Sneak Preview: Whole Foods Market Oracle Road, Tucson

Wow! Circle of Food is really impressed with the new and improved Whole Foods Market at Casas Adobes Plaza. Not only is it bigger (from 16,000 square feet to 32,000 square feet); it’s also brighter (love the lighting), the wide aisles, and the potential for an extraordinary shopping experience. This newly reopened location at 7133 N. Oracle Road (at Ina) opens Wednesday August 27 at 9 a.m. The first 100 people receive a free demi baguette. Of course, everything is premium including a dine-in restaurant with room for 45 seats indoors and 30 seats on an outside patio area. The
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Tucson: Twist and Shout at Vero Amore Pizza – Sept 2

  Circle of Food blog is loving this innovative idea. What’s not to love? What’s not to amore? There’s the fabulous hand-made artisan pizza at Vero Amore capped with Indian toppings from my favorite food truck — The Twisted Tandoor. The result is Indian pizza ! It all happens for one day only (marked it on my calendar) from 4 to 9 pm at Plaza Palomino / Swan location. Plaza Palomino needs a little spice. Special paired libations will be available as well. Vero Amore’s regular menu will be available including gluten free and vegetarian pizza options. In the Tucson
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What’s the next trendy superfood beyond kale

Kale seems to be the “it” super food these days. Kale appears grilled, in salads, soups, juices, chips, desserts, and everything in between. Popeye used to eat his spinach (another hard sell). One has to wonder how he would feel about kale. Is any super hero running to devour this super food? And just how long will kale be hailed as a super food? We’re a fickle society always looking for the next big thing. Dr. Drew Ramsey MD,  an expert in brain health and co-founder of National Kale Day,  advises that kale is packed with high nutrient density and
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Delicious Movie: The Hundred Foot Journey

Talk about connections. Just say you’re Oprah Winfrey and you read a book that you love (The Hundred Foot Journey) by author Richard C. Morais. Then call up your friend Steve Spielberg and ask him to make this book into a movie. The story is about an immigrant Indian family (with a very talented and handsome self-taught chef) who flee their native land to end up in Rotterdam, France across the street from a one-star Michelin-rated restaurant owned by Helen Mirren. While the town has never experienced the bold spices of Indian cooking, they soon crave it and Madam Mirren
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