Newly opened in the former Red Sky Café at 1661 N. Swan Road, Café Ramey has an ambitious schedule--it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week and brunch on Sunday. Owner Patti Dugan recommends the banquet facilities for holiday parties; 319-2600.
Two months ago, when the city put the squeeze on Mina's Thai mobile catering truck it rolled into a more permanent location at River Center, 5575 E. River Road, at Craycroft. Readers tell me that it has the best pad Thai noodles in Tucson. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m.
$2 Wine Tasting
The Beverage House will host Louis Martini and Rancho Zabaco wine tasting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at 8660 E. Broadway Blvd., at Camino Seco; 296-9933.
Attention chocolate lovers: Pastry chef Ashley Moore will teach five classes at Pima Community College from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 and 11. The first class will be a history and tasting session of chocolates from around the world; the remaining four sessions will be hands-on chocolate truffles, desserts, candy making and more. Register at any campus for "The Art of Chocolate," CUL 198T1, CRN 15780. The cost is $42.50 for all sessions, plus a $140 lab fee. Classes are held at the Desert Vista Campus, Irvington and I-19.
Win Dinner for Eight
To celebrate Zona 78's first anniversary, owners Tom Firth and Rick Fink will prepare an Italian dinner paired with wines for you and seven friends. Go to Zona 78 anytime this month to enter the drawing that will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 during the live performance by the local Latin jazz group Tesoro. It's located at 78 W. River Road; 888-7878.
Wee Went Wong's went south, at 4844 E. 22nd St.
Xoom Juice celebrates its third anniversary this weekend, Oct. 23 and 24, with $3 regular smoothies. Owner Ari Shapiro says, "Three years, three juice joints; thanks, Tucson." Check them out at www.xoomjuice.com