New: Central Park WestThis fast-casual restaurant serves food from its sister restaurants Canal Street Pizzaria and Eggrolls Etc. (Five Boroughs Restaurants also owns Brooklyn's Beer and Burgers.) CPW recently opened at 1800 E. Fort Lowell Road, No. 136, in the former Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant location. CPW is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 750-9000, ext. 4.
Coming Soon: FireThat's an odd name for a restaurant, but it's coming to Dove Mountain on Feb. 16, just in time for Accenture Match Play. Stay tuned.
For Sale: Terra CottaThe physical property, not the restaurant itself, is for sale. Michael Luria said there have been some exciting commercial real estate transactions in the foothills, and he and his family are seeing if there's an interest. If the property sold, one possibility would be for Terra Cotta to lease back the 13,000-square-foot restaurant; another possibility would be the reincarnation of Terra Cotta in a smaller space at a different location.
Year of the RatJoin Slow Food Tucson at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, for a Chinese New Year celebration at Lotus Garden Restaurant, 5975 E. Speedway Blvd., including a fabulous feast and a screening of a short film called Chinese Restaurants: Three Continents. The cost is $35. Contact Barry Infuso for payment info.
Valentine's Day DiningChef Albert Hall of Acacia at St. Philip's creates an innovative prix-fixe menu that is sure to make your heart skip a beat. Enjoy a three-course meal including delectable ginger toffee cheesecake for dessert; $50 per person; 4340 N. Campbell Ave., 232-0101.
Barrio's regular menu will be available from 5 to 10 p.m., as will be a variety of specials, including roasted lobster tail stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, grilled beef tenderloin topped with apple-wood-smoked bacon and more; 135 S. Sixth Ave., 629-0191.
At the Cup Café, Chef Lucius Wesson offers a delicious four-course meal with options for couples, starting with romantic strawberry champagne frescas, for $80 per couple at 311 E. Congress St.; 622-8848.
Here's one for the record books: a 24-ounce, heart-shaped rib eye steak to share with soup or salad, spaghetti and dessert at Roma Caffé for $49 per couple without wine, or $59 per couple with one glass of house wine each at 4140 W. Ina Road; 744-2929.
See next week's column for more Valentine's Day options.