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Thank You, Tucson!

On June 7, National Hunger Awareness Day, a number of food drives and other events were held throughout the area. More than 3,000 pounds of food and more than $68,000 in cash was raised to support the Community Food Bank.


Globe Trotting

From June through September, Cuvée World Bistro offers an ambitious menu, changing weekly (along with the regular menu), featuring fare from such exotic places as New Zealand, Singapore, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Israel, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Jamaica, Cuba and Tucson. I wonder what Nepalese food is? Check out the schedule online at www.cuveebistro.com ; 3352 E. Speedway Blvd.; 881-7577.


Wei Asian Café

Open within the past three months, Wei's serves Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean fare daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 9450 E. Golf Links Road; 722-1119.


Paella Day

This complex Spanish dish pronounced pie-AY-yuh combines saffron-flavored rice with a variety of shellfish, meat, garlic, onions and tomatoes. Casa Vicente Restaurant Español offers paella every Thursday along with the regular menu at 375 S. Stone Avenue; 884-5253.


Closed

Mountain View Restaurant, at 1220 E. Prince Road, is gone, but a Mexican restaurant will soon lease the space.


Gold Room Deals

On Wednesday nights, create your own three-course dinner special, including a choice of appetizer, soup or salad with an entrée and dessert, from Chef Jamie West, for $24.95; add wine pairings for $34.95. On Thursdays, enjoy a 10-ounce prime rib dinner with a salad and hot-fudge brownie sundae for $19.95. The Gold Room is located at the Westward Look Resort; 245 E. Ina Road; 297-1151.


Sprouts

Sprouts Farmers Market is an Arizona-owned natural-foods grocery chain featuring farm-fresh produce (grown locally when available), meat, a deli, vitamins, bulk foods, a bakery and other healthy grocery items.According to the corporate office, one will be sprouting across the street from Trader Joe's on the southwest corner of Magee and Oracle roads in mid-January 2006.

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