On Thursday, March 16, TIME revealed its list of the "World's Greatest Places" and Tucson and its restaurant scene are featured among 50 extraordinary destinations around the world.
To compile this list, TIME solicited nominations of places-including countries, regions, cities, and towns-from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences. It's a pretty big deal and an incredible honor because the Old Pueblo is listed alongside other destinations like Washington, D.C., Dijon, France, and Naples, Italy.
Downtown Tucson's BATA was featured as one of the exciting new experiences in Tucson, which recently celebrated its very first anniversary.
"We can't think of a better way to celebrate our first anniversary than to be recognized by TIME in this way, and for Tucson to share this honor with such renowned and remarkable destinations worldwide," said Tyler Fenton, BATA's co-owner and executive chef.
"We're grateful for our patrons, our suppliers, and our community who have each played a significant role in this achievement and recognition," he continued. "It's truly an honor for our team to service both our local and global guests alike."
The other Tucson area landmarks making this year's list include Barrio Bread, BOCA by Chef Maria Mazon, Borderlands Brewing Company, The Citizen Hotel, Maynards, the tour company Borderlandia, and the upcoming Leo Kent Hotel.
The full TIME "World's Greatest Places" list will be featured in the April 10/April 17, 2023 double issue of TIME, available on newsstands Friday, March 17.
To check out the full list of destinations, visit time.com.
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