On Thursday, Sept. 14, Kade Mislinski is opening Classic — Spaghetti Western Steakhouse on North Stone Avenue, and if the name isn’t clear enough about what to expect coming from the kitchen let us explain: spaghetti and steak.
Classic, 1535 N. Stone Ave., is kicking things off with a party for a good cause. On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the restaurant off Stone and East Adams Street was to hold a grand-opening party with proceeds benefiting Hurricane Irma survivors on the Virgin Islands.
Beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Classic will hold its grand opening. For more information, visit facebook.com/classictucson
Classic is one of several restaurants opening in the Tucson area over the next handful of days and weeks.
- Marana last month welcomed Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue in the Tucson Premium Outlets off Interstate 10 and Twin Peaks Road. It was the eighth outpost for Mama’s, which also opened shop last month in the Hub student housing complex at 1011 N. Tyndall Ave. That restaurant replaced the flagship Mama’s on East Speedway near the University of Arizona that was forced to close over the summer to make way for a high-rise student apartment building. In addition to serving diners in the enclosed food court, the Mama’s at Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd., also offers delivery to neighboring residential areas including Continental Ranch.
- Ten 55 Brewing will open a craft sausage restaurant to go with its craft beer, The 4-year-old brewery inked a lease Monday for a 3,880-square-foot space at 110 E. Congress that will be big enough to install brewing tanks. Owners John Paul Vyborny and Chris Squires said they will keep their original brewing site at 3810 E. 44th St. The pair said the idea when they launched Ten 55 in 2013 was to open a brewpub downtown. The pair will begin renovations later this fall and plan to open the brewery and restaurant next spring. Follow their progress on Facebook at facebook.com/1055Brewing
- Marana also will be the home for the third Baja Cafe, set to open in the next few weeks in a small space at 3930 W. Ina Road in the Embassy Plaza that has been home to barbecue and Mexican fare over the past decade. Baja Cafe, which has locations at 7002 E. Broadway and 2970 N. Campbell Ave., serves breakfast, from Southwest-inspired breakfast burritos to biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs, and pancakes, waffles and french toast. It also serves burgers, sandwiches and Mexican food.
- Culinary Dropout Grant Road Lumber Yard is set to open Sept. 20 in the former lumber yard, 2543 E. Grant Road. (See related story in Sunday’s Star.)
- Chick-fil-A in Marana at West Ina and North Thornydale roads is opening Oct. 5. The doors open at 6:30 a.m.
- The Crackhouse, an egg-centric restaurant, will open in the North Fourth Avenue space that was home for three years to the late-night poutine depot US Fries. Crackhouse — the reference is to cracking eggs, not drugs, owner Jon Sutton is quick to note — is taking baby steps toward fully opening. It’s open from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays to cater to students from nearby Tucson High Magnet School and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays to cater to downtown’s late-night bar crowd. Poutine remains on the menu alongside omelettes, egg sandwiches and burgers, Sutton said. The restaurant is a first for Sutton, who owns the building at 340 N. Fourth Ave. and was US Fries’ landlord, and he admits it’s still a work in progress.