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Noshing Around




If you believe in the seductive power of food, go to CuvÉe World Bistro this Valentine's Day for a sexy dinner. Menu items include Casablanca on the half shell; the lobster of love; is that ginger carrot soup or are you just happy to see me; tipsy greens; cozy salmon in a blanket; surf-and-turf for two; and cappuccino love lamb. The cost will be $75 per person with wine, or $60 per person without. Men would probably eat more seafood if they knew that the high phosphorus and iodine content may have an affect on sexual potency; perhaps then, we'd receive less Viagra spam.

Hearts Attack

We don't know what it is about Valentine's Day, but get out there and celebrate at Tucson's independent restaurants: Miguel's three-course dinner will cost $50 per couple; CafÉ Terra Cotta's three-course dinner will be $45 per person; Soleil's three-course dinner will be $50 per person; Catalina Grille at the Omni Resort's four-course dinner will be $45 per person; and Pastiche serves chateaubriand or paella for two at $39.95. Alternately, linger over a romantic lunch for two at Ghini's French CafÉ for $20. Reservations required.

Dessert Stroll

Another option for Valentine's Day is strolling through Tucson Botanical Gardens with champagne, a buffet of desserts donated by two dozen restaurants and bakeries, a poem, a rose and thou. Enjoy the sounds of live classical guitar and Celtic harp. From 6 to 9 p.m., member price is $30 per couple, or guest price $40 per couple. Reservations required: 326-9686 ext. 10.

Coming Soon

Si! Grille serving upscale Mexico City cuisine in the northwest. Also, C.L. Chu's Mongolian Barbecue on Broadway Boulevard between Columbus Boulevard and Swan Road, next to Bunbuku and Rockin' Pizza.

To Russia With Pizza

Papa John's recently introduced pizza to Moscovites. One pizza is topped with mashed potatoes, bacon, onions and garlic butter sauce, while another boasts creamy spinach Alfredo sauce.

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