The bad news is Dao's Hunan--a restaurant with Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai food--has closed. Although the inside was ornate with lavish chandeliers, the outside suffered from terminal dreariness. The good news is Dao's Vietnamese Restaurant on Wilmot Road next to the library remains open. It recently added daily Vietnamese breakfasts of sticky rice, sandwiches and rice soup to the extensive lunch and dinner menu. Prices start at $1.99.
Coming soon to the now-closed Dao's Hunan location on Swan Road and Speedway Boulevard is Kampai, a sushi bar. Here's hoping they enhance the curb appeal.
Opens in its new Campbell location on July 18.
Coming soon to the northwest is the all-you-can-eat Barefoot Contessa, dishing up healthy Italian food handed down through generational recipes including grilled panini for lunch, plus traditional dinner favorites served family-style. Stay tuned for the address and opening date.
The Real Burger King
Are you jonesing for an In-n-Out burger? Rumors that the regional semi-fast food chain is coming to Tucson are indeed just rumors. Located in three states--California, Nevada and Arizona, but only in Lake Havasu and Maricopa County--In-n-Out makes everything from fresh ingredients including the option of adding raw or grilled onions at no extra cost. There are no pre-cut frozen fries, heat lamps or powdered milkshakes. Speak now, Tucsonans, or keep eating at McDonalds. Let's start a campaign! Check out www.in-n-out.com
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