RESTAURANT NOTEBOOKby Tucson Citizen on Feb. 06, 2008, under Local, Taste
Local restaurant news
Hello . . .
. . . Bistro Philippe, 2990 N. Swan Road (318-1118), under chef and co-owner Philippe Trosch, opened Monday in the former Firecracker Bistro.
The restaurant features “French Regional Home Cooking.”
The French-born Trosch, former executive chef at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort when its Ventana Room garnered its first two Five Diamond ratings from AAA(in 2005 and 2006), is partnering in the venture with Metro Restaurants owner Bob McMahon.
Hello . . .
. . . Ginza Sushi, 5425 N. Kolb Road (529-8877)(formerly Yama)
. . . Sultan Palace, 943 E. University Blvd. (622-2892)
So long . . .
. . . Galo’s Restaurant, 7854 E. Wrightstown Road (opened 2003).
Restaurant news elsewhere
Mississippi law would ban
serving obese customers
JACKSON, Miss. – A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers – but please, don’t be offended.
He says he never expected his plan to become law.
“I was trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi,” says Republican Rep. John Read of Gautier, who acknowledges that at 5 feet 11 and 230 pounds, he’d probably have a tough time under his own bill.
More than 30 percent of adults in Mississippi are considered obese, according to a 2007 study by the research group Trust for America’s Health.
“There is a better way to deal with health issues than to impose those kind of regulations,” says Al Stamps, who with his wife Kim owns the diner Cool Al’s in Jackson.
The Associated Press