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Century-old Lerua's restaurant closing early next year for Broadway widening

Lerua's Fine Mexican Foods, a Tucson fixture for 96 years, will close in early 2019 after the owners agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the value of the restaurant, which is slated for demolition as part of the Broadway widening project. ... Read more»

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Tucson's El Guero Canelo wins James Beard award for Sonoran hot dogs

Tucson restaurant El Guero Canelo's unpretentious cross-border fusion — a hot dog wrapped in bacon and laden with beans and condiments — has been given a national honor: one of five 2018 America's Classics from the James Beard Foundation.... Read more»

8 places to celebrate with mom this Sunday

A round-up of Mother's Day events happening this Sunday.... Read more»

Albert Hall to shutter Acacia restaurant

After 11 years at the helm of Acacia, chef Albert Hall and his partner and wife, Lila Yamashiro, will close the contemporary American restaurant in the Foothills in May.... Read more»

Hermosillo redefines Sonoran cuisine

About a four-hour drive from Tucson, a thriving food scene awaits in Hermosillo, Sonora.... Read more»1

As Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

Arizona's wine industry has grown exponentially since 2001. More than 90 locations have farm winery licenses, most of them clustered in three areas in the state. But as wine industry growth slows across the nation, will Arizona's growth continue to mature? ... Read more»

Arizona craft breweries embracing new beer law

One of the owners of Tempe-based Four Peaks Brewery said they plan hire more people and expand their brand, which includes releasing more specialty beer. Randy Schultz and the other co-owners said they were thrilled when Gov. Doug Ducey signed the "Arizona Beer Bill." ... Read more»

Asian cuisine expanding in Arizona restaurant market

Arizona has seen particular growth in Asian fusion restaurants, like Sumo Maya in Scottsdale, which serves Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine, Arizona Restaurant Association spokeswoman Chianne Hewer said.... Read more»

What’s hot in Az hospitality this year? Experts share 2015 trends

With guests returning to hotels and resorts, industry leaders are adding new features – curbside check-in, organic products, family packages - to create vibrant guest experiences across the state. Experts share hospitality trends. ... Read more»1

Cafe Roka: One man’s dream of success

In a 1900s building on Main Street in Bisbee, Rod Kass unleashes his passion for food.... Read more»

Report predicts Az will lead nation in restaurant sales, job growth over next decade

The National Restaurant Association has projected Arizona as the No. 1 state in restaurant-sales growth in 2015 and for employment growth through 2025. What makes Arizona stand out in this industry?... Read more»

Arizona ‘beer bill’ would lift production cap for microbreweries

Local breweries face a dilemma: They can produce more beer. But if they do, they would have to close their restaurants. One state lawmaker wants to change that. ... Read more»1

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Haunted roundup: Where to celebrate Halloween

Pumpkins, candy and costumes: Halloween is almost upon us and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in Tucson this year.... Read more»1

Scottsdale ranked second-best ‘foodie’ city in U.S.

Culinary enthusiasts in Scottsdale can take pride, as their city was named the second-best city for "foodies" in the U.S. The top-10 list from Livability.com put Scottsdale just behind New Haven, Conn., for its restaurants, access to farmers' markets and other factors. ... Read more»

Red wine or white, sir, with your guinea pig?

For the rest of the world, guinea pigs may be perfectly cute, low-maintenance pets, or disposable lab test subjects. But in the Andes, where the species evolved, they have a very different use — lunch.... Read more»

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SB 1062: Let 'em eat burgers...

Local pizzaman Rocco DiGrazia has said "Just say no (pizza)" to the backers of Senate Bill 1062. "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators," reads a sign in the window of his Tucson restaurant.... Read more»

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