Thank goodness for patio weather. Tucson is the best place during the fall and winter to eat outside, surrounded with striking green palo verdes and views of nearby mountain ranges.
Although Isabella's Ice Cream is no more, some of the mom-and-pop shop's flavors will live on in the downtown ice cream shop that will reopen Nov. 6.
Tucson master sommelier Oscar Saenz lost both his jobs to COVID-19 and watched as his chosen field dissolved around him. Star reporter Andi Berlin followed his quest to survive and chart a new course.
An updated list of resources that provide monetary assistance, rent relief, groceries and more for people in Tucson and Southern Arizona during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more
An updated list of Tucson, Arizona bars and restaurants that had to close their doors during COVID-19 restrictions, plus some information on how to help the food scene in the future. Read more
Don't you want to jump into the screen and drink these raspados right now?! Just wait until you see the picture of the tacos in this list. And the pumpkin pie. And the curry noodles. Gahh! Read more
Support our Tucson City of Gastronomy by ordering food from one of these certified restaurants. They serve Sonoran staples like mesquite-grilled carne asada, Sonoran hot dogs, chile gueritos and more. Read more
The restaurant in downtown Tucson has been closed since March. It was able to build out its patio area with a $5,000 grant from the Downtown Tucson Partnership and Pima County. Read more
New midtown venture Barrio Charro will be part sandwich shop, part bodega featuring house-baked Barrio bread and some of Si Charro's popular meats including El Charro's carne seca. Read more
This southside food hall is becoming more diverse than ever, with gourmet sandwiches, Sonoran tacos and a trendy raspados shop from the owner of Pops Hot Chicken. Read more
Since it opened on Campbell and Fort Lowell, Tuk Tuk Thai Tucson, Arizona has been a popular takeout spot for its menu including curries, noodles and Thai iced tea. It features unique regional dishes. Read more
Our restaurant scene is more diverse than ever with a new Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant, an artisanal cider bar, fresh churros and more. Read more
Tucson spots like Taco Shop Co. and Caravan Market have adapted to the new pandemic landscape by adding drive-thrus to their buildings. And we're all about it. Read more
This local shop has been selling Middle Eastern goods for more than 30 years. It has the best olive selection in town, and fresh-baked breads from the gorgeous stone oven. Read more
This Sonoran taqueria is bringing its masterful carne asada creations to the northside. It just opened in a former Chuy's by the Marana Costco. Read more
When it opens in September or October, the truck will sell a dozen varieties of gelato, which is healthier than regular ice cream. Read more
Chat with Andi about how food writing has changed during the age of coronavirus and hear about some of her go-to cooking tips and recipes. Read more
Pho Ngan opened in early July in midtown Tucson near Grant and Swan, and serves traditional Southern Vietnamese classics like Vietnamese rice flour crepes. Read more
The Pima County Attorney's office has created a tip line for employees to report unsafe work practices, like being asked to work while sick with COVID-19. Read more
COVID-19 quarantines have left independent restaurants hanging by a thread. Here are a few Tucson businesses that had to close their doors, plus some information on how to help the food scene in the future. Read more
The restaurant was an important part of Tucson's Chinese restaurant community, with its traditional Hong Kong style dim sum service that included rolling carts. Read more
Grocery store and restaurant Nur Market is a hub for the Somali community of Tucson. You'll find rare spices as well as halal meats and Middle Eastern candies. It also has a restaurant that serves Somali cuisine. Read more