New: Marco's Pizza
Former Rural/Metro firefighter Tony Citro opened a Marco's Pizza franchise last week at 6330 E. Golf Links Road. Citro has previous restaurant experience; hailing from Chicago, Citro says that Marco's compares to New York-style pizza. Unlike some pizza places that use pre-made dough, Marco's dough is made fresh every day; open daily from 11 a.m.; 747-3898.
Primavera Is Still Cooking
The summer-long Primavera Cooks! fundraiser for the Primavera Foundation is still going strong. Diners pay $125 (which includes gratuity; a portion is tax-deductible) for a multi-course dinner paired with wine. Coming up are Rio Café, Pastiche, the Cup Café, Cuvée World Bistro and Jonathan's Cork.
Also this year, Kingfisher is breaking with tradition with a brunch (on Sept. 14). Funds raised directly benefit Primavera's programs and services, helping low-income, homeless and at-risk people obtain self-sufficiency and find dignity in their lives. To reserve, call 623-5111, ext. 101. Check out the schedule online.
The question was posed recently: Where do Tucsonans go for a good bowl of chili? E-mail your favorites.
Mastering Sushi 101
Benihana offers a behind-the-scenes look at sushi-making with an up-close-and-personal sushi session. Groups of four or more are accepted, with a maximum of 15. Create a special evening revolving around a birthday party or a gathering of sushi aficionados. Guests will create three different sushi variations using common sushi ingredients. Sushi 101 costs $30 per person and includes a delicious menu of miso soup; salad; salmon, steak or chicken; fried rice; and a choice of dessert in addition to sushi. Call 297-5555 to reserve; Benihana is located at 6091 N. Oracle Road.
More Summer Specials
offers a special summer menu where the appetizers, entrées and dessert are all grilled at 420 W. Magee Road; 297-5775; michelangelotucson.com
Bluefin features a summer fish fry which includes dessert for $16 plus tax at 7053 N. Oracle Road; 531-8500; bluefintucson.com
Papagayo boasts an all-you-can-eat lunch for $9.95 and dinner for $13.95 daily. On Taco Tuesdays, enjoy five carne desebrada tacos for $5 all day long at 4717 E. Sunrise Drive; 577-6055.