New: Tea and More
Tea and More has opened inside the Many Hands Courtyard at 3054 N. First Ave. Owner Petra Williams says she imports the tea from Germany, and that she has nearly 70 varieties on hand, most of which are herbal. She does not sell tea by the cup, but says there's always a steaming kettle of sample tea for customers to try. Williams says she scours Europe for tea and tea-related items on annual trips to her native Germany, and that most of it is fair-trade. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.tandmore.com for more information.
New: Sushi Lounge
There's a new sushi joint called Sushi Lounge at 4802 S. Sixth Ave., where Wok and Sushi used to be. The place sells a big assortment of Chinese food and sushi rolls, and the prices are a bit lower than what you will find at many other sushi restaurants. One of the more intriguing things about the place is that it serves "Mexican-style" sushi rolls, which means jalapeños, onions and a special sauce are tossed in. Call 294-4408 for more information.
The Tucson Museum of Art's annual festival of wine, food and art, aka the CRUSH pARTy, kicks off Friday, March 30, with a tasting event that includes more than 150 wines from around the world, as well as snacks from some of the city's finer eateries. Tickets are $75. The gala event on Saturday, March 31, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, features more wine, fine dining and a live auction. Tickets are $225. Call 624-2333, or visit www.tucsonmuseumofart.org for tickets or more information.
The Abbey's New Spring Menu
The Abbey Eat + Drink, 6960 E. Sunrise Drive, has a new spring menu. It includes past favorites like the pot pie, but this time, it's made with spring vegetables, and you can add lamb if you wish. New additions include a baked-brie appetizer, and duck crepes served with mango, jalapeños and a plum vinaigrette. The wine list has been freshened up, too, and the Abbey now serves Stiegl Goldbräu Lager, an Austrian beer; Euphoria Pale Ale by Ska Brewing Co.; and Obsidian Stout by Deschutes Brewery. There's more info at www.theabbeytucson.com.