Noshing Around

Sausage Feast

Jonathan's Cork (6320 E. Tanque Verde Road; 296-1631) is hosting a sausage feast from 3 p.m. to midnight, every Thursday in September. On the menu are homemade Italian sausages, bratwurst with sauerkraut and Sonoran hot dogs made with jalapeño bacon. All offerings come with coleslaw or potato salad for $15, and although it's an all-you-can-eat affair, owner Jonathan Landeen says one serving will probably do the trick. Jonathan's Cork has also put out a call to former employees (including those who worked there when it was the Cork'n Cleaver) for an upcoming reunion. Call or visit for more info.

Babylon Market

Babylon Market is a cool little Middle Eastern market that recently opened at 3954 E. Speedway Blvd. We found shelves stocked with olives, Turkish coffee, pepper pastes, baba ganoush, halal meats and all sorts of other interesting foods. We were impressed by the helpful employees, who were on hand with information and serving suggestions. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily. Call 232-3700 for more info.

Arizona Restaurant Week

More than 125 restaurants in Tucson and Phoenix have signed up for Arizona Restaurant Week, which takes place from Saturday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Sept. 26. Participating restaurants offer a three-course menu of signature dishes for $29 per person, or $58 per couple. Prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity. Visit for a list of participating restaurants.

El Charro Celebration

Celebrate El Charro's 88 years in business with specials at all locations from Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Tuesday, Sept. 22. Patrons get a beer for 88 cents if they order from the lunch, dinner or $5 "Cinco de Summer" menus, and $25 gift cards will be available for $19.22. Visit for more information.

Ventana Room Closes

The Ventana Room at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (7000 N. Resort Road)—Tucson's only AAA Five Diamond eatery—has closed, according to a spokeswoman. A sale of the restaurant's impressive wine stock will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

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