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Tucson Dining: Another One Bites the Dust

Tucson Dining: Another One Bites the Dust


Making whoopie pie
Red velvet whoopie pie – photo courtesy Brian Metzger

This past weekend three independently-owned, local restaurants closed in Tucson.

Contigo announced previously that it was closing and fortunately myself and friends were able to spend some time there last week commiserating in our frothy Pisco Sours while munching on arepas.

On one of the busiest weekends of the year (UA graduation), Jackson Tavern’s abrupt closing was Saturday May 16. Jackson Tavern was part of the Metzger Family Restaurants which closed Gio Taco, one of my favorites, earlier in the year.  Poppy Kitchen on the grounds of the Westin La Paloma Resort remains open offering a 20% discount to us locals with Tucson I.D. Better than Groupon!

Armitage Wine Lounge closes
Hummus platter at Armitage

Last night on May 17, Armitage Wine Lounge in La Encantada closed its doors. I tried to call to confirm but their voice mailbox is full; that’s never a good sign.

Support your Tucson-based locally-owned restaurants. You never know when a door closes…

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