Tucson restaurant news – Kazoku sushi, tomatoes, closed
Kazoku resides at 4210 East Speedway. In a few short years, it’s been the former home of a pizza bistro, kosher restaurant, Thai restaurant, Chinese restaurant, and Vietnamese restaurant. I wish it good fortune and staying power but I wonder…what about sushi saturation?
Kazoku is a stone’s throw west of Columbus. Between Columbus and Swan sits Sushi Ten which is under new management again and at the corner of Speedway and Swan, Kampai Sushi resides in the Sunflower parking lot. Perhaps this is the sushi capital of midtown Tucson?
Kazoku is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. but may shorten its hours to end lunch at 2:30 and start dinner at 5. Currently, no happy hour but there are sushi specials; 777-6249. Its chef hails from Sachiko, further east on Speedway at Wilmot.
Eurofresh Farms, with farming locations in Willcox and Snowflake, Ariz., and the leading producer of greenhouse tomatoes in the United States, has won a 2009 Marketing Excellence award from Produce Business magazine for their recent “Arizona Grown” campaign. Eurofresh was the only greenhouse operation honored by the publication. Produce Business magazine awards retailers, restaurants, wholesalers, shippers, and commodity organizations that connect with consumers in innovative ways. This year marks the 21st year the publication has sponsored the awards.
Closed: Ventana Room
Tucson’s only Five Diamond award winning restaurant – the Ventana Room at the Loews Ventana Resort – closed. Usually closed for the summers, it is now closed for good. Read the article as it states that people are no longer dining formally and also, of course, the economy.
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