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Kief-Joshua Vineyards, southeast Arizona's newest winery and tasting room, announces a grand opening Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 370 Elgin Road in Elgin, off Route 83. The 20-acre vineyard releases include sauvignon blanc, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Meet the wine makers, Kief Manning and Rebecca Wadsley. A $4 tasting fee includes souvenir glass; (520) 455-5582.


What Primavera Cooked

Primavera Foundation's summer fundraiser paired with 10 Tucson Originals restaurants by mixing up 580 diners with 40 apprentice chefs, 25 volunteers and 10 underwriters to cook up $140,000 in funds. Congratulations!


Main Gate Square: New

In June, Caffé Luce opened at 943 E. University Blvd. serving coffee and pastries. Hours vary, so call 207-5504. During the school year and with live music on Friday and Saturday, it will stay open longer.


Main Gate Square: Newer

In September, a reader shared her good experience at the new Café 940 now in the short-lived Bakerzin space at 940 E. University Blvd., open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tommy Begay and Mike McTeer, formerly of Pei Wei, pride themselves in making lively salads (tuna salad with grilled ahi), lemon pasta, tortellini à la vodka and more; 792-0530.


El Paso Grill & Bar-B-Que

A second location recently opened at 7265 N. La Cholla Blvd., on the northwest corner of La Cholla and Ina Road in front of Foothills Mall; 352-3301. A third Southern Arizona location also recently opened in Sierra Vista at 4177 E. Highway 90; (520) 439-5500.


Bottomless Glass of Champagne

New at Zona 78 is Sunday brunch featuring the $10 bottomless glass of champagne, breakfast pizza, steak and eggs, lox pizza and more, plus the regular menu from noon to 4 p.m. Zona 78 is located at 78 W. River Road; 888-7878.

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