Noshing Around


Wild Noodles recently opened at the Foothills Mall. The fast-casual chain of franchises has eight locations in six states with looming rapid growth. Menu items include Asian, American, Italian and low-carb noodles plus salads and an unusual dessert--wonton s'mores. Wild Noodles is located at 7475 N. La Cholla Blvd; 531-9373.

Tea Culture at Seven Cups

Zhu Ping, certified Chinese tea master, teaches a series of six weekly lessons covering six different teas. Each class delves into that particular tea's ceremony, health benefits, history and culture. Join at any time; pre-registration is required. The cost of the series is $150; classes are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2516 E. Sixth St.; 881-4072.

Flamenco Flavors

Every Saturday during December, the Hotel Congress features a multicultural experience with flamenco music and dancing plus a trio of tapas and house-made sangria for $5 each at 311 E. Congress St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.


The phones at Ménage a Trois wine bar and restaurant, Adobe Wine Deli and South American Parallel 32--which was slated to replace Ovens at St. Philip's Plaza at Campbell and River roads--have all been disconnected. Ménage had received its share of rave reviews, too, and the location is a good one. Fernando Elizalde, what happened?

House Wine

One balmy night at Hacienda del Sol's Terraza, Rebecca asked sommelier Dan McCoog to make a selection for a fun red. He presented us with House Wine--a big bottle with quirky graphics from K. Vintners in Walla Walla, Wash. This heady combination of 85 percent cabernet sauvignon, 11 percent syrah, 2 percent cabernet franc and 2 percent merlot explodes like a silky-smooth déjà vu, filled with comfort but a tad whimsical. Then, a few weeks later, Noshing reader Roger inquired whether I'd ever had House Wine and noted that B-Line was pouring it. For home use, pick it up at the Beverage House (6250 N. Oracle Road) for $11.59 per bottle.

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