Noshing Around

New: Saffron Indian Bistro

Saurabh Sareen, owner of Kababeque Indian Grill in UA's Main Gate Square, recently opened Saffron Indian Bistro at 7607 N. Oracle Road, No. 101. Over the weekend, I took a peek at the sleek modern interior. Saffron is open daily serving buffet lunches from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and à la carte dinners from 5 p.m.; 742-9100.

Coming Soon: World Sports Grille

Attention, sports fans: A new sports-restaurant concept is coming to the Foothills Mall later this year. World Sports Grille claims to be a unique dining/entertainment concept developed by Sega Entertainment USA. The approximately 16,000-square-foot restaurant will be the first in the nation, with interactive games from around the world, the largest flat-screen TV in the United States and more than 30 high-definition plasma TVs. Why Tucson? According to Ben Kitay, president and COO of Sega, "Tucson is perfect for our first location, because it is a smaller market but a big city. It is a great place to test out this concept."

CataVinos Benevolent Wine Tasting

CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room hosts a benevolent wine tasting June 26-28, featuring six wineries that give back to nonprofit organizations. Owner Yvonne Foucher will also donate $1 from every tasting to Youth on Their Own, a local organization. The cost is $10 for six tastes plus cheese and crackers from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3063 N Alvernon Way; 323-3063. Check out for featured wines.

Sustainable Seafood

Taste what Tucson has to offer during a sustainable seafood celebration at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on Saturday, June 21. Local Tucson chefs will prepare delicious dishes using sustainable seafood. Learn how to be a part of the sustainable seafood movement through food-tasting, special speakers and videos from 6 to 9 p.m.; included with $6 admission (after 5 p.m.). Print out your own sustainable seafood guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Web site.

RA Sushi

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's fourth annual Nicky's Week fundraiser, held May 25-31, raised more than $132,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All 19 RA Sushi restaurants participated; the Tucson location at 2905 E. Skyline Drive, raised more than $8,000.

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