Noshing Around

New: Sabor

Sabor, at 2547 E. Broadway Blvd., recently opened in the former home of Rhythmmm with much better signage (a bright red sign). Sabor serves traditional Pacific Coast/Mazatlan-style Mexican fare characterized by a bold use of herbs and spices, creating home cooking that is both piquant and flavorful. House specialties include pan-fried tacos, meat simmered in rich stocks, wrapped fish baked with vegetables, and many shrimp dishes. One of the managing partners, Josue Izabal-Rodriguez, said the three-week-old restaurant appears to be getting busier for lunch. Sabor is open Monday through Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 777-4200.

Closed: Soul Feathers

There will be no more mouthwatering mesquite barbeque aromas wafting through the intersection at 1350 E. Broadway Blvd.

No-Sweat $20 Deals

One of the benefits of staying in Tucson over the long, hot summer is that prices plummet at locally owned independent restaurants. Check out what $20 buys from A to Z (Acacia at St. Philip's to Zivaz), with 29 restaurants in between, at specials.html.

Primavera Cooks Feast

Reap the delicious rewards when professional and apprentice chefs prepare a multi-course dinner for a good cause on Monday, June 5. The cost for diners is $100 per person, which includes wine, tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact David at 623-5111, ext. 101. Payment should be made in advance to Primavera Foundation; 70 percent of the donation is tax-deductible. Feast is located at 4122 E. Speedway Blvd.; 326-9363.

You Asked for It

Speaking of Feast, last summer, Doug Levy asked the folks on his e-mail list to send in requests for foods they would like to see on the summer menu. He figured to get maybe a dozen replies, but the responses numbered more than 100. Some of the menu items included a variety of chilled soups, a black and bleu sandwich, fried okra, toasty marshmallow ice cream, a lobster knuckle sandwich, forbidden rice pudding and so much more. To request a dish from your childhood or to receive weekly menus, sign up at

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