Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am
On its website, The Flavor of India lunch buffet is described as a “roller coaster in your mouth.” Now, that can leave a person a little apprehensive to try at first, but you leave with a full stomach and pleased with the adventure you just took.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol may be pricey, leaving you wanting
it for special occasion, but it will not disappoint. From the
atmosphere, to the service and food – Hacienda Del Sol is worth the
four-star rating on all levels.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:00 am
When a resort like Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a buffet, you expect the best. Their Sunday brunch buffet delivers.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:00 am
Genghis Grill is a Mongolian Stir Fry chain that is growing
rapidly throughout the United States. A Genghis Grill opened up in
Tucson about a month ago, and this week my publisher encouraged me
to go there. While I was slightly skeptical, as I don’t usually
like dining at chain establishments, the experience ended up being
fun and tasty.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 4:00 am
Breakfast happens to be my favorite meal of the day, so this
week for Restaurant Rendezvous I decided to try a neighborhood hot
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:00 am
Tucked away at the edge of Marana you can find a diamond in the
rough restaurant—Dove Mountain Grill. Last week I was prepared to
sample the bar menu, but upon walking inside, my guests and I felt
compelled to sit down for a full-fledged dinner. Maybe it was
because of the beautiful décor, or how we were greeted, but once
inside we got the feeling that this restaurant knew what they are
doing with food—and this feeling steered us in the right
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 4:00 am
Noble Hops Gastropub prides itself on being “a pub for foodies.”
Located on 1335 W. Lambert Lane in Oro Valley, this gastropub has
been causing a lot of hubbub lately, as residents from all corners
of Tucson have been venturing out to give it a try.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:00 am
Acacia real food & cocktails gets their name because they
believe that “local, sustainable and naturally-produced foods are
inherently better for consumption than the alternative.”
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 4:00 am
Oro Valley’s Harvest Restaurant fell under new ownership in October, and after nearly six months of Reza and Lisa Shapouri setting the menu for both lunch and dinner, it was time to test the food.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 11:00 pm
Oct. 13, 2004 - After speaking out repeatedly over a development
proposal in the area of North Oracle Road and El Conquistador Way,
neighbors got what they wanted from the Oro Valley Town Council -
an outright denial of the plans.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am
Good old-fashioned barbecue was one category that I realized was
missing from the food reviews I’ve done so far. So this week, my
mom and I trekked across town to Mr. K’s Barbeque at its new
location on the corner of N. Stone Ave. and River Road.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00 am
Mexican food is a defining part of Tucson culture. Various
recipes have been developing here for hundreds of years and it
arguably exists as a dominant food genre for restaurants. My family
and I have been going to a little place on 4th Avenue since I was a
little girl, and it continues to be a local favorite. If you
haven’t heard of Mi Nidito, you probably shouldn’t consider
yourself a true Tucsonan.
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:00 pm
Developers and property owners in Oro Valley soon will be paying
dramatically higher fees for rezonings, plan reviews and other
development services based on actions taken by the Town Council at
its May 21 meeting.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:16 pm
Late desert evenings carry with them a certain mysticism; quiet, yet full of life, possessing warmness and camaraderie in the most unexpected places. The dark alleyways of Tucson’s Church Avenue and Washington street ooze with this mysticism. Bouts of distant laughter cut the stillness of the air, and a closer look through the rustic wooden gates of La Cocina reveals a cozy conglomerate of friends huddled together in an old adobe building, drinks in hand, as they watch local Tucson band Ex-Cowboy serenade those in attendance. There are smiles all around, and everyone is basking in the celebration of Tucson’s local solidarity. From an outsider’s perspective this is a special moment in time, but for La Cocina’s friendly staff, this is Thursday. This magic occurs every night at the local eatery, bar, and music venue. And with additional local and national musicians pouring in to grace La Cocina’s stage, there is no doubt that the enchantment will continue to flourish for some time.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Customers fill the dining room at Nana's Kitchen in Marana on a recent weekday evening.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, The wine cell at Anthony's in The Catalinas houses 25,000 bottles of wine and can seat 16 guests for dinner.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Dove Mountain Grill general manager Ward Mack, right, discusses the evening's service with hostess Ashley Brick, center, and server Stephanie Hall.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Chef Bruce Yim, left, and general manager Ward Mack discuss the Dove Mountain Grill menu.
Al Petrillo/Special to The Explorer, Anthony's in The Catalinas sous chef Edward (EJ) Marx, owner Anthony Martino and sommelier Joseph Mascari discuss the merits of two bottles of wine in the restaurant's wine cellar.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:00 pm
Expect long lines; council to vote on community funding
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:00 pm
A Tucson man arrested in connection with a
string of East Side armed robberies had previously worked as a
Golder Ranch Fire District firefighter.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
Family-operated businesses have been around
for a long time — many successful and some not. But put two fathers
and their sons together, add in a fifth party, and it gets
difficult to predict the result.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:00 pm
August 30, 2006 - Four new grocery stores in the next two years
will open in Marana, from a bustling crossroads in the south to a
commercially-starved residential development in the north.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:00 pm
The setting is lush at Anthony's in the Catalinas — three dining
rooms tastefully appointed, with spectacular views of the Santa
Catalina Mountains to the north and the city of Tucson spread out
in the valley to the south.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:00 pm
A lot of restaurants are family-owned and family-run in the
Tucson region, but there aren't many where the mom is doing the