Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Noshing Tucson: New, Coming, Writers, Wines

New: Aguirre Mexican Restaurant
I don’t have the address but it formerly was Terrazza Mexican Restaurant. The location is on a crowded signage stretch of E. Broadway Blvd east of Safeway at Kino Parkway. The restaurant is on the top floor of a two story building. I drove by and saw the sign – now open. 

Note: Karyn – I found the address in Google Maps:
2030 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ (520) 829-7043?

Coming Soon
Eastern Buffet & Sushi on E. Broadway between Country Club and  Tucson Blvd. This location has been the scene of many Chinese buffets.

Irish Soda Bread
Order it now from Beyond Bread. They will have it on hand from March 13 through St. Patrick’s Day.

Cheesecake Factory
There’s been a lot of speculation about when the Cheesecake Factory is going to open in Tucson. I saw a blog post from a realtor saying it was coming soon. Wrong! I called the Tucson Mall and they said they didn’t know when it was coming but that it was coming. Click. I emailed Cheesecake Factory corporate and they said yes – it’s coming – but not yet. If you go to their website, it says, “There aren’t any restaurant openings scheduled in the immediate future. Please check back soon for updates!”

Think about it. Why would a successful restaurant chain or otherwise open in this bad economy? Also in Tucson, summer comes in May. Nobody in their right business mind should open a restaurant in May or June or July. I bet CF doesn’t open until October. Cheesecake can wait.

Panel of Restaurant Writers
Ever wonder what makes restaurant writers tick? Apparently somebody does because among the many panels at this weekend’s Festival of Books, some of Tucson’s restaurant writers will be on hand to ponder how the pot thickens.  For lovers of food, the culinary stage brews other food writers and local chefs.

And of course all this reading and hobnobbing with authors makes people hungry. Tucson’s best local restaurants and food purveyors are on hand to provide nourishment for the palate as well as the soul…Beyond Bread, Chopped, Zivaz, Brush Fire BBQ, Kampai Sushi, Create Café, Opa, Pastiche, Fruit Kabob Shack (chocolate dipped fruit), Miss Hattie’s Popcorn, and Corn Roaster. Yum!

Wine Wonderment
Enoteca is having their monthly wine tasting event this Friday March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 5 wines for $5. Since it’s Friday the 13th, I wonder if they are serving scary wines?

Whole Foods Market on 3360 E. Speedway hosts a free wine tasting on Monday, March 16. The theme is Green Wines (pre St. Patrick’s Day) or wines that are organic and sulfite free from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Karyn Zoldan

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