Corn off the cob, queso fresco, chipotle aioli, smoked chile oil, and lime, mixed together and served with crispy tortilla chips; it’s called street corn, but in a place as lovely as Nox, why not stay for awhile? $9.
6370 N. Campbell Ave. – Nox Tucson
“Southern fusion gastropub” may not make much sense to you until you try this relleno, stuffed with cheese, pico de gallo, bacon, cilantro, and held together (flavor-wise, of course) with a tasty balsamic reduction. $8.
6453 N. Oracle Road – The Parish Tucson
There’s no better cure for your foodie blues than charcuterie cured in-house. Top it off with local cheese and homemade pickles and you’re set for the season. $14.
7301 E. Tanque Verde Road – Zona78
The best of both worlds—south of the border ceviche, with an Eastern flare. Filled with crab, cucumber, masago, and topped with white tuna, green and sweet onions, ponzu sauce, and spicy sauce, it’s a roll that comes with a kick. $9.95.
5425 N. Kolb Road – Ginza Sushi