Noshing Tucson: Coming Soon: Skybox

Coming Soon:  Skybox Restaurant & Bar, Tucson Restaurants According to an ad on Craig’s List, Skybox is coming to Tucson: “SKYBOX Tucson’s newest, most innovative restaurant and sports lounge will be opening in March, located near River & Craycroft. Be part of an outstanding culinary staff, with one of the most creative Executive Chefs in Tucson. We will be accepting applications and setting up interviews throughout the next few weeks for all kitchen positions. Training will start around the 2nd-3rd week of March” (that’s the ad) With a little more research, the location is 5605 E. River Road. Currently that’s
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Noshing Tucson: Casbah Closing Feb. 28

Another Tucson restaurant will close its doors: Casbah Restaurant and Teahouse on 4th Avenue is closing at the end of the month. Now is the time to stop by and get your Casbah fix. The Casbah has been around since 1991 and is an exotic funky mix of vegetarian/vegan mixed with casual Moroccan decor. In other words, it cannot be easily replicated. As their website aptly says, “it’s not just a restaurant, it’s a lifestyle.”
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Noshing Around: Tucson Valentines Day

Here are more Tucson restaurants gearing up for Valentine’s Day. I have had the Petite Pea’s red velvet cupcakes and they are other worldly in a deeply delicious sense. Armitage 2905 N. Skyline Drive 682-9740 3 course prix fixe dinner for $50 per person or $80 per person with paired wines (not including tax and gratuity) in addition to the regular menu.  Reservations will be taken only for the prix fixe dinner or for parties over 6 people. Dinner served from 5 p.m.to midnight.  Also for the month of February enjoy a glass of 2007 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’acqui with a
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Noshing Around: Tucson Weekend

This past weekend my friend Lee from Los Angeles visited and we noshed around Tucson. We began with late lunch at Feast on Thursday. Around 2 p.m., Feast was about half full (if you’re an optimist like I am) or half empty, if you’re a pessimist. We both ordered a cup of soup of the day — Cuban bean which was redolent of Cuban spices and beans and generous chunks of pork. He ordered a sandwich of some sort and I enjoyed the roast beet salad with a wedge of brie. On Friday, we went to Terra Cotta for dinner. The parking lot
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Noshing Around Tucson-Terra Cotta Closing Jan. 31

Wow! Tucson’s Terra Cotta restaurant is closing January 31. It has been around for 22 years and raised the bar for Southwest fine dining. I wasn’t living in Tucson at the time but remember going there when I visited and of course, many times since I have lived here. The Luria family are great people and the community will miss them. My friend Lee is coming to visit in a few weeks and said he wanted to go there as he has dined at Terra Cotta on his many business trips to Tucson over the years. Good thing he is
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Noshing Around: Tucson Restaurants, Open and Closed

2008 was a hard year for Tucson restaurants.  Hopefully 2009 will be better but that remains to be seen especially with a high unemployment rate.  Here is a list of restaurants that opened and closed. Some opened and closed in the same year. Open Jai Thai – opened end of Dec. 2007 Shlomo & Vito’s New York Delicatessen – end of 2007 Sushi Garden North – end of 2007 Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – 12/31/07 The Steak House in the new Desert Diamond Casino Miss Saigon Bar & Grill in NW Cocina Loca – mid Jan. Reopen – Sultan Palace Bistro Philippe
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Let’s Do Lunch: Yoshimatsu in Tucson…Healthy Food Blog

TUCSON–When the weather hits to 100+ mark, I become a zombie and get really depressed. I decided to try to break the pattern. Today I signed up for an 8-week summer drawing class then decided to go buy my art supplies while drawing was on my brain’s top shelf. I bought the supplies at Sarnoff’s and then saw Yoshimatsu’s sign beckoning me to eat lunch. Yoshimatsu is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Tucson and it appears to be everyone elses favorite too because it consistently wins Tucson Weekly’s Best Japanese restaurant in the Best of Tucson issue.   I ordered the gingered tofu lunch
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