Late last week, I received this e-mail from a loyal reader:
... I am a 22 year old student at the U of A graduating in May. I have lived my whole life in Tucson and love this city for many things, the food and locally owned restaurants being at the top of the list. When I graduate in May I will be leaving this town for the first time in my life to live some place else. First I will be moving to Phoenix (or as I like to call it "Home of the Chain Restaurant") for a few months, and then I will be off to Japan for a year. With only a few months left before I leave I want to make sure I hit most of the good restaurants this town has to offer. This is where you come in. I love the Weekly and I love your weekly "Chow" feature. I wanted to know, in your opinion, what are the quintessential restaurants every Tucsonan needs to try before they leave?
I answered her (off the top of my head), along with some of our Chow writers. Here's my list; the other lists will appear on this very blog over the next couple of days.
If you have any suggestions, the comments section is all yours. And be sure to check back for the lists of Karyn Zoldan, Rita Connelly and Renee Downing