Food truck event benefits horses
A food truck roundup Sunday will help raise money to care for abandoned horses.
Food for Horses features a number of food trucks including Smokin' Hot Barbeque gathering at 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road near Catalina Highway from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the goal of raising money to buy hay for rescue horses, said organizer Donna DeConcini. The event is presented by Taylor Tack & Feed and Bear Canyon Open Air Market.
A second Food for Horses roundup is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24. Details: 982-2645.
Pancake breakfast aids Special Olympics
Catalina Mountain Elks lodge is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.
The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice for $6.
The event runs 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, 16045 N. Oracle Road in Catalina. Details: 609-2484.
Steakhouse has new name, menu, attitude
The east side's Bone-In Steakhouse is now The Settlement Smokehouse Victuals Libations.
Along with the name change, the restaurant's owner, Gary Sneva, also tweaked the menu to include fish entrees and a couple of salads, said manager Annie McGinnis.
It also upgraded its meat to Black Angus beef, and added a filet mignon "to appeal to a broader group of people."
"We love the building, the piece of property it's on," said McGinnis, who took over managing the restaurant in December. "We have a vision that encompasses more than what the old name (implied)."
The Settlement Smokehouse is the latest incarnation for the building, which has housed a steakhouse of one sort or another for more than 40 years. For 25 of those years it was Webb's Old Spanish Trail Steak House.
Sneva opened it as Bone-In in fall 2010.
The Settlement's new menu includes more local microbrews, craft beers and craft cocktails, McGinnis said.
The Settlement is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Details: settlementsmokehouse.com or call 885-4600
El Saguarito marks Lent with special menu
El Saguarito, best known as Tucson's healthful Mexican food restaurant, introduced a Lent-friendly menu this month.
Added to the offerings is a bread pudding ($5.95) and corn nut soup ($2 cup), which will be served through Easter.
El Saguarito also is advertising its fish tacos and shrimp enchiladas as part of the Lenten menu, although both are served year-round.
The 15-year-old restaurant, 1763 E. Prince Road, fries very few items, and when it does it's in canola oil. Most of its dishes are grilled and most dinners on the menu are under $10.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and closed Sundays. Details: 297-1264.
Robeks introduces healthier Menu
Robeks, a veteran player in the burgeoning smoothies market, revamped its menu, introducing 20 new items including kale smoothies, fresh-squeezed vegetable juices and options with Greek yogurt.
Robeks has 118 franchises, including two in Tucson, at 50 S. Houghton Road and in the Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tapas at Bear Track Bistro and Winery
Bear Track Bistro and Winery, which opened in December at 4743 E Sunrise Drive, is hosting a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays with $2 off its $10 four-flight wine tasting.
Tucson's newest winery and tasting room pairs its wines with Mediterranean tapas-style platters that start at $4.50.
Owner and sommelier Rick Riddle creates wines with grapes from New Mexico, where he ran a winery.
Also happening at Bear Track Bistro: Martini Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. every third Thursday, featuring six ounce-and-half martini samples for $15.
Bear Track is open from 3 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays Details: Call 975-0050.
Relish Kitchen and Wine Bar happy hour
The month-old Relish Kitchen and Wine Bar has $2 drafts and wine-by-the-glass specials during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Relish, 4660 E. Camp Lowell Drive, serves lunch counter-style from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and full-service dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Relish is owned by chef Stephen Hurd, who created a menu of handcrafted signature sandwiches and salads (starting at $7), entrees (starting at $14, with half-plate options available) and appetizers (from $4). Details: relishkitchenandwinebar.com or 300-4529.
Enoteca adds steaks to beef up dinner menu
Enoteca Pizzeria and Wine Bar has launched an enhanced dinner menu that includes several steak options, in addition to a wild Alaskan salmon entree and a rainbow trout, to add to its list of pastas. Steaks run $15.95 to $21.95.
"We want to be known for not only having amazing sauces and wine, but we want to be known for having, tender juicy steaks with creative sauces," said General Manager Charity Hansen.
Hansen said the new menu debuted during last month's gem show.
Enoteca has 50 craft beers on tap including from Tucson brewery Barrio Brewing. In addition to wines by the glass, Enoteca, 58 W. Congress St., serves reserve bottles.
We're gathering info for Easter dining
Attention, restaurants: We're looking for your Easter dining deals.
To include your dining plans in our roundup, submit your information at dailystarcalendar.com and enter your information under "holiday dining."
The deadline to make the roundup is Tuesday. The guide will run in Caliente on March 21.
Cathalena E. Burch