Noshing Around

Czech It Out

The European Market and Deli is celebrating its grand opening. It's filled with products from the Baltic and Mediterranean regions, wines from Argentina to Australia, beers from around the world, smoked fish, Greek cheeses and kefir, and international candies. Sandwiches and salads are served daily during lunch hours with seating in a quaint setting, located at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd., No. 36; 512-0206.

What's Brewing?

BJ's, a California-owned chain restaurant and brewery, recently opened at 4720 N. Oracle Road featuring Chicago-style pizza, generous portions of purportedly better-than-average bar food and a variety of ales and lagers in an industrial setting with an eardrum-piercing ambiance; open daily; 690-1900.

Party in Patagonia

Native Seeds/SEARCH hosts a farm tour and native foods celebration on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. in more temperate Patagonia. The cost is $50 per person and includes music, locally produced wines and a buffet. Call Diana Peel at Native Seeds, 622-5561, ext. 310 for advance tickets; a round-trip transportation package is available from Tucson at an additional charge.

Three Small Bites

· On July 5, Terra Cotta celebrated its 19th anniversary with free burgers and bratwurst, and along with Rural Metro Fire Department's "Fill the Boot" campaign, raised more than $1,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

· Micha's del Norte replaces Mountain View Restaurant.

· Ike's Coffee and Tea will soon have a third location inside the new Jim Click dealership when it opens at 22nd Street and Wilmot Road.

False Advertising

Have you ever bought a box of Hi-Lo cereal with strawberries? You can buy it a Trader Joe's or Sunflower Market. After a few days of eating the cereal, I noticed some pinkish specks in the bowl; they were about the size of nail clippings. Nobody in their right mind would ever confuse them with strawberries. On the package, they are magnified to 50 times their actual size. I'm switching back to Froot Loops.

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