Vero Amore Moves
Wood-fired-pizza-place Vero Amore is moving from its spot at 3305 N. Swan Road to 2990 N. Swan Road, in Plaza Palomino. The move into what used to be chef Steven Schultz's the New Red Sky and Luna Bar is only temporary, though; Vero Amore is slated to take up a new spot being created as part of the massive remodeling of Plaza Palomino that's expected to wrap up next year. Vero Amore has another location at 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.; www.veroamorepizza.com.
Local Brew Scene Growing
It looks like several more operations are looking to add brews to the locally made beer scene. Corbett Brewing Co., Sentinel Peak Brewing Co. and Ten Fifty-Five Brew Works have all put in applications for liquor licenses, which will add mightily to the handful of microbreweries currently producing beer in and around Tucson.
Speaking of local brew, I finally made it down to Dragoon Brewing Co.'s slick little tasting room on a recent evening, and I found it packed with a lively crowd. I jumped in line and got a growler of the Saison Blue to go, which made for several nights of pleasant dinner companionship. There was chatter among the crowd about a new beer coming out soon that will have hints of cardamom and cumin. The brewery is at 1859 W. Grant Road, No. 111; www.dragoonbrewing.com.
Coming Soon to Downtown
The owners of restaurant 47 Scott, at 47 N. Scott Ave., and the adjoined cocktail-joint Scott and Co., at 49 N. Scott Ave., are opening another restaurant downtown. Travis Reese says he and Nicole Flowers will be opening their newest restaurant in a space at 256 E. Congress St., where Sharks used to be. Reese said he was still finalizing the name last week, but said it would likely be called Saint House. Both 47 Scott and Scott and Co. have been unequivocal successes, with nods from national food writers and plenty of praise from local diners. We'll have more details next week.
Also coming to downtown is a place called Public Bar, which is under construction at 63 E. Congress St., where motorcycle-shop Knucklehead Alley used to be.
Now Open: The Fix
Craving mac 'n' cheese? The new restaurant The Fix, at 943 E. University Blvd., in Main Gate Square, is open and selling an array of noodles-and-cheese creations, among other delicious things.