors the fifth annual Taste of Tubac, held at Tubac Village from 5 to 8 p.m. Eleven area restaurants offer samples paired with a variety of fine wines. The evening includes a silent auction and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations and scholarships. The cost is $35 per person; advance ticket purchase is required. Call Mary at 609-7907 for information.