One of the locations for a Tri-City Mexican restaurant chain is being taken over by a Seattle-based franchise with locations across the Northwest and in Florida.
Azteca Mexican Restaurants is renovating the building at 6505 Canal Drive in Kennewick. An opening date hasn’t been announced.
A message seeking comment from the company wasn’t immediately returned, but a building permit on file with the city indicates construction includes moving the restaurant’s bar, adding more than 700 square feet of dining space, and the installation of new kitchen equipment and new finishes throughout.
The building was formerly home to one of two locations of 3 Margaritas. Its remaining location is near the intersection of Jadwin Avenue and Lee Boulevard in Richland.
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Azteca has only one other location in the Tri-Cities, at the corner of Highway 395 and 10th Avenue in Kennewick. A second location at Columbia Center mall closed months ago and became retail space.
The restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus, from its famous macho burrito to standards such as enchiladas and fajitas, as well as party platters and catering. Prices range from about $10 up to $30.
Breaking down Bordeaux at Prosser’s Clore Center
The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser will give a crash course in Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style blends on March 26.
Those visiting the center’s tasting room from 3 to 5 p.m. will be able to try five Bordeaux varietals that are allowed as components of a Bordeaux-style blend. Those tastings will be followed by an example of a Bordeaux-style blend from Washington.
Cost is $30 per person for those paying in advance, and $35 for those paying upon visiting the tasting room. For more information or to pay in advance, call 509-786-1000.
Cooking class at Mezzo Thai set March 24 in Richland
Want to learn to cook a traditional-style Thai lunch? Mezzo Thai has you covered.
The restaurant at 110 Gage Blvd. in Richland will offer a course March 24 on preparing ba-jang, a steamed food that includes sticky rice in a bamboo leaf.
Cost to participate is $49 per person, and those attending should bring their own vegetables and paring knives, a cutting board, two medium-sized food containers and a camera.
The class is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 509-491-3400.