New: SaborSabor, at 2547 E. Broadway Blvd., recently opened in the former home of Rhythmmm with much better signage (a bright red sign). Sabor serves traditional Pacific Coast/Mazatlan-style Mexican fare characterized by a bold use of herbs and spices, creating home cooking that is both piquant and flavorful. House specialties include pan-fried tacos, meat simmered in rich stocks, wrapped fish baked with vegetables, and many shrimp dishes. One of the managing partners, Josue Izabal-Rodriguez, said the three-week-old restaurant appears to be getting busier for lunch. Sabor is open Monday through Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 777-4200.
Closed: Soul FeathersThere will be no more mouthwatering mesquite barbeque aromas wafting through the intersection at 1350 E. Broadway Blvd.
No-Sweat $20 DealsOne of the benefits of staying in Tucson over the long, hot summer is that prices plummet at locally owned independent restaurants. Check out what $20 buys from A to Z (Acacia at St. Philip's to Zivaz), with 29 restaurants in between, at www.tucsonoriginals.com/ specials.html.
Primavera Cooks FeastReap the delicious rewards when professional and apprentice chefs prepare a multi-course dinner for a good cause on Monday, June 5. The cost for diners is $100 per person, which includes wine, tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact David at 623-5111, ext. 101. Payment should be made in advance to Primavera Foundation; 70 percent of the donation is tax-deductible. Feast is located at 4122 E. Speedway Blvd.; 326-9363.