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New: Mom and Pop Donut Shop

The Hurtado family is putting a new spin on their foodservice skills by crafting hand-cut donuts made the old-fashioned way with buttermilk and potato. "The donuts have no preservatives, so are not designed to sit in a display case on end," says Robbie Hurtado. "We make a certain amount of dough for the day, and when they're gone, they're gone." The shop--formerly Galo's Restaurant--opens at 6 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday, at 7854 E. Wrightstown Road; 721-6611.

Festival for Israel at 60

Tucson's Jewish community celebrates Israel with a free festival on Sunday, April 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center at River Road and Dodge Boulevard. Activities will abound for children and adults, and delicious foods will be on sale from Oy Vey Café, Sabra Mediterranean Restaurant, the Greek Patio and It's Greek to Me. Visit the festival Web site for more information.

Mona's Move

The northwest's loss is the foothills' gain. Mona's Danish Bakery relocated to 4777 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 113. I visited on a recent weekday, and business was already brisk. Mona's specializes in European-style baked goods like Danish kringle, Napoleons, cannoli and fruit tarts, as well as naturally leavened breads made without fats or sugars. Open daily, Mona's serves breakfast, sandwiches, salads and soups; 579-1959.

Arizona Highways

The April issue of Arizona Highways lists Arizona's 25 best restaurants. For Tucson, their pick was Feast, at 4122 E. Speedway Blvd.; 326-6500.

Passover Pleasures

On April 19 and 20, Elle owner Jeff Fuld will offer seder specials from his grandma's kitchen to eat in or takeout, including gefilte fish, braised brisket, roast chicken and all the fixings. Please reserve by April 16 at 3048 E. Broadway Blvd.; 327-0500. Sabra Mediterranean Restaurant is also offering seder takeout. An entire dinner costs $34.95 per person, which includes an appetizer, soup, two salads, an entrée, a side dish and dessert at 4210 E. Speedway Blvd.; 795-6060.

Closing: Culinary Concepts

Culinary Concepts is closing May 1. Drop by for the classes and sales throughout April at 2930 N. Swan Road, Suite 126; 321-0968.

Closed: Olive Tree

The Olive Tree has closed after 29 years.

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