Zona 78 Stone Fired FoodsJust opened by two experienced locals--Tom Firth and Rick Fink--Zona serves handcrafted pizza, cedar plank salmon and smoked BLT on homemade pita bread, made with a wood-burning stone oven. They offer specialty salads with locally grown produce (no overdone Caesar salads here), authentic antipasto, Italian wines and seating for 120, including patio dining. 78 W. River Road, open Monday-Saturday for lunch, dinner and late night dining as well as Sunday dinner.
Wanted: Prospective ChefsWannabe chefs are invited to an open house on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ocotillo Room of Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz. Join culinary director Barry Infuso and learn everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a chef. Apply now for the spring 2004 semester beginning Jan. 14. RSVP to 206-5164 or Barry.Infuso@pima.edu.
Benefit for Mount Lemmon Fire DepartmentOn Oct. 18, Old Father Inn will host a benefit to help the Mount Lemmon Fire Department buy a new fire truck. Enjoy live bands day and night, discounted sandwiches (try the hot pastrami), good brews and a raffle with lots of prizes from area merchants. From 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 4080 W. Ina Road.
Philanthropy with PhlavorPastiche Modern Eatery (voted Best Nouvelle Cuisine by Tucson Weekly's readers) will donate 5 percent of sales to Arizona Greyhound Rescue throughout the month of October. Treat yourself while helping the hounds. 3025 N. Campbell Ave., 325-3333.