Opening Today: BOCA on Fourth Ave, Fire N’ Smoke Wood Fired Pizza & BBQ

The school year starts soon, so it’s time for businesses to bloom.

Thursday, August 3, two restaurants are opening at 11 a.m.

First, we have the hotly anticipated BOCA Tacos y Tequila opening in the former space of Delectables Restaurant & Catering at 533 N. 4th Ave. For more information on the transition, check out our previous article BOCA Tacos y Tequila to Relocate to Delectables on 4th Ave Space, Expand Menu and visit

Additionally, east Tucson’s new Fire N’ Smoke Wood Fired Pizza & BBQ opens in the former space of Sam-Witches and Such and China Thai at 6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired New York-style pizza, slow-cooked barbecue, salads, sandwiches, and barbecue-friendly sides such as creamy coleslaw and smoked beans. All food made in-house. For more information, visit

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