Tucson Lifestyle April 2013 : Page 52

Culinary Several months ago, we asked you , our readers, to send us your opinions about the best restaurants in Tucson. You voted for your favorites in categories ranging from American to Thai, as well as specialty dining running the gamut from best view to best wine list. Some of the selections will come as a surprise; others rank among Tucson’s longtime favorites. PHOTOGR APHY BY THOMAS VENEKL ASEN PHOTO ASSIS T ANT T AKAR A T A TUM Awrds 2013 S AURANT REST Cuisine t er on ow 78 arish Deser P TOP ace American Wildfl Lodge the The Zona Viv order) 5 (in no par ticular 52 TUCSON LIFESTYLE | APRIL 2013 www.tucsonlifestyle.com

Culinary Awards 2013

Thomas Veneklasen

Several months ago, we asked you, our readers, to send us your opinions about the best restaurants in Tucson.You voted for your favorites in categories ranging from American to Thai, as well as specialty dining running the gamut from best view to best wine list. Some of the selections will come as a surprise; others rank among Tucson’s longtime favorites.

TOP 5 RESTAURANTS

Wildflower American Cuisine

Lodge on the Desert

The Parish

Zona 78

Vivace

Glbal Cuisine

Best American Gold The Parish Silver Wildflower American Cuisine Bronze Pastiche Modern Eatery

Best Chinese Gold Lotus Garden Silver P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Bronze Golden Dragon

Best Continental Gold Anthony’s in the Catalinas Silver Arizona Inn Bronze The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

Best French Gold Ghini’s French Caffé Silver Le Rendez-Vous Bronze La Baguette Parisienne and Agustín Brasserie (tie)

Best Greek Gold OPA!Silver Athens on 4th Ave.Bronze My Big Fat Greek Restaurant

Best Indian Gold New Delhi Palace and Saffron (tie) Silver Gandhi Cuisine of India Bronze Flavor of India

Best Italian Gold Tavolino Ristorante Italiano and Vivace (tie) Silver Zona 78 Bronze Mama Louisa’s

Best Japanese Gold Sakura and Shogun (tie) Silver Sushi on Oracle Bronze Yamato

Best Mexican Gold Rosa’s Mexican Food Silver El Charro Café Bronze Guadalajara Grill

Best Middle Eastern Gold Sinbad’s Silver Zayna Bronze Alibaba Restaurant

Best Southwestern Gold Old Pueblo Grille Silver Tanque Verde Ranch Bronze Flying V Bar & Grill

Best Thai Gold Mina’s Thai Silver Char’s Thai and Villa Thai (tie) Bronze Bangkok Café

Best Vietnamese Gold Miss Saigon Silver Pho 88 Bronze Ha Long Bay and iLuv Pho (tie)

Specialy Dining

Best Brew Pub Gold Barrio Brewing Co.Silver Nimbus Brewing Company and The Parish (tie) Bronze Noble Hops

Best Brunch Gold The Grill at Hacienda del Sol Silver Ghini’s French Caffé Bronze Loews Ventana Canyon

Best Burger Gold Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Silver The Parish Bronze Monkey Burger

Best Café Gold Ghini’s French Caffé Silver The Cup Café Bronze Eclectic Café

Best Desserts Gold Union Public House Silver Ghini’s French Caffé Bronze The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

Best Family Dining Gold Mama Louisa’s Silver Zona 78 Bronze BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Best Grill Gold The Grill at Hacienda del Sol Silver Brushfire BBQ Co.Bronze Jonathan’s Cork

Best Pizza Gold Rocco’s Little Chicago and Zona 78 (tie) Silver Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heroes Bronze Vero Amore

Best Romantic Dining

Gold Pastiche Modern Eatery Silver The Grill at Hacienda del Sol Bronze Anthony’s in the Catalinas and The Melting Pot (tie)

Best Salads Gold Choice Greens Silver Ghini’s French Caffé Bronze Sweet Tomatoes

Best Sandwiches Gold Beyond Bread Silver The Parish Bronze Bison Witches

Best Seafood Gold Kingfisher Silver Bluefin Seafood Bistro Bronze Mariscos Chihuahua

Best Steak Gold McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse Silver Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Bronze Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon

Best Sushi Gold Sushi on Oracle Silver Shogun and Sushi Garden (tie) Bronze Ginza and RA Sushi (tie)

Best Vegetarian Gold Lovin’ Spoonfuls Silver Govinda’s Bronze Guilin

Best Wine List Gold The Grill at Hacienda del Sol Silver McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse and PY Steakhouse (tie) Bronze Anthony’s in the Catalinas

Miscellaneos

Best Alfresco Gold Old Pueblo Grille Silver Ghini’s French Caffé Bronze Lodge on the Desert and The Grill at Hacienda del Sol (tie)

Best Breakfast Gold Ghini’s French Caffé Silver Blue Willow Bronze The Cup Café

Best Dining With a View Gold Acacia The Grill at Hacienda del Sol (tie) Silver Anthony’s in the Catalinas and Blanco Tacos + Tequila (tie) Bronze North Fattoria Italiana

Best Longtime Favorite Gold El Charro Café and Vivace (tie) Silver Feast Bronze Blue Willow

Best New Restaurant Gold PY Steakhouse Silver Sir Veza’s Taco Garage Bronze Amelia Grey’s Café

Best New Restaurant Gold PY Steakhouse Silver Sir Veza’s Taco Garage Bronze Amelia Grey’s Café

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