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Greek Food, Festival Coming to Tucson

Grab yourself some pita bread and other Greek foods.Kyle Brinker/Unsplash. It’s tough to find a solid gyro or any other kind of Greek food here in Tucson. Of all the culinary styles, authentic Greek may be the least represented, and it didn’t help that one of the few long-standing restaurants closed down earlier in the year. However, if you’ve been craving some home-cooked Greek food of late and haven’t known where to go, you’ll soon be in luck, as the Tucson Greek Festival is coming back to town.
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Best BBQ Restaurants in Tucson Announced

Grab yourself some delicious BBQJacob Stone/Unsplash. Top restaurant lists are more than a little subjective. Creating one for cities like Tucson, which is one of just two UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy in the United States may be trickier than most. However, that doesn’t stop KEV’s Best, a restaurant rating website, from releasing top five restaurant lists for the city. Tucson is one of the latest entries into the rating organization’s city lineup, as it has spent most of its efforts analyzing the restaurant scene of larger cities (including Phoenix). Yet, the website, which uses locally sourced reviewers, has decided to compile its judges in order to craft a list of the five best BBQ restaurants in Tucson. So, according to KEV’s Best, these are the top spots to grab yourself some BBQ in the Old Pueblo.
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These hidden bars in Tucson are waiting to be found

When it comes to Tucson bars, out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind. Some of the city's most interesting and most frequented watering holes are not readily visible from the street, tucked away in the backrooms of restaurants, retail shops and on hotel rooftops. Try some of these...
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New Pizza Joint Ready to Open in Tucson

Grab yourself some Detroit-style pizza.Jason Leung/Unsplash. Officially announced several months ago, the Detroit-style pizza restaurant “Transplant Pizza” is now open and ready for business. Opened up by the team behind Serial Grillers, another favorite restaurant here in Tucson, Transplant Pizza aims at providing locals with a style born in Detroit, combined with a number of unique flavors traditionally sourced in the Southwest.
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Wine and Dogs? Head to the Dog Days of Summer Festival

Many locals and visitors alike are unaware that Tucson has a robust wine country just to the south of town in Sonoita. There is a treasure trove of great wineries and breweries in the Sonoita region. And what's better than wine? Drinking wine and helping dogs! This Sunday, August 8th, head down to AZ Hops and Vines for the Dog Days of Summer Festival.
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Desert To Dos

Honestly, what’s more psychedelic than a saguaro? They’re so wacky—all stretched out and groovy looking, holding their arms out ready to hug everyone. In honor of this vibe, the local and Lazaret is performing a psychedelic setlist among the saguaros at Catalina State Park. Lazaret likes to blend classic psychedelic rock with blues music and a bit of experimentation and improvisation. Pack a picnic and settle in for an evening at the foot of the beautiful Santa Catalinas. Nothing like an evening spent soaking up the music and scenery that make Tucson so great. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road.
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36 fun things to do in Tucson this August 2021

This list of things to do around Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita includes events by local businesses and organizations including markets, drive-ins, music, virtual events and more. Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed. Open-air and indoor events...
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Screech owl recovering after getting caught in a glue trap in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Tucson Wildlife Center is caring for a screech owl that found itself stuck in a glue trap. The Arizona Game and Fish Department in Tucson tweeted pictures of the owl Monday morning. It's not clear how long the owl was trapped, but the agency said it was in "guarded condition."
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Award-Winning Restaurant Closes For Good

Experiencing traditional Thai CuisineMadMax Chef/Unsplash. It’s been a difficult past year and a half for restaurants, both here in Tucson and around the world. Several fan-favorite and longstanding establishments have closed their doors here in the Old Pueblo, and while restaurants are currently allowed to function at full capacity, there will likely be more restaurants that simply are not able to withstand the financial impact from the extended closures. That list now includes one of the few Thai restaurants here in town.
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Primavera Cooks! Fundraiser returns with four dinners at Tucson restaurants

Like monsoons and night blooms, it’s a Tucson summer tradition: Primavera Cooks! is back. “We are planning a limited, special edition of four dinners over a month, beginning on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Kingfisher, followed by Reforma, Janos at Carriage House and Feast. This is such a legacy with a remarkable following, and people have really expressed a desire for us to bring it back,” said David Elliott, special events coordinator for Primavera Foundation.
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Cool Off At The Zoo: Summer Safari Nights

With temperatures still soaring during the daytime, finding activities to do outdoors can be a challenge. The Reid Park Zoo here in Tucson has been working to alleviate some of the boredom during the summer with their Summer Safari Nights. As summer is coming to a close and the kids are heading back to school, the Zoo is holding two more nights to enjoy at the zoo.

PACC shelter dogs participate in stress study

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pima Animal Care Center is one of two animal shelters in the country involved in a study that will find how a dog’s stress level is reduced when placed in a foster home versus staying in the shelter. “When all of us walk...