Nothing But Fast CasualA locally-owned Scottsdale franchise, Nothing But Noodles, opened April 4 at 3225 N. Swan Road. Nothing But Noodles serves fast casual-style pasta bowls in 15 different varieties, plus eight salads and a selection of beer and wine. Call 322-4405 for more information.
Boys and Girls Club Benefit DinnerPastiche Modern Eatery presents Napa Valley's Stonehedge wines, paired with Chef Don Kishensky's fare, on Tuesday, April 20. The cost is $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity), $50 of which will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Call 325-3333 for reservations (required).
Ovens Off and OnOvens Bar & Bistro at St. Philips Plaza has a new owner--Fernando Elizalde, who also owns the adjacent Menage a Trois wine and cheese bar. Ovens will remain open until mid-summer and then close for remodeling, re-naming and concept-updating.
Passionate for Pad Thai NoodlesA new Thai restaurant--the Bangkok Café--comes to midtown, possibly as early as next month. Stay tuned ...
Sauce 3Coming in September, Sauce will debut a third location in the former Coco's on the hippest street in town--Campbell Avenue, at Glenn Street. The original Sauce location is in Casa Adobes Plaza on Oracle Road; the second location, on Broadway Boulevard across from Williams Centre, is slated to open in May or June.
Tucson Culinary Festival 2004November 4-7 marks this year's Tucson Culinary Festival, hosted by the independently owned restaurant members of Tucson Originals. Last year, the festival donated almost $10,000 to the Food Bank. This year's event will benefit the Food Bank and SACASA (Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault).