Pharmaceutical Cocktails & Hot Cheetos: 5 Reasons To Try PokeZone Now

Last modified on September 26th, 2017 at 5:06 pm

PokeZone spread (Credit: Jackie Tran)
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Haven’t you heard? Poke is all the rage. With good reason, too.

The raw fish-focused dish hailing from Hawaii is healthier than a lot of food trends, tasty, and lighter. Although, you’ll still be plenty full after a giant poke bowl.

With all the talk about poke, it’s no surprise that Tucson, the United States’ only World City of Gastronomy, would have its own unique option.

Opened in May 2017 by pharmacists and friends Mobeen Moslem and Kevin Tran, PokeZone has been gaining in popularity with its fast-casual, build-your-own poke bowl style of service.

For those not in the know, you first pick either a bowl or burrito (which is more of a giant sushi roll than burrito). Next, select your rice, followed by fish choice – salmon, ahi, spicy tuna, octopus, or yellowtail. Lastly, select from a variety of toppings and sauces, like seaweed salad, avocado, edamame, and much more.

That’s the basics. Below are four additional reasons to check out PokeZone now.

1. Hot Cheetos

Okay, sure, Hot Cheetos are kinda the cool thing right now, but that’s ’cause they’re awesome! Get ’em crushed up in a burrito or whole as a bowl topping.

Hot Cheetos on a poke bowl at PokeZone (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Hot Cheetos on a poke bowl at PokeZone (Photo by Jackie Tran)

2. Pharmaceutical Cocktails

If you were hoping for actual pharmaceuticals in your cocktail, keep hoping. The only mind-altering substance in this puppy is tequila. There’s also the Szechuan flower that causes a temporary tingling and numbing sensation in the mouth. Perfectly safe.

Lidocaine cocktail at PokeZone (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Lidocaine cocktail at PokeZone (Photo by Jackie Tran)

3. Discounts by default (almost)

Military, law enforcement, students, and downtown employees can all benefit. Students on game days only (with cat card), for everyone else, it’s 10% off always.

4. 10 bowls (or burritos) gets you a freebie

Why did we feature a photo of an unwrapped burrito with crushed Hot Cheetos. Well, because it would be free after 10 of them. Duh.

PokeZone burrito with crushed Hot Cheetos (Photo by Jackie Tran)

PokeZone burrito with crushed Hot Cheetos (Photo by Jackie Tran)

5. This Green Tea ice cream macaron sandwich

Really though, how could you not crave this?

Green tea macaron ice cream sandwich (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Green tea macaron ice cream sandwich (Photo by Jackie Tran)

PokeZone is located at 54 W. Congress. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sunday. For more information, including menu, visit pokezonetucson.com.

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