Noshing Around

Lovin' Spoonfuls

Vegetarians and vegans, take note: Lovin' Spoonfuls is now open daily serving breakfast and lunch at 2990 N. Campbell Ave., No. 120, between Glenn Street and Blacklidge Drive. Restaurant owner Peggy Raisglid (who has a doctorate in chemistry and thinks putting food together is a bit of a science) has developed an ambitious menu. Raisglid encourages carnivores to come by and give it a try. Check out the menu at Starting in approximately three weeks, dinner will be served, but for now, the restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends; 325-SPOON.

What's in a Name?

Coming this November, Fox Restaurant Concepts (think Sauce, Wildflower, Bistro Zin and NoRTH) unveils a new concept called Montana Avenue at 6390 E. Grant Road. Noshing knows Montana Avenue is a trendy street in Santa Monica that runs from Ocean Avenue to 26th Street, but this Montana Avenue will feature regional culinary fare from Colorado, New Mexico, California and Arizona.

Tucson Culinary Festival

In its third year, what's now called the Southwest Gas Tucson Culinary Festival is the inspiration of Tucson Originals, Tucson's leading group of independent restaurants. The festival has grown from a four-day event into a month-long celebration of the rich culinary spirit of Southern Arizona. The festival features superb wine- and food-tasting events, classes with celebrity chefs, and fabulous wine dinners and luncheons. This year, special guests include nationally renowned chef/author/television show host Zarela Martinez; her son Aaron Sanchez, one of America's rising star chefs; Johnny Apple, associate editor of The New York Times; prominent wine authority Elin McCoy; and many local cookbook authors/chefs. The main event runs Nov. 3-6. For details, visit the Web site,
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