Noshing Around

Nonie: New Owners

For the second time this year, Nonie has been sold. In March, Christopher and Suzy Leonard sold it to two Sonoran shrimp farmers, who sold it on Nov. 1 to Mike Dixon and Vivian Stanchfield, owners of Viv's Café, 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road. Nonie is located at 2526 E. Grant Road; 319-1965.

Let Them Eat Ice Cream Cake

Cold Stone Creamery invites you to a free tasting of Candy Cane Wonderland or Dark Peppermint Pleasure holiday ice cream cakes from Nov. 11-13. To get the location of the stores in Tucson, visit the Web site at

Hurricane Katrina Follow-Up

Tucson is an altruistic town, but we like to follow up and find out who made what. In one day, Raging Sage donated $3,000 to the Red Cross; that's a whole lot of lattes and French-style scrambled eggs. Raging Sage went one step further and paid all employees who could not afford to donate their time. During September, the French Quarter donated 5 percent of its entire sales, with $5,800 going to Katrina support. On Oct. 5, restaurants all over the country, along with the National Restaurant Association, united for Katrina relief efforts. At Fox Restaurant Concepts, 100 percent of the profits were donated from their restaurants in Arizona and Colorado, for a grand total of $25,000. In Tucson, the restaurants included Bistro Zin, NoRTH, Sauce and Wildflower.

Wine of OZ

What's new at Cuvée World Bistro? The big news is the OZ WinebarTM, which offers a growing stream of customers who prefer to experience wines by the glass the same quality of wine that they would receive from a newly opened bottle. Owner Mitch Levy offers more than 50 wines by the glass. During happy hour, enjoy a glass of wine (as long as it's less than $10) along with an appetizer for only $10 total, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Cuvée is located at 3352 E. Speedway Blvd.; 881-7577. Check out for the new fall menu and wine list.
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