Specializing in a consortium of conventional and organic produce, natural meats, and seafoods, family-owned 17th Street Market has loaded the larders and plied the pantries of Tucson for nearly 20 years. With over 150 distinct types of noodles and a 50-foot-long seafood display case, the market can supply a half-year's worth of no-repeat noodle dishes and 40 varieties of fish (from $4.99/lb. for fresh farmed). Sashimi-grade tuna ($19.99/lb.) takes all the harpooning, sautéing, and woking out of dinner. For land-meat lovers, a rotating roster of daily sausage selections, including hot Italian and English breakfast sausages (starting at $3.29/lb.), are made in-market using only the shoulder cuts of natural pork, plus herbs and spices from the market's spice section.
Doctors Scott and Melody DeMent, a husband-and-wife team, each followed a different path that led them toward chiropractic care. Scott started out as a chef in New Jersey before he decided to return to Arizona and follow in the footsteps of his chiropractor father. At the same time, Melody’s struggles with headaches and asthma made her turn to the field for her own health. The two met while attending New York Chiropractic College and shortly thereafter started their business, where they specialize in spinal therapies such as decompression and cold-laser treatments.
It’s easy to become mesmerized while standing in line at Fresh Cutt Carving Grill—just behind the counter, slabs of roasted meat are finished on the grill and hand carved to order. This is where Fresh Cutt’s signature three-step ordering process begins. First, customers select one of the high-quality meats, such as all-natural chicken, prime cut steak, and chipotle PorkBelly, to be hand-carved. Then, they can have their chosen meat rolled into a pita or tortilla, spread across fresh salad greens, layered into a plump sandwich, served as is on a plate, or fashioned into a cummerbund for black-tie butcher’s galas. Finally, they can customize their meaty creation with a colorful assortment of fresh ingredients, such as wok-sizzling vegetables, fresh cut slaw, and pinto beans. If they’re not in the mood to make their own meal, they can order from an unintimidating menu that features specialty dishes, such as a pizzeta layering spicy shrimp, avocado-jalapeno salsa, fresh cilantro, and cheeses atop a pita crust, and sides such as hand-cut fries and avocado salad.
Double Check Ranch owns the entire beef cycle and controls every aspect of production from the pasture to the packinghouse. The local, wholesome beef cuts come from humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free cattle that graze freely on lush, open pastures fertilized by clover and natural compost when necessary.