Today, Eater takes a first-ever look at the city of Tucson, Arizona, focusing on nine newish restaurants and bars that have been garnering serious buzz. For the list, Eater has asked Tucson Foodie's Adam Lehrman for his picks of the hottest openings of the last year. So what's hot in Tucson? The last year has seen a huge burst of energy in Tucson's downtown. Two locavore restaurants from Flagstaff, AZ have set up shop downtown (Diablo Burger, Proper), and new Mexican restaurant Penca has established itself as a favorite for downtown date nights.
Pizzerias like Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink and Falora are satisfying the city's pizza cravings as it eagerly awaits the arrival of master pizzaiolo Chris Bianco's first Tucson location of Pizzeria Bianco. Also note-worthy are an Indian food truck serving old family recipes (The Twisted Tandoor) and a sin-inspired gastropub (Dante's Fire). Here now, the Eater Heatmap to Tucson, a chronicle of the city's restaurants of the moment.Read More