Buzzalini Moves to MaynardsMaynards Market and Kitchen, at 400 N. Toole Ave., has brought on Addam Buzzalini as the new executive chef; the menu will be reworked to reflect his culinary philosophies, said Richard Oseran, co-owner of the restaurant and Hotel Congress. Buzzalini, the former chef of jaxKitchen, will eventually head up The Cup Café inside Hotel Congress as well. "You could put it like this: I live downtown, and there's a need for something unique and spectacular down here," Buzzalini said. "So we're definitely going to kick it up a bit."
Corks for CancerSip some wine, snack on hors d'oeuvres, enjoy live music by Joe Bourne, and learn how nutrition affects cancer prevention and treatment with a presentation by Arizona Cancer Center Director David Alberts at a benefit for Corks for Cancer at Harvest Restaurant (10355 N. La Cañada Drive) from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17. Half of the $35 admission fee and $1 from each bottle of wine purchased goes to Corks for Cancer. Call 731-1100 for reservations.
That's Amore!Three Grandma Tony's Pizza and Wings locations (7010 E. Broadway Blvd., 885-7117; 7878 E. Wrightstown Road, 886-4461; and 9040 E. Valencia Road, 663-1936) are serving heart-shaped pizzas through Valentine's Day. Boston's The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar (5825 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive; 572-1555) is doing the same, with $1 from each pie benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
OpeningsThings are cooking in Marana, with two new restaurants open in Dove Mountain Centre at 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.: Aric and Josh Mussman, owners of Vero Amore at 3305 N. Swan Road, have opened a second location at the shopping center. Vero Amore serves Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas, and the new location will soon add a handful of new entrées and appetizers to its menu with the help of Scott Brayer, the founder and former owner of Pasta Palmita. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 579-2292. VinTabla now has a sister restaurant in Dove Mountain Centre called Dove Mountain Grill, open at 3 p.m., nightly; 579-8999.