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New Tucson restaurants and bars opened in summer 2021

After a tumultuous year for restaurants and bars caused by the coronavirus pandemic, these are the new spots opened in and around Tucson this summer...so far. We will be updating this list as more restaurants and bars are welcomed to town later this year. If we missed your favorite new place to eat, let us know at jtellez@tucson.com.
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COOL & JUICY GOODNESS: Watermelon's the way to go!

Watermelon — summer’s sweet, wet, red treat — has the perfect name for a reason: they’re 92 percent water. And for Southern Arizona’s hot summer days, it’s a perfect way to quench your thirst while enjoying its sweet taste. Tuesday, August 3, is National Watermelon Day. Though there’s no history...
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Food City closing in Douglas in October

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One of Douglas’ two grocery stores is shutting its doors permanently later this year. According to Food City Corporation spokesperson Susy Ferra, the Food City store will be closing in early October. “It’s been a privilege to serve the city of Douglas,” she said.
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Summer Beer Festival Coming to Tucson

The Tucson brewery scene has developed into a robust offering of classic and experimental styles over the last several years. What once was fully dominated by Barrio Brewing Company, several other major players have become major staples in the city. Borderlands Brewing Company is one such location that not only continues to offer several classics, but it regularly collaborates with Mexican craft breweries to offer seasonal specials not offered anywhere else. And now, to help raise even more awareness on the craft beer scene here in the Old Pueblo, the brewery is putting on a regional festival to showcase beers you may not have tried before.
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This popular downtown Tucson pizzeria is opening a 2nd location

A popular downtown pizzeria is opening a second location on the city's northwest side. Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink plans to open next month at 7262 N. Oracle Road. The expansion was planned for 2020, but the pandemic delayed the opening, said Courtney Fenton, managing partner of Reilly. In operation...
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Hansen's Hundred, No. 32: Wolfgang Weber the father of Tucson soccer

Wolfgang Weber was going to be a chef. Correction: He was a chef. A good one. In 1973, Weber spent about $29,000 — $200,000 in today’s money — to buy a 70-seat coffee shop in downtown Tucson. He and his wife named it Benjee’s. Weber cooked full time and quickly developed such a reputation that the Tucson Citizen wrote a feature story on one of his favorite dishes, rinder-rouladen, which is basically a beef roll with an German twist.
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The ultimate campus food guide for the hungry student

It’s a familiar story: You get out of class with your stomach grumbling. You need to grab some grub before your next class, but where do you go?. Tucson is a city beloved by self-proclaimed foodies, but what about the area in and surrounding the University of Arizona campus? In this guide, we map out the most accessible food options for the hungry student.
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SHOP AT HOME: Chaparral Market

In April 2020, COVID-19 brought much of Arizona’s economy to a screeching halt. All businesses not deemed “essential” were ordered closed by Arizona’s governor Doug Ducey. The lockdown continued for nearly two months. When Gov. Ducey finally gave the go ahead to reopen, businesses slowly began the road to recovery....
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Downtown Tucson's Senae Thai Bistro closes for good

After a tumultuous 18 months that included stops and starts to its dining services, the chef-owner of Senae Thai Bistro announced Wednesday that she was closing the restaurant for good after five years in downtown Tucson. Senae Thai, at 63 E. Congress St., joins a list of notable downtown restaurants...
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New spots to eat and drink around Tucson are in the works. Find out where.

If you’ve got the munchies, you’re in luck because Tucson’s food options continue to grow with several businesses opening new locations around town. Fork & Fire’s Neighborhood Wings LLC leased 2,000 square feet at 15318 N. Oracle Road. Jeramy Price and Joey Castillo, with Volk Co., represented the landlord, Golder Ranch Property LLC. Roger Breckenridge, of Long Realty Co., represented the tenant.
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Mexican Restaurant Opening in Oro Valley

Seis Kitchen opening in Oro ValleRoberto Carlos Roman/Unsplash. Seis Kitchen is one of those local success stories most enjoy hearing about. It started as a food truck almost a decade ago, as Jake and Erika Muñoz started selling food anywhere they could in Tucson. Then, eventually, with the success of their food truck, they turned their attention to a brick-and-mortar location on the west side of the city. They eventually went to open a second Seis Kitchen, and now, for anyone living in the Northwest side of metro Tucson, a brand new Seis Kitchen will be opening up in Oro Valley.
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La Estrella Bakery’s goodness is expanding on Tucson’s west side

La Estrella Bakery is opening its third location Saturday, July 31, just down the street from its west-side bakery in the Mercado San Agustin. But the new location at the old El Rio Bakery at 901 N. Grande Ave. is much more than a business venture for La Estrella’s Franco family: It’s a homecoming.
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This Tucson diner is spicing things up with alcoholic milkshakes

Little Anthony’s has long been a source of nostalgia for Tucsonans; a throwback to another time when Elvis Presley was king and actors like James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe dazzled on the silver screen. Since opening in 1987, one of the ’50s diner’s signature treats has been its...
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New Spaghetti Restaurant Opening in Tucson

Order your pasta by the bucketTacyra Autrey/Unsplash. Some days you just don’t feel like cooking, and yet there are days you don’t want to trek out to a restaurant either. Sure, there are more food ordering options now than ever before, but then you have to go through the process of asking everyone at home what they want, and it ends up being an entire chore. Instead, whether driving home from work or at home with nothing to eat, a new Tucson restaurant aims to help solve all these issues.
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People Drive From All Over Arizona To Try The Mac’N Cheese Burger At Lindy’s On 4th

Have you ever been somewhere where you take that first bite of your food and it’s just pure paradise? There’s a little hole-in-the-wall in Tucson that’s exactly like that. Folks looking to experience culinary nirvana need to investigate Lindy’s On 4th, a long-time staple of Tucson’s bustling Fourth Avenue, to find out whether or not […] The post People Drive From All Over Arizona To Try The Mac’N Cheese Burger At Lindy’s On 4th appeared first on Only In Your State.