Pastiche Eatery has a lot goin' on

Pastiche Modern Eatery is one busy restaurant these days. Everything from red meat to red wine is on deck.

After a Valentine's Day break, Pastiche's $15 Tuesday Night Steak Night is back. You also get a dinner salad with the beef.

Wine aficionados can sample fruits of the vine as part of Pastiche's Friday Night Wine Tastings.

From 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, California Rhône wines will be featured. The cost is $5 per person, plus tax.

Oh, and if that weren't enough, Pastiche also has new lunch and dinner menus. Check 'em out at Or see for yourself in person at 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Kristen Cook

Ra adds cocktails suited for spring

The temperature is inching up, and Ra Sushi is celebrating with exotic cocktails that'll have you dreaming of tropical islands.

This month and next, you can sip a Pineapple Express or Bikini Martini for $8 each. The Pineapple Express combines coconut and elderflower liqueurs with pineapple, lemon and Prosecco. The Bikini Martini is a mix of coconut liqueur, vanilla vodka, blue Curacao with splashes of lemon-lime soda and pineapple juice.

If you're a DIYer, check out Ra's website for the recipes,

Kristen Cook

Dakota Cafe introduces weekend brunch

Dakota Cafe & Catering Co. has quietly rolled out brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

It's not one of those elaborate affairs with rows of long buffet tables overflowing with pastries and carving stations. Instead, you order off Dakota's menu and listen to classical and jazz guitarists while sipping mimosas.

Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays at Dakota, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Menu prices average $9 to $12. Reservations are accepted at 298-7188.

Cathalena E. Burch

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 and enter your information under "holiday dining."

The deadline to make the roundup is March 26. The guide will run in Caliente on April 5.