18 October, 2019, 18:22

Restaurants New to Tucson in 2019

Here's the list of restaurants who entered the fray in 2019.

Looking for new restaurants in Tucson? Here’s the list of restaurants who entered the fray in 2019.

We’ll update this article monthly, so stay tuned to stay fresh.

ATL Wings

802 N. Fourth Ave.

Chandler-based wing restaurant ATL Wings announced it opened its first Tucson location on Saturday, February 16.

The traditional wings are some of the crunchiest in town. Out of the four flavors we’ve tried so far, Spicy ATL dry rub is by far the favorite.

For more information, call (520) 207-1771 or visit atlwings.com.

August Rhodes Market

3073 N. Campbell Ave.
Grinder at August Rhodes Market

Grinder at August Rhodes Market (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cousin restaurant to Prep & Pastry, August Rhodes Market features a wide variety of scratch-made soups, salads, sandwiches, gorditas, and more.

Fresh loaves of bread are also available to purchase to-go.

Keep up with August Rhodes Market on Instagram.

Bacio Italiano

943 E. University Blvd.
Spaghetti Carbonara at Bacio Italiano

Spaghetti Carbonara at Bacio Italiano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The 2,800-square-foot space at 943 E. University Blvd. previously housed Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room, which quietly closed in 2018.

The menu features pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, and pasta in a trendy spot. We have yet to visit and try the beckoning scoops of gelato — stay tuned for an article.

Keep up with Bacio Italiano on Facebook.

Barro’s Pizza

410 N. Wilmot Rd.
Assorted food at Barro's Pizza (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Assorted food at Barro’s Pizza (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Phoenix-based pizza chain Barro’s Pizza opened their second location at 410 N. Wilmot Rd. Ste. 150.

Prices are surprisingly affordable, plus pizzas can be split into up to four separate topping combinations. This means pineapple lovers can enjoy their slices alongside pineapple haters from the same pizza.

For more information, visit barrospizza.com.

Bowld

13160 E. Colossal Cave Rd. Ste. 100, Vail, AZ 85641
Owner-chef Eston Stogner at Bowld (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Owner-chef Eston Stogner at Bowld (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bowld restaurant and meal prep opened in Vail in March.

The counter-service restaurant features a menu focused on a variety of bowls and “rowls,” which are items rolled in ham, breaded and fried or griddled.

Keep up with Bowld on Facebook.

BBQ Shack

7230 E. 22nd St.
Baby back ribs at BBQ Shack (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Baby back ribs at BBQ Shack (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Local catering company R & R Family Kitchen announced plans to expand their brick-and-mortar space with a restaurant called BBQ Shack.

The 2,600-square-foot restaurant at 7230 E. 22nd St. will host a soft opening on Friday, April 26.

For more information, call (520) 258-9994 or visit rrbbqtucson.com.

The Blind Pig Bar & Grill

943 E. University Blvd.
The Blind Pig

(Photo courtesy of The Blind Pig)

The former mac & cheese spot now features barbecue, tacos, and Southern-inspired dishes.

Check out our September 2019 article “The Blind Pig” Bar & Grill now open at former “The Fix” space at Main Gate Square.

For more information, visit blindpigtucson.com.

The Boxyard

238 N. Fourth Ave.
The Boxyard Food Options (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

The Boxyard Food Options (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Fourth Avenue shipping container development The Boxyard opened its bar at 238 N. Fourth Ave. on Friday, January 18.

Four restaurant options are now available there: Percheron Mexican GrillBXQ (Bronx BBQ), Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food, and Indian Twist.

Keep up with The Boxyard on Facebook.

BZ’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen

7856 E. Wrightstown Rd.
Linguine and Clams at BZ's Pizza and Italian Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Linguine and Clams at BZ’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

East Tucson restaurant BZ’s Pizza Company recently reopened in a new location as BZ’s Pizza and Italian Kitchen after a nearly two-year hiatus.

The vibe is also the same: a friendly neighborhood joint where you can grab a pint, pizza, or other Italian dishes comfortably.

Don’t miss out on the poppers.

For more information, visit bzsitaliankitchen.com.

Cafe Santa Rosa

2615 S. Sixth Ave.
Popovers at Cafe Santa Rosa (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Popovers at Cafe Santa Rosa (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

After celebrating their sixth anniversary, Cafe Santa Rosa moved from their location at 3303 S. 12th Ave. to 2615 S. Sixth Ave., which previously held Los Portales Cocina Mexicana.

Keep up with Cafe Santa Rosa on Facebook.

Carnitas Los Gordos

4545 E. 22nd St.

Carnitas Estilo Michoacán Los Gordos bus

Carnitas Estilo Michoacán Los Gordos bus (Credit: Jackie Tran)

For Carnitas Estilo Michoacán Los Gordos, abbreviated to Carnitas Los Gordos, all you need to say is “look for the pink bus on 22nd west of Swan.”

The new food truck is serving up carnitas and other meat options in taco, burrito, and quesadilla form. Breakfast is also available.

Keep up with Carnitas Estilo Michoacán Los Gordos on Instagram.

Charred Pie

12125 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 105
Margherita Pizza at Charred Pie

Margherita Pizza at Charred Pie (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A cousin restaurant to Harvest Restaurant, Charred Pie focuses on wood-fired pizza. House-made pastas, sandwiches, salads, desserts, and other dishes are also available.

The Neapolitan-inspired crust is charred beautifully, the ingredients are clearly good quality, and the staff is attentive and friendly. Their Italian cocktail menu is unique — don’t miss the delightful house-made limoncello — and should be enjoyed against the backdrop of the Pusch Ridge mountains.

For more information, call (520) 395-2232 or visit charredpie.com.

Charro del Rey

178 E. Broadway Blvd.
Lobster Tamalada at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lobster Tamalada at Charro del Rey (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The family behind El Charro Cafe and Charro Steak opened a new downtown concept that focuses on seafood and prime rib.

We’ve already eaten most of the menu; here are some of the favorites.

For more information, visit charrodelrey.com.

Charro Vida

7109 N. Oracle Rd.

Carrots de la Casa at Charro Vida (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Months after Charro del Rey opened, the Charro family also opened Charro Vida. The branzino was one of the best fish dishes we’ve had in recent memory.

For more information, visit charrovida.com.

Chef Wang Chinese Restaurant

356 E. Grant Rd.

The massive 165-dish menu features an extensive list of regional dishes from areas such as Sichuan, Dongbei, and Xinjiang.

For more information, call (520) 367-5375 or keep up with Chef Wang on Facebook.

Churrasco de Brasil

150 W. Wetmore Rd.

Churrasco de Brasil features over 12 cuts of meat; chefs walk around with different cuts to slice at the table.

Additionally, a market table features 30 to 35 salads, cured meats, cheeses, feijoada, and more.

Keep up with Churrasco de Brasil on Facebook. For more information, visit churrascodebrasil.com.

The Coronet

198 W. Cushing St.
Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The location features over 5,000-square-feet of space, almost tripling the current 1,700-square-feet housing The Coronet’s former location at 402 E. Ninth St.

For more information on the transition, read our May 2019 article Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant to Reopen as the Coronet and our August 2019 article Photo Feature: The Coronet to open on Cushing Street, August 29.

Crema Coffee

3725 W. Ina Rd. Ste. 120

Aaron Wilson making a latte at Crema Coffee (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Crema Coffee opened in Northwest Tucson in April. The slim drink menu is designed to highlight the quality of the beans they feature. In addition to coffee, tea (from local company Maya Tea) and Sweetster’s Bakery pastries are available.

Read our July 2019 article Meet Crema Coffee, Marana’s new craft coffee shop for the full story.

Keep up with Crema Coffee on Facebook.

Desert Dream Ice Creamery

210 N. Fourth Ave.
Ice cream cones at Desert Dream Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Ice cream cones at Desert Dream Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This new ice creamery shines with simple flavors done well. Make sure to try the banana and gingersnap flavors when available.

Keep up with Desert Dream Ice Creamery on Instagram.

Divine Bovine

1021 N. Wilmot Rd.
Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Divine Bovine features unique, hearty burgers with a proprietary patty combining chuck, brisket, and short rib.

For more information, visit divinebovineburgers.com.

Dutch Bros. Coffee

9330 E. Golf Links Rd. • 10105 E. Old Vail Rd. • 18800 S. Nogales Hwy. Green Valley, AZ 85629
Dutch Bros Coffee Tucson grand opening (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dutch Bros Coffee Tucson grand opening (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Oregon-based drive-thru coffee chain Dutch Bros Coffee opened its second Tucson location in March.

Keep up with Dutch Bros Arizona on Facebook.

El Antojo Poblano

1114 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
Chalupas and Cemita at El Antojo Poblano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chalupas and Cemita at El Antojo Poblano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Tucson is chock-full with Sonoran mesquite-grilled beef and flour tortillas, El Antojo Poblano features the distinctive cuisine of Puebla, Mexico.

The cemita is one of Tucson’s best Mexican sandwiches and a must-try.

Keep up with El Antojo Poblano on Facebook.

Enchanted Cafe

1525 N. Wilmot Rd.
Coffee at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Coffee at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Cafe opened in January and offers a variety of sandwiches, organic pastries, boba, and coffee drinks. The interior features paintings of dragons, fairies, and other “enchanting” beings.

Read our June 2019 article Eastside Enchanted Cafe bewitches with boba, sandwiches & more.

Keep up with Enchanted Cafe on Instagram.

Ensenada Street Food

1602 S. Park Ave.
Taco Al Pastor at Ensenada Street Food (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Taco Al Pastor at Ensenada Street Food (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This food truck features cuisine from Ensenada, a fellow UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Their al pastor is one of their standout specialties.

Keep up with Ensenadastreetfood on Facebook or follow them on Instagram.

Fish Wok

2601 E. Speedway Blvd.
Small Spicy Dumpling Bowl at Fish Wok

Small Spicy Dumpling Bowl at Fish Wok (Credit: Jackie Tran)

As it turns out Yu Zi Wei closed a few months ago the restaurant is now under new ownership as Fish Wok.

For more information, read our September 2019 article Handmade dumplings & whole grilled fish star at “Fish Wok”.

Keep up with Fish Wok on Instagram.

Fonda La Hermanita

198 W. Cushing St.

The Coronet’s sister restaurant Fonda La Hermanita on the same property. The menu features a small selection of fresh, wholesome Mexican dishes along with a few daily changing baked goods.

Fonda La Hermanita also offers a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, aguas frescas, iced tea, beer, wine, micheladas, mimosas, and bloody Marys.

For more information, visit lahermanita.com.

Foxy Roxy’s Chicken n Cone

2125 S. Craycroft Rd.
Chicken n Cone, Chili Chamoy Wings, Shrimp Bowl, and Buffalo Wings at Foxy Roxy's Chicken n Cone (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chicken n Cone, Chili Chamoy Wings, Shrimp Bowl, and Buffalo Wings at Foxy Roxy’s Chicken n Cone (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This food business started at events in October 2018, but launched their food truck in April 2019. Go for the wings, shrimp, and fun sauces.

Keep up with Foxy Roxy’s Chicken n Cone on Instagram.

HeeMee Coffee + Bakery

20 E. Congress St., Ste. 110

Strawberry Fresh Cream Cake at HeeMee Coffee + Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

HeeMee Coffee + Bakery quietly opened its doors in June. The family-run cafe on East Congress Street serves coffee and scratch-made baked goods with a French, Japanese, and Korean influence. Menu items include assorted cakes, daily specials, doughnuts, tarts, buns, and Chicken Katsu Brioche Sandwiches.

Keep up with HeeMee Coffee + Bakery on Instagram.

Hermosa Cafe

267 S. Avenida del Convento
Interior at Hermosa Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Interior at Hermosa Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Hermosa Coffee a few feet away serves coffee, Hermosa Cafe serves artisanal sandwiches and toast made with Barrio Bread.

For more information, visit hermosacoffee.com.

Holy Smokin’ Butts BBQ

6940 E. Broadway Blvd.
Facade at Holy Smokin' Butts BBQ (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Facade at Holy Smokin’ Butts BBQ (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Former food truck Holy Smokin’ Butts BBQ moved from their 2,000-square-foot brick-and-mortar space at 1104 S. Wilmot Rd. to a 7,000-square-foot space at 6940 E. Broadway Blvd.

For more information, visit holysmokinbutts.com.

Hop Street Lounge

7215 E. 22nd St.

Interior at Hop Street Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

East Tucson beer and wine taproom Hop Street Lounge opened on Saturday, March 16 in the Palo Verde Plaza.

The 3,800-square-foot space features cozy tufted black couches, booths, and chairs. Cushioned bar stools also offer back support.

Keep up with Hop Street Lounge on Facebook.

Island Plate Lunch

3699 N. Campbell Ave.

Malasadas at Island Plate Lunch (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Island Plate Lunch closed their River location and moved into the larger new space with an expanded bakery.

Keep up with Island Plate Lunch on Facebook.

Irene’s Donuts

340 N. Fourth Ave.
Doughnuts from Holy Donuts on Fourth Avenue (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Doughnuts from Holy Donuts on Fourth Avenue (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Hawaii-based doughnut shop Irene’s Donuts officially opened its Tucson location on Friday, March 29.

They also offer malasadas and other Hawaiian foods.

Keep up with Irene’s Holy Donuts Tucson on Instagram.

Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar

2945 E. Speedway Blvd.
Chicken Doner Sandwich at Istanbul

Chicken Doner Sandwich at Istanbul (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Istanbul’s menu features doner (and derivatives such as gyros), kebabs, Turkmen rice, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and other Turkish and Mediterranean options.

For more information, visit istanbultucson.com.

Ja Ramen

2643 N. Campbell Ave.
JA Ramen

JA Ramen (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

All bowls of ramen cost $11.70; standard tonkotsu, shoyu, and miso broths are available along with spicy versions. Sesame ramen, tomato ramen, and tan tan men are also available.

Curry plates range from tofu curry ($9) to decadent combination curries such as shrimp, clam & fried squid curry ($17.70). Customers choose a spice level ranging from zero to 10. Naan, garlic naan, and naan with cheese are also available.

For more information, visit thejaramen.com.

Jewel’s Noodle Kitchen

5683 E. Speedway Blvd.
Pork with Scallion Pie, Cold Cucumber Salad, and Dumplings at Jewel's Noodle Kitchen

Pork with Scallion Pie, Cold Cucumber Salad, and Dumplings at Jewel’s Noodle Kitchen (Credit: Jenn Teufel Schoenberger)

The newly opened restaurant features dishes with a Northern Chinese influence. Although “noodle” appears in the name, go for the “pies” — known as xianbing — to get the best bang for your buck. Fillings include pork with scallion, Chinese cabbage, and beef with scallion, to name a few.

For more information, call (520) 770-8202.

Just Kabab

10420 N. La Cañada Dr.
Kababs at Just Kabab (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kebabs at Just Kabab (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This new Oro Valley Middle Eastern restaurant is more than kebabs. Their Persian stews and Afrique skewers are worth daydreaming about.

For more information, visit justkababusa.com.

JW Market

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Goods from JW Market (Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa)

Goods from JW Market (Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa)

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa opened JW Market, which features local specialty snacks and products along with regionally-inspired flatbreads, artisan sandwiches, soups, and salads.

For more information, call 520-792-3500 or visit jwstarrpass.com.

Karamelo King

5224 E. Pima St.
Carne asada taco at Karamelo King

Carne asada taco at Karamelo King (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Longtime Sonoran hot dog and carne asada stand Karamelo King quietly opened a brick-and-mortar location at 5224 E. Pima St. in March.

While the menu is mostly the same with tried-and-true classics, the new location also features an array of Mexican snacks and sweets.

Keep up with Karamelo King on Instagram.

Kukai

267 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 11
Assorted food at Kukai (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Assorted food at Kukai (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Japanese restaurant Kukai officially opened at the MSA Annex on Thursday, February 28.

While they were one of the first in Tucson to showcase onigiri, their Hakata Ramen is one of the top-sellers.

Keep up with Kukai on Instagram. For more information, visit eatkukai.com.

The Libertine

402 E. Ninth St.
Bar at the Libertine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bar at the Libertine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The original space for The Coronet has transformed into a cocktail lounge known as The Libertine.

Guests can indulge in a handful of snacks, cocktails, and other drinks on one of the best patios in town.

For more information, visit libertinetucson.com.

Maru Japanese Noodle Shop

1370 N. Silverbell Rd.
Assorted food at Maru Japanese Noodle Shop (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Assorted food at Maru Japanese Noodle Shop (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Maru allows customers to choose ready-to-eat appetizers from heat lamps, then order from the menu with the cashier and sit down.

Udon noodles star on the menu with eight different varieties available. Additionally, Maru offers a selection of ramen, donburi, onigiri, tempura, and other Japanese appetizers.

For more information, call (520) 838-0717 or visit marunoodle.com.

Mendez Bakery

1219 S. Sixth Ave.
Empanadas at Mendez Bakery

Empanadas at Mendez Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Mendez Bakery opened in the former Le Cave’s space on South Sixth Avenue in June. The bakery features a variety of goodies, from homemade cheese pastries and Danishes to pumpkin empanadas and cinnamon rolls.

Read our September 2019 article Former Le Cave’s space finds new life as Mendez Bakery.

Mian Sichuan

4695 N. Oracle Rd.
Volcano Noodle Soup at Mian Sichuan

Volcano Noodle Soup at Mian Sichuan (Credit: Adilene Ibarra)

Mian Sichuan has no relation to MiAn Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine, which closed in June; mian in this context is the Chinese word for noodles.

The Volcano Noodle Soup features spicy broth, sesame paste, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced beef, braised beef slices, scallion, greens, and a slice of American cheese.

For more information, visit miansichuan.business.site. Keep up with Mian Sichuan on Instagram.

Mission Coffee Imports

606 N. Fourth Ave.

This new coffee shop features freshly roasted coffee. Stay tuned for an article.

For more information, visit missioncoffeeimports.com.

Original Cuisine

1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
Original Singapore Style Peppery Chicken at Original Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Original Singapore Style Peppery Chicken at Original Cuisine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Mesa Sichuan restaurant Original Cuisine opened a Tucson location.

Although the menu features most dishes labeled as “Singapore-style,” the restaurant is, in all honesty, a Sichuan restaurant.

For more information, call (520) 338-2777. Keep up with Original Cuisine on Instagram.

Pinches

American Eat Co., 1439 S. Fourth Ave.

The southern end of American Eat Co. gained Pinches, a Mexican eatery. Check them out for cabeza sopes, TacoDillersEnchidillers, jalapeño poppers, Texas-Style Quesito, breakfast tacos, and more. They also have a food truck that travels around, but is most often at Borderlands Brewing Company.

Keep up with Pinches on Instagram.

Plaza Eats

Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St.
Street Corn and HOCO Hot Wings at Plaza Eats (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Street Corn and HOCO Hot Wings at Plaza Eats (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Hotel Congress launched the food trailer Plaza Eats on Friday, February 22.

Swing on by a taste of some Cup Cafe classics along with new dishes off the street food-focused menu.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Potwhale

3620 N. First Ave., Ste. 154
Hot pot at Potwhale

Hot pot at Potwhale (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Potwhale features hot pot where the pot boils at the table and you cook your ingredients.

Make sure to check off the self-serve sauce ($1.50 per person) option on the menu. It’s essentially the Chinese version of a salsa bar. And you don’t choose just one sauce — pick a few from the self-serve bar (and if you’re feeling adventurous, mix your own concoctions).

Keep up with Pot Whale on Instagram.

Prep & Pastry

2660 N. Campbell Ave.
Patio at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Patio at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Prep & Pastry moved from its original 2,700-square-foot space at 3073 N. Campbell Ave. into the new 4,000-square-foot space at 2660 N. Campbell Ave.

For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.

Rush Bowls

1058 N. Campbell Ave.
(Photo courtesy of Rush Bowls on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Rush Bowls on Facebook)

Fast-casual meal-in-a-bowl restaurant chain Rush Bowls opened its first Tucson location on Monday, March 4.

From fruit and vegetable-based smoothies to signature bowls, you can customize to your heart’s desire — vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free options available.

For more information, visit rushbowls.com.

Selena’s Salvadorian Food

2513 N. Campbell Ave.
Pupusa Regular at Selena's Salvadorian Food

Pupusa Regular at Selena’s Salvadorian Food (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Long time farmers market El Salvador food truck Selena’s Salvadorian Food quietly opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 2513 N. Campbell Ave., which previously housed Desert Island Eatery.

Go for the pupusa (stuffed corn flatbread) and try other Salvadoran eats such as tamales, caldo de res, yuca con chicharrón, panes rellenos, platanano fritos, and pastelitos.

Keep up with Selena’s Salvadorian Restaurant on Facebook.

Sentinel Peak East

9155 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

The midtown brewery expanded east into the former location of Stillhouse Grill and Bar. Visit for approachable beers and from-scratch pub fare.

For more information, visit sentinelpeakbrewing.com.

Sweetscape Desserts at Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Doughnut at Sweetscape Desserts (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Doughnut at Sweetscape Desserts (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Casino Del Sol’s newest concept Sweetscape Desserts launched early January.

Visit for house-made doughnuts, gelato, and other treats. Custom orders are also available.

For more information about Sweetscape and other dining options at Casino Del Sol, visit casinodelsol.com.

Tay’s BBQ

16461 S. Houghton Rd.
Menu spread at Tay's BBQ (Credit: Kate Severino)

Menu spread at Tay’s BBQ (Credit: Kate Severino)

The Corona de Tucson coffee shop Tay’s Brew House expanded with barbecue.

The menu features Meat Plates (choice of one to three meats and two sides), SandwichesKids MealsFamily Ranch Packs, or individual meat servings — brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken.

The space features outdoor cornhole and bowling with an outdoor bar as well. Sunday brunch is now available.

Keep up with Tay’s BBQ on Facebook or call (520) 762-3439.

Toro Loco Tacos y Burros

7940 E. Broadway Blvd.
Veggie Burro at Toro Loco

Veggie Burro at Toro Loco (Credit: Jackie Tran)

“The design aesthetic for [Toro Loco] was a laid back SoCal vibe, pops of greens and blues to draw your attention.” said Travis Miller, founder and owner of Serial Grillers. “The inspiration for the concept were California french fry-stuffed burritos and I wanted a casual atmosphere to match.”

For more information, visit torolocotacos.com.

Tortillas by Che West

2105 S. Sixth Ave.
Tortillas by Che West owner-chef Jose Zavala (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tortillas by Che West owner-chef Jose Zavala (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tucson tortillero Jose Zavala expanded his flavor-infused tortilla-making business with a retail storefront on South Sixth Ave.

You can also find him at farmers markets and order tortillas online. The tortilleria may also sell tacos and host pop-up dinners down the line; stay tuned for a full article.

Keep up with Che West on Instagram.

Trident Grill IV

2912 W. Ina Rd.

Trident Grill IV facade (Photo courtesy of Trident Grill)

Trident Grill IV features the same menu and sports bar vibe as the other Trident Grill locations.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Tumerico

402 E. Fourth St.

In June, Tumerico quietly opened a second location at 402 E. Fourth St. However, it isn’t a carbon copy; the location features a smaller menu and only 12 seats inside.

Additionally, the new location serves as more of a community space with free yoga every Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

For more information, visit tumerico.com.

Whiskey Roads

2265 W. Ina Rd.

The main draw to Whiskey Roads is the live music and dancing, but they’re also a restaurant.

Menu options include appetizers such as wings and sliders along with steaks, chicken, salmon, and build-your-own salads.

For more information, visit whiskeyroadstucson.com.

Wings on Fire

9040 E. Valencia Rd., Ste 100
Regular Wings with Buffalo and Ranch at Wings on Fire (Credit: Kate Severino)

Regular Wings with Buffalo and Ranch at Wings on Fire (Credit: Kate Severino)

Wings on Fire opened in February 2019 serving made-to-order dishes with fresh ingredients. The menu features regular wings with classic wing flavors such as lemon pepper, teriyaki, honey mustard, BBQ, and original Buffalo.

Stand-out item Buffalo Shrimp is available as either panko-fried or coconut with a sauce of your choice.

For more information, visit wingsonfire.business.site.

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