There is a bizarre rolling of the eyes in some when you mention that a new pizzeria is opening.
When someone mentions the word steakhouse, eyebrows raise.
Urban Fresh, tucked away in downtown Tucson, is a tasty meat-free mecca with the Padilla family serving as your flavor saviors.
It's a cold rainy day on the patio at Zinman's Food Shop in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood.
Bright, late afternoon light beams in through the wide windows, illuminating the orders of food on the pass line.
"If I changed too much on the menu, I'd probably get shot."
On a particularly hot afternoon last summer, people gathered near an elementary school in midtown Tucson, waiting patiently for their orders to arrive and chatting with one another about what they planned to do with their purchases.