While the warmer days of summer mean "ramp-up time" for restaurants in many cities, industry folk here in Tucson are accustomed to the opposite. As students and snowbirds go on sabbatical, many restaurant owners have created a habit of following suit, closing up shop from days to months.
Whether giving their teams time to refresh or using the time to freshen up their space, we thought it would be nice to spread the word on those we're aware of and invite you to use their summer break as an extra excuse to try somewhere new.
Keep in mind that some of these dates are subject to change and we'll continue to update this list as the summer heat scorches the pavement.
The Barista Del Barrio crew will be taking a break from Wednesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 24.
For more information, visit baristadelbarrio.com.
They'll be closing for a short break from Monday, May 29 - Tuesday, June 20, and then reopening on Wednesday, June 21 for pasta and gelato dinner service (no lunch in the summer). It will be the same menu with different hours: 5 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday - Saturday.
For more information, follow CERES on Instagram.
For more information, visit coronettucson.com.
The Dutch will have reduced summer hours (TBD) and will be closed Sunday, July 2 - Tuesday, July 4.
For more information, visit thedutchtucson.com.
The restaurant will be closed from Sunday, June 4 - Sunday, June 25.
"Hiro and other employees will go to Japan for the first time in three years to take care of our aging mothers. Three weeks closed is a long time, but we would like to make the most of this reunion with our Japanese family, whom we haven't seen in a while. Thank you for your understanding."
For more information, visit ikkyutucson.square.site.
Kingfisher will be closed from Sunday, July 2 - Sunday, July 16.
For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com.
They'll be closed beginning on Sunday, June 18 and then reopen at the beginning of September (the date is still TBD).
For more details, visit lacotucson.com.
The downtown pizza joint is taking a few days off beginning on Wednesday, May 17 until Tuesday, May 23.
For more information, visit penelopepizza.com.
The midtown ramen shop is closing Monday, July 3 - Monday, July 17.
For more information, visit raijinramentucson.com.
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