Tucson restaurants closing, opening, celebrating

image003-chefs-table-2016Tucson restaurants closing, opening, celebrating

Acacia Closing
After 11 successful years in business, Chef Albert Hall and his wife (and co-owner) Lila Yamashiro have announced to their staff that they will close their award winning restaurant Acacia Real Food & Cocktails. A grand finale event will be held on May 15. It’s hard to say goodbye to a Tucson original.

More Sauce
Sauce Pizza & Wine will add a fourth restaurant to the Tucson dining scene with a location at 6450 E. Grant Road near Wilmot. The 3,200-square-foot space will be the first location in Tucson to open under the company’s new owners led by restaurateur Scott Kilpatrick.

In celebration of Leap Day, on Monday, Feb. 29, Sauce will offer all guests a side of their popular Mac n’ Cheese for ONLY $2.29 (regularly $4)

o-penca-sangriaCelebrate Penca
http://pencarestaurante.com owner Patricia Schwabe will host a late night Third Anniversary celebration at the award-winning restaurant on Tuesday, March 1st from 9 to 11vpm, following regular dinner service. Guests can purchase small plate appetizers and signature cocktails for $3 while enjoying live music presented by acoustic duo Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan.

Downtown Chef’s Table
Sunday, March 6, 5:30pm
A celebration of the downtown Tucson’s culinary renaissance, this year’s event has been re-named as the City of Gastronomy Downtown Chef’s Table, in honor of the recent designation awarded by UNESCO.

Participating Chefs are Janos Wilder and Jerry Alday from DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails, Erika Bostick from Agustin Kitchen, Carlotta Flores from El Charro, Michael Bryer from Maynards, Kris Vrolijk from Proper, Daniel Thomas from 47 Scott, Chris Bianco from Pizzeria Bianco, Patricia Schwabe from Penca and Tyler Fenton from Reilly. Proceeds benefit Tu Nidito and The Fox Tucson Theatre. Tickets are $150 per person and space is limited. Buy tickets here.

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