Noshing Around

Grand Re-Opening for Chocolatier

Choc-Alot has reopened with a more contemporary vibe, selling the E. Guittard line of single-origin chocolates. E. Guittard is a San Francisco-based company making original recipes using French techniques. Twice a year, Guittard closes its production facility in order to clean everything to avoid cross-contamination of flavors. Also featured are custom designs in chocolate made by Custom Sweets and sugar-free fudge by Sweet Rustler Treats, both local companies. The new owners, Sara Kai and Sean McMillan, invite the public to stop by for a taste of Tucson's one-stop gourmet chocolate shop and to dip ingredients into the chocolate fountain on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 6350 E. Broadway Blvd. (southeast corner at Wilmot Road); 748-2462.

10 Percent Donated to Breast Cancer Fund

On Monday, Sept. 11, On the Border Mexican restaurants in Arizona will be donating 10 percent of dinner sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Find On the Border at 68 W. River Road and 5205 E. Broadway Blvd. Dinner is served from 3 to 10 p.m.

Who's on First?

Noshing has been a bit tardy in announcing two new restaurants. The first is El Si Senor Steakhouse at 2680 N. First Ave. We've heard good reports about the fine quality of the certified Angus beef steaks cooked over mesquite firewood. Angus beef is known for leanness and fine marbling, creating juicy tenderness. Steaks are priced from $14.95 for a 12-ounce New York strip to $29.95 for a 24-ounce bone-in rib eye. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; 207-2245.

Just down the street is La Fresita Mexican Food, located at 2530 N. First Ave. It's the third La Fresita, with the promise of another location on the way. Diners can eat in or drive-thru. The menu offers tortas, combo plates, seafood, burgers, burritos, fruit shakes and pico de gallo (spicy fruits); 623-9495.

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