Editor's Note

Elections and Eats

Before we get to the delicious stuff, I need to fill you in on our plans for Election Day.

If you're interested in election results, reactions and news, be sure to make TucsonWeekly.com your Tuesday-night destination. We'll have Mari Herreras and Brian J. Pedersen (plus two interns!) following the Republicans, and Jim Nintzel (plus two more interns!) following the Democrats. They'll all be posting from the scene(s) and calling in quotes and news to Weekly World Central, where David Mendez and I will be managing things and following the national news.

We're also going to press late with two pages, so next week's dead-tree edition will include timely Election Day news. As the cliché goes: You don't want to miss it!

Now, on to delicious stuff: This week's Fall Food Issue.

Twice a year, we dedicate an expanded cover-story package to local food and dining features, and this is one of the best such issues the Tucson Weekly has ever produced.

It starts off with stories on arguably the top Tucson chefs in two generations: Jacqueline Kuder turns in a compelling Q&A with Janos Wilder, and Rita Connelly follows with a feature on Ryan Clark, who at the age of 27 has won every local chefs' competition imaginable.

Next, our two talented intern scribes offer compelling pieces on two local culinary figures with undeniably unique stories: Mariana Dale spotlights Don Guerra and his homespun (literally) Barrio Bread, and Inés Taracena tells the story of Guatemalan refugee-turned-Maya Quetzal restaurateur Sandra Sanchez.

Finally, Mariana shares the story of a unique program by the International Rescue Committee and the Community Gardens of Tucson that helps refugees grow Tucson roots through gardening.

Enjoy. And I'll see you at TucsonWeekly.com Tuesday night.

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