Category: Reviews

North Italia Tucson for Authentic Taste of Italy’s Regions

North Italia is a Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) that should not be missed. According to Vitopaolo Prencipe, assistant general manager, Italy has 20 different regions each with their own ingredients and generations of growers and producers. Additions to the new menu features menu items from the center of Italy combining north and south for Italian […]

Eating around Tucson with Circle of Food–Roma Imports

Today two friends (M.J. and Loren) and I went to Roma Imports for late lunch. As we zigged and zagged south of Broadway and west of Kino Parkway on a numbered street, both wondered where the heck we were going. Roma Imports is like a mirage in the middle of an industrial area. Roma is […]

Eating around Tucson with Circle of Food – Kimchi Time

Ate dinner tonight at Kimchi Time Restaurant in midtown. My favorite menu item to order is the Korean seafood pancake or haemul pajeon. The pancake arrives at the table in a hot cast iron skillet. Your server will cut it into fourths not unlike a pizza or a frittata. We asked our server what the […]

Book Review: My Fat Dad

Book Review: My Fat Dad This book is for anyone who struggles with weight or has a loved one who wrestles with poundage. Author Dawn Lerman grew up in a household where her mother ate a can of tuna fish over the sink and considered that her meal of the day, and where her dad […]

47 Scott, Downtown Tucson Restaurant Gem

47 Scott, Downtown Tucson Restaurant Gem It takes courage and creativity to be a pioneer and that is exactly what the owners of 47 Scott did when they opened downtown more than 5 years ago. This is well before the downtown Tucson food scene was the dining mecca it is today. 47 Scott isn’t on the […]

Summer Menu at RA Sushi Tucson

In the summer Circle of Food yearns for lighter fare using seasonal ingredients. RA Sushi’s summer menu is available for a limited time (May thru August) featuring nine different sushi, salad and cocktail offerings focusing on cool, light flavors ideal for our sweltering days. Two new appetizers showcase Red Seabream, a white fish that is […]

Review: Safe Catch Tuna Mercury Tested

Do you love tuna? How about a crunchy tuna salad sandwich or elegant Nicoise salad? The good news is tuna is affordable and packed with high quality protein but the bad news — tuna is also rife with mercury. Contradictory reports from the EPA, FDA and Consumer Reports range from warning about widely variable mercury […]

Tucson: Chowda Meets the Desert at Jackson Tavern

UPDATE: Closed/post remains for historical purposes. Jackson Tavern, a new Metzger Family Restaurant will set sail on December 1 at the former Red Sky address (2900 N. Swan Road/Plaza Palomino). Get your chops ready for some New England style fare such as Little Neck Clam Cakes, C Dogs (breaded and flash-fried lobster tails with lemon-Sriracha […]

Book Review: L.A. Son By Roy Choi

My Life, My City, My Food I loved this memoir by Roy Choi creator of Kogi BBQ Taco Food Truck, famous for the Korean taco which launched the entire food truck revolution. Having lived in L.A. for 30 years (my informative years), I liked knowing the cities and locales he wrote about where he was […]

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 […]