Posts in 2019
Tucson Joins Food Tourism Network

This week, Tucson played host to representatives from Europe, Asia, and Mexico whose home cities each value and prioritize local food and gastronomy. Known as the Delice Network, the group works together to share their different strategies and methods of promoting food culture at the local level.

Tucson recently joined the ranks as the 27th member, with Chicago as the only other U.S. city. 

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From Texas to Tucson, here are best trips to take in your 50s

Tucson is well known for its Sonoran-style Mexican food. But since the turn of the century, ethnic restaurants and fine dining choices have proliferated. In 2015, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) designated Tucson a “world city of gastronomy” under the Creative Cities Network programme, becoming thus the first city of gastronomy in the United States. The Sonoran hot dog is very popular in Tucson. This is a hot dog wrapped in bacon and grilled, served on a bolillo-style hot dog bun, and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, and a variety of additional condiments.

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Tucson's Barrio Bread and El Charro are James Beard Award semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation just put out its annual list of semifinalists for the most prestigious award in the food world — and Tucson made the cut. 

Don Guerra of Barrio Bread is one of 20 semifinalists in the Outstanding Baker category. And El Charro Café is up for an Outstanding Restaurant award, which honors restaurants with 10 or more consecutive years in business.

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