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Tucson restaurant news: Sabor Tropical, Babylon Market, Wine

Tucson restaurant news from Chewish Tucson

New Location: Sabor Tropical
Sabor Tropical formerly at 5470 E. Speedway recently moved into the former RAZ restaurant at 1929 E. Grant Road, across from Bookmans. The new Sabor Tropical location has a liquor license. When located on Speedway @ Craycroft, it never had a sign and existed under the signage of Cabo Taco. The new location has signage. Yet another restaurant moved into the Cabo Taco/Sabor Tropical spot on Speedway. Sabor Tropical’s phone number remains the same-323-0266. The website still has the old address and menu in Spanish only as of this blog post.

New: Babylon Market
The market opened at 3954 E. Speedway Blvd, formerly the short-lived Local Harvest Marketplace. The market specializes in Halal meats and Turkish, Arabic, African, Indian and European products, 232-3700.

Wines and Spices
As Le Craven readies her spices for the retail market, she needs a tasting test group. Join her and some food tidbits prepared with her spices at CataVinos Wine Tasting on Saturday, August 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. The food tasting is free but the wine tasting costs $10 or $8 if you purchase a bottle of wine at 3063 N. Alvernon Way.

Wines and Prose
This description came from Pastiche’s weekly newsletter. The wine sounds so good: “About this wine: Consistently one of our top-rated Lefty wines, this blend has superb aromas of butterscotch, plum, white chocolate, cherries and raspberry. Its big, unctuous texture and incredibly dense, spicy fruit gives you a wonderfully rounded mouth-feel and a silky smooth finish. As in years past, the mouth-filling texture gives this wine a very long finish. Delicious! Everyone seems to love having Two Left Feet! The 2007 vintage was awarded 93 points by Jay Miller at The Wine Advocate” I never knew the word “unctuous” could be so appealing. The wine is Molly Dooker 2008 Two Left Feet Shiraz / Cabernet / Merlot.

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