You're like a kid in a candy store. Literally.
Spanish meets Peruvian fusion at Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant
and Bar. The foothills eatery already had cultivated a reputation
for satisfying brunches, and it now also serves tapas and large
Dads have some fun options at the next Sundays on the Strip.
Adele Barker wrote "It's Not Quite Paradise" (Beacon Press,
2010), a memoir of her life in Sri Lanka.
Summer reading conjures up thoughts of sand, the ocean and a
really comfy chair. When it comes to Tucson, two out of three
Granddaughter Lucy McIntosh cooks. Daughter Deanie Burris
manages. Grandma Madonna Toia owns Don's Hot Rod Shop next
It's all family at Hot Rod Cafe, even if you're not actually
"family." On two recent visits, everyone seemed to know each other,
giving the diner a "Cheers"-like vibe. You immediately feel at home
at the spacious, bright restaurant.
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is starting a Mixology Boot
Half the allure of a sandwich is the bread on which it
It's a wine dinner with a twist.
Find your own treasure this weekend at this year's Junior League
of Tucson Rummage Sale.
When we first walked into the new Pita Jungle, we were
pleasantly surprised by the fun, modern decor and the overall
classiness of the place.
The musical free-for-all that is Club Crawl has become Very
Important. For the first time, 500 VIP passes will be sold at $20
apiece in advance to crawlers who want to kick it up a notch
Saturday when 80-plus acts play on 29 stages at what organizers
call Tucson's largest music festival.
Empire Pizza and Pub is a saucy new eatery with a happy hour
that will genuinely make you happy. You can opt for two-for-one
well drinks, wine and beer, two-for-one slices of cheese or
pepperoni and any domestic draft for $4 between 4 and 7 p.m.
Mondays through Saturdays and all day Sundays.
Hana Tokyo Japanese Restaurant and Bar has opened this week in
Spectrum Plaza near Harkins Theatre.
Sundays on the Strip will harken back to the days when Speedway
was Tucson's main drag and cruising the street was the place to be
seen by all your friends. Starting at noon Sunday, at least five
restaurants and bars are teaming up to offer weekly specials and
entertainment along Speedway.
Super-sweet drinks are so '80s and '90s. Nowadays, it's all
about cocktails with a kick. Bartenders throughout Tucson are
adding heat to their drinks. "I think with the move to more
culinary cocktails, bartenders have embraced the spicy side of
things," said Andrew Record, the 26-year-old ge…
Check out our guide to eating your way through downtown. We
point out whether restaurants serve breakfast, lunch or dinner;
offer outdoor dining or entertainment; if they accept reservations;
serve alcohol; and what days they're open. We sorted them by very
general categories, including a ca…
The Shanty is known as a bar that serves beers from around the
Melt: A Sandwich Joint has debuted in a space that's housed
sandwich shops for decades.
It's nice when being clever can help you win a race.
A new mobile food unit, à la roach coach, has come to midtown
With the start of rodeo week, add one more steakhouse to try.
The Bone-In Steakhouse opened in September on the far east side in
a building that has housed a steakhouse of some sort for more than
Experience art after hours Friday at a new all-ages bimonthly
event called Art After Dark at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Every restaurant has its signature dish. The chicken and waffles
at Mays Counter. The Pot au Feu at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails.
The Plato Poca Cosa at Cafe Poca Cosa. There are hundreds of items
we'd love to order any day in Tucson, but we're sharing a few of
our favorites here.
Despite opening Dec. 3, Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue is throwing a
grand-opening bash on Saturday.
Tucsonans will soon be able to sample Arizona wines they
previously had to drive all over the state to taste.
Vitello's, at 15930 N. Oracle Road, is quite a hike from central
Tucson, but it's a drive worth taking for reasonably priced, good
Sicilian and Northern Italian fare and that friendly, appreciative
While Tom Carpenter toiled as a CPA, he realized something
didn't add up.
For Elizabeth Gunn, crime does pay.
Change is good. It's just so darn difficult. In today's stories,
you'll meet two individuals and a family that embraced change.
You'll see how and why they did it - and maybe get some ideas of
Even for the person who has everything, you usually can't go
wrong giving a bottle of wine. What bottle to get can be a mystery,
however. So we decided to ask the experts about what wines to buy
for certain types of people.
Janos Cooking School back in session Jan. 15
Maybe you've always wanted to float alongside a sea turtle. Or
to learn how to paint a landscape. Or tickle the ivories. Whether
it's scuba diving or taking piano lessons, learning a new skill is
a great gift for yourself or others.
It's gift card season again, but this year it's different - in a
Along busy North Kolb Road lies an oasis of quality pizza, pasta
University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson presented by Diamond
Ventures is the official name. Most of us know it as El Tour de
Tucson. Now in its 28th year, the ride starts shortly after sunrise
Animal lovers and vegetarians unite Sunday for a cruelty-free
Despite the name, no animals will be dropped, or otherwise
harmed, in the upcoming Cow Drop Raffle, a new fundraiser in
Marana. To be more precise, a bull is the star of this attraction.
And he will be let loose to wander in an arena where up to 8,000
numbered squares will be marked off.
Ten grand for a fish seems like an awful lot of cash, but a
highly bred koi can fetch that price - or even more.
After a retooling this summer, Metropolitan Grill reopened in
August with a brightened interior and menu offering smaller,
lower-priced portions and a greater selection of locally grown,
vegan and gluten-free dishes. "America's Kitchen" also has been
added to the name of the restaurant, one …
It's not quite baseball and apple pie, but brisk weather brings
football, comfort food and the crisp flavors of hard cider. When
discussing cider, however, some use the word incorrectly to mean
unprocessed apple juice.
Branding, rope making and border collies working sheep will be
just a few of the draws at Saturday's roundup and open house at the
historic Empire Ranch near Sonoita.
There might not be medals for the winners, but the Clay Olympics
is a great way to "kiln" time. Sponsored by the Tucson Clay Co-op,
the Oct. 30 event is open to anyone interested in trying their hand
at throwing the tallest, widest or largest-volume pot.
Maybe it's the recession. Maybe it's nostalgia. Whatever the
reason, Pabst Blue Ribbon - or PBR, as it's affectionately called -
is making a comeback.
Jack Ahern, pictured with Marley, left, and Bear, is the
executive chef at Ric's Cafe. He and his wife, Lorna, bought the
Foothills-area restaurant in June 2001.
Wilder dubs eatery Downtown Kitchen
Philanthropy month at Pastiche returns