Noshing Around

Hotels With Personality

In National Geographic's September cover story, "56 Hotels We Love," Hotel Congress made the list for lodgings with personality. They make my list with $1 drinks in the Tap Room and half-off bottles of wine served at the Cup Café during the month of October.

Cubicle Sushi

Sushi Savvy specializes in takeout and delivery to downtown offices. Because of low overhead, owners Jack Goodhart and Phillip Neuman pass along their savings by serving the highest grade of fish and premium rice. Order it online at or call 903-2600; located in La Placita Village (110 S. Church St.).

P.O.V.: Fast Casual

Fast casual appeals to a certain demographic--people younger than 40 years old, on short lunch hours and families. When I go to a restaurant, I like to leisurely peruse the menu and not stand in line squinting at the small font or smudged blackboard. I feel pressured to make a choice, and when I want a coffee refill, I have to get it myself like I do at home. Fast casual may be a fast growing restaurant segment, but is it successful? By popular customer demand, Intermezzo at the Williams Centre changed to table service. Owner Daniel Scordato says that he has enough wait staff to provide speedy service at lunch, and patrons can enjoy a relaxed dinner.


Kokobana on Broadway Boulevard and Country Club Road. Why?

Dine Out for Safety Proceeds

Do you ever wonder how much a fund-raiser earns? I do. This year SACASA's (Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault) Dine Out for Safety event exceeded the goal of $125,000 by $1,631. Forty-eight locally owned restaurants participated. View the list The next Dine Out for Safety will be April 20, 2005. If you're interested in serving on a committee or want more information, contact Whitney Morgan at 327-1171, ext. 152.
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