New: Di LucaHusband and wife team Massimo and Deborah Tenino opened Tavolino around New Year's 2004, and have now added Di Luca next door. This fine food market and deli has an authentic wood-burning oven making rustic pizza, panini and salads. The market features 36-month-aged Parmesan cheese, affienato (hard goat milk cheese aged in honey and hay), artisan salami and difficult-to-find products from Italy. Di Luca is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and shares the patio with Tavolino at 7090 N. Oracle Road, Suite 136; 531-8885; www.dilucafoods.com .
Hell's KitchenCan you stand the heat in Hell's Kitchen? The masochistic Fox TV hit is casting Season Three and looking for engaging men and women older than 21 years old who are competitive, outspoken and have varying culinary experience. An open casting call will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, in Scottsdale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hotel Valley Ho. Visit the show's Web site for more info.
Film Makers and FoodiesThe Tucson Slow Food Film Festival seeks independent movies with food as the subject matter to be aired during the weekend event on Jan. 12-14, 2007. Submissions are accepted through www.withoutabox.com. See the Slow Food Web site for specifics.
90-plusFleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar will feature wines that have received Wine Spectator's ranking of 90 and higher at a special five-course wine dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for $95 per person (tax and gratuity not included). For reservations, call 529-5017; 6360 N. Campbell Ave.