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Matt’s Organics eliminates shopping-cart rage by delivering boxes of freshly harvested organic produce directly to customers' doors. Receive the $36 produce box of farmed bounty designed to fulfill nutrition needs for a single person, a small family, or a coterie of prairie dogs. The box bestows equal attention on fruits, vegetables, and salad fixings, giving each the deed to one-third of its square footage. Though undiscriminating grazers will relish the surprise of discovering previously unknown provisions, particular eaters can use the preference form to indicate five foods denied admission to the mouth and five foods on the preferred guest list.

2050 W Three Kings Rd
Vail,
AZ
US

Cuisine Type: Fresh, contemporary comfort food

Established: 1969

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Hand-cut steaks, half-pound burgers

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Outdoor Seating: No

Q&A with Lea Uptain, Food & Beverage Manager

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our Jacked-Up Ribeye is a favorite. It's a hand-cut ribeye steak, grilled to perfection, and topped with a Jack Daniels mushroom butter.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Fresh made-to-order pastas, steaks, burgers, entr?e salads, and seafood dishes that are familiar and comforting to most people. Also, our menu items often have a contemporary twist.

1015 North Stone Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US

Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out ready-made treats, such as ice-cream cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

6960 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US

As co-owner Chris Yap told Tucson Weekly in 2006, "We want to establish Malaysian cuisine as world-class, affordable cuisine." To introduce diners to the gustatory mélange of Malaysian culture, which includes influences from southeastern Asia, India, and China, the chefs rely on generations-old family recipes. Coconut cream, turmeric, cumin, ginger, and spicy shrimp paste lend these recipes their distinctly pan-regional flavors, appearing in fiery curries as well as savory orders of lemak. Brimming with meats such as beef, scallops, or salmon, the generously portioned dishes are served family style, which allows them to better feed small groups of diners or wind-up chattering teeth. The atmosphere in which diners enjoy this globally inspired fare features mellifluous background music and dim lighting, an aesthetic unity that makes the ambiance elegant and comfortable.

6133 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Specializing in good, simple comfort food, the folks at Jerry Bob's Family Restaurant offer breakfast all day and a host of lunch specials. Customize your omelet with pretty much any combination of meat, veggies, and sides you'd like. Or, go for a "square meal"—a big plate of ham, hash browns, toast, and square eggs. Afternoons, stop in for a chicken salad sandwich or one of Jerry Bob's specials, such as better-than-mom's meatloaf.

7850 N Silverbell Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Restaurant industry veteran Billy Elliott's career has evolved from manning the bar at several establishments to owning his own restaurant, which, as he told a Tuscon Weekly reporter, fulfilled a lifelong dream. At Elliott's on Congress, he strives to cast an inventive spin on comfort food, serving up such surprising dishes as chocolate-covered bacon and a pulled-duck sandwich with chipotle barbecue sauce and jicama slaw. Behind the bar—Elliott's area of expertise—he's infused vodkas with a variety of rotating flavors, including peppercorn, mint, and ginger. These house-infused vodkas aren't just featured in the eatery's specialty cocktails—the basil-infused vodka is the headlining ingredient in Elliott's vodka sauce.

135 E Congress St
Tucson,
AZ
US