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Nico's fails health checks; repeated reviews planned

Nico's Mexican Food at 4231 W. Ina Road was the only local restaurant to fail a health inspection in April. After failing an April 24 inspection, the restaurant passed a follow-up inspection May 4. The location also failed inspections Feb. 6 and Feb. 15 before passing a follow-up inspection …

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It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

Garde Manger Chef John Hohn of Loews Ventana Canyon has been preparing and tweaking four different tacos for the Tucson Taco Festival competition on Saturday. Plenty of amateurs will go taco-y-taco with pros like Hohn.

April 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

The Tucson Taco Festival is modeled after barbecue competitions, which have specific categories and certified judges. The judges presiding and awarding prizes Saturday are certified.

April 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

John Hohn wants to present a taco on a Mexican-brand beer can at Saturday's festival. Judges will be sequestered for taco taste-testing to award $5,000 in prize money.

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It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

It's a taco-a-taco face-off at festival

On Saturday, more than 20 teams will compete for bragging rights to the best tacos in town while festival-goers can sample the Mexican favorite along with margaritas and tequilas, and take in chef demos, live music, food contests and Lucha Libre wrestling.

April 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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