Carnicerias are more than just butcher shops. In Tucson, they can be loci of community and home to incredible Mexican food. Here's our roundup of 22 Mexican meat markets in Tucson.
Tucson loves Halloween, and Halloween loves us. Here are 11 Tucson restaurants with specials to celebrate our favorite spooky season: from Rollies' pumpkin horchata to gluten-free, creepy cookies and cupcakes!
Tucson doesn't have many local bagel shops. While The Bagel Joint in Oro Valley has long been a pilgrimage for bagel lovers, Bubbe's Fine Bagels brings east-coast style bagels to the east side of Tucson.
Tucson Meet Yourself is back after last year's celebration was toned down by the pandemic. Matilde Santa Cruz has demonstrated how to make flour tortillas over mesquite flame for the past two decades. Read more
If you like Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL), you're sure to love horchata coffee. Horchata is a beloved agua fresca that adds spice, creaminess and the perfect touch of sugar to your morning joe! Read more
Looking for Caribbean or soul food in Tucson? Check out Janet & Ray's. Owner Dollie Pearce aims to connect Tucson's Black community while providing a warm, welcoming environment for everyone. Read more
Looking for a meal that won't break the bank? Our food writer rounds up her favorite cheap food in Tucson, plus other tips for eating out or cooking on a budget. Read more
Book reviewer Genevieve Dahl chats about Sonali Dev's novel "Incense and Sensibility" and where to find a meal similar to the one that the main character loves. Hint: It's at Tucson's own Berry Greens. Read more
Eegee's celebrates its 50th anniversary this September. Tucson loves Eegee's, from its drinks to the ranch fries. To celebrate our favorite fast food chain, we rounded up a history of Eegee's in Tucson. Read more
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While summer is not Tucson's prime time for restaurant openings, a few standouts such as Janet & Ray's have recently graced our city. Here's a roundup of all the new restaurants in Tucson. Read more
For Sonoran Restaurant Week (Sept. 10 through Sept. 19), we visit Tucson City of Gastronomy-certified restaurant Barrio Charro. The sandwich joint is a collaboration between local icons Don Guerra and Carlotta Flores. Read more
Buena Vida is home to more than good eats. You'll also find pop-up shops, art and lucha libre at this new Tucson spot. Read more
Hernan Castro, The Desert Alchemist, has foraged wild mushrooms to eat and to heal for nearly a decade. He takes groups into the Mount Lemmon wilderness to discover a diverse array. Read more
Why go to a chain coffee shop when Tucson offers so many convenient, drive-thru coffee options? This roundup lists 9 of Tucson's drive-thru coffee shops and kiosks for your morning fix. Read more
Here's how Carlotta Flores, a Tucson restaurateur, landed a spot on a Forbes "50 Over 50" list highlighting women making a difference in society and culture. Flores heads her family’s Si Charro restaurant group that includes the flagship El Charro Café. Read more
Travel Magazine recently released a list of the 10 best hot dogs in the United States and Tucson's own El Guero Canelo made the list. Read more
Sonoran hot dog carts are everywhere in Tucson. Yet, they are also hard to find. Most don't show up with a simple Google search. This is the first part in a series of maps that track down every hot dog cart in Tucson, starting in the central/midtown neighborhood. Read more
Turkish food can be hard to find in Tucson. The Rillito Park Farmers Market, though, offers three Turkish vendors: Gamze's Kitchen, Bella's Mediterranean Food, and Elif's Gozleme. These are all women-run businesses, who operate within Tucson's Turkish community and support each other's professional growth. Read more
Here is a partial list of Tucson farmers markets that accept SNAP benefits and an explanation of the programs, like Double Up and Farmers Market Nutrition Program, that allow people on food assistance vouchers to take home more produce. Read more
Tucson food writer Ellice Lueders will be chatting with the Arizona Daily Star's opinion team this Thursday at 2 p.m. over Zoom. Readers are welcome to bring questions and comments to the floor. Don't miss out! Read more
If you're looking for locally-sourced meats in Tucson, the University of Arizona's Food Products and Safety Lab sells the byproducts of their agricultural education program at Wildcat Country Market. Students participate in every stage of meat production. Read more
A retired Washington state restaurateur fell in love at first sight with the location on Congress Street once occupied by Caffé Milano, a Tucson institution. His new Italian bistro, Perché No, is set to open in early September — if all goes according to plan. Read more