Cibo E Beve is an Italian inspired restaurant with an open kitchen. I started with the calamari, which was somewhat chewy and softer than I expected so I wasn't a true fan of it. Then I had the lunch burger with fries and that was pretty good. Burger was cooked medium an was on a toasted bun. It was very flavorful and moist. Granted I did not have an entree that was authentic Italian, but I didnt' get a sense of Italian from the ambiance in general. More so looked like an upscale casual place for lunch or dinner and resembled the Food 101 atmosphere. Either way, the service was still good and my lunch was very satisfying.
Not bad, but not that memorable. For now, it's getting ....5 diamonds.
Squid are actually mollusks, although they look much different from their relatives the gastropods (snails), and bivalves (clams). Unlike other mollusks, which have a hard outer shell, squid have a soft outer body and an inner shell. Squid are part of the class Cephalopoda (meaning "head-footed"), a group that also includes the octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus. Cephalopods are divided even further into the eight-armed octopods (octopuses) and the 10-armed decapods (cuttlefish and squid).
A variety of cephalopods in the subclass coleoida, which includes squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish, from Ernst Haeckel's "Art Forms of Nature".
Several animals and birds like to feast on squid, including the sperm whale, the grey-headed albatross, tuna, marlin, shark, seals and penguins. Because several types of fish have such a predilection for squid, they make excellent bait.
Squid are also part of the human diet. We most commonly enjoy them breaded and deep fried as calamari, or boiled and stewed as part of various seafood dishes. Although countries around the world eat squid, they are especially popular in regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in Japan.
The squid emerged during a particularly bountiful stage in the ecological timeline -- 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period. So many different animal groups emerged during this period that scientists have termed it the "Cambrian explosion." Originally, thousands of species of cephalopods existed. Today, only four remain -- squid, cuttlefish, octopuses and nautiluses.