Two Tucson Eateries Gain National Recognition

Barrio Bread and El Charro Café are semifinalists in the annual James Beard Awards, which are considered the most prestigious in the food industry, per an article in the Arizona Daily Star.

Barrio Bread is up for an award in the Outstanding Bakery category, while El Charro Café is vying for an Outstanding Restaurant award. Both eateries are competing against many other big names around the country. The five finalists in each category will be announced March 27, and the final awards ceremony will take place April 26 in New York City.

This isn't the first time Tucson restaurants have made the list. The Mexican restaurant El Guero Canelo won a James Beard Award in January 2018 for being an "American Classic."