Joe Scordato is back with an Italian restaurant called Guiseppe's, at 6060 N. Oracle Road. Scordato—who's been absent from the restaurant business since he sold Trattoria Guiseppe eight years ago—says everything is made from scratch, and that entrée prices top out at about $16. The wine list is also modestly priced, and a draught Peroni will set you back $2.75. The restaurant reportedly pulls in quite the crowd during dinner hours; reservations are recommended for weekend nights. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 505-4187.
Diablos Sports Bar and Grill
Diablos Sports Bar and Grill has opened at 2545 S. Craycroft Road, in the building that used to house Post Time Bar and Grill. General manager Anthony Aldecoa says the menu consists of burgers (including a hot-sauce-smothered Diablo burger), chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks, fried appetizers and kids' meals. There are also 10 beers on tap, a full bar, two pool tables, dartboards and 27 TV screens. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily. Call 514-9202 for more information.
New Farmers' Markets
A new farmers' market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays, near the Cheesecake Factory at Tucson Mall (4500 N. Oracle Road). A press release says the market is sponsored by Lipton Iced Tea—a suspiciously corporate affiliation for a farmers' market—but organizer Ed Dubis said the only thing he's seen is a Lipton logo on promotional signs. Note to corporate food giants: Stay away from our farmers' markets. Call 603-8116 for more information.
Produce grown at the River Road Gardens at the Tucson Waldorf School is available at a new market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Sunday, at Green Things (3235 E. Allen Road). Call 299-9471 for more information.
El Güero Canelo and BK Carne Asada and Hot Dogs face off in a Sonoran hot-dog challenge on an episode of Food Wars slated to air Tuesday, April 6, on the Travel Channel. In related news, the Travel Channel was back in Tucson recently to tape a segment for an upcoming show about chimichangas, which some say originated in Tucson. El Charro president Ray Flores dropped us an e-mail to confirm the filming, but couldn't elaborate further.