Tucson restaurant news

2013-03-28T00:00:00Z Tucson restaurant newsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Ha Long Bay moving to Le Delice

Ha Long Bay, the Vietnamese favorite forced to move from El Mercado shopping center, is "coming soon" to the former home of Le Delice, 7245 E. Tanque Verde Road, according to a recently posted banner.

Ha Long Bay, which opened in November 2003, was among the businesses booted from El Mercado to make way for a CVS pharmacy. The owners notified the businesses in January that they had 90 days to vacate.

Le Delice, a French boulangerie and restaurant, closed last summer, ending a run that initially began in 2001.

Wine, Food and Art combine at Crush Party

The Tucson Museum of Art will celebrate art, wine and cuisine at its fifth annual Crush party and wine-tasting on April 5.

The courtyards of the museum, 140 N. Main Ave., will be filled with partygoers enjoying samples from some of Tucson's favorite restaurants - among them, Vivace Restaurant, Feast, Primo, Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, Hub, The Abbey, Maynards Market & Kitchen and Tavolino - and more than 150 wines and beers from around the world.

Tickets are $75 in advance ($45 tax-deductible), $90 at the door ($60 tax-deductible). VIP tickets, which include valet parking, private entrance and seating, hors d'oeuvres, premium wine tasting and an exclusive keepsake wineglass, are $150 ($75 tax-deductible). Order online at www.tucsonmuseumofart.org

The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m.; VIP ticketholders get in at 5.

On April 6, the museum will host the Crush Gala dinner and dance beginning at 5 p.m. in the Kiva Ballroom at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. The cost is $225 per person ($100 tax-deductible), which includes dinner and entertainment from the Ronstadt Cousins Band. Details: www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/events/crush-wine-festival

Proceeds from both events benefit the museum.

Now open: China Thai

China Thai is now settled into its new digs.

The Asian-accented eatery didn't have to move far. It's in a bigger space with more parking at La Plaza Shoppes, 6546 E. Tanque Verde Road, just down the road from its original home at 6502 E. Tanque Verde Road.

"Everything's the same; we just moved locations," said owner Sonthimanus "Andy" Muangmeesup.

China Thai's hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; from noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and from 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Details: Call 885-6860 or online at www.chinathaionline.com

Cathalena E. Burch and Inger Sandal

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